Dog treats are a great way to reward your deserving pooch but with so many options, how do you choose? We all want to give our furry friends the very best, but high end dog treats can get quite costly while less expensive options can be devoid of nutrients. At Doggie Vogue, we try to provide you with the best options for your pooch, all on a reasonable budget. Here is a list of our favorite healthy dog treats, all under the low price of $10!
1. Bully Stick Dog Treats ($6.99-$8.99) – Your dog is sure to love this meaty treat! Made of all natural beef with a smoky flavor your pup is sure to savor. Great substitute for rawhide!
2. Smart Bones for Dogs ($3.49-$6.99) – Our Smart Bones offer all of the healthy benefits of a rawhide chew in a rawhide-free formula! These highly digestible bones prevent tartar and plaque build up and are both packed full of flavor and fortified with vitamins and minerals.
3. Puptato Chips Dog Treats ($4.99) – Who doesn’t love potato chips? Here is a healthy alternative to one of your dog’s favorite human treats. These delicious treats are dried – not fried – virtually fat free! Made of North Carolina grown sweet potatoes and are a superb source of vitamins and minerals. Great for sensitive stomachs, too!
4. Train-Me! Training Treats for Dogs ($4.99) – These succulent treats are soft, moist, and the perfect size to use as training rewards. Packed with protein to make them nutritious, as well as delicious!
5. Filled Hooves Dog Treats ($5.99) – These tasty treats are made from genuine beef hooves, stuffed with your choice of pork or peanut butter. Provides hours of delight for your dog!
6. Wheat Free Peanut Butter Cake Mix ($6.99) – Unlike cakes for people, Puppy Cake Mix is a fun and healthy alternative made especially for your pampered pooch! Make their birthday – or any day- a special occasion for your pup with this nutritious dog treat!
7. Natural Dog Cookies ($6.99) – These wholesome, American made cookies come in 4 varieties and are made of all natural ingredients. Sure to drive your pooch wild!
8. Healthy Baker Dog ($9.99) – These biscuits are made of high quality ingredients and are baked to crunchy goodness! No artificial flavors, preservatives, or coloring. Each biscuit has half the fat of most dog biscuits and is fortified with vitamins and minerals.
9. Vanilla Mint Dental Chews ($9.99) – These veterinarian approved dog chews reduce tartar and plaque while your dog chews. Your dog is sure to love the irresistible vanilla mint flavor and you’ll love better dog breath!
10. Sterilized Natural Filled Dog Bones ($5.99-$6.99) – Our premium quality sterilized bones won’t splinter and the delicious filling will keep your pup busy for hours! Comes in two flavors, pork or peanut butter.
All dogs love peanut butter! These tasty treats are not only simple to make – They look like high end gourmet dog cookies. These delicious dog treats are perfect for your pampered pup and also make great gifts!
• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1/2 cup rolled oats
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
• 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup strawberry jam
1. Preheat oven to 325° F
2. Whisk together the flour, oats and cinnamon.
3. Place the peanut butter, chicken broth and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Stir together the warm peanut butter and liquids. If needed, microwave again for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir again until all of the liquid is incorporated into the peanut butter.
4. Make a well in the dry ingredients.
5. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir, using a fork, until a dough forms.
6. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
7. Using a tablespoon sized cookie scooper, scoop out rounded balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
8. Create an indentation, and flatten each cookie.
9. Bake for 15 minutes. Leave the peanut butter dog treats in the oven, once it’s turned off, to cool.
10. Once the dog treats are completely cooled, place the jam in a microwave safe container.
11. Microwave for 10 seconds. Then stir the jam. If needed, microwave for another 10 seconds and stir. You want a smooth liquid consistency.
