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Homemade Dog Bones

Homemade Dog Bones

By making your own dog bones you are providing your pet with wholesome food and are assured that you are not feeding them animal byproducts of unknown origin. Keep your eyes out for dog bone cookie cutters; they are frequently
sold in kitchen supply stores.

(Adapted from Rodale’s Book of Practical Formulas)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup ground seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon linseed oil (available in health food stores)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix to blend. Add the liquid ingredients.

Stir, adding more milk if necessary to make a ball that can be kneaded and rolled out on a cutting board. Roll out dough, and cut out dog bone shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Place on a well-greased baking pan, and bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes, or until browned.

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5:06AM PST on Dec 4, 2014

hmmm, I need simpler... and better digestible for my doggy. She is a senior citizen and must eat sensibly.

12:19PM PST on Nov 27, 2012


5:42AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

Thanks. My dog loves these!

11:38AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Mój pies chyba nie byłby zachwycony.

2:39PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Thanks. My dogs love it when I make their dog food. I would like to try treats, too.

12:10PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Would that I were more into cooking; thanks for the ideas.

8:08PM PST on Dec 12, 2011


8:58AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

The recipe is simple enough that it seems possible to substitute flours or grains/seeds of your choice. I'm thinkig of organic rice/oat/chickpea flour and flax seeds. Instead of linseed oil a more nutritious oil could be substituted. The basic recipe is sound.

2:19PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Looks a bit difficult to me...I've made my own dog treats before with flour, water, corn meal, and chicken boullion (I don't remember if there were eggs in it or not) and it was a lot cheaper and simpler. My dog loved them (not that he's much of a picky eater anyway!) and they lasted a long time.

8:27PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

will try

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