Nutritious Homemade Dog Treats

Peggy has a fun activity she likes to do when she’s babysitting her neighbor’s three kids…she bakes!

Peggy discovered that baking things like cookies or brownies or cupcakes is a great way to keep the three kids busy and out of trouble while their parents are away.  The kids don’t fight over toys or call each other names…in fact, everyone always has a lot of fun.   The best part is that by the end of the night, everyone gets to enjoy a freshly baked snack!

Peggy isn’t the first and probably isn’t the last babysitter to have learned this trick, but the truth is that baking isn’t just a fun for the kids…it’s actually a lot of fun for her too.

Let’s switch gears and move from talking about treats for kids to talking about treats for pets.

These days it’s all about the ingredients when it comes to dog treats…

Where are the treats made?

What are the ingredients?

Where did the ingredients come from?

We want the very best for our four-footed friends and the idea of giving them treats that may contain questionable ingredients just doesn’t sit well with many pet owners.

Thus, the search for treats often means being on the lookout for certain buzzwords such as: “Safe”, “All-natural”, and “Made in the USA.”

But what if you took a tip from Peggy and stepped out of the dog treats aisle and stepped into your kitchen?  What if you tried baking your own treats for your pets?  Imagine how much fun you could have!!

Baking your own treats for your pet is actually really easy and the best part is that you have complete control over the ingredients!

Before you go rummaging through your cabinets looking for the perfect pan to try baking dog treats, let us offer a suggestion…

What if you could use one of your dog’s toys?

Wait a minute…a toy?!?  To bake with?!?

That’s right.  A toy.

SafeMade Pet Products (now available at Ryan’s) has a line of treat dispensing toys made with extra durable, food-grade silicone that is oven safe up to 450 degrees.  SafeMade’s oven safe toys include the SoftChew Biggie Bone and the Gimme Gummy.

How neat is that??  A dual-purpose toy that is not only made from safe materials but is capable of being used to bake your very own homemade dog treats!!

In addition to these toys, SafeMade also makes non-skid bowls using the same materials that can be used to hold food or…you guessed it…bake your own treats.

Each of the SafeMade bowls and toys are dishwasher safe and available in various sizes.  Oven safe bowls include the Flexi-Bowl and the SafeBowl.

You can see all of the SafeMade Pet Products items on our website or take a look at the items we’ve mentioned here by using the links below.



SoftChew Biggie Bone

Gimme Gummy

And, if you’re interested in some yummy sounding homemade dog treat recipes (seriously, some of these look so good they’re making us humans hungry), click here to take a look at SafeMade’s recipes.

We want to hear from you

Do you or have you ever tried to make your own dog treats?  How did they turn out?  What are some of your favorite recipes?

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