February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day! Although every day is a day that is all about your pet, now is a day you can really celebrate. Maybe you’ll take your dog for an extra-long walk, or give him extra belly rubs. We know that pets are like a member of the family, and for that, we are so grateful! Show your appreciation for your furry friend by making him or her some of these homemade dog treats. Your dog likely enjoys treats from a box, but taking the time to craft your own is extra special!
This simple recipe for dog treats by Mom on Timeout will be a hit for your buddy. Made with just 5 ingredients, you can trust that what your dog is eating is safe! Pumpkin puree, peanut butter, eggs, whole wheat flour, and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice make this recipe a hit. You’ll roll out the dough, much like cookie dough, and get a bone-shaped cookie-cutter for whatever size treat your dog should eat. They’ll love this tasty treat!
What’s better than peanut butter? A bacon and peanut butter glaze. That may not sound appetizing to you, but your dog will love you forever after this one. Much like the first recipe, the “dough” will consist of peanut butter and pumpkin. After the treats are baked, drizzle them with the peanut butter bacon glaze that your dog will eat right up. You’ll want to give this recipe by Pinch of Yum a try!
Izzy had a sensitive stomach, so her owner started making her these biscuits — and the outcome is incredible: Izzy’s Apple Cheddar Dog Biscuits. It’s fair to say that most dogs love cheese, so your dog will love the cheddar and parmesan in these biscuits. Keep in mind, this recipe from Martha Stewart calls for unsweetened applesauce, because sweetened apple sauce has high amounts of salt and sugar.
Your dog will love these savory treats by Martha Stewart, and you will love their adorable presentation! In the dough, you’ll make an adorable paw print using your thumbprint and the top of your pinky. Dogs will love the salty flavor of the chicken stock, and will be begging for more! Do your dog a favor and give him a couple of these tasty treats.
Homemade dog treats are a great way to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. Additionally, you are able to see exactly what ingredients go into your dog’s treats, which is always reassuring. Keep in mind, it may be a good idea to have your dog’s allergies tested before giving him or her a homemade treat. Once you’ve done that, they are free to enjoy whatever goodie you whip up for them. Remember to give them treats and extra love on February 20th!
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