Use these dog bone recipes to make awesome homemade dog bones for your dog. Baking your own homemade dog bones is healthier and more appealing than purchasing store bought treats!
But there’s another reason to make your own dog bones.
It’s fun and easy, and very rewarding when your dog shows enthusiasm for dog bones that you made yourself!
Using cute dog bone cookie cutters in different sizes will keep your bones a uniform size and shape. It makes them look professional, as well!
And, if you have children or grandchildren, making bones for dogs together can be a great fun activity for a Sunday afternoon.
Or, if you’re like me and Skipper, we usually just bake a batch when our supply is getting low!
Isn’t a dog bone just a dog bone? The answer is "yes" and "no".
Dog bones have come a long way since the first crude dog biscuits and the first Milk Bones! Many now have organic human food grade ingredients and they come in a wide variety of flavors.
Of course, the bones you make yourself, are often the best quality! However, when you make dog bones from scratch, you’ll need to make a few choices:
You can often find a recipe that uses your dog’s favorite fruit or vegetable. Choose flavors that you know she likes, or try some new ones to add variety to her diet.
If you have a large dog, you will probably want to make medium size or larger dog bones.
Here are some of Skipper’s favorite bone recipes to help you get started…
If you're going to use dog bone recipes for treats, then you MUST have dog bone cookie cutters
I've found that the stronger copper cookie cutters are easier to use and they last longer than the flimsy tin ones. I have the set of copper cookie cutters, and I love it. It even has a little storage case to keep everything in your drawer nice and neat--and easy to find!
Also, if you give dog treats as gifts, like I do, you'll want to have several sizes for the different size dogs in your life.
Enjoy making the dog bone recipes!