Some dog owners like to take a hands-on approach to making their furry friends feel loved. Along with a weekly visit to a Brooklyn doggy day care facility, these dog owners also spend a little extra time making homemade dog treats. The best part about making your own dog treats is that you know exactly what you are giving your dog. For some people, there is also a little extra sense of adding more love and positive attention to their dog’s life as well.
Peanut Butter Treats
There is a very good chance that your dog loves peanut butter, but eating peanut butter from the jar can really be a problem for your dog. Instead, combine two cups of flour, a half a cup of peanut butter, and two eggs into a bowl. Add a little bit of water and then mix the ingredients together. You can keep adding water until it gets the consistency of dough, but stop adding water once you get to that point. Roll it out on a cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then pull out and let them cool. Once the sheet is cooled, you can cut it into easy-to-eat pieces.
When you are getting started with homemade dog treats, it is best to keep things simple. This two-ingredient dog bone recipe is perfect for any dog owner. Mix two cups of whole wheat flour and eight ounces of your dog’s favorite baby food (every dog has at least one favorite) into a bowl. If the mixture is a little too difficult to work with, then add some water. Pour the dough out onto the counter and use a cookie cutter to make dog bone shapes that go onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees and then cool before serving.
Sweet Potato Fries
Dogs will eat a lot of different things, but most dogs love sweet potatoes. Get some sweet potatoes and peel them completely. Cut them into the shape of fries, and then mix them in a bag with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Bake them at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, then allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Coconut oil and sweet potatoes have a lot of health benefits for your dog which include a healthy coat and improved digestion. That makes these snacks especially good for you and your dog.
Most dog owners would do anything for their dogs, and that includes making homemade dog treats. Making your own treats allows you to feed your dog something nutritious as a snack and, to be honest, you can enjoy these snacks as well if you want. It is always nice to show your dog a little extra love by taking the time to make healthy snacks that your dog will love no matter what day it is or what else may be going on.