Category dog treat/food recipes

Recipe: Cheesy Potluck Doggie Cookies

My dog Victor loves cheese. Most dogs do. It’s one of his favourite ‘people’ foods especially in a house of no meat (expect pet food). However, fat is an issue, and not because he’s over-weight. Victor’s getting older and has already had a pancreatitis scare – too much fat can set it off. So, that’s […]

Recipe: Safe Beef Broth Dog Treats

If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net this year, you’ve likely noticed I’ve been compiling dog treat recipes (maybe for a book; we’ll see). If you didn’t notice, no problem… then here’s your first dogtotting.net dog treat recipe. Enjoy. During my research, I’ve found many recipes that include beef or chicken broth – premade from the grocery […]

“Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Pup” Beef broth ice cubes keep dogs hydrated

Travelling with the dog mid-summer offers a lot of rewards but poses a few challenges: a big one on our trip was getting my crazy cocker-cross Victor to drink water. Not just enough water, but any water. He’d occasionally woof down half a bowl, but only after getting really parched. Trying to convince him to […]

sweet potato dog treats

Recipe: Extra Sweet Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Extra Sweet Sweet Potato Treats My little terrier/cocker cross Victor isn’t always impressed with my efforts to bake. He’s picky, and despite telling him tales about hungry dogs in far away countries (like those my mother told me about hungry kids), he’s unwavering. Until another dog wants his treat, or the cats come sniffing around. […]

dog on chair at cottage

Letting Loose: Dog Days of Summer (almost) at Woodhaven Country Lodge

Weekend with the dogs. Best idea ever. Only thing is, I don’t have a cottage. So, I’m renting at Woodhaven Country Lodge in Ontario, Canada. The minute I arrive, owner Michael walks me through the door and says, “Don’t worry about them jumping on the couch and bed,” pointing to my dogs. “I don’t care […]

Spring Time (post-Easter) Doggie Donuts

Spring Time post-Easter Doggie Donuts Finally, I broke in my new donut baking mold. Now that I’m fulling obsessed with baking dog treat everything, I can’t stop buying baking supplies and cookie cutters. (Watch for the shoe-shaped dog biscuits coming up soon). But first, here’s some dog donuts I modified a dog cake recipe from […]

oat and banana bone-shaped dog biscuits

Pup Treats Day 5: Dog Bone-shaped Banana ‘n Oat Babysittin’ Biscuits

I’m a fortunate ‘pet mom.’ Not only because I share my life with one feisty cocker-cross named Victor and two beautiful felines Sally and Daisy, but because I have a flexible job that doesn’t keep me away from home for hours and hours at a time. Usually…. Some days I can’t avoid leaving Victor for […]

Pup Treats Day 4: Big Apple Dog Oat Pretzels

I love the idea of these dog treats – pup pretzels – but they’re challenging to execute. I found rolling the dough a struggle but I’m no baker. Make whatever shapes you’re able though I love these in a bag with a bow as a gift. Reminds me of visiting NYC during the Westminster Dog […]

Pup Treats Day 3: Snowflake Oat and Peanut Butter Dog Snacks

Does eat oats and mares eat oats and little lambs might eat ivy …. but my dog Victor and his buddy are eating homemade oat dog treats this week. I’ll be rolling some not so wild ones this week, trying out (and modifying where necessary) some oat-based dog treat recipes I’ve found online. Plus, I’ll […]

Pup Treats Day 2: Four-ingredient Oat Treats for Dogs and Horses

Four-ingredient Oat Treats for Dogs and Horses Whenever we’ve got guests – or we are babysitting one fur-friend – I get out the cooking baking sheet and start experimenting with dog treat recipes. Most batches make more than Victor can eat, plus he’s a little picky, so having an extra set of canines in the […]