Dog Parents: 4 Recipes For Homemade Treats Your Fur Babies Will Love

Making your own homemade dog treats is a great way to treat your fur baby, every once in a while. While it's always convenient to purchase store-bought treats, these recipes are so easy that you'll question why you've never given them a try before. These homemade dog treats are also so yummy that your fur babies are sure to love them. In fact, if they were able to speak, they'd probably request for them to be made every week! However, do take note that just like any other new foods, it'd always be a good idea to consult your vet before feeding your dog any homemade treats. 

1. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Treats 

Peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats placed in dog bowl

Recipe adapted from: allrecipes

What you'll need: 

Method: 

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon. Add water, if necessary, to make the dough more workable. Overall, the dough should be relatively dry and stiff. 
  3. Roll the completed dough into a 1.5cm-thick roll. Then, using a knife and your cutting board, cut the dough in 1.5cm-round pieces. 
  4. Place the dough on a baking tray that's lined with parchment paper and bake until treats have hardened, about 40 minutes. 
  5. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before feeding your dog! Store the remaining treats in an air-tight container to preserve texture and freshness. 

2. Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits 

Apple carrot dog homemade treats

Recipe adapted from: Reluctant Entertainer

What you'll need: 

Method: 

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper 
  • Core and grate apples; peel and grate carrots (For this process, you can opt to use a food processor if you'd like).
  • In a mixing bowl bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water, and grated apples and carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl and mix completely.
  • Carefully roll out the dough and cut out desired shape with a small cookie cutter.
  • Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack before giving some to your pups! Store in air-tight container to preserve crunch and freshness. 

3. Apple Bacon Dog Treats 

Homemade apple bacon dog treats

Recipe adapted from: Patch Puppy

What you'll need: 

Method: 

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, and egg together with a whisk until well combined.
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4. Chicken and Cheese Dog Treats

Homemade chicken and cheese dog treats

Recipe adapted from: 365 Days of Baking & More

What you'll need: 

Method: 

  • Preheat oven to 175°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • In a nonstick fry pan, cook the ground chicken over medium heat until completely cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the chicken, cheese, parsley, and flaxseed meal with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Add the egg, flour, and oil and mix until completely combined.
  • Using a teaspoonful of batter, place onto the lined baking tray. With wet hands, flatten each ball of dough into a small disc.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on cooling rack completely before serving. Store the extra treats in the refrigerator in an airtight container, for up to a week.

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