Finding a healthy, low calorie dog treat can be a real bear of a task at times. More and more, it seems like you can’t really trust what any dog food manufacturer says they are putting in their treats and food. Aside from that, any “healthy” treats that you find are going to be expensive, and usually come in tiny portions. Instead of spending your time worrying about what you are feeding your dog, and spending your money buying dubious dog snacks, use one of these 15 recipes for healthy treats and make your own!
These things are great because you need exactly one ingredient, and it’s in the name! Take some slivers of Sweet Potato, pop them into the oven, and let those bad boys chill for a couple of hours. You’ll love them because they are easy, your dog will love them because they are nice and chewy!
6-Ingredient Blueberry Dog Biscuits
Blueberries alone are an excellent snack for a hungry pooch, but when combined with oats, flour, eggs, peanut butter, and cinnamon, they make for a superstar homemade treat your dog is going to be begging for.
Dog treats for dogs with Diabetes can be tough to find, not to mention expensive. What if I told you there was a way that you could have healthy treats for your diabetic pooch in only 15 minutes? Don’t pinch yourself, dear reader. You’re not dreaming! Click the link above to check out the full recipe.
Does your dog have dragon breath? I feel for you. Brushing a dog’s teeth can be difficult, and stressful for you and the dog. Use these treats to help combat your dog’s bad breath. They are made from frozen Greek yogurt and peppermint. While you can use this treat to supplement in between cleanings, it is not a solution to the problem and you should always make sure that either you or your dog’s vet are maintaining your dog’s dental health.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
These treats make a great option when you want to spoil your dog. We all know dogs go wild for peanut butter, and a banana by itself is an awesome treat for a well-behaving pooch. Take the two, combine them with rolled oats and you’ve got a simple, healthy surprise for your dog. Here’s the best part: Batches of these treats will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks, so you can surprise your good boy or girl over and over again!
2-Ingredient Flea Prevention Dog Treats
What do brewer’s yeast, and coconut oil have in common? To start, they are both edible and safe for dogs to consume. Most importantly though, they are both known for their properties as flea and tick preventatives. Boom. It’s like magic. Treat your dog, and treat yourself to peace of mind knowing that you are supplementing your dog’s flea and tick prevention every time you do it.
Like the Sweet Potato chews above, these apple chips only use one ingredient. You can use literally ANY kind of apple. Cut your apples into thin slices, and then toss ‘em in the oven on low heat for 5 or 6 hours. Does it get easier than this?
These quick, and easy dog treats are very simple to make in large batches, and they can be stored in an airtight bag, or vacuum sealed to save for later. Quick oats, peanut butter, and chicken broth will make you a bunch of soft, tasty, and healthy treats for your dog that you can easily hide a pill in when it’s time to dose your dog.
It’ll be Fall before we know it. Celebrate the changing of seasons by getting some pumpkin in the mix with some peanut butter to create some easy frosted dog cookies. Frosted? Yes, you heard me right. Frosted. Before anyone starts yelling about giving their dog processed sugar, let me assuage your fears. The “frosting” is just Peanut Butter, Flour, and Water
Glazed Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Biscuits
This dog biscuit recipe uses Peanut Butter, and Bacon Grease (or any other kind of fat that will solidify at room temp) to create a scrumptious glaze to drizzle all over crunchy pumpkin biscuits. These babies sound so good, I kind of want to make them and keep them for myself. Just kidding, I’m not heartless.
These dog treats are a snap to make. In fact, the recipe is so easy, it’s a perfect guide if you are a beginner in the field of baking dog biscuits. You can walk into the kitchen with a little milk, a little peanut butter and baking powder, and a fire in your heart and about 20 minutes later you’ll emerge victorious with a handful of homemade culinary delight for your dog to enjoy.
These frozen apple treats don’t require much work to make at all. Aside from water, you only need two other ingredients, Apples and Greek Yogurt. Remove all seeds from the apples, chop them into small chunks and put them inside an ice tray with the yogurt. Freeze them, and then serve. You should get 16 treats if you are using a standard ice tray.
Cake Pops? For dogs? Yep, Cake Pops for Dogs. No, Fido isn’t going to be chowing down on Fondant and sugary sponge cake with these cake pops. Instead of cake, your pup is gonna receive delicious balls of peanut butter, and oatmeal… and Sardines. You can use a small piece of carrot as the stick for your cake pop, and then the entire pop will be edible!
If you have a dog with an exotic palette, try giving them one of these Mango and Chicken dog cookies. I don’t normally think of chicken, or mango when I think of cookies but dogs seem to go wild for them. Both of the key ingredients in this recipe are low fat, healthy treats for your dog to snack on.
Use this recipe when you want to treat your dog to a full meal instead of just a little treat. You can prepare it cooked, or serve it raw depending on you, or your dog’s preference.
Well? What are you waiting for? I’ve given you the recipes. Now, get in the kitchen and get cookin! Your dog is going to thank you.
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