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Keeping Dog Treats for Selling 
Hi thank you for all your recipes - through your inspiration and the dog business ebook I am starting up at the local markets and just wondered are all …

Can I puree beef liver in a Ninja 1200? 
I don't have a food processor but I do have a Ninja Kitchen System 1200, BL700 series. I have yet to use the Ninja. Chef's Answer ~ I don't have …

What dog treat can I freeze in a yogurt cup? 
I have a dog that has a frozen yogurt every morning on his demand. He has gained 7lbs in 1 year, so I must find something else to freeze in yogurt cup …

Homemade dog treats without allergies  
My dog is allergic to carrots, peanuts, soy, poultry, white potatoes, green peas, carrots, kelp, alfalfa & barley. HELP! Do you have any ideas??? …

Looking for something to put inside a real bone 
My dog loves to lick the heck out of the added ingredients that come inside a white bone. It lasts quite a while. I'd like to find something to replace …

Why are my dog treats cracking and bowing? 
I have two separate recipes that I use oat flour in, and these are the biscuits that keep cracking, even while baking in the oven. When they are done …

Binding Agents for Grain Free Dog Treats 
I am trying to convert my regular recipes for dog treats to grain free for one of my dogs. I finally found potato flour and it is not working. The …

What baking techniques can you use to create a smooth biscuit? 
I have one recipe that contains cream cheese and dried cheeses. When I first take them out of the oven, they look good. When I put them back in the oven …

Do you have a dog treat recipe that uses tart cherry juice concentrate? 
My dog has very bad hips and the cherry treats do help ease his pain, but they are too expensive. Chef's Answer ~ No, I'm sorry I don't have any recipes …

Can I use a flour other than wheat flour for homemade dog treats? 
My dog is sensitive to wheat flour so I was wondering if I could use another type of flour. If so which one(s). Chef's Answer ~ Yes, you can and should …

Powdered Peanut Butter for Homemade Dog Treats 
I purchased two varieties of peanut butter powder from a nutrition store. Have you ever used this in any of your baking? I am going to double check the …

What can be substituted for flour or cornmeal my dog has many food allergies 
My dog has so many food allergies that I can't find many treats for her. Below is a list of what she CAN'T HAVE! NONE OF THE FOLLOWING- NO WHEAT FLOURS …

Carob Candy 
I have been making little carob and peanut butter candy for our dog for several years. I usually melt the carob chips in a small bowl in the microwave …

Can you freeze dog treats AFTER they have been decorated with yogurt icing? 
I know that freezing dog treats works well, but can you do this after you put icing on them without the icing falling off etc? You site is WONDERFUL!!! …

Due to our dogs teeth, how do you make dog treats soft? 
What ingredient would I use to make soft dog treats? Our dog is older and has a lot of missing teeth and can only have soft treats. Is there an ingredient …

***Potatoes?!?*** 
I was excited to find your page about making dog treats, then dismayed. One of the ingredients listed as "safe" for dogs was potatoes. As I understand, …

Do you have a recipe to help prevent lawn damage? 
There are treats available commercially such as Drs. Foster and Smith Lawn Guard that promises to prevent lawn burn where your dog urinates. Do you happen …

I would like to have a dog biscuit recipe with cornstarch.  
I would like to prepare for my dogs biscuits with corn starch as an ingredient. Do you have any? Thank you! Chef's Answer ~ Are you searching for …

Can you offer me some recipes for low or preferably no carb treats for dogs with cancer?  
I'm trying to avoid feeding my dog carbs as he was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He constantly begs for food but since most processed treats contain …

Do you have a recipe for diabetic dog treats? 
My dog Gizmo has diabetes and it is very hard for me to find someone that makes dog treats specific to his needs. Do you know of anyone or have a recipe …

Do you have a recipe that makes hard dog treats? 
The softer ones spoil quicker and have to be stored in the fridge. How come the store bought ones don't need to be stored that way? I make dog treats …

Peanut butter dog training treats somewhat the size of zukes? 
I have two dogs I'm working with I want something that is small enough to put in my pocket so I can award them often while clicker training them. I have …

Do you have any grain free cookies that are good for dogs with hyperglycemia? 
My dog has pancreatic cancer. The vet said stay away from grains and products with sugar. The pancreatic cancer gives him low glycemia. Any suggestions? …

If I freeze home made dog treats, how long will they last after I thaw them? 
I am looking at making a huge batch of dog cookies, but don't want them to go bad before my two little Yorkies get a chance to eat them! If I keep them …

