DIY dog treats & toys

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Make your dog’s day with DIY treats and toys with tips from Jennifer Mendelsohn from the Happy Valley Dog in Amherst.

Upcycled Sweater Dog Toy

What you will need:
Old sweater
Scissors
Sharpie Marker
Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread

Directions:
Turn sweater inside out
Trace a pattern or create your own with a Sharpie Marker
Cut out shape leaving an inch border
Sew on lines leaving a small hole
Turn inside out and fill with polyfill
Sew opening closed

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Ingredients:
3 pieces of cooked and chopped bacon
1 egg
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup beef or chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup quick cook oats

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300°
Combine all ingredients in a bowl,
Lightly flour surface, roll dough ¼” thick, using a knife cut dough into long strips,
Place long strips on a greased cookie sheet,
Bake for 20 minutes, allow to cool,
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 -3 weeks.

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