Depending on where you live, it may already be a bit chilly, so it just may be the perfect time to show your dog some extra love with some delicious winter-time treats. Dogs tend to burn more energy during colder months as they try to keep warm, so giving them a little something extra will help them stay happy. And what could be better than a tasty treat?
There are many choices concerning winter dog care. You can opt for something store-bought or get creative and make your own. If you’re feeling festive, you can even bake some holiday-themed goodies. Whatever you choose, your dog will surely appreciate the gesture – and the delicious snack. So this winter, make sure to give your furry friend a little something extra special.
Here are some tasty treat recipes for your dog
1. Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats
Peanut butter and banana dog treats are a delicious and healthy snack for your furry friend. Made with just two simple ingredients, these treats are not challenging to make and are sure to please even the pickiest of pups. Peanut butter is supposed to be a fantastic wellspring of protein and healthy fats, which are essential for a dog’s diet. Just be sure the peanut butter you buy does not contain xylitol which is toxic to dogs! Bananas are also nutritious for dogs, providing valuable vitamins and minerals. Combined, these two ingredients create a delicious treat that your dog will love. Plus, they’re sure to give your pup an increase in energy when they need it most.
These easy-to-make treats will have your pup begging for more. Combine 1 cup of smooth peanut butter, 1 ripe banana, and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. Mix well and roll into bite-sized balls. Put on a baking sheet fixed with material paper and heat 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
2. Sweet Potato and Turkey Dog Treats
These Thanksgiving-themed dog treats are made with just two ingredients: sweet potato and turkey. They’re grain-free, dairy-free, and perfect for pups with allergies or sensitivities. And what doggie wouldn’t love a tasty morsel that smells like Thanksgiving dinner?
To make the treats, cook the sweet potato until soft, then mash it with cooked, shredded turkey. You can use any turkey, but dark meat is more flavorful. For a little extra moisture, you can add a tablespoon or two of chicken broth. Once the mixture is well combined, use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I used a mini bone-shaped cutter, but you can use any shape you like. Put the treats on a baking sheet fixed with material paper and prepare at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until firm. Let cool before serving. These treats can be stored in a water/airproof compartment in the cooler for as long as a multi-week.
3. THC Gummies for Dogs
THC gummies are an increasingly popular type of pet treat. Unlike CBD oil, which is non-psychoactive, THC gummies contain small amounts of THC, the compound that produces the “high” associated with marijuana use. However, the THC in gummies is usually insufficient to produce any noticeable psychoactive effects in dogs, but always discuss with your veterinarian first. These can be useful for SOME dogs experiencing pain or seizures but you must ask your veterinarian first if it is a good choice for your pup. Gummies are also appealing because they offer an easily-measurable dose, which can be helpful for pet owners who are new to giving their dogs cannabis-based products.
This recipe makes approximately 40 gummies, each containing 5mg of THC. These chewy candies are exceptionally simple to make and require a couple of fixings you probably have in your kitchen as of now.Ingredients:1 cup of 100% pure apple juice1 tablespoon of gelatin powder 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid 10 ml of liquid coconut oil THC tincture.
4. Oatmeal and Banana Dog Treats
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious dog treat, you can’t go wrong with oatmeal and bananas. Oats are a great source of fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Plus, they’re loaded with antioxidants, which can help to improve your dog’s overall health. To make the treats, combine equal parts oatmeal and mashed banana. Then shape the mixture into small balls or flatten it into small circles. You can add a little honey or peanut butter to make them unique. Make sure to try not to add an excess of sugar, as too much of any sweetener can be bad for dogs. Once the treats are formed, place them on a baking sheet and bake at a low temperature until they’re firm. This simple recipe makes sure to be a hit with your shaggy companion!
These yummy treats are perfect for wintertime walks. Combine 1 cup of quick-cooking oats, 1 ripe banana, and 1/4 cup water. Mix well and roll into bite-sized balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
5. Chicken and Rice Dog Treats
Chicken and rice are two of the most popular ingredients in dog food, so it’s no surprise that chicken and rice dog treats are also a hit with our furry friends. If you’re looking for a healthy treat your dog will love, try out some chicken and rice dog treats! These treats are usually made with simple ingredients like chicken breast, brown rice, and vegetable oil. They’re generally low in calories and fat, making them a good choice for dogs watching their weight. Chicken and rice dog treats can also be a good option for dogs with allergies or sensitivities since they’re typically made without common allergens like wheat, corn, and soy.
These hearty treats are perfect for a wintertime meal—Cook 1/2 cup of rice according to package instructions. Mix in 1 cup of cooked ground chicken and 1/4 cup of peas. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper—Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
These are just a few ideas for tasty dog treats that your pet will love this winter. Check with your veterinarian before feeding your dog any new foods, and always supervise when your dog is enjoying a treat.