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Is there a way to preserve the treats for a longer counter-life in a sealed container of course? 
I am anxious to make these for all the doggies in my family for their Xmas treats! Thank you -- I will have to find a flour that my germ.shep. can tolerate, …

Yougart chips for homemade dog treats 
I bought 5 lbs of chips for the icing for my puppies, but it seems to get stiff as soon as I put the food color gel in, what is the best way to keep it …

Where can you buy yogurt coating for homemade dog treats? 
I found a website for it once and now I can't find it.... Also, do most cookies need to refrigerated? Chef's Answer ~ Well, this may not be what …

Using cranberries and yogurt in dog treats 
When I lived in Oregon there was a dog bakery in a town called Grants Pass. It was a dog wash/bakery. Anyway they had these treats/cookies made with cranberries …

Is flax meal good for dogs? 
Today, I made the liver and cheese treats with spelt flour in place of brown rice flour. I often make banana muffins for the two-legged family and use …

I am trying to find a cost effective recipe for gluten free dog treats.. 
Hello, I am trying to find cost effective recipes for gluten free dog treats, any suggestions? Thanks for your help. Chef's Answer ~ Gluten free dog …

I made some home made dog biscuits for my dogs which was supposed to be hard and crunchy but they came out soft as bread. Why? 
I added some carrot. Could it be there was too much moisture? Chef's Answer ~ There could be several reasons your homemade dog treats did not come …

Dog Treat Recipe without Eggs? 
My black lab is allergic to eggs... as well as chicken, duck, turkey, peas....lots of things. I noticed most of your recipes have eggs... can you give …

I need a dog cookie/treat recipe for a diabetic dog 
I make homemade treats with natural ingredients from my farm and many friends have started asking me for these treats. Some have asked for treats for …

Preserving Home Made Dog Treats 
I would like to know more about using Vitamin E as a preservative. What form would you recommend powder or liquid and how much do you use is there a ratio …

Sweet potato crunchy treats. 
I need a recipe for crunchy dog biscuits (the consistency of "milk-bones". My dog is on a sweet-potato and rabbit formula. (Nothing else - only sweet …

How Can I make Jerky? 
I want to make some beef, fish,chicken and other meat Jerky for my dogs. Preferably with a simple marinade or something. Whatever dogs like best! I'll …

IS baking powder bad for dogs, because I thought it was, so it it safe to use? 
In many veterinarian sites they say that baking powder or soda is really harmful for dogs. So I really want to make a cake or treat for my two dogs, but …

How can I add rosemary extract and vitamin E to my dog biscuits? 
I have been trying to find a way to add natural preservatives to my doggie biscuits. One dog bakery told me they use rosemary extract. I can't find it …

In dog treat recipes, they tell you to use baking powder but I don't have any baking powder. Do I have to use baking powder? 
I looked up dog treat recipes saying that I have to use baking powder but do I really have to? Chef's Answer ~ Do you have to use baking powder …

Do you have any easy non bake dog treat recipes? 
Its really hot so I try not to bake things in the oven, but I'd like to make my dogs some homemade dog treats. I need an easy non bake recipe with common …

Why are my gluten free dog treat recipes so crumbly? 
I am trying to come up with a few vegan dog treat recipes that I can feed to my little dog who has food allergies. I have to avoid wheat, oats, anything …

Are dog bubbles with soap safe for my dog? 
Hello, I am no understand very well english. I would like to make the recipe of bubbles for my dog. But about the recipe of dog bubbles you said: "to use …

Dehydrating cookie to extend shelf life? 
Hello, I realize that most treats will last longer in fridge or freezer. Unfortunately, we have very little space...but I do have a dehydrator. I was …

Is there such a thing as diabetic dog treats? 
My dog has an issue with his glucose being low, I was wanting to continue a treat regimen but am worried that they may not be good for him. Chef's …

Homemade Doggie Bubbles? 
Is there a recipe for doggie bubbles?? The kind that you use either by hand or put in a bubble blowing machine?? Chef's Answer ~ Although I'm all …

What kind of yogurt do you use to dip the treats in? 
I have seen yogurt dipped treats and was wondering what to use or how you do it. Chef's Answer ~ There are several recipes for yogurt icing, but I've …

I'm looking for a grain free salmon dog treat recipe, any ideas? 
There are a lot of Grain-free recipes out there, but we are specifically looking for one that uses salmon, instead of liver or chicken, etc. Hopefully …

What is the process to extend the shelf life of beef liver dog treats? 
Hi, I want to bake beef liver dog cookies for my dogs. It has to be organic, grain, wheat, and gluten free. The beef liver will be mixed with flour, …

