How to Make Homemade Dog Treats From Baby Food

Whip up healthy treats your dog will love.
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With the recent rash of recalls on dog food and treats, it's difficult to know what is safe and healthy to purchase for your pup. Purchasing store-bought dog treats can become expensive, especially if you have multiple dogs. Avoid commercially produced treats by making your own simple, nutritious treats at home. Not only will you be giving your dog ingredients that you know are safe and healthy, you'll be saving money as well.

Step 1

Combine three jars of any meat or vegetable baby food with 1/2 cup uncooked, plain cream of wheat. Stir until the dry ingredient is thoroughly moist and there are no lumps in the dough.

Step 2

Line a microwave-safe plate with wax paper, and set aside a second sheet of wax paper.

Step 3

Drop the dough by the spoonful onto the paper-lined plate. Scale the size of the drops to the size of your dog. For example, for a toy breed, make the drops tiny enough to be eaten in one bite. Use the bottom of the spoon to flatten each treat. When the plate is full, cover the treats with the second sheet of wax paper.

Step 4

Microwave the treats on high for two-and-a-half minutes. Because microwave strengths vary, you may need to heat the treats for an additional 30 seconds.

Step 5

Allow the treats to cool in the refrigerator, preferably overnight, before serving them to your dog.

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