Top 10 Dog Treat Recipes of 2015
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on everything I’ve got done in the past 364 days… and it turns out I did a lot of baking! It’s no wonder that Oscar looks a wee bit more “fluffy” – he’s done a wonderful job as my official taste taster. And after consulting with him, we’ve compiled our list of Top 10 dog treat recipes that I whipped up in 2015.
Frosty Watermelon Dog Treat Recipe: Sticky and sweet, refreshing watermelon is paired with coconut for this frozen concoction. Just throw all of the ingredients (there are just three of them) into a blender, pour, and freeze. BAM! Sweet treats you can share with your dog!
Oh Baby! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe: Love the benefits of sweet potatoes, but hate the hassle of cooking, mashing and blending them? Me too! That’s why this dog treat recipe features sweet potato baby food. Plus, they’re gluten free, making them easy to stomach for dogs that have allergies or intolerances.
Blueberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe: It’s hard to resist the call of bacon. Just a little bit now and then makes a grand treat, especially when it’s paired with blueberries, oatmeal and flax seed meal.
Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe: Pumpkin and banana blend perfectly in one of the coolest DIY frozen dog treats of 2015. There are four ingredients that go into this recipe and you probably have them in your pantry already.
Harvest Apple Dog Muffin Recipe: The wonderful aroma of these Harvest Apple Muffins will make your mouth water even before you take them out of the oven. You’ll be tempted to try one, but keep your paws off of them – these muffins are for dogs only!
Healthy Hound Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe: If you want to show your dog some healthy love, start by making him the Healthy Hound Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe. This grain-free treat includes garbanzo bean and coconut flour, coconut oil, flaxseed meal and turmeric.
Frozen Applesauce Dog Treat Recipe: An apple a day keeps the vet away. Blend applesauce, yogurt, Brewer’s yeast, and cinnamon together for a treat that keeps your dog cool and healthy.
Eat Your Veggies Dog Treat Recipe: Does your dog eat around the vegetables in his bowl? Trick him by sneaking them in this homemade dog treat. Your pooch will gladly wolf down this concoction of green beans, peas and carrots.
Peanut Butter & Jam Frozen Mini Cups: Combine peanut butter, yogurt and pureed strawberries for a two-tiered treat that’s way too cool for obedience school.
Banana Coconut Dog Treat Recipe: Did you know that shredded coconut is an excellent source of fiber? Neither did I! That was the inspiration behind the Banana Coconut Dog Treat. They’re easy to make and dogs can’t get enough of them.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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