12. Using a 1/2 teaspoon, gently spoon the jam into each cookies indentation.
13. Let the jam cool completely before moving the dog treats.
Storing – These peanut butter dog treats are delicate with the addition of the jam. First, they need to be stored in a single layer as the jam does not harden completely. Once in a air tight container, like a freezer bag, they can be kept in the refrigerator for one week. Store them in the freezer for up to four months. These gourmet dog treats will keep fresh longer without the jam middle. You can bake the cookies, not adding the jam, and keep them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months. Then before you serve, follow the last four steps of this recipe.
Yield – Using a tablespoon sized cookie scooper, this recipe will make 30 dog cookies.
Recipe courtesy of dogtreatkitchen.com
Cool off your hot dog this weekend with a delicious and nutritious summer treat! Nothing says summer like homemade ice cream and these healthy treats are sure to please your hungry hound!
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground clove
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup peanut Butter
1 can light coconut milk
1 tsp Knox gelatin powder
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp unsweetened pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Heat 1/4 cup coconut milk.
- Add gelatin to 1/4 cup coconut milk. Stir well.
- Pour in 1/4 cup heated coconut milk and stir until gelatin is fully dissolved.
- Pour in remaining coconut milk & place in refrigerator.
- In a blender or food processor, grind the oatmeal into a rough flour.
- Toss it into a large bowl and sift in Kolchak’s flour mix.
- Add pumpkin, peanut butter, egg & pie spice.
- Mix well. Dough should be loose, but not gooey. If required, add additional flour to make it workable.
- Turn out dough onto floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut into bone shapes.
- Place on parchment or silicone lined baking sheets.
- Place in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden on the edges. When done, place on cooling rack.
- Ice Cream
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, peanut butter, coconut milk, vanilla, and pie spice. Mix well.
- Place in ice cream machine and allow to churn.
- If you don’t have an ice cream machine, place ice cream mix in freezer. Every half hour or so, place in blender and blend. Repeat at least twice.
- Line a cool baking sheet with plastic wrap. Scoop ice cream out onto baking sheet, place another layer of plastic wrap over it and pat it flat.
- Place in freezer to set.
- Once frozen, use cookie cutter to cut into bone shapes.
- Assemble into sandwiches. Store in freezer.
Recipe courtesy of kolchakpuggle.com
Memorial Day Weekend is a perfect time to relax in the sun with your furry friend. Help keep them cool with these delicious treats! Made of only 3 ingredients, this is a quick, simple, and nutritious snack any overheated pup is sure to appreciate! This treat is messy, so it’s best to serve it outside!
2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth
2/3 cup water
2 or 3 ice cube trays
Small rawhide sticks
1. Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into popcicle trays.
2. Place in freezer.
3. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing.
4. Ready to serve when frozen through
Nothing says hello to warm weather like fresh berries! Strawberries are truly the embodiment of summertime and we humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy these delicious berries – Our canine companions do too! Berries are full of antioxidants that are just as beneficial to dogs as they are to humans. This simple to make recipe is sure to become a new favorite for your pooch. Containing only 5 ingredients and a few quick steps, it’s sure to please you as well!
1/2 cup Strawberries
1 medium Banana
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Puree strawberries and mash bananas then mix together.
3. In a large bowl combine the strawberries and the bananas with the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
4. Roll out dough on heavily floured surface (the dough is very sticky) 1/4 inch thick.
5. Cut into shapes with the cutter of your choice.
6. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and poke with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
7. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
8. Cool and refrigerate
Recipe courtesy of Doggy Dessert Chef.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! You can instill a little luck o’ the Irish in your pup with this delicious and very festive dog treat recipe. Instead of food coloring, these healthy yet tasty dog treats get their beautiful green hue from mother nature! A nutritious snack sure to help your pup paint the town green!
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of frozen peas, cooked
1 cup of chopped spinach
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp sea salt
Optional – 1 additional egg for egg wash
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a big bowl, add flour and sea salt.
