Home-made Dog Biscuits

(my recipe)
These dog biscuits are very easy, nutritious, and your dog will love them as a snack or treat.  They are also much more inexpensive than the kinds you buy at the store.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

3 whole eggs
3 tbsp fat (vegetable oil, shortening, or bacon grease) *
3/4 cup liquid (broth, leftover gravy, or water with a bouillon cube dissolved in it)
3 tbsp dry milk powder
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
1 tsp salt
Work until all ingredients are mixed in.   Knead on a floured board for a few minutes.   Press into a greased jellyroll pan 11 x 15 in and roll out evenly to all sides with a rolling pin.   Cut with a dull knife into the size snack you want.   If cut into 36 pieces, they will be about 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 inches, about right for a medium-sized dog.

Bake one hour at 325 F, then turn off the oven and allow the pan to sit in the warm oven another 30 minutes. Cool on a rack.   Store in a closed container at room temperature.
* A dog requires more fat than a human.  Up to one-third of a dog's diet should consist of fat.   If your dog's coat is dull, you need to be giving it more fat, preferably animal fat.

- Richard Packham

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