Most canine owners can relate to indulging their dogs with treats. Not only are they a way to show affection, they can be great for training as well. However, like dog foods, treats can be loaded with unhealthy ingredients. With this collection of recipes though, you can make up tasty snacks for your pup without worrying about fillers and other unhealthy ingredients.
Turmeric is a wonder herb that has been used for centuries in herbal medicine. In this tasty treat recipe, one owner combines it with nutrient rich fish stock to provide their pup with a healthy daily treat that can help support joint health.
For many dog owners, finding a way to celebrate a pup’s birthday can seem like a challenge. Humans tend to indulge in tasty, icing coated cakes, which are not exactly good for dogs. Tthe owner behind this recipe decided to make a healthy, dog friendly version of a birthday cake that just about anyone can make for their dog too.
Some dogs just cannot handle grains in their diet. For owners of such dogs, this recipe is a great example of how you can make homemade treats sans grain products. It only takes about 30 minutes to whip up a sizable batch of them.
For pups that transition between wet and dry food and leave behind extra cans, or for owners who want to rest assured the treats they give their pups are nutritionally balance, this recipe is amazing. Using the food your pup already eats and that you trust, you can create tasty treats that are great for rewards and snacks.
This marvelously easy recipe gives owners components they can re-use in other creations as well. Starting with an easy whole wheat crust and finishing with a tasty carrot custard, these puppy friendly snacks are sure to be a hit with just about any canine.
One clever bit of advice lead to the creation of these tasty, abundant, and thrifty dog treats. Using baby food as a base, you can easily skip a lot of prep time and steps. Just two small containers of sweet potatoes is enough to make up a few dozen small-sized treats.
To some dogs, pumpkin is the best thing in the world (at least when they are eating it). In this creatively adapted recipe, one dog owner shows you how to make up some tasty and crunchy treats that any pumpkin loving pooch can enjoy.
Peanut butter and pumpkin puree are combined together in this tasty and simple treat for dogs. With the short list of ingredients, it is not only quick and easy, it is also a rather thrifty one to make. For dog owners who want to know exactly what is put into their dog’s treats, this is a great recipe to try.
The doggie enthusiasts behind this recipe also have other variations that you can try as well, but those looking for a somewhat healthier treat, this carrot and banana recipe is perfect. It combines the natural sweetness and nutrition of carrots and bananas into a simple to make treat that canines tend to enjoy.
In this simple to follow recipe three common ingredients that canines tend to adore are combined. The main components of peanut butter and pumpkin are highlighted by the addition of some banana mash. The use of wheat and oat flour make it a much healthier alternative to many store brand treats that use lower quality, filler grains.
After a consultation with her vet, this enthusiastic owner created a peanut butter based treat that is accented with chopped up bacon. While the bacon was somewhat of an after thought, since it is her pup’s favorite, you can easily forgo its inclusion.
These tasty treats are packed with nutrient dense ingredients that will have your pup begging for more. Combining things like apple, bacon, pumpkin, chicken, and peanut butter, this recipes only sounds complicated, when in fact it is fairly simple and cost effective to make.
Pumpkin is a great food for doggie digestive systems, so it makes sense to choose it as a base for a healthy and tasty treat. With the addition of a little peanut butter for protein and parsley for taste and breath, these treats are also great for doggies with a gluten intolerance.
Using just four simple ingredients, these tasty and festive treats are packed with healthy ingredients for your pup. The addition of cinnamon can be especially helpful for doggies suffering with arthritis, while the chicken fats are great for adding health hand shine to their coat.
Using simple ingredients like oats, peanut butter and chicken broth, you too can whip up some tasty treats for your pup. The low costs and wholesome ingredients make this a great recipe for people who want to save money, especially if they have a lot of pups to treat.
Most people think that making their dog’s treats may be a bit complicated and costly, but this recipe shows otherwise. Using just four simple ingredients, you too can make up some wholesome treats for your pup, without worry about preservatives or unhealthy fillers.
These totally tasty treats are packed with healthy ingredients for your pup, which makes them a good treat to use with training, or simply one that you can feel good about giving to them. Sweet potatoes, applesauce, and eggs all provide a nice flavor and nutritional boost, without using any fillers or nasty preservatives.
For many dogs, aniseed is like a canine version of catnip. While you should always check with your vet before introducing something new, this recipe is a simple and tasty way to give any dog who enjoys aniseed a healthy treat.
Peanut butter and pumpkin are two rather popular and healthy ingredients for homemade dog treats, this recipe however steps up the tastiness a bit by adding in dates. The end result has the appearance of classic peanut butter cookies that your pup is sure to enjoy.
Yogurt can be a great way to add some healthy creaminess to a recipe, and in this particular instance, it is paired with bacon, carrots, oats and peanut butter to create a yummy and healthy snack. You can easily adjust the recipe if your pooch is a bit picky, but otherwise the flavor combinations are fairly popular for pups.
