When you give your furry, loyal companion dog treats they can function as wonderful gifts of appreciation, compliments for strutting athletic finesse and can also be a positive reinforcement as a behavior modification technique. We can all agree that doggy treats are necessary for the encouragement of our pups, so why not make their nibbles extra special? The practice of feeding our dogs snacks is important but the content of the snack is equally as impactful. This is why we’ve decided to compile a scrumptious list of amazing homemade dog treats our dearest dogs can munch on. We’ve got peanut butter and pumpkin – heck, we’ve even got some bacon in the mix! It’s time to get creative with some dog treats folks! So please, let us give you a helping hand.
15 Homemade Dog Treats | Recipes and Instructions
We hope you love these fantastic dog treats as much as we do! Make them with love and share them with that special pet.
1. Homemade Dog Biscuits
There’s no better way to spoil the one you love than by baking homemade treats. Why should your dog be any different? Plus, buying treats every month can get expensive. This dog biscuit recipe will get your dog’s tail wagging, and keep some extra money in your pocket.
2. Cheddar Seaweed Treats
Ok, so this combination of ingredients may not be your conventional puppy pallette tastes and flavors, but why not give it a try? All you need is some cheddar cheese, a nori sheet, ginger, brown rice flour and water – easy peasy!
3. Sweet Potato Dog Chew Treats
Dehydrated sweet potatoes will take dogs a while to eat and can serve as system regulators for this very reason. They are totally natural and made from a healthy whole food. Since the folks at 17 Apart don’t have a dehydrator they decided to make their own version of these treats and the results fared fairly well. Check it out!
4. Turkey Woof Balls
This puppy munchin’ snack is a take on a Swedish meatball which is both dog and human friendly! Our friends from Sweet Paul mix the meat balls up with some rice or pasta and some dried good quality dog food. Another great option for your dog’s consumption!
5. Three Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream
Since we’re Texas-based we know how noteworthy ice-cold recipes can truly be. So we thought this recipe for homemade doggie ice cream was necessary, to say the least! If your dog is living in 100° weather this summer then perhaps this is a recipe you absolutely must try at home.
6. Pop’s Pizza Dog Treats
These crunchy little bones are baked with chopped sun dried tomatoes, grated cheese, blended whole wheat flour, cornmeal and chopped parsley. The owners of an online bakery for dogs called the Jersey Doggie Diner were the inventors of these best selling treats, it’s no wonder this is a recipe you have just got to try.
7. Peanut Butter and Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treats
The folks at Nerds and Nonsense love to endlessly spoil their dogs, or at least that’s the way they’ve made it seem. So if you’re at all similar in this regard, or even a tad over-indulgent, then maybe this is the right 45-minute recipe for you (…or your dog, rather). If you don’t mind feeding your dog some bacon and you know it will not suffer from these dire consequences then go ahead, treat your puppy right!
8. Homemade Dog Pill Pockets
Having to make your dog take its pills is extremely taxing. No one likes to see their lil’ doggies struggling to swallow medication, which is why this recipe expecially stands out – it makes for a simpler situation of your dog taking its pills. Luckily, these are very easily converted to organic, and gluten free with a few simple substitutions for those that need it- use rice flour, and organic peanut butter to make them even healthier for your dog. You can substitute some of the flour in this recipe for flax seed.
9. No-Bake Coconut Dog Treats
Coconuts have become an increasingly popular food lately due to the boom of all its health benefits. Coconut improves heart health, is high in dietary fiber, assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems, and much more! So, why not include your furry friend in the trend and allow it to benefit, too? These dog treats, as the title indicates, do not require bake time, meaning in four easy steps your dog can be that much closer to going nuts for coconuts!
10. Gluten Free Puppermints
This blogger has two recipes for their squeaky clean puppermints! This recipe will be very easy for you if you’re used to juicing or are an avi smoothie maker, it will be likely that you already have the ingredients you need in your very own fridge! It’s peppermint and parsley by the pound in this picture – the truly perfect P’s for puppy breath.
10. Apple Brown Bunnies
If your dog loves chasing rabbits then it’ll love these apple brown bunnies treats! Equipped with cheddar cheese, these adorable bite-sized squares will get your dog’s hind legs hoppin’ and it’s jaw munchin’ in no time.
11. Carrot and Banana Natural Dog Treat Recipe
Talk bout healthy dog treats in about 35 minutes! These snacks are great for your dogs what with all the color and nutrients in carrots, they’re low calorie and high in fiber and beta carotene/vitamin A. As for the bananas, they are a high source of potassium and contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and helps build cartilage.
12. Cheesy Twists
This dog treat may as well have it all, it looks great for nibbling and chewing, the flavor is more than appetizing and the prep is easy. This homemade dog treat packs a taste explosion with three herbs, cheese and a savory puree.
13. Apple Yogurt Freezies
These dog treats only require three ingredients and minimal effort for big impact and lots of nutrients! There’s lot of Vitamin B which will prevent your dog’s skin from drying in the winter. The plain, unsweetened yogurt is an excellent source of calcium as well as protein, while the apple is packed with vitamins A, C and fibre. They’re also a refreshing alternative from the usual dry biscuit,
14. Buckwheat Salmon & Sweet Potato Dog Treats
The recipe at Design Sponge offers a gluten-free dog biscuit packed with nutrients. Loads of protein from the buckwheat (which is actually a berry and not in any way related to wheat) and salmon are tucked in with eggs, carotene-packed sweet potatoes and chlorophyll-rich parsley.
15. Strawberry Kale Chicken Jerky
Kale is a true superfood that’s easy to incorporate into dog’s diets and is incredibly versatile in terms of preparation. But what makes kale truly tasty for dogs is when you mix it up with strawberry and chicken! Strawberries are also a great powerhouse of nutrition for pooches. They are high in fiber with loads of Vitamin C. So why not add some chicken for an extra kick of protein in there and call it a day? This is a recipe ou must try!
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