Soft Dog Treats Are Easy on Old Dog Teeth
Reader Andrea from NJ shares this soft dog treat recipe.
She calls them “Softies” since they are soft – excellent for older dogs who find it difficult to chew. You can also harden them by baking them a bit longer.
Here’s Andrea’s dog Sadie to introduce them.
Softies Dog Treats
Ingredients:1 6 oz. jar baby food (any flavor)
1 can tuna in the water
¼ cup powdered milk
¾ cup Cream of Wheat
Dump all the ingredients together into a bowl and mix with a fork. Line an 8 inch square pyrex dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
Bake for 15 min. in a 325 degree oven. Turn it off and let them continue cooking for another 5 minutes in the oven. Then take them out to cool.
The consistency is that of slightly undercooked brownies. If you want to cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes, they will harden. It’s up to you.
Makes about a dozen 1 x 1 inch treats. More if you cut them smaller. Refrigerate to store up to a week.
I served them as a meal to Sammy, much to his delight.
Increase the Cream of Wheat to 1 cup and the powdered milk to 1/2 cup. Other directions remain the same. This will be a harder treat.
Thanks Andrea & Sadie! Sammy loved these!
If you wanted to experiment with a non wheat flour, you could certainly do that. It'll just change the consistency.
Here's another soft dog treats recipe.
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