How do I extend the shelf life of homemade dog treats? 
I am thinking of starting a business selling natural homemade dog treats. However, I am curious as to what type of preservatives are used in the healthy …

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No Bake Dog Treat Recipe 
I'm looking for a no bake treat recipe. I have a German Shepard that suffers from early stages of arthritis. She needs to take glucosamine 2X/day. I'm …

Secret to eliminating "bubbles" in homemade dog treats 
Sometimes when I'm making dog bones, they bubble up. Should I be poking them with a toothpick first (which is time consuming) or is there another method …

Can I use Coconut Oil instead of other oils? 
Can I replace the olive/canola/vegetable etc oil with coconut oil in dog treat recipes? Chef's Answer ~ Yes, you can substitute coconut oil for the …

Writing words on decorated dog treats 
I have tried to write on my decorated dog treats with melted carob and melted yogurt chips with no success. My cookies are coated first with either yogurt …

Hi, I've just started making dog treats and the storage is an issue I'm not too sure about!  
How long can treats made with quark or other cheeses be stored in the fridge? Treats made without dairy products or meat ingredients can be kept in an …

Can you freeze the prepared batter for dog or cat treats until you are ready to bake? 
I will be baking dog and cat treats for a bake sale. I would like to put the ingredients together ahead of time and freeze it. Can that be done? Chef's …

How do I make dog treat frosting using yogurt powder, egg whites, tapioca starch? 
I want to make my own dog treat frosting that hardens. I have all the things but not sure how much of each to use per batch? Any help? Chef's Answer …

Displaying cupcakes 
I would like to sell my doggie cupcakes in my grooming salon. Do I need a refrigerated display or can I put them in a regular display and then put unsold …

Treat Recipes with Coconut Flour? 
Hi, I'm trying to keep my dogs diet completely grain free. I bought some coconut flour because I love the health benefits of coconut. However, I've only …

Can you use regular oats for homemade dog treats? 
This is because I wanted to make some dog treats but I only have Quaker oats. Chef's Answer ~ If the oats you have are labeled "old fashioned" or …

I would like to know if cardamom is safe to use as a flavor in dog's cookies? 
Chef's Answer ~ After doing some quick research, it seems to be a safe spice for dogs. However, it may have a laxative effect on dogs, so if you choose …

Self raising flour or Oat bread mix, good or bad for dogs? 
Hi, I'm sure I read that self-raising flour is bad for dogs so I suspect oat bread mix that raises would be too but I cant remember where I read this or …

How I get the most for my money when making treats. 
I buy whole chickens or turkeys when they are on sale. I found that I get a better deal buying whole chickens or turkeys. The breast meat is made into …

Can I leave out the eggs? 
My dog is grain free & allergic to chicken so that means no eggs. Can I leave the eggs out of this recipe? Or do you have any yummy grain free & chicken …

Is food coloring safe? 
Is it safe to add food coloring to the frosting? Chef's Answer ~ Food coloring, whether it is liquid or gel, is fine to add to your dog treat frosting. …

Flour Substitute in dog treat recipes 
Could you use Rice Flour instead of Wheat Flour in any of your dog treat recipes? Chef's Answer ~ Yes, most of the dog treat recipes could easily …

I want to make beef jerky for my shitzus and feel a marinade might make it more enticing, any suggestions? 
I have no experience as yet. My dogs love Milo's Chicken Jerky however I have been advised to be careful about feeding them this product too often. …

Do dry ingrediant dog treats need to be refrigerated? 
I had read that since this oatmeal recipe is considered dry ingredients and you are baking moisture out of them, you can leave them out at room temperature …

Looking for icing like they have on dog treats in pet stores that are left sitting out 
I am looking for the icing recipe that you see on the dog treats they leave out at pet store does anyone have one?? Chef's Answer ~ Most likely the …

Can dog biscuit dough be frozen? 
For convenience I would like to be able to freeze the unbaked dough. Can I freeze the dough, and if so, for how long? If not, can the dough be refrigerated? …

Can you substitute peanut butter for something else? 
I want to bake some of your lollipops for my dog but I have heard that peanut butter is hard for dogs to digest. Is there an alternative to using peanut …

Longer storage time for homemade dog treats - dehydrate them 
After I bake a couple of batches of treats I load them in my food dryer and run it on a low temperature overnight. I let the treats cool and put them in …

