These healthy and easy-to-make homemade dog treats are a great alternative to the store-bought kind, which can be packed with fat and sugar. They’re sure to make your dog’s tail wag!
Any dog who loves peanut butter will live for these tasty, protein-rich and easy-to-make treats.
• 2 c. flour
• 2 T. peanut butter
• 12 oz. plain yogurt (with no artificial sweeteners, which can be toxic to dogs)
Combine ingredients and let set for five minutes. Form small balls and place in a muffin pan. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. After they cool off, let your dog dig in.
The high fiber content found in pumpkin can help promote good digestive regularity in dogs.
• 1 lb, lean ground turkey
• 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
• 1/4 c. parsley, minced
Cover baking sheet baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir ingredients together in a mixing bowl, and roll ingredients into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheet and indent with thumb. Bake at 350° 15 minutes, and let cool before serving.
Carrot and Apple Treats
Carrots and apples are packed with healthy vitamins and make delicious homemade dog treats.
• 1 c. whole-wheat flour
• 1 c. grated carrots
• 1 egg
• 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
Mix it all together, and roll dough into small balls. Press down gently to make treats about 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, and let your pup have at ‘em!
You can also offer your dog these safe fruits and veggies as a healthy snack.
Reminder: Treats such as these should not make up more than 10% of a pet’s caloric intake. Also, stomach upset may occur in pets who do not tolerate dietary changes well.