Make Your Own Healthy Dog Treats

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We want to make sure our pooches know we love and appreciate them, and one of the best ways of doing so is to give them treats. However, there are many treats out there that can add weight to your pup if they eat too many. You need healthy dog treats, but when you consider the price, you quickly realize that they are ridiculously expensive. The simple solution is to make your own healthy dog treats, and honestly, you'll be surprised at just how easy these recipes can be.

Benefits of Homemade

Homemade treats provide other benefits over being cheaper than the store varieties. These allow you to monitor the ingredients, so you know exactly what is in them. This also allows you to make treats that don't include preservatives and other chemicals, or any ingredients that your pet may be sensitive to. Here are some quick and easy healthy dog treats that you and your pooch will love.

Peanut Butter and Yogurt Bites

Dogs love peanut butter, and this treat will become one of their favorites. Simply mix 32 ounces of vanilla flavored yogurt with one cup of peanut butter melted in the microwave. Once mixed thoroughly, pour the mixture into lined cupcake or muffin tins and throw them in the freezer. Whenever your pooch deserves a treat, just grab one, peel off the wrapper, and let your pup enjoy.

Pumpkin Balls

Since it's fall, you should let your dog enjoy the festivities with pumpkin balls. These treats will provide plenty of nutrients and vitamins, and Fido will love them. For this treat, you will need:

  • Two cups of whole wheat flour
  • A quarter teaspoon of baking powder
  • A quarter teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half of a cup of pumpkin from a can
  • Four tablespoons of molasses
  • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Four tablespoons of water

 

Set your oven to 350°. Thoroughly mix all of the wet ingredients together in a large bowl, and add in all of the dry ingredients. Mix until a soft dough forms. Wet your hands and roll small spoonfuls of the dough into balls. Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet, and use a fork to flatten them slightly. Bake in the preheated oven for around 25 minutes, or until the dough is no longer soft.

Customized Dog Biscuits

These treats allow you to add tasty tidbits to make different flavors, including broth, cheese, eggs, bacon pieces, or oats. You will need:

  • One teaspoon of chicken or beef broth
  • Two and a half cups of wheat or white flour
  • One egg
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Your chosen add-ins

 

Preheat the oven to 350° and combine all ingredients. Knead the dough for three minutes or until it forms a ball. Roll it out until it is around half of an inch thick, and use a cookie cutter to cut the dough. Place your bones on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

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