Easy Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

Written on December 21, 2017 by Staff Veterinarian

If you are anything like me, and you love snacking, you might be trying to find healthier ways to snack. Coincidentally enough, my dogs also love snacks. As a dog mom, I want what is best for them, and that includes what they eat. I started to realize that all these cookies and biscuits are probably not the best way to show love to my pup. I started doing some research about healthy alternatives for dogs and was amazed what a little creativity and minimal effort can do! I have tried many different recipes, here are a few of my favorites:


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  • 1 can real Pumpkin
  • Ice trays

This is one of my favorite and probably one of the easiest recipes you will find. Grab some ice trays, or buy some new ones in fun shapes, and spoon the pumpkin into the trays. Store remaining pumpkin in the fridge, for another day. Freeze for at least 2 hours and watch your pup’s eyes light up! You can also mix in yogurt, peanut butter, or banana for a new spin on this treat. Be careful not to purchase pumpkin pie filling in a can, it is full of sugar.

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  • 1 large plain Greek yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Ice trays

Another easy treat to whip together! Mix the yogurt and berries in a bowl and then spoon the mixture into ice trays (or some small paper cups). Freeze for at least two hours and share! You can substitute any fruit. Diced apples, pears or baby carrots work too if that’s what you have on hand.

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  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Parchment paper

Cut the sweet potato length wise into strips no thicker than ¼ inch. Place the strips on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees. If your pup likes more chew to his potato, add another half hour to cooking time.

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  • 1 bag baby carrots

Most dogs love carrots. Having a bag of carrots on hand is a great way to shower your pup with crunchy, sweet, healthy treats.

We would love to hear about recipes you have tried for your pup! Share them with us on our social media channels.

Remember to always consult your regular veterinarian before feeding your pet a new treat if your pet has any medical concerns, or allergies.



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