Every dog owner would know how important it is to keep?dog treats?ready at home at all times. While you can, of course, buy a bunch of them from the store, mass-produced treats aren?t always the healthiest?option for our canine friends. What you can do instead is to prepare?dog treats at home.
Here, we have presented some super easy DIY dog treats that are simple, safe, and, delicious. Making these homemade treats for your pet is the perfect way to ensure that it is getting wholesome, natural foods in its diet. All you will need are some basic cooking utensils, a few common kitchen ingredients, and just a little bit of patience. The effort will be worth it as your pup is bound to relish these treats and the love between you two will only prosper! Let?s check them out.
1. Oatmeal-Turkey Dog Biscuits
It is more than likely that your dog loves turkey. Add a bit of oatmeal and you can prepare a deliciously healthy treat for the pooch.
* 1 ? cups whole wheat flour
* 2 ? cups quick-cooking oats
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 cup turkey broth (you can?use chicken broth if turkey isn’t available)
* 1 ? cups shredded turkey (or chicken)
1. Preheat the oven to 350?F (176?C).
2. Mix the flour, oats, and baking powder in a large bowl.
3. Use?a blender to mix the broth and shredded turkey until its?smooth like a puree. Make sure that there are no bones in the turkey.
4. Add this mixture to the dry mix in the large bowl and mix it well.
5. Knead the dough on a floured surface properly.
6. Once you are done, roll out the dough and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter.
7. Place them on a greased cookie sheet and leave some room between the biscuits.
8. Bake for about 25 minutes, until you see them turning golden brown.
9. Let them cool for a few minutes and then serve to your dog.
2. Non-Dairy Frozen Yogurt for Dogs
Yes, your dog can enjoy yogurt as much as you can. This dairy-free frozen yogurt recipe will be perfect for your lovable canine as it will be safe and yummy and you can store the frozen yogurt for up to 2 months in the freezer.
* 12 ounces?(354 ml) of coconut milk
* 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter
* 1 cup carrot
* 4 probiotic capsules (optional)
* 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1. Mix all ingredients and blend them in a blender until they are smooth.
2. Pour the liquid into freezable containers.
3. Seal the containers tightly with a lid and freeze for 4-6 hours.
4. Serve them frozen and let your dog relish the delicious dairy-free yogurt.
3. Healthy Pumpkin Dog Treats
This is a delicious treat that is fast and easy to make. However, you will first need to get pumpkin puree if you wish to make this dish without much of a hassle.
* 1/2 cup?pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
* 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
* 4 tablespoons water, plus more if needed
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
* 1/4?teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
* 1 egg
1. Preheat oven to 350?F (176?C).
2. Mix the pumpkin puree, softened coconut oil, and water together in a large bowl.
3. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder, and mix well.
4. Add the egg, and stir properly until the dough is mixed nicely. Add more water if necessary and make sure that the dough is slightly sticky.
5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick.
6. Use a cookie cutter to cut them out and then place them on a lined?greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 30 minutes until the biscuits are hard.
8. Let them cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
4. Sweet Potato Dog Chews
Now, here?s a one-ingredient doggie treat that you must try because it?s so easy to make and tasty.
* 2 sweet potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 250?F (121?C).
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Wash the skin of the potatoes thoroughly and then cut their ends off. Using a sharp knife, slice them evenly. Make sure, however, that the slices are at least 1/4 inches thick. You don?t want it to be too hard for your dog.
4. If your dog is small, you can cut them into little coin shapes.
5. Once you?ve cut the slices, place them on the baking sheet, and bake for about 3 hours. This is a long process and you will need to keep flipping them over halfway through the cooking process.
6. Turn off the oven and leave the chews inside as they cool down.
7. You can then easily keep the chews in a sealed container for close to 2-3 weeks.
5. Carob Cookies
If your canine has a sweet tooth, then carob-coated cookies will delight them. Using carob instead of chocolate is important here as chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical that’s toxic to dogs.
* 2-1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
* 1/4 cup applesauce
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup of hot water
* 1/4 cup of oil
* 1 chicken bouillon cube
* 1 tablespoon of honey
* 1 tablespoon of molasses
* 1 cup of carob chips
1. Mix all the ingredients together.
2. Knead them into the dough on a lightly floured surface.
3. Form them into little shapes that your dog will adore.
4. Bake them at 300?F (150?C) for 30 minutes.
5. Let the chips cool for a couple of minutes and serve them to your hungry pooch.
Note: Consult your veterinarian for any potential allergies your dog may have before making any changes to their diet.