I love pottering in the greenhouse and garden and listening to classic rock with my Labradoodle, Florrie.
Dogs Love Treats!
Dogs really enjoy their little snacks and goodies. Florrie Labradoodle quivers with excitement from nose to tail whenever we reach for her tub of treats!
Making your own dog treats can be fun and save you money. They can also be a lot healthier for your dog as you know exactly what is in them—and you can adapt the recipe to allow for any allergies or health problems that your pet may have.
Simple and Quick Cheese Dog Treats
These cheese treats are so simple and quick to make. There are just four basic ingredients in the recipe: flour, an egg, cheese and water! Florrie Labradoodle loves them! They are also perfect as training rewards or as a gift to your dog pals! So why not pamper your little furry friends in return for lots of licks and tail-wags today?
- 150g flour, plain
- 75g cheese, shredded
- 1 egg
- 50ml water
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1. Place the Ingredients in a Bowl
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cheese and egg and half the water. We used shredded cheese straight from the packet, so if your cheese is in a block then you will need to grate it. Similarly, you can use the flour of your choice. We used plain white flour.
2. Mix Well by Hand
Now it’s time to get your hands in the bowl and mix the ingredients together. You can use a food processor if you don’t like getting your hands messy! Keep adding the remaining water until you get a ball of dough.
If your dough gets too wet and sticky, don’t worry, just add another spoonful of flour. Likewise, if your dough is too dry, add an extra spoonful of water.
3. Roll the Dough and Cut Your Treats
Once you have a ball of dough, dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour to prevent sticking. Roll out your dough to a thickness of around ¼ of an inch or 7mm. Remember portion size and choose a cutter to make a treat the right size for your dog! I did not have a small “Florrie-sized” cutter, so I used the top off a milk carton instead! This made around 40 treats out of the dough.
4. Bake At 190C/375F/Gas 5 For 10-15 Minutes
Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Carefully place the treats onto the lined baking sheet. They can be quite close together as they do not spread.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are crisp. Transfer the cooked treats onto a rack to cool thoroughly. By this point, Florrie’s nose is usually beginning to run in anticipation!
An Important Reminder
Remember that dog treats are not a meal substitute and should only be given as part of a healthy balanced diet including plenty of fresh clean water. Like humans, some dogs can be lactose or wheat intolerant. Please check with your vet if you have any concerns.
These cheesy treats keep for several weeks in a sealed container. You can also freeze them! Defrost thoroughly before giving them to your dog. Remember, if you have more than one dog you can double or triple the recipe for even more treats!
I hope you try this recipe for cheesy dog treats and please do let me know if your furry friend enjoyed them!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.