In recent years, a lot of us have started focusing more closely on what we put into our bodies. With processed foods skyrocketing in popularity over the last few decades, we’ve also seen a rise in health issues. Some processed foods can be generally healthy, but many of them contain added ingredients like salt, sugar and a variety of artificial flavorings and preservatives.
If you care about what your fur baby is eating as much as you care about yourself, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 4 wholesome, all-natural dog treat recipes that aren’t only healthy, but your pup will be sure to love the taste too!
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SUPER SIMPLE SWEET POTATO DOG TREATS
- 1 Sweet Potato (preferably organic)
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesuace
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prick sweet potato several times with a fork.
- Heat sweet potato in a microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes. Cut potato in half and scoop flesh out of the skin into a bowl; discard skin. Mash potato with a fork or potato masher and transfer about 1 cup to a large bowl. Save any remaining sweet potato for another use.
- Mix whole wheat flour, applesauce, and eggs in the large bowl with the sweet potato until a dough forms. Turn dough out on a well-floured surface and roll dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter or cut dough into strips with a pizza cutter. Arrange cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake until crisp, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
PEANUT BUTTER PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup peas
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, mix together the lean ground turkey, chopped carrots, and peas. Both are healthy for cats and dogs, giving them the nutrition they need for strong eyes and good digestion.
- Add the oats and eggs. Mix until the loaf mixture comes together. Oats help your pet’s coat shine, and eggs offer extra protein. Lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil and then add half the mixture to the pan.
- Place the three hard-boiled eggs along the center of the loaf and then cover with the other half of the ground turkey mixture. Pop in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- Cut a half-inch slice from the cooled loaf and offer it to your pet. He’ll be woofing for seconds! If feeding a slice to your feline, it’s a good idea to chop it up before adding it to her feeding dish.
For an added punch of powerful nutrition to your Woof Loaf, sprinkle some all-natural Boost Me over top before feeding.
PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT TREATS (W/ CBD OIL)
We recently published an article titled “CBD Oil For Dogs, Is It Safe?” In the article, we discussed the medicinal benefits of CBD oil and relayed the fact that it does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component that makes you feel “high”). And although there is some debate between dog owners, many do, in fact, use it for medicinal purposes. So with that in mind, we wanted to include a recipe for those doggy parents as well.
- 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup peanut butter
- High-grade canine hemp oil*
- Melt the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl
- Combine the yogurt, CBD oil and melted peanut butter
- Pour the mixture into cupcake papers
- Place in the freezer
* The following tips for CBD oil use in treats are courtesy of Wendy Jacobson of Colorado CBD.
The first thing you need to do before you start is deciding on how much oil you are going to need. To make sure you are using enough CBD in your recipe.
We suggest that you infuse your oil into some type of fat before you cook or use it in a recipe. To do this, the process is fairly simple. Heat the oil/fat/butter and then gently stir in your hemp oil and store in a clean container in a cool dark place. Light or sunlight can degrade your cannabis oil so make sure you store it properly.
If you want to make 25mg dog treats then you will need to do a bit of math. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of peanut butter (or whatever oil you need for your recipe) and you use 250 mg of cannabidiol you will have 250 mg of CBD in your recipe, then divide that number into the number of servings you made and that is CBD per serving.
It’s important to remember that the boiling point for cannabis is 320°F to 356°F any higher that then you will start to evaporate your medicine. When cooking with CBD try to use the lowest temperature possible.
NOTE: Ensure that CBD oil is legal where you live and always consult with your vet before introducing your dog to any type of home medicines.