Many dogs like treat because of their taste. They enjoy the treats. However, did you know that instead of buying them, you can make the treats at home?
Here is the list of the top 13 dog treats.
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1.) Peanut butter and pumpkin homemade dog biscuits
This recipe is great for dogs who don’t have any allergies. It is very tasty for your dog who will enjoy eating it to the last crumb.
Ingredients for the dog biscuits:
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil
Ingredients for the glaze:
- 2 tablespoon of bacon grease, coconut oil, or chicken fat
- 1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter
How to make the homemade Dog biscuits:
1.) Before you start making the recipe, preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
2.) Combine the pumpkin, egg, oil, and peanut butter in a bowel.
3.) While combining, add in the baking soda and whole wheat flour.
4.) Keep stirring until the mixture forms into a dough. It’s important that the flour is strongly combined in the dough.
5.) Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into an even layer. Then, use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes.
6.) Put the biscuit in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
7.) For the glaze, mix the peanut butter and bacon grease, or the types of oil mentioned above, together. Pour the glaze into the biscuits lightly. It is best that you put the biscuits in the fridge for the glaze to harden.
Here is a video of the steps to make the homemade dog biscuits:
2.) Peanut butter and banana dog biscuits
- 1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 medium-sized banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg white beaten lightly
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
1.) Before starting making the recipe, preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Line baking sheet with silicone baking sheet or greased baking sheet.
3.) Mix all ingredients, except egg white, in a medium bowl until they are well combined.
4.) Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick.
5.) Using a cookie cutter, cut out the dough into specific shapes.
6.) Place into the baking sheet and brush with egg white.
7.) Bake for 35 minutes until it is golden brown and firm. Then, cool before serving.
3.) Frozen strawberry and banana smoothie dog treat
This is a delicious frozen treat for your dog in sunny days especially that it provides different nutrients, vitamins, and keeps your dog dehydrated.
- 2 cups of Sliced Strawberries or a 16-ounce bag of Frozen Strawberries
- A ¼ cup of Skim Milk
3 tablespoons of Honey
- 1½ cups Plain Greek Low Fat Yogurt
- 1 sliced banana
1.) Place all the ingredients into the blender and turn the blender into a medium speed.
2.) Blend for approximately 2 minutes.
3.) Use ice cube trays or pour into the molds of your choice.
4.) Freeze up to 4 hours or more. Then, pop up the treat out of the mold.
Some helpful tips
- For storage, use zip lock bags or any light sealing container. This will help the treats be stored for up to two months.
- You could use other specific types of fruits such as watermelon, blueberries, bananas, and pumpkin ( never use grapes as they are dangerous for your dog’s health). Use only fruits that are safe for your dog. Never use any fruits or vegetables that are unsafe for your dog.
- You can also use peanut butter.
4.) Yogurt, peanut butter, and banana
- 32 oz plain yogurt
- 1 large banana, sliced
- One tablespoon if honey which is optional
- 3 tablespoon of peanut butter ( be sure that it doesn’t contain xylitol
1.) Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Make sure that you blend it until it is creamy.
2.) Fill a silicone mold or ice cube tray with the mixture.
3.) Freeze for at least 2 hours.
4.) Pop-out the molds and then serve it for your dog. If you have leftover, put it in the airtight container in the freezer.
5.) Homemade Dog donut
Ingredients for dog donut
- 1 egg
- 3/4 beef or chicken broth
- 2 cups whole wheat or unbleached flour
- 3 tablespoon of old fashioned oats
Ingredients for icing
- No- Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
1.) Before you start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, spray the baking sheet with cooking oil.
2.) Whisk the egg in a large bowel.
3.) After whisking the egg, combine the broth, flour, and oats into the egg.
4.) Continue to mix the dough until the mixture is consistent.
5.) Use a circular cookie cutter to cut the dough in the shape of a donut. Then, use a smaller cookie cutter to make a hole in the treat at the middle.
6.) Place the treat into a baking sheet and let it bake for 15 minutes.
7.) Once the treat has cooled down, you can use the yogurt and honey as an icing. Also, you can decorate the donuts with sprinkles.
6.) Hypoallergenic chicken dog treats
Often times your dog may be allergic to certain food. This is the reason that you have to confirm with your vet that it is okay to eat specific food and treats.
The main advantage of this for eating treats is for allergenic dogs.
- 1 ¼ Cups Rice Flour
- 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth or Water
- 3 Tbsp. Vegetable or Canola Oil
- ½ teaspoon of Salt
1.) Before you start, you have to preheat the oven at 325 Fahrenheit.
