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Seven Simple Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Apr 10th, 2015

Are you sick and tired of spending a fortune on dog treats? Do you want to do something nice for that special canine in your life? Either way, your pup is sure to appreciate the time and effort you put into making dog treats in your pet-friendly apartment.

If your dog loves those tasty bites we call dog treats, he or she is sure to salivate over some homemade dog treats.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

If your dog is crazy about peanut butter, these peanut butter, banana, and flax seed dog biscuits are an easy, healthy dog treat to make in your kitchen. They call for just five ingredients: Whole wheat flour, banana, peanut butter, flax seed, and almond milk, and 30 minutes of your time. Just try not to eat all of the biscuit dough yourself.

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Pumpkin puree is said to be a natural cure if your dog has digestive problems. Unfortunately, you only need about a tablespoon so you usually have quite a bit of puree left over. We found a great recipe that can solve both of these problems: This pumpkin dog biscuit recipe from Second Floor Walkup is super easy, digestive-friendly, and you can substitute the flour if your pup is grain free.

Pup Cakes

For those special occasions, such as your dog’s birthday, it’s only natural to want to bake a cake for your best four-legged friend. This honey and peanut butter carrot cake from All Recipes is just one of dozens of easily accessible canine cake recipes. Experiment with what you think your dog will like best.

No-Bake Dog Mints

Crushed crackers, rolled oats, pureed mint leaves, and water are all you need to make fresh mint dog treats in your own kitchen. Not only do they taste good, they cost almost nothing to make, take 20 minutes from start to finish, and actually freshen canine breath. These mint dog treats are also healthy enough that you can feed them to your dog daily without thinking twice about the consequences.

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats

Cool off your pup on a hot, summer day or after a play date with some frozen peanut butter yogurt dog treats with this recipe courtesy of Ceasar Millan. They are easy to make, and require just two ingredients: Vanilla yogurt and peanut butter.

Izzy’s Apple Cheddar Biscuits

Give your furry friend a special treat with Izzy’s Apple Cheddar Biscuits. Loaded with two types of cheeses and olive oil, these dog treats are healthy AND tasty.

Wheat and Gluten-Free Carob Crunchers

For wheat-sensitive dogs, bake these Carob Crunchers from the Doggy Dessert Chef. These dog treats are made with white rice flour, carob powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some peanut butter for an added flavor for your pup.

Expand your dog’s gastronomic horizons by making these and other homemade dog treats in your apartment. Once you’ve got enough experience, you may even tweak these recipes and make your own original dog treats.

What are your favorite dog treat recipes?

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