They say every dog has his day. Well for most people every day is for their dogs. And on February 23rd, any dog who knows what's up will be wagging their tails with delight – it's National Dog Biscuit Day! Homemade doggy treats are a wonderful way to show your dog how much you care. Lucky for you we have some delectable goodies to help you and your canine companions enjoy this howl-iday!
Sweet Potato Chew Treats
Some of the easiest treats you can make are dehydrated chews–like this sweet potato recipe! All you need for this recipe is some sweet potatoes cut thick lengthwise, then throw them in the oven and you can bet your dog will be waiting to try one out! This recipe is perfect for those that want to give their fur babies a more natural treat. You can also control how soft or tough these come out and tailor it to your dog’s needs.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Another great and flexible recipe is made with yummy peanut butter. Peanut butter is such a flexible flavor that can pair well with others like bananas, blueberries, and even certain veggies. With this recipe, all you'll be doing is mixing, rolling, and cutting. So easy and much healthier than the store-bought peanut butter treats!
No-Bake Coconut Dog Treats
If you’re looking for a sweet treat for your pup, this is it! And no baking means they won’t have to wait for their treats. Your dog will be chowing down in coconut heaven in no time with just 4 ingredients and 4 simple steps. Did we mention it also has peanut butter in it and it’s human-friendly? Now you can finally steal their treats too!
Carrot and Banana Dog Treats
This recipe base allows for a wide range of natural ingredient variations, so don't feel restricted to the ingredients listed in the recipe. And they only take 35 minutes! If you are planning on making this tasty treat as is, neither you nor your pup will be disappointed.
The yummy banana provides some nice sweetness and can mask the carrots if you have a picky eater on your hands. And with the help of a bone-shaped cookie cutter, you can make cute lip-smacking treats that will have all the dogs pawing at your door.
If you’re looking for a natural fresh breath alternative for your doggo, this is the one for you. It's likely that you already have all of the ingredients you'll need in your refrigerator, so you’ll be ready to blend, roll out, and cut. These treats are jam-packed with natural breath-busting mint and parsley, making them ideal for chomping away bad breath. Now, your pup is kiss-ready!
Apple Yogurt Freezies Treats
Another no-bake treat, this three-ingredient snack is high in nutrients and will keep your dog’s attention. The plain, unsweetened yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein, while the apple is high in vitamins A &C, plus a whole load of fiber. These treats are a nice change from traditional dry biscuits, and your dog will enjoy nosing them around since they melt slow. Keep them on a towel or, if the weather permits, outside.
Strawberry Coconut Butter Ice Cream
As the saying goes, we all scream for ice cream, even dogs! So, we had to include this as an honorable mention just for the doggies. This is recipe might be so good, you’ll want to put some aside for yourself. It only calls for three ingredients: strawberries, pure coconut butter, and yogurt. And all you have to do is blend and freeze, how easy is that!
Making your own dog treats is easier than you might think — and frequently more cost-effective. These recipes can transform you into a doggie chef in no time, whether you're hunting for soft dog treats or handmade dog biscuits. It's important to know what you're feeding your dog, and this way, you can keep track of every ingredient.
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