- Hahnbee Choi, Cert. CN
How To Make DIY Treats & Chews
Updated: Aug 13, 2022
As fun as buying new treats and chews can be, it's not always cost-effective, and searching for high-quality products can be difficult. But homemade treats are super easy and fun to make, plus they take out all the worry of sketchy ingredients or sourcing from commercial treats. And as you can see below, very scrumptious.
Store the treats in an air-tight dry container. Dehydrating them completely and proper storage prevents molding however, for long-term storage, place them in the freezer. A silica packet can be added for added prevention.
A great all-around dehydrator is the Presto Dehydrator. It’s set to 73C/165 F, convenient because you plug it in, and it turns on. It has four stack-able tiers and a lid, which helps keep the dogs from stealing the treats sometimes... But any dehydrator works fine.
Flash Baking kills off residual bacteria after dehydration in the oven. This is not an essential step, but if wanted, after the treats and chews finish, place treats in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 3 minutes.
Homemade treats are easy to make and allow you to customize your dog's treats fully. DIY treats are also a fantastic kibble booster. As always, thank you so much for stopping by & Always Keep Exploring!