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How To Make Organic Dog Treats

I initially started making treats for my dog when he got diagnosed with food allergies. There are some pretty icky things in most conventional dog treats that are unhealthy & can cause allergic reactions.

  • By-product
  • by-product meal
  • artificial colors
  • artificial flavors
  • toxic chemicals like propylene glycol , BHT & BHA
  • Whole ground corn- a grain that is hard for dogs to digest & an allergen

Making my own dog treats allows me to avoid ingredients like the ones I mentioned above. I also like that  by making my own I can use ingredients I already have. My dog, Trooper, is like my  best friend and my child all rolled up in one. I want the best nutrition for him so that he will be around as long as possible!

I was inspired to make this recipe when I found my self with a surplus of carrots. I call these treats Woofapawtamus Bars.

Woofapawtamus Bars:

2 cups whole wheat organic flour  

1/2 cup water

1 cup organic carrots 

1/2 cup organic yogurt 

1 tbsp organic flax-seed powder 

1 tbsp cinnamon 

This recipe makes about 50 treats when using a small cookie cutter.

Combine carrots, water & yogurt

1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Chop carrots or process in a food processor

3. Combine carrots, water, & yogurt in a bowl & mix together

4.  In another bowl combine flour, flax-seed powder & cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.

5. Add dry ingredients to wet, this should form a soft dough. Add small amounts of water if too dry. Add small amount of flour if too sticky. Knead dough for about a minute.

Combine ingredients to form "dough"

6. Roll out dough on floured surface or parchment paper.

7. Cut out cookies using cookie cutters. I found my dog bone shaped cookie cutters at Petsmart. They are from the Martha Stewart collection. The ones I have, were sold  in a set of three with small, medium & large sizes. For this recipe I used the small cookie cutter.

Cut biscuits out

 8. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

9. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (biscuit should be hard on bottom). Flip biscuits and bake another 25-30 minutes or until both sides are hard.

Woofapawtamus Bars

10. Let biscuits cool

11. Share with your dog!

Trooper patiently waiting to enjoy a Woofapawtamus bar