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Dog Biscuits Recipe Using Pantry Ingredients

These dog biscuits are easy to make and a great, healthy treat for your fur kids.

My children present themselves with 4 legs and a tail. They are both Jack Russell’s and they are the busiest dogs known to man, next to a Boxer. We have two of them, one an 11 year old 10kg bundle of naughtiness, and the other a 2 year old 5kg bundle of cute. They both love travelling in the car and Patch (the 11 year old) would prefer to stand on the front seat with her paws on the dash, watching the world go by. Of course, she is not allowed to and travelling in the car with her has me saying over and over again like a stuck record “Patch, get in the back”. We don’t often take her in the car, but she has been known to run away just to get a ride on the front seat. Molly is far better behaved and will stay in the back without being told to, and mostly she will sit on the floor. I am always so worried that I will be involved in an accident and the dogs will go flying. I am not sure why I worry about having an accident only when they are in the car, as I have never caused an accident in all my years of driving *knocks on wood* . I know that a loose object in my car does not stop moving when I have to brake suddenly, and in the case of a dog it would mean being flung out of the windscreen and causing untold damage including certain death for the dog. I know how hard a windscreen is as I have hit one and I have also seen what a windscreen does to a baby – the sight is not one you can forget. So, I am most perturbed when I see babies and young children not strapped in. I see this every day but yesterday I saw the worst incident ever – a toddler was hanging on to the open window with its head out of the car. The child could easily have fallen out of the car. I was gobsmacked. I don’t even let my dogs do that, so how can a mother who has carried this child for 9 months and given birth to it think that life is so cheap the child can hang out of the car? Oh, to be an undercover traffic officer for a day!

do you travel with your animals?

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Dog Biscuits


  • cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 5 g dried parsley
  • 25 g garlic flakes
  • 60 mls canola oil
  • 185 mls water
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough
  • Rest on a floured surface for 5 minutes
  • Roll out to 5mm thick and cut out shapes
  • Bake for 15 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack to cool
  • Store in an airtight container

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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  • Morning Tandy

    Your rolling out to "5cm thick" should that perhaps read 5mm?

    Happy New year


    • Ha ha!! This is what happens when you grab the 30 seconds of internet time Vodacom gives you. Thanks for pointing that out. When I can get back on I'll change it. Have a super 2013 :)

  • The biscuits looks yummy,your babies will love them. People are so careless with their kids in the car,they let them stand up,whilst they drive,in case of emergency stop,the child hits the windscreen,happy new year Tandy!

    • It would be a perfect world if the car didn't start until everyone was buckled in! Happy 2013 to you :)

  • I will have to try these biscuits out on my "baby." When she was a puppy, she was dreadful about roaming around the car but she's much better these days and tends to sit still on the back seat. She hates being on her own so I think her relief at coming on a car journey and not left at home makes her behave. I'm not sure if you can get them here but in the UK you can get car harnesses for dogs. They're a good idea if you do lots of car journeys with them.

    • Please let me know how they work out! I would get a harness but I think Patch would chew right through it. She is a people person and does not consider being left at home with Molly good enough :)

  • Great recipe Tandy! In the UK and Spain we are required by law to strap our beloved pups in. They sell this great little strap which clicks onto their harness (they have those little body ones so they don´t tug on their necks) like a lead and the other end clicks into the seat belt holder. You can lengthen or shorten it so they can look out the window, but don´t go flying if you slam on the brakes and they can´t get into the front seats...very clever, and very safe!

    • I will look for them when we go to Italy this year, even if Patch will probably eat hers :)

  • What a novel idea, Tandy. I have no pets any more, but I'm sure that yours are so well loved and cared for. Hope they enjoy the heart-shaped biscuits. :)

  • My kids have said that I've replaced them with my Chihuahuas...though its not totally true, there are many moments when I have to agree!! I make dog treats often for my babies, and I love the heart shape on these!! Happy New Year Tandy!

    • Sometimes the doggies have been easier than the kids to discipline! Have a super 2013 :)

  • You dogs have definitely started the year off with something delicious! I hope you have a very Happy New Year Tandy and that 2013 brings lots of success and fun :D

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