Home-Made Dog Snacks

“How to Make All Natural Healthy Dog Treats at Home in a Dehydrator”

Travel is the ultimate education for people. Proper nutrition is the ultimate gift for your dog – both at home and on the go.

Your dog is not just a pet. They are a member of your family. If you’re concerned about the safety of the dog treats in the grocery aisle, then you may want to start making gluten free dog treats at home. Whether your pet has an allergy or you’d simply like to switch up their treats, then you need to know how to make all natural chicken and beef dog treats at home. Below I have outlined a few basic ways to make sweet potato dog treats in a dehydrator along with a couple of tips for gluten free and chicken and beef treats.

How to Make All Natural Chicken and Beef Dog Treats at Home

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The following instructions apply to beef as well as chicken.

Ingredients/equipment:

3lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sharp filet knife
Dehydrator
Instructions:

Wash chicken and remove fat. Pat dry.
Place chicken on cutting board and place in freezer for up to an hour.
Turn on dehydrator set to 160 degrees
Remove softly frozen chicken.
Slice from top to bottom, with about 3/8 or ¼ inch thickness
Place chicken on food dehydrator racks
Set timer for three hours
Remove once buzzer goes off
Ensure the chicken is all the way cooked by inspecting the meat to see if it is orange throughout

How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Treats in a Dehydrator

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Ingredients/equipment:

Sweet Potatoes (4-6 full potatoes)
Dehydrator
Knife
Instructions:

Thoroughly wash and remove the skin from your potatoes
Slice them into ¼ inch slices, cutting directly down the middle
Dehydrate at around 144-155 degrees
Set timer for 2 hours
Dry for up to 8 hours
Making Gluten Free Dog Treats at Home

Fortunately, both sweet potatoes and chicken are gluten free, but for another option consider the following.

Pumpkin treat ingredients:

2 cups rice flour
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup natural peanut butter
Desired cookie cutter shape (dog biscuit ideal)
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix ingredients together thoroughly
Spread dough ¼ inch thick and use dog biscuit cookie cutter
Bake for 10-15 minutes
Let cool
Store for up to 7 days in the refrigerator

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Keep your pup happy and healthy for many years to come by cutting out artificial treats and making your own.

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