These easy to make pet biscuits are suitable for both cats and dogs and are incredibly cheap to make, meaning they can bring a big profit if you make in bulk to sell at a dog walk-a-thon, fete or market stall.
They will look gorgeous in a small glass jar with a pretty fabric cover, and since they keep well (at least 2 weeks at room temperature and 4+ weeks in the fridge) they can be made in advance.
The most time consuming part is cutting out the tiny little biscuits, but it’s essential you use a small cutter (I used stars) if you want them to be suitable for cats as well as dogs.
The ingredients cost me only $3.40 and since I made 178 cookies, that equates to only 2 cents per biscuit.
210g canned salmon (do not drain)
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 beaten egg
- Place the salmon and liquid in a food processor and process until it is a fine paste.
- Add the egg and flour to the processor and mix in bursts until the dough has come together. You can add up to ¼ cup of water if it is too dry, or add a tablespoon or two more of flour if it is too wet. The finished dough should be a little tacky.
- On a floured surface roll the dough until ½ cm thick. Cut shapes from the flour (I used a star cutter that was less than 2cm), re-rolling dough as required.
- Place on a lined tray and bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crunchy.
- Allow to cool before letting your fur-baby taste test.