Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I don’t know about your dogs, but Oscar goes mad for cheese. Any kind of cheese will do – cheddar, Parmesan, goat, blue, it doesn’t matter. He loves it all! So he was so excited hear that I was making this Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe. And don’t be fooled by the name – these cookies won’t cause any excess gas.

Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 30-40 cookies


2 cups flour

1 1/4 cups shredded cheese (any kind)

2 minced garlic cloves (optional)

1 egg

1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/8 cup water or chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix flour, cheese, garlic and oil together in bowl.
  2. Knead the dough well and add more water or chicken broth as needed to form the stiff dough. Sprinkle a cutting board or countertop and sprinkle with flour. Roll out the dough to 1.2 inch thickness and use your favorite cookie cutter shapes to cut the dough. Place cookies on non-stick cooking sheet.
  3. Bake treats for 10-15 minutes. Bottoms of cookies should be lightly browned.
  4. Cool for 30 minutes and let your dog enjoy!

Why Add Garlic to Your Dog Treats?

You may have heard warnings about garlic being toxic to your dog. The truth is that yes, it is – but only in larger quantities. This is due to compounds found in members of the Allium family like garlic and onions called disulfides and thiosulphates. But a healthy 20 to 40 pound can safely have 1 clove of garlic. So, you can still leverage the many benefits that it has to offer.

In addition to the compounds listed above, garlic also contains a compound that can prevent the formation of clots in your dog’s vascular system. It can also help your dog by reducing the build-up of fat in the arteries of his heart and lowering his cholesterol levels. All of this makes garlic a great choice for those that are concerned about heart health. But it also means that it’s not safe for dogs that may already experience health conditions that hinder their blood from clotting in the event of an injury.

Garlic is also recognized for having anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing the inflammation in your dog’s joints can help with the discomfort that many dogs will face as they get older or develop arthritis.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting with your dog, another great benefit to consider is its ability to fight off fleas, ticks, and parasites. Many dog owners that prefer a more natural approach to their dog’s care use garlic in place of commercial flea and tick repellents. This can be combined with natural dog-friendly bug sprays for a more rounded approach.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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