May 7, 2019

Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

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Have you had those moments, fleeting as they may be, where you think about making your own homemade dog treats for your dog? But then you quickly move that idea to your one of these days list?

Or maybe you have wondered how to start your own pet brand from home and sell homemade healthy dog treats? 




( You might want to check out this post if you have - easy crafts to make and sell, including your own pet products to make and sell)

Either way, whether you just want to have fun in the kitchen baking some healthy yummy treats for your pup, or start a homemade pet treat business, these easy dog treat recipes are a great way to start.












We have three furry 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.

I love making natural dog treats at home in my own kitchen because I know exactly what my dogs are eating. And our dogs love their extra-special treats!

If they could, I am pretty sure my three fur babies would 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.

Thunder, lightning,  or any busy 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 natural 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 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. Easy-Peasy!

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

When making dog treats with yogurt, use yogurt that does not contain any artificial sweeteners, as some 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 make 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.