Dog allergy question - substitute for oats? 
My dog is allergic to oats. Is there something else I can substitute in for the oats? Thanks! Chef's Answer ~ Poor little sweetie, rolled oats are …

My little dog's like the vanilla frosting they put on some dog cookies or biscuits. It is like a glaze, can you tell me where I can find a recipe for this frosting? 
I have bought treats from Three Dog Bakery as well as Pet Smart that have this vanilla frosting on them. I can not find a recipe for the frosting online. …

Need Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes 
I need more grain free recipes for my Husky/Shep mix named Simon. We just had a cancer scare. His spleen was removed because of a mass attached to it. …

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What can I substitute for eggs in my homemade dog treats? 
Is there something I could substitute for the egg? My pug is allergic to eggs, turkey, rice, barley, yeast, pork and cow's milk. I'm fine with regular …

Wheat and gluten free dog biscuits 
We use Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free flour + 1/4 t. xanthan gum for each cup of flour. Ask about it in the gluten free or nutritional section …

Dog treat icing turning yellow 
Any ideas on why my icing would turn yellow after a few days? I melt down yogurt chips and either use a little canola oil or paramount crystals to thin …

Why are my dog cookies cracking? 
I'm having a problem with my larger cookies cracking. All my cookies are 1/4 inch thick and after baking, I put them in the oven overnight for dehydrating. …

How to make sure the dog biscuits won't mold? 
I made some dog treats and gave them away to my friends. I few stated that the treats molded what did I do wrong? Chef's Answer ~ I doubt you did …

Can you use all purpose flour in homemade dog treats? 
I was just wondering. I made it with whole wheat flour, but does it come out the same as with all purpose flour? Chef's Answer ~ Yes, the recipe will …

Are eggs ok if the dog might have a chicken allergy?  
We are trying to figure out what my dog is having a reaction to. I am feeding her rice, fish, and vegetables. I just want to know if the eggs are OK? …

What can I use to make yogurt or carob icing STICK better to the dog cookie? 
I cover my treats in melted yogurt or carob chips and after a few days, the yogurt or carob cracks. I use an egg white wash with a touch of honey. I also …

How long do homemade dog treats usually keep? 
I do not have much extra time, but would like my pets to have healthy snacks (maybe at a more of an affordable price than the pet stores). If I make a …

What is the best dog treat recipe for a dog that is very small? 
Hello, I have a Teacup Morkie and she is 15 weeks old. I was wondering what the best recipe for a dry dog treat (Muffin,cookie,ect.) would be for her …

Can dog treat dough be frozen, and if so, how long can it be frozen for? 
I want to make up different batches of dough ahead of time before a trade show and want to know if it can be frozen. Chef's Answer ~ Yes, dog treat …

Questionable ingredients in homemade dog treats ? 
I'm very puzzled with all the research I've been doing on the internet regarding ingredients that should NOT be included in homemade dog treats. We all …

Restricted Diet Dog Treats 
Do you have a recipe for a baked dog treat made with buckwheat and apples? My dog has dietary limitations due to allergies. His only permitted grain …

Is skim milk powder safe for dogs? 
I want to make a homemade peanut butter truffles for Christmas as I have a small dog bakery business. I need a base to mix with the peanut butter and …

I am making cat treats with real chicken. How long will they last in the refrigerator? 
Because I am making cat treats with real chicken in them, I did not see a specific answer on your website that said what the refrigerator life span would …

How do I make doggy confectionery?  
I want to make my dog some "Thornton" style chocolate for Christmas but I have no idea where to start. I want to vary the flavors also. Any help would …

Is edible rice paper safe for dogs? 
I've seen some cupcake toppers made of edible rice paper that I want to use on my dog treats but just wondered if it's safe for dogs to eat them? Chef's …

How do you recommend shipping dog treats that need refrigeration ? 
Most recipes say will keep fresher in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can freeze up to 4 months... and depending on the recipe will call for refrigeration. …

How do I find nutritional facts on the recipes 
I would like to find out the nutritional facts of the mint kiss cookie. Chef's Comments ~ I'm sorry, we don't currently have that information outlined …

My dog cannot have milk what can we substitute for this dog treat recipe? 
Have not tried it because of the milk. Is potato flour the same as rice flour? Chef's Answer ~ If your dog can not have milk because he (or she) …

Refrigeration of Homemade Dog Treats 
I am planning to participate in a month long doggie treat bakery sale. I notice that some, not all recipes suggest you refrigerate for freshness or that …

How do I make training treats that won't contradict my dachshunds weight control? 
I have two dachshund puppies, Sadie and Cooper. As I am sure you know, dachshund need to keep their weight at healthy levels in order to keep from having …

