As the pandemic continues and you have more time at home with your furry companions, why not try your hand at making homemade dog treats? These can be made easily at home, with ingredients you probably already have on hand. As most of America has had to tighten up their budgets, these are easy on the wallet, healthy for your dog, and give you something new to do while at home. Get the kids involved too!
DOGGIE TRAIL MIX RECIPE
This fun, easy, and yummy recipe will get your dog wagging its tail for sure! Grab these ingredients and give it a try!
- Unseasoned meat: any kind- your dog probably isn’t as picky as your kids!
- Potatoes- sweet potatoes are a healthier option, but white potatoes, in small amounts, are ok as long as you remove any green spots and they are fully cooked. Read this article from the FDA regarding potatoes in your dogs diet.
- Vegetables- any you have on hand, but NO ONIONS! They can make your dog very sick!
- Fruit- Any variety except NO GRAPES OR RAISINS! These are poisonous to your dog too.
- Cut everything into 1/4 inch pieces and lay flat on a baking sheet
- Lightly spray with reduced-fat cooking spray or use parchment paper
- Bake in a 200-degree oven until completely dried (or you can use a dehydrator)
- Let cool.
- Store in a large gallon plastic bag or airtight container.
This is a quick, healthy treat you can give to your dog every day for training reward or just a treat for being the very best pandemic partner.
P.B.FRO YO DOG TREATS RECIPE
While ice cream is not a good treat for your pup, this homemade, dog friendly, froyo is a perfect option. While you enjoy your nightly bowl of ice cream, your doggie can enjoy their frozen delight as well. All you’ll need is 2 ingredients to make this Fido-friendly froyo!
- 32 oz vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup peanut butter
Low-cost ingredients for a delicious and cool treat for your dog. Here is how you make it:
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the peanut butter.
- Next, combine the vanilla yogurt with the melted peanut butter until smooth.
- Add more peanut butter if necessary to thicken the mixture.
- Pour into cupcake papers or dessert molds.
- Freeze for 4 hours until firm.
We hope you have fun making these treats for your dog. Share a picture of your dog enjoying one of these yummy treats on our Facebook page!
If your pet is due for their vaccinations, annual exam, or you would like nutritional counseling for your pet, give your Ellicott City, MD veterinarian a call today at 410-465-6218.