2.) Combine all of the ingredients together and keep mixing until it becomes a dough with consistency. If your dough isn’t consistent, you may add 1-2 tablespoon of liquid into the dough.
3.) Roll out the dough on a floured surface to get 1/4 inches in thickness.
4.) Use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes.
5.) Put the cut dough onto a baking sheet at 325 Fahrenheit. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
6.) Let the treat cool down and then give it to your dog to eat. You can store the remainder of the treats in an airtight container.
7.)Homemade sweet potato treat
- 3.5 oz container sweet potato baby food
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon gluten-free flour
- 1 large egg, beaten
1.) Before you start, you got to preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Use a medium ball to combine sweet potato baby food, rolled oats, and honey.
3.) After the dough is blended well, put flour in the surface and knead the dough together.
4.) Roll the dough into to a thickness between 1/4 inches to 1/2.
5.) Use cookie cutters to make shapes out of the dough.
6.) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the treats are golden and crisp.
7.) Let the treats cool down before giving it to your dog.
8.) Crispy homemade apple treats
- A number of apples. It must be cored and seeded.
- Cinnamon ( if your dog likes it; it’s optional)
1.) Preheat the oven at 235 Fahrenheit.
2.) Slice apples to the thickness of 1/4 inches.
3.) Put the apples in the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.
4.) Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Then flip each slice to the other side.
5.) Sprinkle some cinnamon if your dog likes it.
6.) Put the apple slices back in the oven and leave them for an hour.
7.) Give it to your dog as a treat after the slices have cooled down. If there are leftovers, store them in an air-tight container for next time when your dog wants a treat.
9.) Homemade dog chicken biscuits
- 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
- 2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 5.3-ounce container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1.) Before you start, preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
2.) Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
3.) Use tablespoons to put the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Also, use the back of the spoon to flatten the batter.
4.) Bake for 12 to 14 minutes and check on until the treats become golden brown.
5.) Give the treats to your dog so they can be happy. If there are any leftovers, you can put them in the refrigerator or freezer.
10.)Homemade dog treats that contain vegetables
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 zucchini, shredded
- 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
- 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
2.) Use an electric mixer and its bowel to combine the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.
3.) Gradually add old fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups of flour at a lower speed. When the dough is no longer sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup of flour.
4.) In this step, add carrot, zucchini, and spinach and continue beating until the dough is consistent.
5.) Put flour in a surface and knead the dough 3 to 4 times.
6.) Using a rolling pin, roll the dough so that it has a 1/4 inches in thickness.
7.) Cut shapes using cookie cutters.
8.) After cutting out shapes, use the prepared baking sheet and put the dough into the oven. Baking takes fro 20 to 25 minutes so the at the treats’ edges become golden brown. Sometimes baking can take longer depending on the thickness of the dough and shapes used.
9.) Let it cool down and then give it to your dog.
11.) Watermelon and coconut milk dog treats
- A quarter of a watermelon. It must be seedless so your dog doesn’t swallow the seeds.
- One can of coconut milk
1.) Scoop 1/4 of the watermelon.
2.) Blend together the coconut milk with the watermelon. If you want it darker in color, add more watermelon.
3.) Pour the mixture into bone-shaped ice cube tray so it will look like a bone. Then, wait until it becomes frozen.
4.) Give the treat to your dog.
12.) Apple and Cheddar dog treat
- 400g Whole Wheat or Oat Flour
- 100g Porridge Oats
- 100g Mature Cheddar
- 150g Applesauce
- 50g Parmesan
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- A bone
1.) Preheat the oven to 1800 before starting making the dog treats recipe.
2.) Grate the cheese over the porridge oats and flour before adding applesauce and oil.
3.) Combine all the ingredients and add a tablespoon with water. keep adding a tablespoon of water until it becomes a ball.
4.) Put flour in a surface and roll out the dough into a 1 cm in thickness.
5.) Using a cookie cutter, cut treats out and bake for 15 to 25 minutes. They must become golden brown.
Here is a video for how to make the treat:
13.) Apple carrots dog treat
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour
- 1 cup of grated carrots
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
2.) Combine all the ingredients so it will form into dough.
3.) Roll the dough into small balls and place it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4.) Put some pressure on the teats so that they become 1/4 in thickness.
5.) Bake until it is golden brown and leave it to cool down for your dog.
These were the top 13 dog treats that your dog will surely love and eat when they are hungry.
Instead of buying dog treats, you can now make them in your home very easily.
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