3. Puree the peas and spinach with the canola oil.
4. Add the green mixture to the flour, and crack in your egg on top.
5. Blend together until dough forms
6. Wrap in parchment paper and put in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes.
7. Sprinkle dough with flour and roll out to about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
8. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
9. Lightly beat an egg and brush it on top of the treats to make them glossy. (This is an optional step)
10. Bake for 20 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of My Dog’s Breakfast.
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup of rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup of wheat germ
½ cup of cooked quinoa or other seeds such as pumpkin
1 cup of no salt or low sodium chicken broth
½ cup of water
- 2 tbs of dry milk powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- You can use All Purpose Flour if you like, whole wheat is just healthier
- If your dog is allergic to chicken, you can use beef or veggie broth as long as it’s low or no sodium and doesn’t contain onions.
- You can add a small amount of dried fruit or berries but not raisins! Dogs are allergic to raisins and grapes
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
3. Break the egg into another mixing bowl. Add the water and the
chicken broth and stir together until blended.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir. Let this mixture sit for about 20-30 minutes.
5. Cut a large sheet of parchment paper to the size of your baking sheet.
6. Sprinkle some flour on the parchment and rub some on your rolling pin. Drop your granola ball onto the surface and start rolling it out. You’ll want them to be about a ½ inch thick. Cut them into bars or smaller pieces, depending on the size of your dog.
7. If you want them to be a bit shinier, you can brush them with egg whites before you bake them.
8. Place them directly onto your ungreased baking sheet and bake them at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. If you’d like the bars to be crunchier, as opposed to chewy, turn off the oven and leave them inside for a few hours to harden.
9. Let cool and serve!
(Recipe courtesy of mydogsbreakfast.com)
Your dog will go bananas for this simple yet delightful dog biscuit recipe! These easy to make biscuits are a healthy alternative to preservative laden store bought dog treats that your hungry pup is sure to enjoy!
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Mashed Banana
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Egg White
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl mix egg, peanut butter, honey, and banana together by hand until well blended.
3. Add dry ingredients to mixture and mix well.
4. On a well floured counter, roll out dough to desired thickness.
5. Cut biscuits into desired shape and place on a non stick cookie sheet.
6. Brush the tops of biscuits with egg white. This step is optional, but it will provide the biscuits with a glossy look which is nice if they are a gift.
7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
(Recipe courtesy of Simply Pets)
Making your pooch homemade dog meals and dog treats is not only fun, but it’s a healthy substitute from all that processed commercial food. Your pup will go bananas for this delicious doggie recipe of banana dog cupcakes!
2 c. water
2 (mashed) bananas
½ tsp vanilla
3 c. whole wheat flour
½ tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp honey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
With a large mixing bowl combine the water, mashed bananas, vanilla, egg, and honey. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
Pour the batter into a muffin tin that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with paper cups.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of your dog cupcakes comes out clean.
Cool and serve. ENJOY!
(Recipe courtesy of 3 Dog Bakery)
Fat Tuesday is a time to eat and be merry – don’t leave your hungry hound out of the mix! Spoil your pup on this celebration with some delicious meat cakes that are not only nutritious for your furry friend, but a treat that you can both enjoy.
Prep Time: 35 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr. 15 Min.
Ready In: 2 Hrs.
Serving Size: 4
2 tbsp. and 2 tsp. of brown rice
2/3 cup water
¼ large potatoes, grated
½ large carrots, grated
¼ large celery stalks, chopped
11 ounces ground beef
1/8 dash salt
1-1/4 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. and 2 tsp. regular rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 4 cups of large muffin tins.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine rice with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool several minutes, then fluff with a fork and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs. Mix ingredients together using your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice; mix well.
4. Fill each muffin cup with some of the meat mixture, and pat down to make it firm. Bake 45 minutes, or until surface feels set. Cool on a rack 10 minutes or longer.
5. Remove the meat cakes by turning the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of aluminum foil. Tap each muffin cup to release the cake. Refrigerate or freeze in sealed plastic bags. NOTE: Do not feed to dogs while still hot.