Homemade Dog Treats

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Homemade treats should be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag to protect from moisture that could cause spoilage more quickly.

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Irresistible Pets has created some tasty frozen apple dog treats that your pup is sure to love – they’re easy and fast! Just combine apples, yogurt and water in an ice cube tray before freezing for best results.


They’re cheaper

Shop-bought treats can become expensive quickly. By making homemade treats yourself and showing your pet that you appreciate their companionship, you can save a significant amount over time both financially and emotionally.

Most homemade treat recipes feature ingredients that are healthy for dogs, such as peanut butter in moderation and pumpkin puree (packed with nutrients and fiber), eggs, carrots, sweet potatoes or cheese.

As homemade dog treats don’t contain preservatives, keeping them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge may extend their shelf life.

These recipes aim to avoid products known to be toxic to dogs, however it’s always wise to consult your veterinarian prior to adding anything new into their diet. These treats should not replace regular food and could potentially cause upset stomach in certain pets; you can find out the calorie count by using recipe builders available on human food tracking apps such as MyFitnessPal.

They’re healthier

Homemade treats provide you with an opportunity to steer clear of harmful ingredients that could contribute to any resulting health issues for your dog, while giving you greater control over what goes into their bodies – allowing for allergy issues or diet restrictions being managed with greater ease.

DIY healthy treats can be made using ingredients such as pureed pumpkin (which aids digestion), apples, bananas, sweet potato, eggs and cheese. Molds allow you to create fun shapes like stars, hearts and shells.

Do remember that homemade dog treats don’t typically contain preservatives, so their shelf life may not match that of store-bought varieties. But they should last at least a week if kept refrigerated and in an airtight container or zip-top bag – but be mindful to only feed these treats occasionally as excessive calories could lead to weight gain and other health concerns in overweight pets.

They’re more customizable

Homemade treats are an excellent way to customize your dog’s diet, and can provide an alternative to store-bought products. Made right at home without preservatives or harmful ingredients, homemade treats make for easy training sessions as well as ideal presents on special occasions.

Making homemade dog treats is easy. Choose from an array of recipes that feature ingredients safe for pets such as peanut butter, pumpkin puree, bananas and white rice; alternatively you may find kits containing dry mix, ice cube molds and water.

Some recipes require no cooking at all! Take this recipe that only needs two apples and a cup of plain nonfat yogurt as an example: easy, healthy and sure to delight your pup! Or make frozen treats to keep their cool during hot weather days.

They’re more fun to make

Homemade treats are easy to create and offer your pup a special way to express how much you care. In addition, homemade treats can save money over store-bought ones while being healthier options as they don’t contain any additives.

Homemade dog treat recipes abound online that are sure to please any canine in the household, such as cookies, ice pops, pupcakes and even frozen yogurt! You are sure to find one or more that is sure to please your fur baby!

Some treats made at home may last in the refrigerator for approximately one week; if desired, however, you can extend their shelf life further by freezing them.

Use a blender to make delicious banana-pellet dog treats your pooch will love. Combine mashed bananas with pellet dust until the dough-like mixture can be formed into cardboard rings with one raisin placed at its center for an adorable “wheel” appearance. Freeze for at least eight hours for optimal results!