6 Homemade Dog Food and Treat Recipes

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Mini Muttballs and Ditalini

We promise this awesome dog treats look so scrumptious, you’ll be tempted to eat it yourself (but don’t!). You can use any type of ground meat you like, including beef, pork or veal. Mix the ground beef with an egg, breadcrumbs and shredded carrots. Skip the garlic paste because it’s bad for dogs. Get a tiny dollop of the meat mixture and form one-inch balls. Simmer the balls in a lightly flavored broth.

Meanwhile, heat the ditalani pasta until al dente. Cool the broth and add meatballs. Season with a little pepper and very little salt and serve to your pooch!

Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

If you love baking then this delightful dog treats are bound to give your pooch the extra nutrition it needs without putting a dent on your budget! First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

With a small mixing bowl, incorporate a couple of eggs, grated sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and whole wheat flour. Mix the ingredients together and turn the dough into a well-floured area to form little bone-shaped cookies. Pop these in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes.

Frozen Yogurt Pops for Dogs

Dogs have higher body temperature (about 38°C to 39.2°C) than humans so during the summer months, the hot, humid weather can be torturous to your pooch. Help it cool down with a nutritious and refreshing frozen treats.

Get a 6 oz. plain, non-fat frozen yogurt, a cup of non-sweetened fruit juice of your choice and half a cup of minced carrots.

On a mixing bowl, add the yogurt, the fruit juice and the minced carrots. Stir the mixture until everything is smooth and well blended. Bust out the ice cube trays, drop the mixture using a spoon and pop these in the fridge until they are frozen solid. We recommend using hard plastic trays instead of the trendy silicone ones because it’s easier to remove the treats using the former.

Beef n’ Veggie Balls

This is a savory treat perfect for dogs that prefer meaty treats over sweeter ones. Big in flavor and high in protein, your dog will stop whatever its doing and will wait patiently until he can get its grubby paws on this treat.

You’ll need about two 6 ounces of beef and vegetable baby food, a cup of whole wheat flour, two cups of dry milk and a cup of water.

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and drop the mixture on a baking sheet using a spoon, each should be shaped like a ball.

Pop the beef and veggie balls on the oven, bake for 12 to 15 minutes and then let the meatballs cool completely.

Yummy Doggy Fruit Parfait

Nothing like a tasty dessert to wrap up an amazing meal! This vitamin-rich fruit parfait is bound to satisfy your pooch’s sugary cravings.

In a mixing bowl, add half a cup of non-fat yogurt, diced strawberries, blueberries and applesauce. You can add any pooch-friendly fruits in the mix so be creative! Blend the ingredients well until the yogurt is smooth. Chill the mixture in serving containers and serve it to your pooch each time it craves for a sweet treat!

Special Pooch Chicken Jerky

Why buy raw hides from the grocer when you can make them at home? This tasty chicken jerky is high in protein and just as yummy and chewy as its store-bought counterpart.

Buy 2 to 4 chicken breasts. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Trim the fat from the chicken breast. Using a small paring knife, slice the chicken breasts into 1/8 thick strips. Lay down the strips to a baking sheet and bake the whole thing for two hours.

Cool the chicken jerky before serving. This treat keeps well as long as you store it in an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. If your dog needs to cut back on the meat, you can substitute chicken meat to sweet potatoes and it’ll be just as yummy.