April 11 is National Pet Day. Make some homemade and healthy low-fat dog treats for your dogs.
The ingredients involved in making these treats are mostly readily available at your home. It will be convenient for us pet parents so we can avoid going out to get the ingredients. Also, we'll use healthier options to maintain the healthy diet of your pets.
It's time to get creative with some dog treats, folks, so let's get right on it!
Reward Your Pooches With These Low Fat Dog Treats
1. Homemade Dog Biscuits
There’s no better way to spoil the one you love than by baking them homemade treats. Why should your dog be any different? Plus, buying treats every month can be expensive.
This dog biscuit recipe will get your dog’s tail wagging while saving a few pennies.
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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?
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 healthy whole food.
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4. Turkey Woof Balls
This puppy munchin' snack is a take on a Swedish meatball which is both dog and human-friendly! Best of all, it is low fat!
5. Three Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream
Who doesn't love ice cream, right? I'm sure that even your pooches will enjoy this frozen dessert as much as you do. Plus, it is so easy to prepare as you will only need yogurt, coconut butter, and fresh strawberries to make it.
6. Low Fat Carrot Dog Treats
Dogs definitely love to nibble on carrots and making them treats out of this beta carotene and lutein-rich vegetable will surely have their tails wagging intensely.
7. Healthy Peanut Butter Biscuits
We all love to spoil our dogs and we get thrilled every time they enjoy something. This treat of turning their favorite peanut butter treats into cookies will put a smile on your and your dog's faces.
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 especially 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. Apple Brown Bunnies
If your dog loves chasing rabbits then it'll love these apple brown bunny treats!
Equipped with cheddar cheese, these adorable bite-sized squares will get your dog's hind legs hoppin' and its jaw munchin' in no time.
11. Carrot and Banana Natural Dog Treat Recipe
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.
These dog treats only require three ingredients and minimal effort for big impact and lots of nutrients! There's a 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 fiber. They're also a refreshing alternative to the usual dry biscuit.
14. Buckwheat Salmon & Sweet Potato Dog Treats
This recipe 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 a dog's diet 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?
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While it's vital to reward your loving pet and show it respect and affection, it's good to know when not to reward your dogs — an overstimulated mind is a good example of this.
Treats can help you train your dog to be on your side and know what you need from it as the owner and loving guardian. That's why it's so important to make these low-fat dog treats extra special and healthy!
At this point, it truly becomes a reward and not just a snack. We hope you enjoyed the recipe list, now get cookin'!
Which of these recipes do you like best? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 8, 2020, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.