Making treats for your dog at home may seem like a task compared to stepping into the pet store and buying readymade ones. But there are more advantage of giving your dog homemade dog treats; you have more options as there are many different recipes that you can choose from, and they are healthier than packaged treats (you don’t know what they put into making them).
Peanut butter treats
These treats are very easy to make and the best part is that its preparation does not take much time at all. Another plus side is that dogs love peanut butter, so they will love these as well. Ingredients that you will need are:
- Flour – 2 cups
- Peanut butter – ½ cup
- Eggs – 2
Mix all of these until they are properly done, add some water and bake them for 20 minutes.
Most dogs love chicken, which is why they will love these chicken treats as well, and they come in handy when training a pup. The ingredients you needs are:
- Diced chicken – ½ cup
- Cooked rice – ½ cup
- Rice flour – 3 tbs
- Parsley – 1 tbs
- Egg – 1
Mix them all and separate them into little balls, then cook for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Two ingredients dog treat
If you aren’t much of a cook and like to keep it simple and easy, then this is the best recipe for you. It is also best for you to start your treat making journey with. The ingredients required are:
- Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
- Pureed baby food – 2 jars
Make sure that you choose the baby food that your dog loves; apple flavor, blueberry or sweet potato. The cook time on these treats is about 25 minutes.
Dogs who love biscuits will love these so much. There are 5 ingredients involved:
- Whole wheat flour
- Beef broth
- Peanut butter
Mix them and roll out the dough, cut them into any shape and size you want. Put them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
Sweet potato fries
This veggie is quite popular among babies, adults, and dogs, so these fries can come in handy for the whole family. They are delicious and a good way of making sure that everyone gets to eat some vegetables. Dogs’ love them and the ingredients you will need are:
- Sweet potato
- Coconut oil
Cut the sweet potatoes like fries, cover in said ingredients and fry; entire cook time is about 30 minutes.
Apple dog treats – frozen
The best part about these treats is that you do not need to cook them, and they are best to give your dog in the hot weather. All you need is:
- Non-fat yogurt
Take some ice cube trays; add diced apples and yogurt into each section and freeze. The minimum time you will need for them to freeze over is around 3 hours.
Its best to keep your dog out of the kitchen when you are preparing these; they will make your kitchen smell of cheese. What you will need:
- Flour – 4 cups
- Shredded cheese – 2 cups
You will coat frozen cheese cubes in flour and cook them. Your dog will love these and they will be ready in about 2 hours.
Apple cinnamon treats
Your kitchen will smell amazing if you use this recipe. Plus it’s great for dogs and humans too. What you will need is:
- Quick cook oatmeal – 1 cup
- Apple sauce – ½ cup
- Egg – 1
After cooking the oatmeal, you will mix all ingredients and bake. The cook time is about 22 minutes.
Vegan and gluten-free dog treat
Another very simple recipe, this one involves 3 ingredients only. They are one of the best options for you to use if your dog has grain allergies. All you need is:
- Oat or rice flour
- Peanut butter
- Bananas – 2
Mix and bake, the total cook time will be around 30 minutes.
Ginger apple dog treats
Another one for dogs that have grain allergies; these treats are healthy and taste great as well. Ingredients required are:
- Diced apple – 1 cup
- Plain yogurt – 2/3 cup
- Ginger – ½ tps
- Coconut oil – 1 tbs
It’s very simple and quick to make with a cooking time of about 30 minutes.