It’s time to share some more of our healthy dog treat recipes! Source some fresh ingredients, find matching aprons for you and your pup, and head to the kitchen to try out these unique, tasty treats.
- 1kg of ground beef
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1/2 potato (can be sweet or russet), grated
- 1/2 of a celery stalk, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of brown rice, cooked
- 1/4 cup of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and prepare a muffin tray with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, mix together the shredded potatoes and carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs. Add melted coconut oil, rolled oats and rice and mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon.
Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin and pat down. Bake for 45 minutes and then remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 more minutes before removing the meat cakes from the muffin tray.
Allow the cakes to cool before giving one to your pup, and store the rest in the fridge. This recipe should make about 8 or 9 meat cakes.
Chicken and Mint Treats
- 1 chicken breast, boiled and shredded
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin, boiled and mashed
- 1 cup of oat or rice flour
- 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (go for aluminium-free baking powder if you can find it)
- 1/4 cup of water
- 6 mint leaves, shredded
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or coconut oil.
In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix well. Add in extra water if your dough is a bit dry. Roll out and cut out whatever shapes you like or scoop out small portions and pat them into discs.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to dry completely before you share with your pup.
Mint in small quantities can be great for your doggo’s digestion and breath, but don’t give them more than three of these treats per day. Mint in large quantities can cause stomach upset.
- 1 and a 1/2 cups of oat flour or ground rolled oats
- 1 can (95g) of tuna in water, no salt added, drained
- 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or coconut oil.
In a large bowl or food processor, mix the oat flour with the tuna and the egg. Blend until you get a dough. Pour out onto a floured surface and knead into a ball. Roll out the ball and cut into small squares (about the size of your pup’s favorite treats).
Place the squares on the cookie sheet with a few centimetres between them. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until they’re golden, turning over halfway through the bake. Allow them to cool and then share with your pup!
Sweet Potato Biscuits
- 1 cup of whole grain rice flour
- 1 egg
- 1 small sweet potato
- 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of water
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or coconut oil.
Put the sweet potato in the oven until soft, or boil until soft. Mash in a large bowl. Add the eggs and oil, then add the flour and knead into a workable dough. You might want to add more water if your dough is dry and crumbly.
Roll the dough out to about 1/2 centimetre to 1 centimetre thick, and then cut out in whatever shapes you like. Alternatively, you can scoop out small spoonfuls, roll them into a ball, and press them down with a spoon or fork after placing them on the cookie sheet. Despite its lack of meat, this is one of those dog treat recipes that will win over the most carnivorous of canines!
Time to start baking your dog treat recipes!
Homemade treats can be a delicious and healthy alternative to many store-bought products. Even so, make sure that you don’t overdo it on the portion sizes. To keep your doggo in top shape, make sure they’re getting plenty of exercise with you.
Have your own dog treat recipes to share with us? We love hearing about the Pet Owners in our community whipping up tasty treats for their dogs!
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