Sometimes there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal or specialty treat. I am all for treating yourself – especially if you made a little special something in your own kitchen. There is something so novel about sharing your treats with friends – so what about your furry friend?
Well if you are looking for a little DIY special something for your four-legged family, have I got inspo for you! Look no further for some fun, easy, celebratory recipes for your pal with paws.
The internet is FILLED with notable recipes. Let me break down some awesome picks for you.
For These Hot Summer Months
Check out this tummy-friendly 2-Ingredient Frozen Pumpkin + Yogurt Dog Treats from Communikait! Did you know yogurt is a canine-compatible ingredient? I can’t say I did. But, turns out there are a lot of benefits including helping your pup stay full longer and healthy digestion. This frozen delicacy is perfect to tame the temperature and tummy.
For You and Your Pooch
If you want to share your indulgence with your pet, here is a scrumptious treat for you and your furry friend. For a quick on-the-go snack, try out this banana, oat, and peanut butter cookie from Spoon University. I make something similar for myself with coconut flakes and chocolate. So, after whipping up your pooch’s batch, try out some human-additions to make this recipe your own!
Traditional Doggie Biscuits
For a traditional baked biscuit, you must check out this Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe from The Cookie Rookie. Complete with peanut butter frosting, these treats will make you and your pet’s mouth water. This recipe will make you feel like a true baker… Better grab your apron!
And if you’re serious about your bone-shaped delicacies, have I got the product for you. Check out this Dash Express Dog Treat Maker. This is perfect to make the above recipe. For that signature pet cookie look, you can also get yourself a nice bone-shaped cookie cutter for the oven.
Special Occasions: Cakes!
If you are looking to absolutely indulge your pupper and flex your baking muscles, you must check out this Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe by love from the oven. Topped with a yogurt peanut butter frosting, this cake is sure to turn heads if you are throwing a pet party.
For a more simple cake, check out this 3-Ingredient Dog Cake from busy little kiddies. With customizable add-ons, this recipe is simple: eggs, pb, carrots. This prep time is nice and short if you are looking for a quick cake!
For Your Feline
Let’s not forget about our cat friends – they deserve treats too! Check out these simple Salmon cat treats from Greatist (10 Homemade Pet Treat Recipes That Will Have Dogs and Cats Sharing Bowls). With some salmon, flour, and egg, you can make your kitty a nice little cookie treat too! If you have some oats and greek yogurt lying around, you can make little no-bake fishy bites complete with canned tuna.
Feeling Creative? Make Your Own Recipe
Maybe it’s time to try your hand at a new recipe born from your own brain. Keeping in mind People Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat, try your hand at recipe creation. You may have noticed lots of recipes have the same core ingredients. So, take some time to design your own pup-approved snack!
Yogurt, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, apples, and peanut butter are some staples you might have sitting around. These canine-compatible ingredients can do wonders! And, the good news is: your pup is sure to enjoy, even if things don’t go to plan.
Don’t get me wrong: there is nothing bad about store-bought treats. DIYing, though, allows you to be creative, know where your ingredients are coming from, and spoil your furry family member. Homemade treats can also make a thoughtful gift. So the next time you have some leftover dog-friendly staples, try out something new! I am confident your pet is sure to enjoy.