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Make your own healthy dogs treats at home!

Updated: Jun 22, 2021


Your furbae may love to eat food fresh from your plate. But like us humans, just because we like it and it tastes good, doesn't mean it's good for us!

Eating a healthy balanced diet is just as important for your dog as it is for you and I. Eating an unhealthy diet can lead to weight gain for our furry friends which can lead to many health problems. We want to do the best we can for our pets, and making your own healthy pet snacks is a good start!!


Yes, I know, who has the time I hear you say? Well, I get it, we are all time poor and grabbing a ready made bag of dog treats at the supermarket is way easier, which is why I’ve put together 5 VERY easy dog treat recipes, ones you could really eat yourself!!



You can have a bit of fun with these biscuits, get creative with the ingredients and experiment. If you don't have a particular ingredient, substitute it for something similar, just make sure you double check it's safe for your dog first. Did you know there is a list of foods our furbaes should not eat? Some include:

onions, garlic and chives chocolate macadamia nuts corn on the cob avocado artificial sweetener (xylitol, one to look out for in store bought peanut butter) alcohol and caffeine (aaargh, obviously) cooked bones grapes and raisins



Yummy healthy things that you CAN give your dog and also use to substitute when making delicious, healthy homemade treats are:

apple banana blueberries cheese (small amounts) pineapple blackberries oats mango pumpkin strawberries rice


There really are so many healthy and delicious food options out there for your dog!! See my post on homemade healthy dog food for more easy recipe ideas. Now, to my dog biscuit recipes….


Pumpkin and peanut butter cookies

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1/3 cup peanut butter natural, get the natural version, no added sugar, salt or other nasty (and unnecessary) additives

2 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon ( FYI don't get confused say NO to nutmeg, it can be toxic to dogs)



Instructions

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Line a large baking tray with baking paper or a silicone baking mat

In a large bowl, combine sweet potato, eggs, and peanut butter. Stir until completely combined.

Add in flour and cinnamon - stirring, it's a workout

Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out dough to your desired thickness, use more flour if you find the dough is too sticky

Cut shapes out of dough and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20 to 40 minutes, closer to 40 minutes if you want extra crunchy.

Remove treats from the oven, let them cool down on a cooking rack.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 6 months!


Like to try something different this time or next? Keep these 4 variations in mind, super easy, just follow the same instructions, just mix up the ingredients and voila! A new taste sensation!


Oat crunch doggy cookies

1 cup pureed banana

2 eggs

1 cup of oats (I use quick oats, the slightly chopped up version)

1 cup plain flour

1/4 cup blueberries


Apple and cinnamon doggy cookies

1 cup apple puree (you can make this yourself, just peel, chop, steam then blend, most apple puree at the shops is full of nasty/unnecessary extras)

2 eggs

1 cup of oats (I use quick oats, the slightly chopped up version)

1 cup plain flour

1/4 tsp of cinnamon


Chicken cookies

1 cup of chopped cooked chicken (you can also use good quality chicken mince)

3 eggs

1 carrot grated

1 cup of rice flour

1 cups plain flour


Crazy cookies

Now, this one is a little wild, but trust me, it works!!


1 cup of chopped cooked chicken (you can also use good quality chicken mince)

1 cup mashed banana

1/2 cup of peanut butter (remember, the good stuff is best!)

3 eggs

1 cup of oats (I use quick oats, the slightly chopped up version)

1 cups plain flour


Get creative and make up your own recipes, as long as you stick to what is appropriate for dogs, the combinations really are endless. And the best thing of all? You know exactly what your dog is eating, healthy treats made with love! x








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