Ingredients & Dog Treat Recipes

Ingredients
We get lots of questions about what ingredients we use in our dog treat recipes. Here’s a list of what goes into our tasty cupcakes and dog treats:

Gluten Free Flour: While not all dogs are intolerant of wheat some are so to be on the safe side we use gluten free flour for all our dog treats.

Honey: Honey is a great natural sweetener and it’s also full of vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. We use 100% Queensland honey.

Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is a good source of all-natural protein it’s also a source of vitamin H which great for the coat. Most importantly we find that dog’s love it! Our Peanut Butter Pups are always the first of our dog treats to sell out at the markets.

Molasses: Molasses is a great source for iron, copper, and potassium. We use blackstrap molasses which contains the least amount of sugar. It’s a great way to add some natural sweetness to our dog treats.

Carob: Carob is a safe alternative to chocolate that dogs can eat. Chocolate contains theobromine or theophylline, which can stem the flow of blood to the brain.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt drops have no added cocoa so they are safe for dogs to eat. They’re also made from GMO-free ingredients. You can find these along with carob drops at your local pet store sold as ‘dog chocolates’. We use these to decorate and flavour a lot of our treats.

Fruit: We use a variety of fruit in our treats including mixed berries, apples, bananas.

We also use canola oil, eggs, vanilla, oats, ginger and cinnamon. Most importantly there is no additional sugar, salt or any chemical preservatives used in our cupcakes or dog treats.

We like to bake dog treats for our canine friends that have everyday ingredients that would be familiar to you and you can find at the supermarket or local health food store. While we use all dog friendly ingredients for our treats, they’re designed to be a little piece of decadence for your pooch rather than a substitute for a wholesome healthy diet.

Dog Treat Recipes
You can find loads of dog treat recipes online. There are also plenty of books available that contain great dog treat recipes. Three Dog Bakery was the original dog bakery in the US. These guys do fantastic stuff and they’ve published a few recipe books including the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook that contains dog treat recipes you can use at home. You can find this book and others at Amazon or I’ve found that even though most Australian book stores won’t stock them they’ll order them in for you.

Our dog treat recipes come from sources we find online and books. We also get inspiration from human treats we see in local cafes and bakeries. We like to adapt the recipes and ideas we find to put our own spin on them and of course, when required, make any changes to make them safe for dogs.

JD’s birthday

JD - Birthday Dog TreatsJD is one of our regular customers and her favourite of the Sweet Chops dog treat range is a Chompin’ Chocolate cupcake.  

It was JD’s birthday this week so her Mum bought her one of our new Terrier Tarts and a Lollipup to celebrate. Looks like that Lollipup isn’t going to last long and JD could have a new favourite!

Her mum tells me that JD is very excited about our new savoury range of dog treats coming very soon!

If your pooch has a favourite dog treat from the Sweet Chops range we’d love to hear from you! Send your photos to enquiries@sweetchops.com.au

We do dog birthday parties..

Dog Birthday PartiesWe’ve had a few enquiries about dog birthday parties and dog birthday cakes. We can absolutely cater for your pooches special day!

We can do full sized personalised dog birthday cakes or a selection of cupcakes for your hound to share with their friends on their special day. We can also supply you with other dog treats for the party like our Terrier Tarts, Canine Cookies, Lollipups or Melting Mutt Moments.

Of course the party wouldn’t be complete with take home party bags for all the guests. We can organise that too!

New Terrier Tart dog treats are here!

Terrier Tart Dog TreatsWe’ve been slaving away in the kitchen this week working on some new additions to the Sweet Chops dog treat range.

Drum roll please… new Terrier Tarts are here!

Of course these petite pooch tarts are made from all dog friendly ingredients. This new addition to our gourmet dog treat range have a vanilla biscuit base and come in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Banana and apricot is always an option as well.

New Sausage Dog Scrolls & Double Choc Canine Cookies

Canine Cookie Dog TreatsSausage Dog Swirl Dog Treats

 

 

This week we’ve been working on a few new delicious dog biscuits in the Sweet Chops gourmet dog treat range.

The Sausage Dog Scrolls are a scrumptious swirl of chocolate an vanilla. They’re made with gluten free flour and sweetened with carob and natural honey.

Our new Double Choc Canine Cookies are filled with chunks of white and milk dog friendly chocolate. I think they’ll be a great special treat for your hound and Noogie agreed!

Noogie takes his job very seriously..

Noogie - official taste tester for Sweet Chops gourmet dog treatsNoogie is always up for a long night of baking before a dog event. He believes intermittent napping during the night is important to maintain stamina and alertness but it’s even more important to be involved at every stage of the baking process.

He’s very thorough!

Lollipups

lollipup dog treatsHow cute are these?

I found this great recipe and made a few mods. They’re apple & cinnamon flavoured dog treat so they smell great and the whole thing is edible, including the stick which is a rawhide dog treat. The topping is made from carob and yoghurt.

I love ’em and so does Noogie. No surprises there though! But don’t take his word for it – these are usually one of the first of our dog treats to sell out at dog events and markets.