5 Quick & Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

October 7, 2014

 

Hey guys. Happy Tuesday! This week we’re getting creative in the kitchen and cooking up some tasty, healthy and best of all, easy to make dog treats. We’ve got 5 awesome recipes for you to try out and some great tips in case you’re feeling extra creative! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Your pooches are your best friends. They cuddle you, dote on you, protect you and they’ll never let you down. I mean, if these guys don’t deserve some tasty homemade treats, I don’t know who does! Not only does making your own pet treats at home help spoil your pooch, it also allows you to accurately cater to their dietary requirements. Is your dog gluten-intolerant? Maybe they can’t eat wheat? Or need to lose a few pounds? Homemade treats are the best way to get healthy, nutritious snacks for your dogs, so here are a few great recipes to try out this week:

 

1. Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter is a great snack for most dogs and making delicious dog biscuits out of them is even better. Peanuts are rich in protein and their healthy fats and vitamins E and H will keep your dog’s coat healthy and looking great. The best type of peanut butter for dogs is smooth, unsalted and organic, especially if it’s a regular snack. Make sure your dog is not allergic to peanut butter because that may cause skin irritation, gastric problems and even hair loss. Now back to the recipe – these crunchy cookies look delicious and are honestly really quick, really easy and really healthy. Click here for the super easy recipe.

 

2. Vegan Protein Snacks

If you lead a vegan lifestyle and want to make some awesome snacks for your dogs, here’s a killer recipe to try out. Vegan protein snacks are great for dogs because they’re also gluten-free. The main ingredient is chickpea flour and they’ll make a great healthy snack for your pooch and a fun time in the kitchen for you! Click here for the cool vegan recipe.

 

3. Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet Potato is another great ingredient for dogs. They’re a great source of dietary fiber and are packed with vitamins. You can even cut them up and dehydrate them for great dog chews. But this recipe is much better! Sweet potato dog treats are fantastic for your dog’s health and we bet your pooch will adore them too. Click here for the simple recipe!

 

4. Summertime Treats

Most dogs love a cool snack on a hot summer’s day, and since ice cream is off the table, these summertime treats will definitely make up for it! And did you know that yoghurt is really good for your dogs? Neither did we! It’s packed with calcium and protein, but make sure you get one that unsweetened with live active bacteria. These snacks are so darn nutritious that even YOU can eat them. And we even recommend it! Click here for the recipe of the century.

5. Frozen Meaty Treats

If your dog loves meat (and whose dogs don’t) then these meaty treats are a great snack for any time of the year. The recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked meat, where you can use any meat you like. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and spoil your dog rotten with a delicious frozen snack. Click here for the amazing recipe.

Want more great snack ideas? Read this cool list on Buzzfeed and tell us about your pet recipes on Facebook!

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