Puppy biscuit recipe

by | Oct 20, 2013 | 44 comments

PUPPY RUSK RECIPE

The puppy of Bev (our canine dietitian) is teething at the moment and to remedy this and save her coffee table from getting chewed to bits she made this puppy biscuit recipe which is rock hard and satisfying for emerging teeth.  These puppy teething rusks are large and thick for a reason so if you break them up into small treats then you’re missing the point.  The point being that they’re large so the pup can spend some time biting into this rather than your furniture.  Right, let’s get this puppy biscuit recipe started!

INGREDIENTS

Packet of thyme and parsley stuffing mix – cheap supermarket packet! (Or buy here!)

, 2 mugs of oats (2 cups), 1 mug flour (1 cup), 1 beaten egg, Hot water to mix

METHOD

thyme and parsley stuffing mix

Add a packet of thyme and parsley stuffing mix to a large bowl!

OATS IN A BOWL

Add 2 mugs of oats to bowl!

FLOUR AND OATS IN A BOWL

Add a mug of flour!

beaten egg

Add a beaten egg!

dough ball

Now add some hot water, create a dough ball and leave to rest!

SHAPED DOG BISCUIT DOUGH

Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out biscuits with large cutter!

Cook puppy biscuits

Bake at 140° C or gas mark 3 for 50-60 mins or until rock hard!

dog eating biscuit

Leave to cool and give to teething pup or as a reward for your dog.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

44 Comments

  1. I’ve got chestnut, cranberry and apple but in the ingredients it says “onion flake” 6% and onion salt. Is it ok to use?

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  2. Is poultry seasoning ok to use
    How long to rest?

    Reply
    • Hi Helen, I’m not sure, I’ve never heard of it.

  3. My puppy is 12 weeks old is he to young for these biscuits

    Thank you

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    • No he should be fine, and supervised as always. Ideal for when you are getting fed up of the biting and chewing. Instead of biting you or the furniture give him the biscuit and show him what he can bite. Also great for when they hit 5 months and start teething.

  4. Can I use sage and onion stuffing mix

    Thank you

    Reply
    • It’s okay I’ve read that dogs can’t have onions

  5. Can you use plain flour

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    • yes you can

  6. How many of these can i give my puppy on a daily basis?

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    • It’s really just when they start chewing things and getting all worked up cause they’re teething. But I’d say around 2-3.

  7. 5

    Reply
  8. Hi, how many biscuits will this recipe make please.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Not that many I’m afraid, but they are big.

  9. What sort of flour is used please?

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    • Just normal wheat flour. If you want you can use gluten free but it will need a little extra water

  10. This is the recipe I was searching for when I found this site my 10 week old just loves chewing anything and everything. I wanted something healthy for her but substantial that my eldest could also eat. at the moment it seems like any part of me is the favourite to chew let’s hope she changes to biscuits instead.

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    • They work great. If you have a dehydrator then put them on that after cooking for a few hours to make them even harder. Perfect pup treats and for adults too!

  11. Hello. I made these today – great success -I tried one myself!- & the puppy loves them. I didn’t have a stuffing mix but made my own- 80g breadcrumbs (blitzed water biscuits), 2 teaspoon each of thyme & oregano (didn’t have any sage) 1 low salt stock cube, 1 egg & then continued with your recipe. I can vouch that they taste like hard oatcakes _ great for owner & dog alike!

    Reply
    • Well done, Maria. Sounds like you made an amazing batch of biccies 🙂

  12. Would these be suitable for young pups too? 10 week old upwards. Thank you

    Reply
    • Yeah, perfect for them

  13. i got apple and herb out of Morrison is that ok many thanks

    Reply
    • Hey Gordon,

      Yeah that’s fine.

  14. How big a packet if stuffing is needed please?

    Reply
    • The sizes are around 130g-150g.

  15. hi can teething biscuits be frozen

    Reply
    • Oh Yes!

  16. Am I okay to make with sage and onion as have made them now .

    Reply
    • Well you don’t really want onion in it. Lemon and thyme or Apple and thyme would also work.

  17. Be careful using stuffing mix, it contains onion which is toxic to dogs and can cause them to become very sick.

    I have made these without the stuffing mix, using just flour and water and some other herbs and it works just as well without exposing your dog to onion. I also didn’t use the egg. As long as you bake it at a high enough temperature and then leave to cool fully the biscuit will go very hard.

    Please don’t give your dogs onion.

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  18. Hi Jamie, our 7 month old Staffy cross is going to benefit from these once I make a batch (as will our old cabinet!), but would it be okay to substitute the flour for cornmeal, do you think? I bought rather a large bag for something else and would like to use it up, lol!

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  19. I’m from the US, and can’t find “packets” of seasoning anywhere. Can you give me an idea of how much seasoning is contained in a packet. And, in general, does the packet contain more than just the thyme and parsley? My dogs love the liver cakes, so I want to try the biscuits too!

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  20. Can you tell me the measurement for a “mug” of oats or a “mug” of flour?

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    • About 1 1/2 cups. A mug

  21. Hi,

    I’m struggling to find onion free stuffing. Where did you get yours from?!

    Thanks
    Charlotte

    Reply
    • Hi C! I got mine from my local Morrisons. I’m sure most supermarkets will sell them.

    • Is lemon and thmye stuffing mix OK?

    • Yeah, that’s fine. I’ve used that before and it works good.

  22. I couldn’t find thyme and parsley. Got cider apple and sage. Would that work?

    Reply
    • Yes Sue that will work fine!

  23. they look better than mine jamie 🙂 great xx

    Reply
    • Thanks Bev, Ruby sure loves them! I’ll think they’ll be a big hit!

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