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Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Years ago when I had a few less kids and a lot more time on my hands I would make dog and cat treats like crazy.

Now, I don’t have the time I used to but I decided I would try my hand at making these dog treats again and hope my dogs love them as much now as they did then.They do! These treats right off the bat are healthier for our dogs because I 100% know what is going into them. There is no gross additives or anything that can hurt them. These are straight up 4 ingredient dog treats that any dog will love!

Ingredients:

  • Ground oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 cups peanut butter

Directions:

  • In a blender (chopper or food processor)  process the oats to powder.
  • Mix peanut butter, apple and banana together until smooth
  • Add in oat powder, and mix well
  • Place dough on counter and roll out flat to desired thickness
  • Cut out using a cutter of your choice, and place on parchment paper on cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 for 17 minutes
  • Store in an air tight container for up to a week or two

The oats in these make a great alternative to wheat (wheat flour) and are hearty and nutritious when served in moderation to dogs. It’s a great source of soluble fibre and is great for older dogs that need help maintaining bowel regularity.

This recipe makes over 80 treats the size of a penny/nickel. I had to make multiple batches as I have three dogs and would much rather they eat these than any treat you can find on a shelf.My dogs are getting older. Chase just turned 8, Chanel will be 7 in the new year and Ace? Just became a ripe ol’ 5 years old. I want them to live longer and eat only the best.It’s a struggle when it comes to dog food and treats. I would love to start even making my dogs their food if I had more time. I struggle with making sure they get the very best when they only want the very worst. My dogs? Would prefer to eat the cats food to their traditional dog food. This is an on-going struggle we deal with daily.Making sure their treats are at least free of harmful chemicals or gross fillers makes the struggle a bit easier (as does separate eating spots where dogs aren’t allowed!)

I will make these treats more often now that I know all three of my dogs, and not just Chase who I used to make them for 6 or so years ago enjoy.

Have you ever made homemade pet treats?