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.
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and enjoying the company of your loved ones. Show your deserving pooch how thankful you are for their unconditional love and companionship with these delicious (and healthy!) dog treats.
2 lbs. ground turkey
2 cups cooked rice
8 oz. peas
3 carrots diced
1 apple, diced
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well by hand.
3. On baking sheet, form into the shape of a large dog bone.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
5. Let cool and serve
(Recipe courtesy of bullwrinkle.com)
These delicious dog treats are healthy, inexpensive, and easy to make! What’s not to love?!
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)
Help your hot dog beat the heat with this quick and easy popsicle recipe! These are not only simple to make, they are also a healthy way to satisfy your furry friend’s sweet tooth during the warm summer months. These delicious treats will not only make your dog drool – They’re tasty for humans too!
• One 8oz container of plain yogurt
• 1 cup strawberries, hulled
• 1 banana, peeled and chopped
• 1 tablespoon honey
1. Using a blender, puree all of the ingredients.
2. Add enough water to make the mixture pourable.
3. Pour into ice cube trays or popsicle molds.
4. Freeze until solid, which takes around 4 to 5 hours. Enjoy!
(Recipe courtesy of bestbullysticks.com)
Baking your dog a good treat can be fun and rewarding. It’s also beneficial because it allows you to know and pick what the ingredients are in your dog’s treats. With home baked goods there are no additives, so you can be confident with what your dog is snacking on. You will also save money on dog treats, because making your own will prove to be less expensive. Making your own also gives you room to play around with different tastes, sizes, and accustom to suit your pup for any special needs they may have (like allergies!). Baking a little love into your pooch’s edible rewads will leave you both smiling. Here is a great and simple recipe for some yummy peanut butter dog biscuits that your pup will be sure to enjoy.
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. spelt flour (if you don’t have it, use wheat flour in its place)
1 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
2 TBSP flax seeds
1-1/4 c. warm water
1/4 c. natural peanut butter
Yields 24 dog biscuits
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, oats, and flax seeds in a large mixing bowl. Add the peanut butter and stir in the water. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Add in more flour, little by little, until the dough is no longer sticky. Roll out the dough until it’s approximately 1/4″ thick. Use a fun dog cookie cutter or simply cut into squares. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool.