Homemade Treats You Can Make for Your Dog

Your dog is your companion – your friend. It brings endless joy, happiness, and peace into your daily life. Since your dog is so precious to you, keeping it happy and healthy should be your biggest priority. Your little furry friend loves treats, and the best way to keep them happy is by making their favorite treats for them at home.
Listed below are some delicious homemade treats you can make for your pooch at any time of the day!

Sweet Potato Cookies


It’s common knowledge that synthetic treats can be full of sugar additives, which can be unhealthy for your dear pet. To nourish your dog with something naturally sweet that is healthy at the same time, prepare sweet potato cookies for your four-legged companion. Here’s a simple recipe:

Ingredients:

⦁ 1 sweet potato (cooked)
⦁ 1 banana
⦁ ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
⦁ ½ cup of quinoa flour

Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • In a bowl, combine the sweet potato and banana until well-mixed.
    • Mix in the vegetable oil and then the quinoa flour.
    • Add a tablespoon of dough onto a non-stick baking sheet.
    • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
    • Allow cookies to cool before serving.

Tuna Crunchers


While it’s easy to purchase tuna crunchers from a pet food store, why not prepare it yourself to really show your pet how much you care? The best (and easiest) tuna crunchers recipe is below:

Ingredients:

⦁ 10 ounces of tuna
⦁ 1 beaten egg
⦁ 2 cups of whole wheat flour
⦁ 2 tablespoons of catnip

Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Mix the tuna, egg, catnip, and flour in a bowl.
    • When thick and smooth, knead the dough into a ball.
    • Roll the dough onto a floured surface until it’s ¼ inch thick.
    • Place the dough on a cookie sheet.
    • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Cut into small shapes before serving.

Pumpkin Apple Mint


This is a special fall treat that you must make for your pooch during the holiday season. The recipe is packed with nutrients and flavors that we’re sure your precious little pet will love.

Ingredients:

⦁ 1 cup of pumpkin puree
⦁ 1 grated apple
⦁ 3 cups of whole wheat flour
⦁ 2 large eggs
⦁ ½ cup mint leaves (finely chopped)
⦁ ¼ cup of fresh parsley (finely chopped)

Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • In an electric blender, mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, and flour. Mix until thick and consistent.
    • Blend in the apple, mint, and parsley. Mix until well-combined.
    • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it’s ¼ thick.
    • Place it on a prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.
    • Let it cool and then cut into small shapes.
    • Serve

Peanut Butter Frozen Treat


Who would have thought that dogs need chill treats as well? Studies show that pets love frozen food to cool down on hot days, just as we humans do.
Here’s a yummy peanut butter frozen treat to make for your little pooch in the scorching summer season.

Ingredients:

⦁ 4 bananas
⦁ ½ cup of peanut butter
⦁ 4 plastic mini cups

Instructions:

    • Peel the bananas.
    • Slice them into smaller chunks.
    • Now, freeze the banana slices.
    • Blend the frozen banana slices in a food processor.
    • Continue blending until it softens as well as thickens.
    • Mix in the peanut butter.
    • Separate into the cups and freeze.

Bacon Cheddar Treat


Looking for a wholesome and fulfilling treat for your dear pup? Prepare this recipe at any time of the day. Trust us, your dog will adore you for it!

Ingredients:

⦁ 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
⦁ 4 cooked and crumbled bacon
⦁ ½ cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)
⦁ 2 eggs

Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Combine the oats, bacon, and cheese in the food processor.
    • Mix until all the ingredients are well-combined.
    • Add in the eggs and process until the mixture becomes sticky.
    • Sprinkle the ground oats on a wood cutting board.
    • Roll out the prepared dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Cut out the dough into the desired shape using a cookie cutter.
    • Transfer the prepared treat to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    • Cook for about 20 minutes.
    • Cool your treats before serving them to your dog.

Chicken and Wild Rice Biscuit


Chicken and wild rice make for a delightful food combination. You can easily prepare this recipe one day ahead and keep it refrigerated until ready to use. Here’s a quick recipe for these awesome dog biscuits:

Ingredients:

⦁ 6 ounces of boneless chicken breast (boiled or grilled)
⦁ ½ cup of cooked wild rice
⦁ ½ cup of chicken stock
⦁ 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
⦁ ¼ teaspoon of salt
⦁ 1 full egg

Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Mix the chicken breast, wild rice, and chicken stock in a blender. Process until well-combined.
    • Add in the flour, salt, eggs, and chicken paste into a bowl. Mix well.
    • Sprinkled some flour on a flat surface. Knead the dough until its consistency is fine.
    • Roll it out with a rolling pin for up to ½ inch thick.
    • Cut out shapes of your choice. Place them on a parchment paper lined on the baking sheet.
    • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until light brown.
    • Cool before serving.

These are the best homemade treats you can make for your pooch and make their lives more wholesome and fulfilling!

 

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