healthy & homemade-treats

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Are you a pet owner?  If so, are you curious as to where the dog treats you’re buying, come from? Or, what’s in ’em???  Because I have this healthy & homemade recipe for some awesome doggie treats, they will LOVE and they’re nothing like the store bought kind!
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Until recently, I bought bulk treats from the local grocer, but I want my girl to be healthy & happy.  I mean look @ this face? Does she not deserve it??
Dosee Doh doesn’t care for dog biscuits, but I realized she wasn’t totally thrilled about the ones I’d been buying her either.  I didn’t even know what was in them—the bins don’t have nutritional info on them or ANYTHING at all for that matter!  Some years back, my daughter and I had made homemade dog biscuits and our dogs totally loved ’em.  I got on the internet and started researching what dogs love and what they can have.  After searching through a number of recipes, I took my faves (based on reviews), and combined ingredients to make “the Elvis”!  Peanut butter, bananas & bacon became the basis of this treat!  They are better for your dogs, nutritious and inexpensive to make.

*As much as I hate bacon, I was willing to make a dogacious effort for my pooch.  The end result…

the Elvis DoggieTreat

  • 2 bananas (smashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 T. peanut butter (I used Trader Joe’s Crunchy Cookie Butter) *all nat & no pres
  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 strips of fried bacon (crumbled)


In a medium bowl, beat your egg and add the bananas & peanut butter. Blend well.  In a larger bowl combine your flour and oats then make a small well in center of bowl and pour the egg mixture. Incorporate the bacon pieces until the dough is well mixed.
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Flour your surface generously and grab handfuls of dough.  I patted down to 1/4″ thick, (no need to roll out), cut and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Makes about 40 treats
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Now you have a healthy alternative to those store bought, dyed, non-nutritional version! The bonus is your dog will really like them.  I tested them on several of our friends dogs and they couldn’t get enough.
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Do you think she likes ’em? Click vid

T R E A T  ♥♥♥! ! !

On another note…
to our new grand-pooch—HADLEY!  She was rescued this week by my kids (S&L). She needed a good home & she’s found it.  Prepare to be spoiled rotten!

She is a full blooded vizsla (their favorite dog breed), and is already an instant friend to her brother Huckleberry!
Hadley needs some meat on those bones of hers so she will be getting a “welcome to the family” care package in the mail. Can you guess what will be in it?
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Welcome home Ms. Hadley~
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