Do you have a treat recipe for dogs with bladder stones. 
My schnauzer recently had surgery to remove bladder (struvite) stones. They are made of high magnesium, phosphorous and ammonia. She has to be on hill's …

Any dog treat icing recipes that don't have to be refrigrated? 
And a dog treat icing that has a hard glossy look? Chef's Answer ~ The only homemade version I can think of that meets both of those requirements …

Why do some recipes require you to roll the dough 1/4" and others say 1/2" or nothing 
By the way I really appreciate your website and information. In fact, I will be trying some of your frosting suggestions soon. Keep up the good work!!!! …

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Preserving Homemade Dog Treats 
I'd like to make dog treats that can be preserved. I would like to give these as gifts and mail them to people. Since there would be time lost in traveling, …

Shelf life of dog treats 4-6 months, please help! 
We have a peanut butter, oatmeal and gluten free flour dog treat that is all human grade and we want to sell these treats at an upcoming trade show. …

Is gum paste or fondant safe for dog treat icing? 
I want to put my dog's name on a huge cookie for his birthday. Can I use gum paste or fondant to do it?? Is it safe for him?? Thank You Chef's Comments …

Can I use chicken liver for these liver dog treats? 
I notice that your liver treat recipe specifies beef liver. I bought some chicken liver and wondered whether there's any reason not to use it instead. …

Overweight, old dog with massive amounts of allergies 
I found your website by browsing around the internet and find it fantastic. You have given me loads of ideas of what I can and can't feed my dog. I …

Is powdered sugar bad for dogs? 
I know not to put granulated sugar in my dogs treats, but I am trying to find a different way to ice the treats. I found a recipe that called for powdered …

I need a couple of Gluten free dog treat recipes 
I have a Corgi that needs dog treats that are gluten free. Trying to find them on line for me is a chore. Can you help? Chef's Comments ~ If you are …

How do I market my dog bakery business? 
I am an avid dog lover and because of that I have been making them their own all natural treats. My one questions is I would love to start to sell them …

I tried creating my own dog treat recipes, now I have questions 
I have made several doggie cookie recipes and have actually just tried creating my own ... so my questions are how do you know if the recipe requires …

Dog Treat Icing Recipe 
I am getting ready to go into the Gourmet Dog Bakery business and have yet to find a good recipe for the frosting to decorate my treats. I need it to …

How do you melt carob chips for dog treat icing? 
Hi, I've been trying to melt carob chips to be used for frosting dog cookies but the chips won't melt into a smooth mixture :( I also read somewhere …

Dog cake frosting that has a shelf life  
I make dog cakes for the dogs in our family and have used cream cheese to frost. After a day cracks and looks nasty. What is the best frosting to use …

Will the Icing you gave the recipe for melt in warm weather? Like when in Storage, Mailing?  
You gave recipes for different kinds of icing and I was wondering if the icing will melt when on the dog treat when it is being shipped or if in storage …

How do I get melted yogurt chips to stick to my dog treat without just falling off? 
I make my own dog treats and like to drizzle with melted yogurt chips; however, the drizzle always seems to fall off once the cookie is handled. How do …

Do you have dog treat recipes with carob powder? 
I bought some carob powder, but I can not really find any recipes using it except for icing. I was really hoping to make treats or such using it. Do you …

What can you use instead of fondant? 
Kool dog Kafe and other companies show their cakes and cookies with yogurt and carob coating, however it looks likes rolled fondant icing do you know how …

What natural preservative can I add to my dog treats? 
I make homemade treats for my dogs at home. I use real meat, but the treats can spoil (mold) after 7 days or more when sitting on my counter. I don’t want …

What kind of dog treat world be best for dogs that have bad or no teeth? 
My grams dog is really old and has really bad teeth. Is there any kind of treats I can make him, he's a teacup Yorki. Chef's Answer ~ There is not …

Shipping Treats to Relatives 
Hi I enjoy baking for my two dogs here at home. I also would like to share these treats with my brothers dog that lives in another state. I heard …

Do you have a non-bleeding yogurt dip recipe? 
I am having problems with my peanut butter treats that I wish to sell. The dip seems to be absorbing the peanut butter and turning the dip on the treats …

I make homemade Dog Treats. What would you recommend to add to my recipe to allow them to last longer ? 
I make Homemade Dog Treats at home. Sometimes they don't last too long, but I want to use all-natural ingredients! What do you recommend ? Chef's …

