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DIY Dog Treats That Your Fur Baby Will Love To Eat

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Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well and are staying safe during this pandemic. Being stuck at home has allowed me to try out some more DIY ideas and today I have a new one for you.

If you know me, then you know much much I love dogs but I especially love mine. I have a 5 year old Yorkie named Tookie and my sister got a Shi-Poo named Samson 7 months ago and now I also have a nephew-dog. These two little guys bring me so much love and joy and I wanted to do something special for them.

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Dogs love treats but I found out that the ones in the store aren’t the healthiest for them so I decided to make my own and have Tookie and Samson be the official taste testers lol. If you’re a dog lover as much as I am, you will definitely want to check this out.  

Oh and BTW, I did talk to Tookie’s veterinarian about all of the ingredients I was going to be using for these treats just to make sure they would be ok for him to eat and she confirmed that they would be. Neither Tookie nor Samson had any tummy issues after consumption either. Now that we got that out of the way, go ahead and press play! =)

 

 

Pretty easy right? Since I have made these treats for Tookie, I don’t even give him store bought treats anymore. Not only does he love these, but they are also a healthier alternative. 

Thank you all so much for watching this video and please let me know if you try out these DIY treats with your fur babies too!

Until next time loves…XO

Erica Leigh 

Peanut Butter Dog Treats:

Ingredients needed: Whole wheat flour, peanut butter, baking powder, 1 cup of water and 1 egg.

How to make them:

Preheat oven to 375

  • In one bowl, mix 2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 TSP of baking powder together and then set the bowl to the side.

  • In a different bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of peanut butter, (make sure it does NOT contain xylitol) 1 egg, and 1 cup of water. 

  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients slowly until a dough forms.  Feel free to add more water if it’s too sticky.

  • Fill up the dog molds.

  • Bake in the oven for 30 min (the timing could be more or less just depending on your oven)

Before you give the treats to your dog, set them aside so that they can cool down. 

Yogurt and Blueberry Dog Treats:

Ingredients needed: Blueberries (as much as you want) and 100% plain yogurt. Only use 100% plain yogurt and you can also use strawberries. However, I highly recommend you checking with your veterinarian first on what fruits are best for your particular dog.

How to make them:

  • Mix 1 cup of yogurt and blueberries together in a bowl and then fill the dog molds.

  • Put the treats into the freezer for about 4-5 hours minimum but feel free to leave them in there over night as well.

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats:

Preheat oven to 350

Ingredients needed: Pumpkin, whole wheat flour, 2 eggs, and peanut butter. 

How to make them:

  • Mix 2 cups of pure pumpkin, 2 eggs, 3 TBS of peanut butter and 2 cups of whole wheat flour into a bowl. Add water as needed just in case the dough is too sticky.  

  • Remember: Do NOT use pumpkin pie filling. Only use 100% pure pumpkin and make sure that your peanut butter does NOT contain xylitol. 

  • Fill up the dog molds.

  • Bake in the oven for 30 min (the timing could be more or less just depending on your oven)

Before you give the treats to your dog, set them aside so that they can cool down. 

These dog treats can be frozen up to 6-8 weeks in case you want them to last longer but I promise your dog will eat them up in no time! 

Items used:

Label maker: Target

Container: Dollar Store 

Dog molds: https://www.amazon.com/Dogue-Silicone-Healthy-Booklet-Cookies/dp/B075DYQ1PH

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