I wish my dog could talk…do you? It’s so sad that when animals are sick, they can’t tell you what’s hurting. I know when my dog Chance is not feeling well, even when he looks & acts fine…I guess it’s that “mother’s intuition” I’ve always heard of. All last week I knew something wasn’t exactly right with him. Took my boy to the vet & he had a GI infection…poor thing!
So I made him this very simple dog treat when we got home. This doggy treat doesn’t have a lot of “stuff” in it, which was good for his sensitive stomach. Chance LOVED them!
This recipe only has 4 ingredients, & I’m sure you probably have them all: all purpose flour, eggs, garlic powder & water.
Form a dough in a large bowl. Place on a surface dusted with flour (so it doesn’t stick) & roll dough with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes. You can also use a knife & cut into little strips if you don’t have a cookie cutter. I don’t think your dog will mind what shape they’re in!
I place wax paper or parchment paper on my counter & dust with flour so I don’t make as much of a mess .
Place the biscuits onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack & store in an air-tight container.
I used a cookie cutter that was around 2 1/2 x 1 inch & this recipe yielded 40 treats. Of course I shared with Chance’s doggy friends.
The medicine made him sleepy! By the way, Chance is feeling much better .
NOTE: It has come to my attention that there is debate regarding if garlic is safe for dogs. I have read that in minute amounts, garlic is not toxic for dogs. I have fed my dog very small amounts of garlic without issues. However, I am NOT a veterinary professional and recommend you consult your veterinarian before feeding your dog any type of homemade treats or food.
- 3 cups all purpose flour & additional flour for dusting surface
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Approximately 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, forming a stiff dough with your hands. Add more water if necessary.
- Dust surface with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough about 1/4 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes (or use a knife to cut into small strips).
- Place onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on bottom (tops of treats will not be as browned).
- Cool on a wire rack & store in an airtight container.