Dogs love to chew, and that’s a known fact! However, purchasing dog chews constantly can be a daunting task, especially if you have two or more pets. Fortunately, with some creativity and the necessary materials, you can prepare some delicious homemade dog chews that will keep your four-legged friend busy throughout the day. Here are 5 effective tips on how to make homemade dog chews:
Sweet Potato Chews
Dogs love sweet potatoes, so why not use them to prepare some tasty dog chews? You need three medium-sized potatoes. Wash and peel the potatoes, then slice them carefully and dehydrate them at the highest setting, until they get that particular chewy texture that is so appealing to our four-legged friends. Once they are done, give them to your dog – this should keep him busy. Sweet potato chews are very easy to prepare, they are delicious and they do not require too much time either!
Chews for Teeth Relieve
If your dog’s teeth are growing and you want to help him with that, then you can easily make a dog chew from peanut butter and braided ropes. All you have to do is to purchase one of those small ropes that are especially designed for dogs. To make the rope even more appealing, rub some creamy peanut butter into the rope toy and give it to the little chew monster. However, make sure to supervise the dog while he’s chewing the rope, just to make sure he does not swallow parts!
Peanut Butter and Bacon If your want to prepare a fast and tasty dog chew, you can use the next recipe. You will need:
- 1 tablespoon honey;
- 1 egg;
- Half a cup of water;
- 3-4 pieces of cooked bacon;
- One cup oat flour;
- Half a cup peanut butter;
- 1 cup brown rice flour.
Put all the wet ingredients in a large bowl, mix them properly and then add the two types of flour in order to create the dough. Then roll out between two parts of floured work surface, then use a cookie cutter to cut the dough (it would be ideal to cut the dough under the form of a bone, to make it even more appealing). Afterwards, place the treat on a cooking tray and bake them for approximately half an hour, until they become crunchy. Once they are done, give them to your dog and store the remaining pieces in a sealed container. These cookie treats are long-lasting, therefore, your dog will have a lot to chew!
Pig Hooves and Peanut Butter
Last but not least, pig hooves and peanut butter are also an excellent choice. All you have to do is to purchase several pig hooves and cover them in a thick peanut butter coating. Afterwards, give them to your dog – the pig hooves are really hard and difficult to chew, so they should keep the little one busy for a while. Besides, the peanut butter makes them even more irresistible!
To sum up, these are 4 delicious and easy to make dog chews and treats. They are ideal for dogs, no matter if you want to keep them busy and prevent them from ruining your shoes or furniture, or you just want to provide the dog with an efficient teeth relief!