Gifts for Your Pets: Organic Homemade Treats

Gifts for Your Pets: Organic Homemade Treats

Michelle Chin
Nov 29, 2010

Pets are considered family in my home, so with the holidays in full swing, why should they be left out of the gift-giving? I began making my own cat treats several years ago— a fact I was very thankful for when the pet food recalls happened in 2009. Using all-natural and organic ingredients ensures that your furry pals are getting the best quality snacks.

Plus, how else can I repay my cats for humoring me by occasionally wearing hats (as illustrated above)? So repay their patience with humankind and give them a happy holiday with these easy recipes:

Tuna Tidbits from
Yields 12 cookies

6 ounce can of tuna
1/4 cup water drained from tuna
3 T cooked egg white, chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine tuna, egg white and water.
Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough.
Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut into one-inch sized pieces.
Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits from Natural Family Online
Yield depends on size of cookie cutters

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup skim milk
1 tbsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the peanut butter and milk in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients.
Roll to ¼'' thick.
Cut into squares or use cookie cutters in the shape of dog bones.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Bones should be dry after baking.

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(Images: Michelle Chin)

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