Keeping your dog healthy can be a little more challenging these days. Since most of us are in quarantine and/or working from home, you may not have as much time as you’d like to relax outdoors and take your dog for a walk. However, there are some nutritious treats you can make for your dog that can boost your dog’s energy levels and aid in weight management. Here are some easy dog treat recipes that will keep your furry friend coming back for more.
Surprisingly, dogs love sweet potatoes and these vegetables can provide a serving of beta carotene and protein for you and your pet. The next time you’re in the mood for sweet potato fries pick up an extra sweet potato to slice thin and bake for a crispy dog chip! Cover the sweet potatoes in coconut oil, turmeric, and cinnamon for more healthy fats and anti-inflammatory properties.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
These dog biscuits are easy to make and filled with nutritious ingredients. And since you’re making the treats yourself, you can control the amount of sodium and sugar that goes into the biscuits. For this recipe, you’ll need flaxseed, oats, peanut butter, beef broth, and whole wheat flour. Mix the ingredients together to form a dough and cut the biscuits into fun shapes with cookie cutters before baking. These treats are a clever way for you to give your dog his/her medicine if you’re having a hard time getting your pet to take medication.
Apple Carrot Dog Treats
Carrots and apples are two healthy foods that dogs enjoy. To make this dog treat, shred a few carrots and combine the carrots with whole wheat flour, applesauce, and an egg. Bake the treats for a few minutes and keep them on hand for when your dog needs a fiber-rich snack that provides energy and balances blood sugar. To make these treats even better for your furry one, add a few drops of CBD pet oil to the batter so that your dog can feel all the effects of CBD while enjoying this tasty treat.
Pumpkin Carrot Treats
If your dog tries to steal the pumpkin pie off the table every year at Thanksgiving, you can create a pet-friendly version of this treat that your dog can enjoy any time. Combine pumpkin puree, whole wheat flour, shredded carrots, and an egg to make the batter. For the treats into small circles or shape them with cookie cutters. These dog biscuits give the kitchen a pleasant fragrance and are an ideal treat for training younger dogs.
Dogs also enjoy the slightly sweet and tangy taste of cranberries. These fruits are beneficial for dogs and provide antioxidants that boost your pet’s immune system. Combine wheat flour, eggs, coconut oil, coconut flour, and dried cranberries. You can make these treats even more special by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Bake for about 15 minutes and let the treats cool completely before giving them to your pet.
Perfect treats to fill a ziplock and throw in your travel bag. These tasty treats are healthy alternatives to mass produced doggie snacks that you can make in advance and have ready for travel day. Having a special, irresistible treat will help with keeping your dogs attention while traveling and might save you a buck or two as well.