Keeping our dogs happy and healthy is the recipe for a successful long enjoyable life. Show them how much you love them by making your very own homemade dog treats.
We've compiled a few doggone good and simple to make dog treat recipes in our latest dog treat roundup. Each one is full of fruits, veggies, and dog-approved goodness.
1. Sweet Potato Fries For Dogs
Dogs love every good-for-them ingredient in this homemade recipe so we put it at the top of our list. Sweet potatoes are the superstar veggie of this show but coconut oil and a healthy touch of cinnamon and turmeric complete this healthy powerhouse treat!
What's so great about turmeric? Check out Turmeric for Dogs to find out about it's amazing benefits.
2. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
This tail-wagging good dog treat recipe has three tasty ingredients that your dog is going to love. The best thing about peanut butter is that dogs love the taste and will love you right back!
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin dog treats have a secret ingredient... heart-healthy oats! This trio of ingredients is loaded with everything good for your pup's overall health, digestion and so much more.
Hop over to 10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin to learn more about this amazing superfood.
3. Frosty Paws Homemade Dog Treats
This fruity and creamy frosty pooch-tacular recipe will have your dog begging for more. It's full of sweet nutritious delicious fruit, healthy yogurt combined together and frozen to create the coolest, healthiest frosty treat on the street.
You can add peanut butter and honey for even more nutritional value, too. This is a perfect frozen treat for everyday fun or to celebrate your four-legged pal's next birthday celebration.
Want more frozen dog treat ideas? Check out our 10 favourite Frozen Dog Treat Recipes to find the coolest DIY snacks for your dog.
4. Chicken Dog Treats
The bark on the street is that meat is what makes your dog's heart sweet. We've got you covered with these homemade paw licking treats full of delicious protein-rich chicken, energy-boosting rice, nutrient-rich eggs, plus a sprig of fresh parsley for fabulous fresh breath.
The original inspiration for these heartwarming treats was Valentines' Day but your top dog will enjoy these heart-shaped goodies anytime, anywhere.
Don't feel like baking? Combine all the ingredients plus a splash or two of Open Farm Bone Broth into a blender, pour into silicone trays, and freeze. Pop-out of trays when totally frozen and store in sealed containers.
5. Grain-free Carrot and Spinach Dog Treats
Dogs with grain allergies and tummy sensitivities can still enjoy a special homemade doggie treat made by you with TLC. Carrots, pumpkin, spinach combined with eggs, almond flour, and nut butter create a super good, super nutritious packed treat.
No bones about it, this grain-free goodie is paws-itively a keeper.
Substitute a cup of Green Juju for the fresh veggies for a simple and nutritious option.
6. Pupcake Frosting
This one is a dog's icing on the pupcake! It's frosting made to top a cake for your top dog!
Celebrate a special occasion or simply reward your pet with a really creamy and tasty frosting, whipped up with nutrition-packed potatoes, creamy yogurt, and a touch of sweet honey. Two paws up for this over the dog house goodie!
You can replace yogurt with goat's milk for a tasty digestive boost. Just remove the water from the recipe. Check out the Amazing Benefits of Goat's Milk for Dogs to find out how it can help support your dog's health.
Customizing your Homemade Dog Treats
These recipes are perfect just they way they are, but if you are feeling adventurous in the kitchen, or if you want to make your dog treats even healthier for your pet, then get creative and test out some fun substitutions.
Allergies, sensitivities, and picky eaters are all good reasons to customize your dogs homemade treats to better suit his needs. Substitute grain-free carbs, replace chicken with beef or fish, or sneak some supplements, like kelp or goat's milk, into the treats to make them even healthier.
What's your favourite homemade dog treat? Share you tip and recipes in the comments below!