Pugs love to be pampered. There is no denying that fact, but everyone who has a pug, or any pet, can’t help but spoil them every now and again. Or every day. Who could say no one of their cute little faces?
The most popular way to treat pugs, or any dog for that matter, is most definitely with their favourite food. Your pug might love a little bit of your toast with peanut butter for breakfast or they might have a favourite doggy treat you always have to buy in the store. But did you know that dog treats can be easily whipped up at home? Not only will they be less costly than store bought treats but you will know exactly what goes in them, keeping your pet happy and healthy.
Hand making dog treats is easier than you might think and a perfect excuse to pamper the pooch a little more.
Here is a great recipe:-
4 eggs (2 for the dough, 2 for the wash)
1 ounce vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
8 ounces chicken stock
10 ounces whole wheat flour
5 ounces all purpose flour
3 ounces cornmeal
1 cup peanut butter
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together two of the eggs, the oil and honey. Whisk in the chicken stock.
2. Combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and cornmeal in a large bowl. While mixing at a medium speed, slowly pour in the chicken stock mixture until combined. Then add the peanut butter. Mix until the dough comes together, this should only take about a minute or so.
3. Divide the dough in half. Roll out each ball of dough so it is approximately ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using small (3 to 4-inch) cookie cutters or cutting shapes with a knife. Place on baking sheets sprayed with cooking oil.
4. Whisk together the remaining two eggs and brush lightly over the cookies. Allow to dry for 10 minutes and then brush with the egg wash a second time (the second wash is optional, but gives the cookies a darker brown color). Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, until they are golden brown. This time may vary depending on the size of the cookies.