Homemade dog treats are quick and easy! You can easily put together a limited ingredient dog treat in your kitchen! There’s a lot of talk about grain free dog treats and limited ingredient dog treats being potentially healthier. We make many of our dog treats at home by mixing up random ingredients for a quick snack. Enjoy these 10 quick and easy recipes. Hopefully you’ll find that homemade dog biscuits are just as enjoyable for Fido. Be sure to check out our page on homemade dehydrated dog treats for more!
Homemade frozen dog treats: Tips and tricks for Doggie Cookies
You can turn any dog friendly ingredient into frozen dog treats with a blender or food processor. Always make sure that the ingredients are safe for dogs.
Silicone trays work best to remove the treats from the trays
Add water in small increments for a less thick consistency. This helps when filling the trays.
Be sure to remove seeds and rinds before blending as some can be bad for dogs. Also remember that added ingredients like onion, garlic, and xylitol should be avoided.
Despite their healing properties, Fruits contain a lot of natural sugar, so keep fruits for a fun treat. As always, treats a best enjoyed in moderation.
- If your pup appears to have a sensitivity, discontinue treats and call your vet if needed.
Without further ado here are 10 homemade dog treats….
1. Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana
Who doesn’t want a homemade peanut butter dog treat? Blend a few bananas with 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup plain yogurt. Make sure the peanut butter does not have any additional ingredients like xylitol which is dangerous for dogs. To make the peanut butter easier to blend, place it in a bowl and microwave for about 25 seconds. Do not put the entire PB container in the microwave as it often has metallic foil (been there, done that…explosion). Blend, fill trays, then freeze.
2. Cantaloupe Froyo
Nonfat, plain, no sugar added yogurt makes a great dog treat….frozen or non frozen. Cantaloupe offers extra antioxidants & vitamins. It is also known to help with inflammation. Make sure to remove the seeds and rinds before blending. Blend the inside of the cantaloupe with 1/2-1 cup of yogurt. Fill trays, and freeze.
3. Pumpkin Froyo
Blend nonfat plain yogurt with pumpkin puree and freeze. Plain yogurt contains probiotics, and pumpkin is great for digestion. We use a pumpkin to yogurt ratio of 2:1. We feed a scoop of pumpkin with every meal and buy it in bulk here.
4. Watermelon Refresher
Watermelon is a great low calorie and delicious snack. Scoop out the inside of a small watermelon and add to food processor or blender. Add 1 can coconut milk, then blend. If you do not have coconut milk, you can use plain nonfat yogurt, water or a small amount of coconut oil if desired. Fill tray, then freeze.
5. Berry Good Treats
Blend 1 cup frozen berries, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1/2 cup of nonfat plain yogurt in a blender or food processor. We use blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries depending on what we have available. If the consistency is too thick, add water in small increments to adjust consistency. Fill trays and freeze.
6. Broccoli Greens Dog Breath Mints
Turns out that some greens are great for our pups AND can help their breath. Throw a few broccoli florets, a handful of fresh parsley, and a stalk of fresh mint leaves into the food processor with 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil (or 1 full can of coconut milk). The coconut oil helps the coat and the greens will help their breath. Add an extra 1/2 cup plain yogurt for a creamier consistency. Fill trays, freeze and enjoy. Your dog may not like eating their veggies, but once you add some yogurt or coconut oil, they’ll be begging for more.
7. Spinach Carrot Veggie Boost
Your dog can finally enjoy green smoothies with you (yum!). Spinach is a super food for humans AND dogs…the trick is getting fido to accept the greens. Pour a handful of spinach spinach, carrots, and bone broth into a food processor blender. Fill trays and freeze.
8. Frozen Baby Food Dog Treats
Baby food treats are the easiest to make…all you have to do is scoop and freeze! Limited ingredient baby food is great for dogs – babies have sensitive stomachs and eat simple foods which makes for great dog treats. Pick up some Gerber’s baby food from your local supermarket or order it online here. Any baby food will do, just make sure that it does not have added onions or garlic. Fill your silicone trays and freeze, that’s it! We love all dog friendly flavors; chicken, beef, apple, banana, sweet potato, ect
9. Homemade Pumpkin Banana Bread Dog Treat Blend
Scoop some pumpkin puree and a few bananas into a blender. For an added crunch, you can add 1/4 cup of rolled oats. Blend until smooth and add increments of 1/4 cup water if consistency is too thick. Fill trays and freeze.
10. Frozen Broth with a Crunch
We mix Calvin’s kibble with dog friendly broth and then freeze it in a silicon tray for bite sized treats. We fill half of the tray with kibble and then top it off with broth to help the kibble stick together. Dog friendly broth can be found online by brands such as Honest Kitchen. We’ve been loving the Honest Kitchen pour overs lately. If your pup has any food allergies, Honest Kitchen has broth available in all different types and flavors. If you are buying broth in the supermarket, make sure that there are no added ingredients like onion or garlic – This can be hard to find.
-Your Pal Cal
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