Frugal dog owners can make a batch of homemade biscuits as treats. They will stay fresh for weeks, are cheaper than store-bought varieties, and can even help control the fleas. A batch of these treats would make a great gift for any dog lover.
Stir 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder together in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of wheat germ, 1/2 of cup brewer's yeast, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Slowly add the oil and garlic mixture to dry ingredients, and stir in 1 cup of chicken broth when mixture becomes too dry. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until you get a doughy consistency. Roll dough onto a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a knife to cut the dough into squares, or, for a special treat, use cookie cutters to make dough into shapes. Place the shapes onto a large, greased baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are brown. Allow the shapes to cool for 2 hours, then store them in plastic bags in a location that dogs can't reach.