Could raw milk be used in the dog treat recipes? 
Why use fat free milk? Chef's Answer ~ I am not familiar with raw milk, so please keep that in mind. However, after doing a bit of research, I found …

Dog biscuits made with real meat 
HI, I have a beagle named Newt, and I would like to make some homemade biscuits that are made with real meat. Is such a thing possible? The reason is I …

Is nutmeg good for dogs? 
I saw a video yesterday about pumpkin dog treats and the lady put nutmeg in it. Is nutmeg good for dogs? Chef's Answer ~ There are mixed thoughts …

Dog biscuit recipe-whats wrong? 
2c. whole wheat flour, 1/4c.corn meal, 1/2c.soy flour, 1t.sea salt, 1/4c. sunflower seeds, 2T.veg. oil, 1/4c. molasses. I am to knead this a few times …

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Can you bake a dog biscuit with crushed glucosamine & chondroitin pills? 
Trader Joe's stopped selling their hip & joint peanut butter dog biscuits. My dog does not like most brands of hip & joint treats I have tried (except …

Slice and Bake Dog Treat Recipe 
I am looking for a dog cookie/biscuit recipe that I can shape into a log and slice for baking. I am having trouble locating a solution to this problem. …

Big Grain Free Dog Treat 
We are looking for a grain free dog BISCUIT recipe for big dogs--something very hard and crunchy, not so much like a softer cookie that will "go down the …

Dog Treat Icing that Dries Hard 
Does this or any of your icing recipes dry to a hard consistency? Chef's Answer ~ No, this icing does not dry hard. You may want, or be thinking …

What is the proper way to roll the dog treat dough? 
I saw some tips on what I should know and it said 'Rolling Dough" What is the right way to do it? Chef's Comments ~ There may not be one right way …

What can I substitute for peanut butter when making dog treats? 
What can I substitute for peanut butter when making dog treats? Chef's Answer ~ You can use any of the nut butters, except for Macadamia butter, as …

Can white chocolate be used as dog treat frosting? 
I want to make holiday cookies for a few friends' pets. In my local pet store I have seen cupcakes and doughnuts with a frosting, I read online many treats …

Bubbling dog cookies 
Hi, My recipe calls for: whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, egg, peanut butter, canola oil, and water. I have been trying to duplicate a dog bakery's …

How do you keep the cream cheese dog treat icing from cracking? 
I have made homemade dog treats a few times and I love to decorate them with the cream cheese icing, but I always have the same problem the day after when …

I need dog treat recipes for a dog with bladder stones 
Treats should not have protein. Chef's Answer ~ Then you'll want to check out our selection of vegetarian dog treats to get you started. Some …

Easy Icing for dog treats 
Are there any really simple icing recipes that can be used after the dog treats are cooked? We're trying to do a school project by decorating the treats …

How do you use natural preservatives and in what quantity when making dog treats? 
I am making dog treats which include dehydrated meat. I would like to use a natural preservative. What would you recommend? How do I calculate the appropriate …

Looking for a grain free dog treat or dog biscuit recipe 
I want to make a very basic treat in the shape of a dog bone. I want it to be grain free if possible. Chef's Answer ~ You can make most dog biscuit …

Do you have any recipes for dog treats that include tocopherols as a preservative? 
I also understand that vitamin C can be used as a natural preservative. I would be interested in any recipes that include natural preservatives. Chef's …

How to use fruit purees in dog treats ? 
I have began testing my dog treats for a home based business I would like to start. I am having a terrible problem with the fruit and veggie treats. I …

How to decorate dog cookies? 
Hello, I baked paw and dog bone shaped cookies for my dog. I want to decorate them. I want to decorate the paw with black to look like paw prints …

Can I use Chicken Base in a dog treat recipe to add flavor? 
I want to make my recipes, but want them to taste different. Was wondering if I could us the Chicken Base powder that I bought, to do this. Chef's …

Roll out dog treat recipe? 
I'm looking for a recipe for dog treats that I can roll out and use a cookie cutter to cut. I'm looking for one that will stay flat, somewhat like the …

Is cocoa butter safe for dogs? 
I am looking at a product to decorate dog treats that has cocoa butter in it would it be safe? Chef's Answer ~ I would stay away from any ingredient …

How do I know when each treat expires? 
Well, I'm trying to get something started as far as selling good quality homemade treats in my neighborhood and I just wanted to know how the expiration …

How long are home made treats good for? What is the best way to keep them? 
How long are the home made dog treats good for, and what is the best way to store them? Chef's Answer ~ Different recipes stay fresh for different …

