Do you love to make your own dog food and treats?
Some might call cooking for your dog the same thing as spoiling your dog, but not me! In fact, making your own dog food recipes and treats has several benefits the haters simply can’t deny:
- It’s cheaper than store bought
- You control what’s in your dog’s food
- Reduces allergic reactions in sensitive pups
- Provides a bonding experience
So whether you’re new to making dog food at home or an expert in preparing your dog’s meals from scratch, this list of must-have kitchen gadgets will step up your canine cooking game (and make your dog very happy!).
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The Healthy Hound Cook Book
First things first. Making dog food from scratch is impossible without any recipes. A great cookbook like The Healthy Hound Cookbook will get you started with some delicious ideas.
This book not only shows you how to make your own dog food recipes, it goes a step further to explain the appropriate portion size based on the breed of your dog.
Dog Cookie Cutters
If you’re going to make your own dog biscuits or cookies, some canine-inspired cookie cutters are a must. This set of seven dog cookie cutters comes with 3 different sized bones, a fire hydrant, a dog house and a paw print. There’s also 3 dog treat recipes on the back of the packaging 🙂
Dog Bone & Footprints Rolling Pin
If you want to get extra fancy, this dog bone and footprints rolling pin is a fun tool to add extra detailing to your dog cookies.
Airtight Dog Treat Jar
With all of this talk of making dog biscuits, treats and cookies, you’d better not forget a place to store them! And more importantly, one that is airtight to keep the treats fresh for as long as possible. This dog treat jar has your pet’s paw prints all over it… wouldn’t you say?
Want to make your own dog jerky treats?
You can dehydrate beef, turkey, carrots, sweet potatoes and more for your dog (and yourself!) with this dehydrator that fits right on your kitchen counter top.
Not only is it cheaper to make your own dog jerky treats, but you can feel good knowing that yours won’t have any unhealthy additives you might find in the packaged stuff at the store. Win-win!
Silicone Paws and Bone Pan
You can make your own dog biscuits in the oven or make yummy frozen dog treats in the freezer with these two silicone paws and bone pans. The set also comes with a free e-book of dog treat recipes, so your dog can start enjoying the fruits of your labor right away!
Make Your Own Dog Food Easily In A Crockpot
A crockpot is one of the easiest kitchen tools you can use to make your own dog food. Just dump your fresh ingredients into the crockpot, turn it on, and let it do it’s magic.
With a 6 quart crockpot like this one, you’ll be able to cook a large amount of food for your dog with little effort. You can divide the food into meal-sized portions for the week, and freeze any extras to maintain freshness.
Making dog food at home is often cheaper than buying it in the can. So investing in a crockpot pays for itself in no time.
Dog Birthday Cake Kit
If you’re serious about making dog food and treats at home, you can’t forget the most important day of all – your dog’s birthday, of course! This awesome dog birthday cake kit comes complete with a bone-shaped cake pan, candles, cake mix and frosting.
A Blender To Whip It All Up
Many recipes call for a small high speed blender or food processor to make your own dog food and treats. The one that I use in all of my dog treat recipes is a Ninja blender. I like it because it works quick, saving me time, and it is painless to clean. It’s also lightweight, making it easy to pour the mixture out of the spout and into the paw print or bone shaped silicone molds that so many dog treat recipes use.
Recipes To Make Your Own Dog Treats
Need some easy dog treat recipes to put your kitchen tools to the test? Here are some related posts you might find helpful:
- 11 Easy Homemade Dog Treats You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe (Grain-Free)
- Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats With Strawberry Jelly
You can also check out my Dog Treat Recipes board on Pinterest for more inspiration.
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