Dogs are an important part of our home and our everyday life. They not only provide us companionship but also give us emotional support, lessen our stress, and help us to promote our social activities. Indisputably, they deserve something special for this. Offering some homemade healthy treat is not a bad idea to treat or reward them. Preparing some homemade healthy treats for your pup can also provide them more energy and boost their immune system.
After seeing a homemade treat, your pup might even love it more than those canned treats. No matter, whether you have a small, medium, or large-sized dog we guarantee your pup will love to indulge. So, get ready to discover some healthy homemade treats for your dog. Read on!
Healthy Homemade Treats for Dogs
It is incredibly an easy process to make a healthy treat at home. Without dealing with many ingredients, you can prepare a healthy and delicious snack for your pup to enjoy.
Here we have a delicious list of healthy treats that you can make at your home for your pup. Keep a note of this easy homemade dog treats in your dog food book to make a special healthy snack at any time.
Trail Mix Treats
These tasty and healthy dog trail mix treats are a quick homemade snack you can treat or reward your pup with. These treats can be a great snack to offer your pup after a long outdoors or playtime. The few ingredients include pieces of meat (unflavored), potatoes, vegetables (except onions) and fruits (except grapes or raisins).
How to cook?
Make ½ inch thick pieces of these ingredients. Add a little cooking spray and place it into a 200-degree pre-heated oven or in a food dehydrator until dry.
Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Dog Treats
Dogs go crazy for peanut butter and plain yogurt; it is a favorite treat among many canines. Being loved by dogs and full of protein and healthy fats these homemade peanut butter can be a flavorful snack for your lovely pup. When combined with vanilla yogurt, it turns into a perfect treat for your pup after an energetic play session. All-natural and organic, these amazing treats will make your pup feel healthy and happy.
How to cook?
It can be created with only two ingredients i.e. 1 cup of peanut butter and 32 ounces of vanilla yogurt. Take a microwave-safe bowl and melt the peanut butter into it. Combine the yogurt and melted peanut butter. Empty the combined mixture into the mini paper cupcake and place it in the freezer.
Simple Dog Biscuits
These incredibly easy homemade simple dog biscuits can make your pup’s mouth water like anything. Made with a few simple ingredients it can deliver a delicious taste sensation to your pup. For the basic recipe, you’ll need few simple ingredients: 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (Use gluten-free flour or oats, if your dog is sensitive to wheat), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of beef or chicken bouillon granules, ½ cup of hot water and an egg (optional). This biscuit is not a meal substitute; it is a part of a healthy balanced diet. Make sure to offer plenty of fresh clean water at the time you reward this delicious treat to your lovely pup.
How to cook?
This is such a fun little baking project that you can enjoy with your children too! Follow the directions listed below and enjoy your cooking.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Put bouillon in hot water
- Mix all the remaining ingredients
- Make a dough by kneading until it forms a ball
- Roll the dough and make it ½ inch thick
- Cut into bone shaped slices with the help of a cookie cutter
- Put these pieces on a lightly greases cookie sheet
- Cook for at least 30 minutes
If you are also a canine parent that loves to surprise your pup with a little pumpkin treat, consider these homemade pumpkin dog treats to amaze your little fur-buddy. These tasty pumpkin balls are filled with fiber, vitamin A, iron, potassium and beta-carotene. Just make sure you pick only a plain canned pumpkin without any sweeteners so your pup can fully obtain all its health benefits. For the surprise pumpkin balls, you’ll need ingredients such as ½ cup canned pumpkin, 4 teaspoons molasses, 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 2 cups of wheat flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, 4 teaspoons of water and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
How to cook?
Pre-heat oven up to 350 degrees. Prepare a mixture of pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil and water in a bowl and add the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda into it and stir until the dough become soft. Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and make smooth and uniform-shaped balls by rolling it on your hands. Place the balls into a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake at least for 25 minutes or until the dough becomes hard.
Apple Crunch Cupcakes or Pupcakes
A homemade cupcake for dogs is a safe, healthy and delicious treat also known as Pupcake. If you love to spoil your dog with a special treat at home then these apple crunch pupcakes can be a great option for you. This fruity treat is filled with healthy natural ingredients and a touch of luscious applesauce taste with a combination of honey and vanilla that dogs are sure to love.
Natural ingredients you’ll need are: 2 cups and 12 tablespoons of water, unsweetened ¼ cup applesauce, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/8 tablespoon vanilla extract, 4 cups wheat flour, 1 cup apple chips (dry and unsweetened), 1 tablespoon baking powder and a medium-sized egg.
How to cook?
Pre-heat the oven up to 350 degrees. Take water, applesauce, honey, egg and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients and blend together in a uniform mixture. Pour this mixture into a lightly greased cupcake pan and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.
Preparing some homemade treats for dogs is a great idea but it’s not an easy task for all pet parents. However, by following these recipes you can easily make nutritious and delicious homemade treats for your pups, even if you are not a skillful cook. Be sure to discuss with your veterinarian about your pup’s food allergies and other poisonous food and household item’s health concern before administering any homemade treats.