Homemade grain free dog treats recipe? 
I would like some grain free baked dog treat recipes. Chef's Answer ~ You can find several Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes here. You can also substitute …

Drying deer meat, beef, etc. 
Would you use the same methods as you do for liver and chicken? Chef's Answer ~ Yes, however the cooking times may differ. Depending on how moist …

Wheat flour or whole wheat flour? 
Is there a difference and must we use "whole" as opposed to just "wheat" flour? Does it make a difference in the quality of the recipe? I can't seem to …

Cherry Dog Treat Recipe 
I would really appreciate a recipe for treats using cherries. I have a Lab and Lab mix and I used to buy them all natural cherry treats from a dog bakery …

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Dog treat bars instead of cookies? 
I am in search of recipes that I can cut into bars instead of cutting into cookie shapes. Chef's Answer ~ A very simple solution is to make a dog …

Dog Treat Icing Recipes & Shelf Life 
Hi, I love your website. I have a question about icing the cookies. You have a list of suggestion but do you mix these products with other items to …

My King Charles has severe allergies and I am looking for a treat I can make for him 
I am able to find healthy food, but I am stuck on treats that I can bake for him. Every recipe that I find contains some of the forbidden foods. His …

I need an easy, yummy, mouth watering dog treat recipe 
Hi, I own a small Japanese Spitz and I would love to make her a simple treat although not as simple as a hot dog or chicken. Something like easy recipes …

Homemade dog treat shipping tips? 
Hi, My son is serving with the US Air Force in Afghanistan. He is a dog handler/security officer. While he's deployed a friend is watching his personal …

When using rosemary extract as a perservative, how much do you use? 
Will too much be bad for the dog? I heard that using rosemary extract can preserve dog treats longer. I want to know how much to use per batch and how …

Stew bone stuffing 
I have all of these stew bones laying around the house after my two Doxies finish gnawing the marrow out of the insides. These bones are getting expensive …

Is there such a thing as a grain free vegetarian dog treat recipe? 
Hello, my Westie is allergic to all grains and we are both vegetarians. I would like to make him some treats, but I cannot seem to find any recipes for …

I need a carob recipe to decorate "paw's" 
I need a recipe with carob to decorate the "paw" on a paw cookie. I have been using one and I get it all piped and when it dries, it comes off! Please …

Are there state guidelines for starting a dog bakery in your home in North Carolina? 
My dog is highly allergic to additives, such as oats, grains. I have to keep him on an all natural diet. I'm sure others are having the same problem. I …

What is the best/safest/quickest way to achieve a dry crunchie biscuit made at home? 
I am baking my own dog biscuits, but the recipe states to leave them in the oven until cooled. My oven stays busy so I cant leave them in that long but …

Why do my dog treats come out with air bubbles in them? 
I am using a simple recipe. Rolling the dough out and using cookie cutters. I bake at 325 degrees for 30 min. Chef's Answer ~ I'm sorry to hear …

Can you make cat/kitten treats? 
I am bottle feeding two kittens and I was wondering when they get a little bit older if I could make kitten treats for them? Chef's Answer ~ Yes, …

Help finding a recipe, please 
My dog was just diagnosed with cancer(Hemangiosarcoma) and I am trying to find a homemade dog treat/cookie recipe that is wheat and gluten-free. Your help …

I need an alternative fondant icing for use on specialist doggie cakes? 
I know most cakes are iced with fondant icing which is made from confectioners sugar, but do you know of a less sugary alternative that would be safer …

Is there a dog treat ingredient that makes doggie breath go away? 
My dog has bad breath, so we wanted to know if there was an ingredient that we could safely use in treats to make her breath smell better. Chef's …

Do you have a recipe for cornstarch bones like the ones at the store? 
My dogs love to eat those edible cornstarch bones that I can buy at the store but with four dogs - I would go broke if I bought them on a regular bases. …

Dog Treat Shelf Life 
Hi. I am concerned about the shelf life of dog biscuits and treats. Can you instruct me as to what ingredients or baking methods that would provide a …

How do you make Truffles that are for human and canine consumption? 
Hello, Recently I went into a pet store that sells homemade dog treats and one of those treats was a truffle made for dogs and human consumption. I've …

I want to start a dog treat, dog biscuit business 
I am looking for a way to make a "meal in a bone". I may even use that name for one of my dog biscuits. My dog is very finicky about what he eats and …

