If you want to give your puppy a healthier alternative to a store-bought treat, I have the solution! As a bit of a health freak, I find myself reflecting my healthy habits on my puppy. So he gets stuck with the healthy, homemade treats rather than the yummy strips of preservatives that I don’t think sit well in his tummy. However, he doesn’t care what’s in his treat as long as it tastes good! Whether your dog has tummy issues, you just want to feed him healthier treats, or you are bored on a Sunday afternoon, I have 3 easy and healthy homemade dog treat recipes for you to choose from!
Peanut Butter And Yogurt Frozen Pops
This is so easy, and actually really healthy for your pup! Dogs love peanut butter, that’s no surprise, but it’s also an excellent form of protein for them. Yogurt helps fight off bad bacteria and helps keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy. You will need about a spoonful of yogurt and a cup of peanut butter. First, you will need to melt the peanut butter. Then, mix the yogurt into the creamy mixture. Now, all you have to do is pour this mixture into an ice tray and let it freeze overnight. The next day, your pup will go crazy for these frozen peanut butter popsicles! Your dog will be especially fond of these with the summer months coming up. While your kids are eating popsicles, your dog can too.
Sweet Potato Chewy Treats
Sweet potatoes are really good for dogs, who knew? I happen to love sweet potatoes. Now, I can share with my pup! Lucky for you, the recipe is so super easy to make. I mean, all you need is an oven and a sweet potato. It’s really that easy! Preheat your oven to about 250 degrees. Cut up a sweet potato into tiny slices and line them on a cookie sheet. Once the oven is ready, cook your slices for about one and a half hours. Take out the chews and flip them over to cook for another hour and a half. Once they are good and dehydrated, you will want to let them cool completely before giving them to your pup. I have done this for my dog and he loved them! An excellent source of fiber and it’s way cheaper than the chews at the pet store!
Pure Peanut Butter Treats
This recipe requires a few more ingredients than the other two, but your dog will love it, I promise! You will need a cup of oats, two cups of whole wheat flour, 1/3 or 1/2 cup of peanut butter, and 1 & 1/4 cup of hot water. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, you will mix the oats and flour together. Next, you will add your peanut butter and hot water. Mold the mixture together and then roll tiny balls onto a cookie sheet. Let them bake for about 40-50 minutes or until they are brown. When you take them out of the oven, let them cool overnight before feeding them to your dog. In the morning, they will be hard and ready for your dog to devour!