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3 Simple Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

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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!

PB&Y[ogurt] Balls

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Any dog who loves peanut butter will live for these tasty, protein-rich and easy-to-make treats. 

Ingredients

• 2 c. flour

• 2 T. peanut butter

• 12 oz. plain yogurt (with no artificial sweeteners, which can be toxic to dogs) 

Directions

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.

Pumpkin Nibbles

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The high fiber content found in pumpkin can help promote good digestive regularity in dogs.

Ingredients

• 1 lb, lean ground turkey

• 1/2 c. pumpkin puree

• 1/4 c. parsley, minced

Directions

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

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Carrots and apples are packed with healthy vitamins and make delicious homemade dog treats.

Ingredients

• 1 c. whole-wheat flour

• 1 c. grated carrots

• 1 egg

• 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

Directions

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.

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