Our dog, Jet, has a wheat allergy. Every time we need to pick up new treats for him, it is a long process. We need to read the labels for the ingredients to make sure that there is no flour, oats, or any other form of grain in there that could give him a tummy ache. Oh, and it is also important to look at where the treats are made. Remember the Waggin Train company treats that were causing kidney failure ? Those were from China, threw all those out. After that, we do not buy treats that are made in China, Japan, or anything like that.
These links have other important information on dog treats:
Treats that made dogs ill
Waggin Train Recall
We had bought Jet these dried fish skin sticks at an upscale gourmet dog store. He loved them, but our wallets did not. They were $2 a stick!
I have been thinking for ways to make him fresh and healthy treats, without spending a fortune. So, when I bought a 3 pound package of smoked salmon, I hit the jackpot. Hidden under the slices of salmon was the whole skin it was sliced off of, and I didn’t even know it!
This was the easiest treat to make for Jet, and he watched me the whole time salivating. It’s like he’s a cat or something.
What you will need:
Salmon skin (or any other fish skin)
Preheat the oven to 275°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (trust me you are going to want it lined, the fish oils come out of the fish and smell very fishy)
Slice the salmon skin in half, and then into thin strips.
Twist the strips, or make knots with the strips, or however else you would like them to look.
Bake in the oven for 1-2 hours, or until they are crispy and dry. Make sure to check on them midway.
Remove from the oven. Once cooled, lay on paper towels to remove the excess oils. I let them sit out overnight to dry even more.
Tell your dog to sit, roll over, or any other command as you got his/her attention with this amazingly easy homemade treat for them.
Watch them enjoy!