14 Tail-Wagging Homemade Recipes For Dogs
Apr 23, 2021, Updated Jun 10, 2021
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If you’re like us, you love to pamper your pets. They give us unconditional love and face-licking affection and in return we give them head scratches, belly rubs, and tasty treats. But if you’re looking for a new way to return some of that puppy love, put the store-bought treats back on the shelf and try your hand at these simple recipes for dogs. Every member of your family deserves the chance to try fresh produce, whether they stand on two legs or four!
Will your dog taste the difference between these nutritious recipes and whatever it is they just found out in the yard? Who knows! What’s important is that these treats offer fresh nutrients that can help keep your pup happy and healthy for years to come.
Research shows that the ingredients in these recipes are safe for dogs to eat, but always check with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet! For more information about foods that can pose a danger to your pet, please see this list.
Easy Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies
The first of our recipes for dogs is an easy way to spoil Fido with a full meal. This slow cooker dog food recipe features ground turkey and an assortment of vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, and green beans.
Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats
Pumpkins are an essential fall flavor, but they can be enjoyed any time of year – by you or your pets! One of our favorite creative recipes for dogs, this treat can be easily molded into all kinds of fun shapes.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Sweet potatoes are commonly found in dog food, and for good reason: they’re a good source of fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and Vitamins A and C. These baked treats aren’t just healthy, though. Your dog will think they’re delicious, too!
Gluten-Free Blackberry & Almond Flour Dog Treats
We’ve included recipes for dogs on limited-ingredient diets in this list because every pup deserves special treats! Blackberries offer all the same health benefits to dogs as they do to humans. And dogs love to snack on these juicy berries just as much as we do.
Grain-Free Carrot and Spinach Dog Treats
Here’s another great recipe for dogs with special dietary needs. These treats are free from wheat, oats, rice, and other common grains found in many treats and dog foods, but pack plenty of wholesome flavor.
Gingerbread Dog Treats
Give your hound a hint of the holidays with these festive treats. You don’t have to wait for winter to roll around to bake these treats. Your dog will get excited about the sweet taste of ginger, cinnamon, and honey any time of year!
Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats
Made with two of autumn’s most popular produce items, apples and pumpkin, these treats are the perfect fall snack for your pup. But they can be enjoyed any other time of year, too. Dogs love the crunchy texture apple pieces add to these treats.
Fruit and Veggie KONG Treat
Not every treat needs to be processed, baked, and cut into cute bone or paw print shapes. While dogs love those, they appreciate fresh fruits and veggies too! If your dog is a chewer, try out these methods for stuffing their KONG toy with fresh, tasty treats.
Strawberry Puppy Treats
These treats look so good, we want to try them! Fresh strawberries, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and water are blended together to make a fun and flavorful treat any pup would love to crunch and munch on.
Watermelon and Banana Pupsicles
This might be the easiest of our recipes for dogs: it takes just two ingredients to make! Simply blend banana and watermelon together and freeze for a creamy, tasty treat your doggo will go wild for.
Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats
Love the dog, but not the doggy breath? Refine your canine with these breath-freshening treats. These simple treats are made with a combination of ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen: mint, parsley, green apple, plain Greek yogurt, and coconut oil. Pair these with regular brushing to help your dog maintain good dental hygiene.
Banana and Blueberry Pupsicles
These cool, fruity treats are ideal for a hot day. Break these frozen snacks out to liven up the dog days of summer with your furry companion! Blueberries and bananas are both nutritious and safe for dogs but banana peels are not, so be sure to keep them out of reach while you prepare this simple recipe.
Celery and Peanut Butter Pupsicles
Your dog will be drooling at the thought of these frozen celery dog treats – more than usual, that is! Our celery dog treats are blended together using an immersion blender before being frozen. This makes them easy, safe, and fun for all ages of dogs to enjoy.
Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes
Dogs love to party as much as we do. So when it’s time to celebrate, these adorable pupcakes will add to the fun! These pupcakes are peanut butter and banana flavored but we also snuck in some carrot shreds for a veggie boost.
Which of these recipes for dogs did your pup love – or did every one of them set their tail wagging? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to share a photo of your furry friend with us on Instagram @theproducemoms!