Your dogs are part of the family and there is no better way to show them some love than feeding them homemade dog treats. But before you start there are several things you need to be aware of before you start making treats with your dogs. One of them is knowing what they can and not eat. There are a couple of universal foods that they cannot eat, such as chocolate, alcohol, or onions, but there can also be ones that your specific dog cannot have. Like humans, one dog can be allergic to a specific food while the others are not, so make sure to pay close attention to your pet when you feed them something new!
They are known for being outgoing, friendly, gentle and if you have ever frequented YouTube, you may have heard their unique cries. They can very expressive and loving towards their owners which can make them the perfect dog to get while there is a child in the house. Here are some treats you can make with kids for your husky from My Happy Husky:
Peanut Butter Biscuit Chunks:
Huskies, like many other humans, find peanut butter to be super tasty. This first treat is a surefire way to get your husky to enjoy their snack! This recipe only requires four ingredients: flour (or oats), peanut butter, eggs, and water.
Beef Oregano Carrot Biscuits:
Don’t fret! Oregano is safe for dogs and provides support for their digestive tract. To make these tasty biscuits, mix your flour, beef broth, chopped carrot, oregano and some salt and shape into small circles. Then plop it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Adding real beef pieces can also be delicious! Just make sure to spread it evenly in the mixture.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Banana Biscuit Balls
With the feeling of fall still lingering, the smell of pumpkin pies may be taunting your dog’s stomach. Treat them to the delicious taste by making this biscuit ball! This recipe requires flour, water, an egg, a banana, coconut oil, mashed pumpkin, cinnamon, and salt. Pumpkin is a great support for the digestive system!
As seen in A Dog’s Purpose or Air Bud, Golden Retrievers are kind, intelligent and trustworthy. Here are some homemade treat recipes for your puppy from All About Goldens:
Carob Dog Cookies:
Since dogs cannot eat chocolate, carob is a great alternative! These cookies mimic the taste of a chocolate chip cookie but makes them safe for your retriever to eat! Grab some peanut butter, margarine, eggs, milk, wheat flour, oats, powdered milk, baking powder, and carob chips and watch as your dog’s tail wags furiously as they wait for their delectable treat!
Apple Yogurt Frozen Treats:
If it’s a warm day, treat your dog to a cooling treat! Just take ½ cup of applesauce, ½ cup of chopped apple, and a cup of non-fat yogurt, mix it, and spoon them into ice cube trays and freeze them. When they’re ready, give them to your awaiting dog! Here are some other frozen treat recipes for your Golden Retriever.
A breed of retriever-gun dog that was developed from imported Canadian fishing dogs. As one of the most popular breeds in the world they are famous for being agile, kind, trusting, and even tempered. Here are our favorites from the Canine Bible:
Turkey, Carrots & Green Veggie Mix:
A snack sounds good but what about a whole meal? Treating them to a healthy and balanced meal that you made will make them feel special and loved. This quick and easy recipe is all that is needed, especially with leftovers from the holidays.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treat:
a great seasonal twist with the peanut butter treat! Grab some pumpkin puree, eggs, oats, flour, peanut butter, and some cinnamon to feed your fluffy family! Cinnamon is a spice that dogs can eat and enjoy!
We all love our furry friends and the best way to express our love is through cooking. Making homemade treats is fun to make with your whole family and delicious and nutritious for your dog! For tips on how kids can help in the kitchen, check out our previous blog, How to Involve Kids in the Cooking Process.