Homemade dog treats with rolled oats are healthy and well-deserved snack to make your furry friend happy. Sure, you can purchase the treats from the store or order them online, but it is also perfectly fine and easy to make them at home. Making them on your own is going to help you save some of the budget and giving you a peace of mind, by knowing that your pup eats something safe and wholesome. After all, who knows what is exactly thrown into the over-commercialization canine food?
Homemade Dog Treats with Rolled Oats
- 2 and ½ cups rolled oats separately
- ½ cups chicken broth or unsalted beef broth
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. salt
Prepare your oven by preheating it to 325° C.
Mix 2 cups rolled oats, egg, and broth in a bowl.
Add the other ½ cup rolled oats and mix well.
Place the mixture on top of a wax paper and knead it until it turns into firm dough, before pressing the dough to have half an inch thickness.
Cut the dough into your preferred size using a cutter then lined the cuts up on a parchment paper layered baking tray.
Bake the treat for about 20 minutes then let it cool down for a while.
Oatmeal is an ingredient packed with various minerals and vitamins, such as iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, vitamin B5, vitamin B9, and folic acid. It contains high linoleic acid, which is the oats’ version of omega-6 fatty acid, which is known to help maintaining strong and healthy dog’s coat and skin. Moreover, this ingredient is recommended for obese dogs as it contains a lot of fiber that makes your pups feel fuller fast, thus eat less.
That being said, even though homemade dog treats with rolled oats are totally safe, it is not recommended to give them to your dogs on daily basis. Oatmeal is high in carbs and calories, which should be consumed in in moderation. In addition, if your dog already consumed commercial foods, they usually have oats as ingredients that means your pet’s diet already contains oatmeal.
All in all, the provided recipe is still worth to try. You may make your way to your kitchen now to strive and experiment with plenty variations of the homemade dog treats with rolled oats.