I am looking for an icing for dog treats that will stand up to the Texas heat, any ideas? 
I am making Dog Treats for a Flea Market. I want to ice them to make them special, but I am concerned that the icing will start to melt in the Texas Heat …

Looking for a hard crunchie dog bone treat 
I am looking for a recipe for a tooth cleaning hard crunchy, good healthy dog bone treat. I'm also looking for a healthy recipe to make a fruit or vegetable …

Is it bad to bake benadryl in dog treats? 
I have to give my dog 2 benadryl 3 x a day. He sometimes doesn't always eat his food in the morning and won't just eat the meds. I was thinking that …

If I use a food dehydrator to make the treats, does the meat need to be cured? 
I worry about parasites in the meat with a food dehydrator, do you have any input? Chef's Answer ~ To answer your first question in the title, No, …

How to make my dog biscuits look professionally made!! 
Firstly, what a great site, congratulations!!! I have just started to cook doggy biscuits at home using a bone style cookie cutter. I would like to …

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My dog treats puff up with air when baking, how can I prevent that? 
My baked dog treats tend to get air in them when baking. How can I prevent it. Thank you. Chef's Answer ~ First, check out a similar question that …

Mixed Tocopherol in Dog Treats 
I understand the benefits of using a natural preservative like mixed tocopherol, but how much do you typically add to a recipe? I have all these great …

Using Mixed Tocopherols 
Hi there, My sister and I are thinking about starting a dog biscuit business and I am having a difficult time finding any information on how to use …

Where can I buy ingredients for dog treat icing? 
I used to work for a dog bakery and boutique. When we ordered things from places like Pink Poodle and Kool Dog Kafe, I always wondered how the icing on …

What shouldn't you use when making dog treats? 
Should I not use chocolate or any kinds of flour or honey? Is there anything else that I shouldn't use? Chef's Answer ~ To start with, please review …

Is there a dog treat that I can make to help dry itchy skin? 
My new puppy has dry itchy skin that really bothers her. Is there a treat that I can make that will help that? Chef's Answer ~ Hi Teana, thank you …

I only have peanut butter 
Umm I only have peanut butter, can I still make dog treats, and if so how?? Chef's Answer ~ Since dogs love peanut butter, you could simple measure …

What is the measurement of a cup? 
I wonder if you could give me the equivalent measurement in ozs or lbs of the size of cup you use in your recipes. Many thanks from Donna in England …

Getting Started in a Dog Bakery 
I'm thinking of starting a small dog treat business here in my area (San Francisco/East Bay), not a store front but word of mouth and in grooming salons …

Organic dog cookie frosting for stored dog treats? 
I need an easy dog food frosting that won't go bad if the cookie is stored. Preferably organic. Chef's Answer ~ One option is to use our egg paint …

Organic dog treats are too dry 
HI, I've been trying to make organic dog treats with oat flour, chicken broth and quinoa and they still don't come out right. The dough is to crumbly to …

What do we use for dog training treats for a food allergy puppy? 
Our three month old Mini Schnoodle has soft stools and pays a lot of attention to his anal area. The breeder warned that the puppy could have food allergies …

How can I make no sodium dog treats? 
I love to make homemade treats for (Shadow) my 8 pound 11 year old Maltese. But I find it hard to find any ingredients without salt. Shadow has heart …

Can you suggest a good
homemade kibble base for my homemade dog food?
 
Hi there, I have decided to start making my own dog food at home. After much research, I have come up with a great soft food consisting of ground chicken …

Can you post the Organic Turkey Loaf dog treat recipe? 
In the organic section, the following recipe ("Organic Turkey Loaf - with carrots, brown rice and parsley") is mentioned but not provided or hyperlinked. …

Recipe for a Dog Bakery Treat 
I'm trying to find a recipe for a treat we found at our favorite pet shop. They won't give us the recipe, which I don't blame them, but they are pretty …

How do you store moist dog treats? 
I have a quick question for you and I am having a very difficult time solving it. I have baked dog brownies, peanut butter puff things and carob coated …

Can I Use a Firmer Icing? 
Hello there I have four dogs. Pippa and Mitch (Mini Jack Russell's) Chico the Chihuahua & Izzie the English mastiff pup. I would like to bake them …

Are there any dog biscuits that do not require an oven or microwave? 
I am a middle school teacher. My students would like to make treats that we can donate to the animal shelter. I could bring them home and freeze, or …

Is a small amount of (organic) honey a no no for making dog treats? 
I was making some banana cup cakes and the recipe called for 3 tbsp honey. Chef's Answer ~ No, it is not unhealthy to use a small amount of honey …

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