Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes


Have you had those moments, fleeting as they may be, where you think about making yummy homemade dog treats for your pup? But then move that thought to the 'one of these days" lists?

So maybe make that day today.  You are gonna love whipping up a batch of simple homemade dog treats for your dog. Plus, your sweet pup is going to love you even more than he already does. If that is even possible.












We have three such family members at home, and they just know when I am making a batch of homemade doggie treats just for them. Even before the pan is in the oven and the savory aromas fill the air, they. just. know.

As a doggie parent, I love making natural dog treats at home in my own kitchen because I know exactly what they are eating.

Not to mention, they love watching me in the kitchen puttering about in my pajamas making them tasty treats that they know are just for them. They always know.

Aaanyway, if they could, I am sure my three furry family members would definitely give 3 paws up to these yummy easy homemade dog treat recipes.








APPLE-CARROT DOG TREATS



Picture Credit: Reluctant Entertainer



My dogs love carrots (sadly, I cannot say the same about my kids.) Especially our Anatolian Shepard, Ringo. If you have a carrot in your hand, you can expect to see Ringo amble on over and give you his best rendition of sad puppy dog eyes. If he could vote, I have little doubt this carrot apple dog biscuit recipe would win, paws down.




SWEET POTATO DOG BISCUITS RECIPE



The Little Epicurean



This DIY dog treat recipe made with baby food is one of my favorite recipes to make for my furry babies.

Whip up this easy recipe for homemade sweet potato dog biscuits with a couple of jars of sweet potato pureed baby food, and a few other all-natural ingredients.

Since this recipe will yield about 4 batches of these yummy treats for your dog, you can consider this budget-friendly recipe as an extra way to save money. A win-win, in my book!

An extra note: If you use baby food as a base in dog treats, make sure to choose baby foods that do not contain onions, grapes or raisins, as these ingredients can be toxic to dogs.

Check out the recipe at The Little Epicurean.




HEALTHY CALMING NATURAL DOG TREATS



Image Courtesy of NellieBellie



Our oldest dog, Lola, gets stressed out very easily. Poor baby. When someone she does not know comes to our house, she cannot stop barking or running in circles. Ugh.  It is like major stress for her.

Thunder, lightning,  or busy holiday activity can also make all three of our dogs anxious and stressed.

But with Lola, any little noise or extra company in our house can get her stressed quickly.

So I was thrilled to come across this recipe from NellieBellie, which uses lavender and chamomile, which are calming ingredients that can naturally calm an anxious dog.

You can freeze these homemade dog treats as well, so they last a long time. Just grab some out of the freezer when you want to treat your dog with a calming biscuit.

But keep in mind the chamomile and lavender are totally optional.  You can also make this homemade dog treat recipe using just the peanut butter, unsweetened applesauce, whole wheat flour, and oats.

Either way, your dog is going to love them!



FROZEN APPLE DOG TREATS RECIPE



Picture From Irresistible Pets


Keep your dog cool in the summer with a yummy frozen dog treats recipe.

These 3 ingredient dog treats only need apple slices, yogurt, and water. That's it.

But if your pup is lactose intolerant, go ahead and skip this recipe.

When making dog treats with yogurt, make sure to use yogurts that do not contain any artificial sweeteners, as sweeteners can be toxic to dogs. (Here's a list of potentially toxic ingredients for dogs from ASPCA )


Check out the recipe at Irresistible Pets.








TWO-INGREDIENT DOG TREAT RECIPE (EASY PEASY)




Picture From Dog-Milk



Easy two-ingredient homemade dog treats are perfect for beginners just starting to delve into making dog treat recipes at home.

The only two ingredients needed for this recipe are organic whole wheat flour and pureed baby food. (Again, make sure to not use baby food that contains onion, grapes or raisins.)

If you are looking for grain free homemade dog treats, use chickpea flour or buckwheat flour.

And that's it. Of course, the real fun of starting out with such a simple basic healthy dog treat recipe is that it is easy to add ingredients and flavors to create your own custom recipe as you turn into an awesome dog treat connoisseur!

Check out this recipe at Dog-Milk.




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