Most dogs love dog treats, and most dog owners enjoy giving their furry friends a treat or two every now and then. Some dog owners worry about not knowing what ingredients are in dog treats. This is an understandable concern. We have a simple solution to quell your concerns: make some homemade pet treats! DIY dog treats can be simple to make and inexpensive. Plus, you can tailor them to include your dog’s favorite flavors (chicken, peanut butter, carrots, you name it!) Now, for some dog treat recipes!
Homemade frosty dog treat (these are banana and peanut butter dog treats):
Homemade Pet Treats Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of honey
Homemade Pet Treats Directions:
Put all your ingredients in a blender. Blend them together. Pour the mixture into a cupcake pan or another mold that can be placed in the freezer. If you opt to use the cupcake pan, you can put liners in the cupcake pan prior to pouring the mixture. This makes it easier to clean, but obviously you need to remove the liner before serving the treat to your dog! Freeze until the treats are frozen solid. When you give your furry friend one of these treats, you may want to serve it in a bowl so as to avoid a big melty mess!
Another homemade dog treats recipe is this simple, alternative 2 ingredient dog treat!
2 4 ounce jars of Chicken or Turkey baby food (be sure that whatever baby food you choose does not contain ingredients that are harmful for dogs)
1 1/2 cups of oatmeal
Preheat your oven to approximately 350 degrees. Put your oatmeal in a blender or food processor, then add the baby food. The mixture will be pretty thick. Depending on the size of your dog, you can make larger or smaller sized treats. You may want to use a tablespoon to make treats for larger dogs, or a teaspoon to make treats for smaller dogs. Larger dog treats should cook for around 15-20 minutes, and smaller treats should take about half that time. You will need to closely monitor the treats as they bake. After these homemade dog snacks are finished baking, let them cool and then store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator.