Most of you may not know about a particular family member that is often photographed here, but not mentioned a lot in my blog posts. His name is Ojo (pronounced O Joe) and he is our 10 year old Welsh Pembroke Corgi that we lovingly call a pig with fur. He is so sweet and the boys love him, but he has had his dealings in the diet department as well as “woah.. what did you eat” department.
So, instead of spending 500 billion dollars on the pricey dog bones that help with breath freshening, I decided I would try my hand at making my own. I even bought a cute little Wilton dog bone cookie cutter. Aww! After a few attempts and trial and error I finally found a recipe that works well for us. It leaves crisp dog bones that are perfect for storing and still naturally clean Ojo’s teeth. These would be great gift ideas for dog lovers as well. Just tie them up with twine or a ribbon and you are done.
Homemade Dog Biscuits for Bad Breath
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup finely chopped parsley (I even have used more)
- ½ cup finely chopped mint (or ½ tsp.- 1 tsp mint extract)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 Tbl. Vegetable Oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Simply mix all of the ingredients together until a dough forms. Remember that these are dog biscuits so you want them to be a little more dry than a typical dough. Roll the dough out flat on a surface covered in flour. You want them to be about a 1/2 inch thick in order for them to bake nice and crispy. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees. When they are done remove and let them cool on a cooling rack.
This batch makes about 16 of those medium sized dog bones for us. We break them apart and give him only half at a time so this lasts us quite awhile.
Happy baking for fido, or in our case, Ojo!