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Old 03-07-2014, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! I am wanting to start making some homemade dog treats but am trying to sift through all the recipes I've seen and figure out what is good and bad for dogs to eat. Most of the recipes call for wheat flour but I also am occasionally seeing that you shouldn't use wheat flour? What is the best flour to use when making homemade dog treats, and does anyone have any good recipes they would like to share? Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just made my dog what I like to call Pup-sicles. I bought Plain Non-Fat Yogurt and mixed in blueberries, carrots, bananas, kale, and a couple teaspoons of organic pumpkin. I put the mixture into little containers and put them in the freezer overnight. My little Willow is crazy about them. I plan to make more with green beans and chicken livers
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I really like the recipes Angel ("Wild Wolf" is her user name here) has on her blog. She recommends using coconut flour, but you can use wheat flour if that's all you have access to and don't need it be grain free. Her blog has quite a few awesome recipes to try!!

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Awesome, thank you guys for the ideas! My dog loves yogurt and ice so I think she will love the pupscicles! I'm also going to look into getting and using coconut flour for her baked treats. I read that you have to use it differently than regular flour as it absorbs more water?
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That's correct. You'll have to play around with the moisture a bit, but it'll be well worth it!
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I have a dehydrator that I use, that way I know what is going in my dogs. I can eat the stuff too. I've done beef, pork, chic, turkey and liver. I buy meat when it's on sale and freeze it. when I want to do a batch, I pull the amt. I want let it thaw just a bit and slice it as thin as I can, then stick it in a bag to marinate, (usually soy, base with what ever else I want,Keep away from using any oils) let the stuff drain and put on dehydrator, turning every few hours. Great to do on cold winter days.. Cut the stuff up, can stick in freezer or frig.for several months . DOGS LOVE IT>>>>
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I really like the recipes Angel ("Wild Wolf" is her user name here) has on her blog. She recommends using coconut flour, but you can use wheat flour if that's all you have access to and don't need it be grain free. Her blog has quite a few awesome recipes to try!!

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Where would you buy coconut flour?
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Where would you buy coconut flour?

I know for sure Whole Foods in Reno has it. You might try Trader Joes though.

We have used coconut, rice and potato flour for treats. It just depends on what is available and what kind of treats we make.


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I know for sure Whole Foods in Reno has it. You might try Trader Joes though.

We have used coconut, rice and potato flour for treats. It just depends on what is available and what kind of treats we make.

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I just made my dog what I like to call Pup-sicles. I bought Plain Non-Fat Yogurt and mixed in blueberries, carrots, bananas, kale, and a couple teaspoons of organic pumpkin. I put the mixture into little containers and put them in the freezer overnight. My little Willow is crazy about them. I plan to make more with green beans and chicken livers
I like to make my dogs frozen treats like that too. Some sweeter ones I make with peanut butter (or applesauce), yogurt, raw honey, coconut oil, and banana (or blueberries/mango) Savory ones with different types of meat and/or organs (mostly liver), yogurt, home-made chicken broth, sweet potato, carrots, and spinach.
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