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5 Homemade Dog Treats That Are Vet-Approved

Make sure your dogs are eating healthy treats with these five easy recipes!

For most people who own a dog at home, their furbabies are considered family—a sibling, a child, and even a grandchild! Dog lovers often refer to themselves as their pets’ mom or dad, ate or kuya, or lolo or lola because that’s how much they love these fluffy and huggable animals. And naturally, anyone who loves another being always wants what’s best for their loved ones.

While we want to make sure our pets are eating healthy, it’s more difficult to get healthy snacks for them due to the ongoing quarantine. Only a few pet supplies stores are open, and not all of the available items online are vet-approved.

Which is why, we’ve thought of listing some homemade dog treats for healthy recipes you can try at home! (Read: Carbonara Recipes: Three ways to spice up an Italian classic)

Homemade Dog Cookies

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Photo from Love From The Oven

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 6 tbsps oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup water (or broth, if you want extra flavor)

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 175˚C.
  • Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl until it becomes dough consistency.
  • Roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thickness and cut to desired shape using a cookie cutter.
  • Place on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let it cool before feeding to your dog.

Apple Carrot Treats

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Photo from The Cozy Cook

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

Procedures:

  • Preheat oven to 175˚C.
  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients until it forms a dough.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and place in a pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Press down slightly on the cookie to flatten it into 1/4 inch thick rounds.
  • Bake until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Diabetic Dog Treats

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Photo from All Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 175˚C.
  • Put the liver into a food processor and mix until finely chopped. If you don’t have a food processor, you can finely chop it using a knife.
  • Transfer chopped liver into a bowl and add in the flour and eggs. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Once it’s done, cut into squares.
  • Let it cool before serving. Make sure to keep this homemade dog treat in the refrigerator to avoid spoiling.

Sweet Potato Fries

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Photo from Park Feierbach / Delish

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • Turmeric and cinnamon, to taste

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 220˚C.
  • Wash and peel the sweet potato then cut into skinny pieces.
  • Coat the slices with coconut oil and spices. You can either mix it in a bowl or a resealable bag.
  • Place the coated sweet potato in a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take it out and flip onto the other side and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve to your dog once cooled.

Peanut Butter Dog Treat

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Photo from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water

*Note: You can add more peanut butter to make it more chunky, but also add a bit more water to make it a workable dough.

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 175˚C.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, eggs, and peanut butter. Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Add water until it becomes dough consistency.
  • Spread dough on a clean surface and cut into desired shape.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving to your dog.

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