Treating your pup with homemade treats is a unique bonding experience and gives you complete control over which ingredients go into them.
Peanut butter is an all-time canine favorite; just be sure to choose natural, no sugar added varieties as some brands contain artificial sweeteners such as Xylitol which are toxic for dogs.
Oatmeal Dog Treats
These oatmeal dog treats are packed with digestive-supportive fiber, protein-packed peanut butter and mouthwatering flavors! Plus they’re super simple to make yourself!
Utilize natural, unsweetened peanut butter that does not contain added oils or sugars (and ideally no xylitol). If possible, choose reduced-sodium versions of your preferred brand.
Oatmeal is packed with soluble fiber to help your pup regulate his or her blood glucose levels, as well as vitamin B for healthy coat growth. Plus, oatmeal provides essential omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid for his skin and metabolism – perfect for homemade oat flour! To create your own powder-like form simply grind quick or old-fashioned oats in your food processor until a powder consistency forms – perfect for homemade feeding!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Your fur babies are family, so they deserve homemade treats too. These easy dog biscuits can make your pups feel extra special! With nutritious ingredients and lots of love put into each batch, these biscuits will certainly put a smile on their faces!
Whole wheat flour provides essential fiber and nutrients that are good for your dog, while peanut butter, pumpkin and coconut oil add protein, healthy fats and an additional dose of extra beneficial lipids!
Use natural peanut butter in this recipe to avoid additives or preservatives that might harm the dog, such as xylitol which can be toxic for them. Look for adorable paw-print bags or bone-shaped gift boxes to package these sweet treats for the pups!
Chicken Jerky Dog Treats
Made-from-scratch treats provide many advantages: you control the ingredients. This recipe features lean, high quality All-American chicken breast (no international meat).
Making homemade dog jerky requires no added sugars or additives like commercial versions do, making it safe and tasty treats for your canine companions! Plus, using this technique to make turkey livers and gizzards into jerky for your pup will ensure fresh treats! The finished product should last about a week when stored properly!
Pumpkin Dog Treats
Pumpkin is packed with fiber and contains vitamins A, C and E as well as minerals such as potassium, iron and zinc.
This simple recipe uses just four wholesome ingredients and works well for dogs with allergies like Rascal!
Combine peanut butter, pumpkin puree and eggs until well mixed, before slowly mixing in flour until a dough forms. Lightly dust a nonstick surface or rolling pin with flour and roll out your dough until it reaches about 1/2 inch thickness – using cookie cutters or square cookie cutters, cut your treats into squares or create shapes!
Be careful to choose peanut butter without the sweetener xylitol as this can be toxic for dogs. These treats should last one week in the fridge and up to three months when stored in the freezer.
Coconut Dog Treats
Coconut is packed with healthy fats that dogs adore. When selecting natural nut butter for your pup’s treats, beware of those that contain xylitol as this substance can be toxic for canines.
Oat flour contains fiber that’s great for digestion in dogs. You can buy store-bought or make it yourself from old-fashioned rolled oats.
Make this treat gluten-free by selecting an GF-certified oat flour.
Alternatively, if you would like to give these treats to a friend or family member’s dog, simply freeze them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to three months and allow the treats to thaw before giving them out to your pup!
Chicken Dog Treats
DIY chicken dog treats are easy and all-natural, saving both time and money, plus giving your pup something delicious that meets his or her specific needs.
This recipe is suitable for dogs with allergies to gluten and wheat as well as those on raw diets, though please keep a close eye on small pieces that could pose a choking hazard and remove any that have developed sharp edges.
To create these treats, a traditional oven and some basic kitchen tools such as a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and rolling pin are required – I recommend one without crevices that might trap dough.