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Are you itching for some healthy stuff to give your dog? Here's a list of homemade grain free dog treat recipes that will get them pumping. From peanut butter to squash, we'll provide you with a tasty homemade grain-free dog treat alternatives that your pup will surely enjoy.
Homemade dog treats are the way to go if you want the best for your pup. Here are a few reasons why:
Commercial treats are often full of grains, fillers, and preservatives - not exactly species-appropriate or healthy for most dogs. Homemade treats made from nutritious ingredients you can actually pronounce are a better choice for your dog's well-being.
You know exactly what's in them, so you can avoid putting on food harmful to dogs. When you make the treats yourself with just a few simple ingredients like peanut butter, pumpkin, eggs, or liver, you know your dog is getting a wholesome snack with no mystery additives.
They're easy on the budget. Companies like thepetlabco.com make affordable, healthy treats for dogs; however if you are on a budget you may want to make your own. Homemade treats tend to be far more affordable than store-bought versions and because many recipes make a big batch, you'll have plenty to last for weeks.
Your dog will love them. There's nothing quite like the smell of dog treats baking to get your pooch excited. And because you can customize the recipes to your dog's tastes, they'll enjoy a delicious treat tailored just for them.
Bonding opportunity. Spending time baking treats for your beloved furry friend is a great chance for bonding and quality time together. Your dog will surely appreciate the extra attention and reward!
So next time your dog is looking for a snack, skip the store-bought treats and whip up a batch of homemade goodness. Your dog's health and happiness will thank you for it.
What are you waiting for? Make yourself worthy of our dog shirt by trying out these super simple recipes. Be sure to share your experience below by commenting!
Making treats for your furry friend is easy and rewarding. One of the easiest recipes to start with is peanut butter and banana dog treats.
You'll need just two simple ingredients:
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
Heat your oven to 350 F and line a
In a bowl, combine the mashed banana and peanut butter. Mix well until thoroughly combined. The mixture should be thick and dough-like. If it's too crumbly, add a bit of water, one tablespoon at a time.
Roll the dough into balls, place them on the prepared
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the treats are lightly browned. Let cool completely before serving your pup.
These treats are not only healthy, with natural ingredients your dog will love, but also packed with nutrition. The peanut butter provides protein and healthy fats, while the banana adds natural sweetness, potassium, and fiber. It's one of the 10 best fruits and vegetables for your dog to eat.
Your dog deserves these tasty snacks. Not only will you feel good making them, but these peanut butter and banana treats will make your dog's tail wag and keep them coming back for more. Now that’s what we call puppy love!
Sweet potatoes are a perfect healthy treat for dogs. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep your pup in tip-top shape. Here’s an easy recipe for sweet potato dog treats.
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato (about one large sweet potato)
1/2 cup almond flour or oat flour
1/4 cup water
Heat your oven to 350°F and line a
In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, almond flour, egg, and water. Mix well until thoroughly combined. The dough should be thick and sticky. If it seems too wet, add a bit more flour.
Scoop individual portions with a spoon or some other scooper. Use your hands to roll each scoop into a ball and then flatten it into a disk shape.
Bake for about 25 minutes until the treats are firm to the touch. Let cool completely before serving to your pup.
These all-natural sweet potato dog treats are the perfect DIY gift for your furry friend. Your dog will surely appreciate these goodies as an alternative to store-bought treats filled with artificial additives.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly what’s in them. Sweet potatoes, high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese, provide nutritional benefits for your canine companion.
Making treats for your dog is a fun, budget-friendly activity. Pumpkin and cinnamon dog treats are a perfect fall recipe that dogs love.
One 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup coconut flour or almond flour
One teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The batter should be thick but still spoonable. If it's too thick, add a splash of water.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared
Bake for about 25 minutes until the treats are firm to the touch. Let cool completely before serving or storing.
Store any leftover treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.
The natural pumpkin is great for a dog’s digestion and coat health. The spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg add flavor without too much extra sugar. Coconut or almond flour makes these treats higher in protein.
Your dog will go crazy for these seasonal pumpkin treats, so be sure to make an extra batch to share with furry friends! These soft, chewy goodies are perfect for puppies and senior dogs too.
Nothing says healthy than a cup of these super-seeds; the good thing is that they're also healthy for your pups! Moreover, they've been linked to plenty of health benefits, such as heart disease prevention and cancer.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup peanut butter (make sure it doesn't contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Heat your oven to 350°F and line a sheet for baking with parchment paper. Combine the quinoa, unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter, coconut flour, melted coconut oil, and cinnamon in a large bowl, mixing well until it's even.
Portion them into cookie shapes in the container, and you should also try to go for fun shapes just to make them a bit more aesthetically pleasing. Also, consider how big your dog is, as smaller pups may also need tinier portions.
Once done, bake the dough for around fifteen to twenty minutes or until they become golden brown and firm. Cool them and serve. You can store it in an airtight container inside the refrigerator for a week.
Wheat, corn, and soy contain compounds that many dogs have trouble digesting. Gluten and lectins in these items can irritate your dog's gut and lead to inflammation, gas, and diarrhea.
These food are also high in carbohydrates, which can spike blood sugar levels in dogs and may contribute to obesity or diabetes over time.
Some dogs have a harder time processing carbs than others. Breeds like German Shepherds, Retrievers, and Poodles tend to be more prone to these sensitivities.
In general, smaller dogs also have a harder time with carbohydrate-rich diets. If your dog experiences frequent gas, loose stools, itching, or other symptoms after eating grain-based treats or food, it may benefit from going for more protein-based food.
A grain-free diet can be safe and healthy for most dogs, especially those with food allergies. However, some recent research has linked these diets, especially those with exotic proteins like a kangaroo, to a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in certain breeds.
The research is ongoing, but to be safe, you may want to choose a diet with moderate amounts of rice, oatmeal, or barley and common proteins like fish, chicken, or eggs.