Using only a few common ingredients and bit of time, anyone can follow this easy recipe for making homemade doggie treats. What they lack in flavor, they easily make up for with simple wholesomeness, which is great for having peace of mind about what you are feeding your canine companion.
For anyone who enjoys fall themed cooking, these little treats are perfect. Combining traditional cool weather flavors, like apples and a touch of brown sugar, these mildly sweet treats are great for any pooch with a sweet tooth. The addition of whole wheat flour, oats, and carrots, also makes them a rather balanced snack.
Chocolate is one of the world’s favorite treats, but unfortunately for pups, it is seriously off limits. However, for one chocolate loving dog owner, a wonderful substitute was found. In this easy to follow recipe, you are shown how to make tasty carob chip and banana muffins that are great for treating your pup to something special.
For many homes, it is not uncommon to have both felines and canines. With this rather basic recipe, you are shown how to make savory chicken treats that are suitable for both cats and dogs. Not only can this be a great one to use for training, it can easily help reduce costs and let you rest assured knowing the only ingredients that went into them.
In another two-for-one installment, this posting not only gives you a tasty recipe for dog treats, they also include a separate one for kitties. For canines, the rich flavors of bacon and pumpkin are bolstered by the use of flax to create a delectable and healthy alternative to store bought snacks.
Dogs can be wonderful companions, but sometimes their breath can leave you feeling a little woozy. With this recipe though, you are shown how to easily make a doggie version of an after dinner mint that is not only tasty and healthy, it can also help curb the intensity of bad doggie breath.
Carob chips are a safe and tasty alternative to chocolate for pups, so it only makes sense to combine it with natural peanut butter as a canine treat. You can easily make them up as described, or coat them entirely in carob for a more candy like doggie treat.
Pumpkin mash is a great component in any dog treat since it is great for soothing canine tummies. In this very basic and effective recipe, you are shown how to make pumpkin treats, with or without, the addition of cranberries.
Parsley is a very puppy friendly ingredient that can naturally help fight bad breath. When combined with other tasty and healthy ingredients, like protein rich peanut butter and vitamin packed banana, you have a rather winning combination. You can feel good about these treats, and about indulging your pup with them.
Making your own dehydrated foods is a rather popular concept for many people who prefer homemade. In this easy tutorial you are shown how you can even make tasty and all natural treats for your dog using nothing more than chicken and a dehydrator. If you don’t have one, there is a note in the comments about how you can use an oven instead.
Beef is a rather popular flavor for dog treats, next to bacon, it is probably the second most loved by canines. In this beefy treat recipe, broth is used to add rich flavor to these healthy flax seed biscuits. The addition of peanut butter gives them a boost of protein that is perfect for pups of all ages.
Beef liver is a very nutrient rich source of protein and vitamins that is excellent for supporting the overall health of canines. With this recipe, you are shown how to make treats that only seem a bit decadent, but are in fact rather packed full of vitamins, proteins, and minerals.
Training your dog can take a lot of time, patience, and treats. With this simple beef based recipe, you can make up a large batch of training treats that will keep for weeks, or months, depending on how you store them.
While dogs don’t tend to indulge in sweets as often as humans do, they can get into trouble if they gravitate towards human sweets. If you have a pup that seems to like things a bit on the sweet side, these mild and tasty coconut and peanut butter dog cookies would be a great way to curb their sweet tooth without being unhealthy.
The dog lover behind this little collection definitely wanted to cover all the bases. These ten recipes for homemade dog treats all have healthy components and are exceedingly simple to make. No matter how picky your pup may be, you are likely to find a treat among these that they’ll love.
It is almost a universal truth that dogs love the taste of bacon. In this recipe, you only need a little bit of the drippings from a pan of bacon to make up these scrumptious treats that most dogs would find hard to resist.
Summer can an uncomfortable season, especially for your furry companion. If you’d like to find a way to treat them with a healthy, frozen treat, give this recipe a try. Using all natural ingredients, it is a lot healthier and more cost effective than premade treats from the store.
In another variety of frozen treats for pups, this simple recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and a few hours to chill. It is a perfect recipe to have on hand for hot weather when you don’t want to warm the house up by using an oven.
In this variation on a popular mix, one military mom shows just how simple it can be to make homemade dog treats. Using nothing more than oatmeal and baby food, these treats are a great place to start for anyone wanting to get into more homemade foods for your dog.
Doggie ice cream from the store can be very expensive and full of preservatives and questionable ingredients. If you have a pup that loves ice cream, this handy recipe and guide will show you how to make your own frosty dog treats at home for a lot less than the store bought version.
If you want to celebrate your dog’s birthday with style and something special, or just in general want a nice treat to make every once in a while, this pupcake recipe is a great idea. You can even “frost” them with a bit of peanut butter for that extra bit of flavor and style.
While this recipe seems a bit heavy for just a treat, it is not exactly something you’d want to feed your pups everyday. Made with lots of peanut butter and carob chips, this doggie birthday cake is absolutely adorable and positively doggie approved. You could also opt to leave off the dog bone trim, or make your own.