How to Make Healthy Dog Treats
posted by: Mile High Mamas
If you want to provide some tasty treats to your pup, there is no need to go to a pet store. There is nothing complicated to prepare dog treats by yourself. Also, you will save your budget and ensure that treats provided to your pup consist of healthy ingredients only. Down below, you will find the best recipes of treats that your pup will definitely like.
Peanut Butter Treat
It is a simple and very popular homemade treat that most dogs enjoy. Pups like peanut butter, so allocate 20 minutes to prepare a bowl of tasty foods for your buddy. For starters, you need to gather the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of flour;
- ¼ cup of peanut butter;
- 1 egg.
You’re free to increase the number of ingredients proportionally if you want to make more treats. Mix all the ingredients and add water. Then, roll the dough and cut out pieces by using cookie cutters. Preheat the oven and bake the treats for 20 minutes
Baked Rice with Chicken
This one is an easy-to-make and healthy treat for your pup. It contains grains that dogs’ digestive system needs and meat that canines like. For starters, make sure you have the following ingredients on your countertop:
- 1 cup of cooked chicken breast;
- ½ cup of prepared rice;
- 3 tablespoons of rice flour;
- 1 egg.
Mix all the ingredients and mash them. Put the substance into baking forms or silicone molds. Then, preheat the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Note, the treats contain meat that can spoil fast. It’s allowed to store this treat in a fridge for up to four days. If you want it to last longer, you need to put them into a freezer.
Fast and Easy Treat
It’s a perfect recipe for dog-owners who are always short on time. You need to bring only two ingredients and allocate half of an hour to prepare this treat. Firstly, you need to get:
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour;
- 1 jar of baby food with beef.
After mixing baby pure with flour put the substance in molds and bake for 20 minutes. Don’t forget to let the treats cool to room temperature before providing them to your dog.
Note, homemade treats shouldn’t replace your pup’s nutrition. Being short on money, buy the best budget puppy food to provide the proper amount of nutrients and vitamins for your buddy.
It’s not a secret that dogs like cheese, so don’t hesitate to provide a tasty treat to your dog that is made of this product. Check out your fridge with cabinets and get the following:
- 2 cups of flour;
- 1 cup of shredded cheese;
- ¼ cup of olive oil;
- 1 egg (optionally).
Firstly, you need to combine flour and cheese in a bowl. Then, pour oil and water, and stir the substance. After this, roll the dough on a countertop and use funny cutters to make a lot of pieces. Put them on an oven tray and bake for 20-30 minutes. Don’t forget to preheat the oven before putting the tray with treats inside.
Salmon and Sweet Potato Dog Treat
It is a great choice for dogs who don’t like crunchy treats. These treats have a soft structure and fish flavor. However, the cooking process isn’t simple and effortless. You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 can of salmon;
- 1 medium sweet potato;
- 2 eggs;
- coconut oil;
- ⅓ cup of coconut flour.
First of all, you have to bake the sweet potato in the skin, let it cool, and peel it. Then, you have to beat eggs into a bowl and whip them. Add the coconut flour, salmon and stir the substance. Let it rest for about ten minutes.
At this time, mash the potato, add it to the substance, and mix all the ingredients. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil and add the dough to the sheet. Bake the substance for one hour.
Icy and Healthy Treat
It is a perfect treat for dogs who hate scorching weather and like jumping in a pool to cool down. To prepare this treat, you have to bring:
- 1 can of pumpkin;
- 1 strip of bacon;
Chop the bacon and put it into a blender along with canned pumpkin and blueberries. Blend until a smooth mixture appears. Then, pour it into silicone molds and put them into the freezer for a few hours. When you note that your pup feels tired and wants to do nothing due to hot weather, feel free to put a frozen treat into a bowl and provide it to your dog.
Things To Watch Out For
Preparing treats for your dog, you need to take into account your buddy’s allergies. Indeed, you have to avoid any ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in your dog. Let your canine control and test every potion of treats by liking the substance before baking. Happy baking!