5 Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
You are probably excited about your upcoming camping trip, and no doubt your four-legged friend will also be jumping for joy at the prospect of an outdoor adventure with you. At Kampgrounds of America, we love it when you and your pooch roll into one of our locations. Whether you are traveling cross country in your big rig or you’re getting ready for a hike in one of our country’s gorgeous national parks, healthy and delicious snacks are a must — and not just for you, but also for your dog.
Five Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
While there are plenty of store-bought options out there, making your own doggie treats is a great way to pack each bite with yummy goodness so that your dog is raring to go no matter where your travels may take you. With homemade dog treats, you know exactly what’s in them, and if you don’t want your dog to have something like flour, you won’t have to scour the ingredients list to find an option that works.
Here are five of our favorite healthy, homemade dog treat recipes that will keep your pup begging for more.
Four simple ingredients — that’s all it takes to make this simple yet tasty treat. Got some overripe bananas on your counter? Great! You are nearly there. Now, just grab some peanut butter, coconut oil and old fashioned oats, and you’ll be able to whip up a yummy biscuit that’s both hypoallergenic and healthy for your pup.
Many doggie recipes include flour or even oats, but what if you prefer a grain-free diet for your pup? These homemade dog treats without flour are the perfect solution. Again, it is simple to make with only three ingredients — peanut butter, coconut oil and cinnamon. The coconut oil is a great way to help your dog’s digestion, improve their skin and coat and increase energy levels so that they’re ready for your next adventure.
When the weather heats up, hydration is crucial for both you and your dog. If you are worried that your pup is not getting enough water, why not give them a treat that’s both delicious and hydrating? This cool and scrumptious goodie includes only watermelon and a can of coconut milk as the ingredients, but the result is sure to be your dog’s favorite summer go-to treat.
If your dog is a meat lover, this is one of the best dog biscuit recipes ever for your pooch. Instead of grain flour, this recipe uses rice flour and rice mash plus some tasty diced chicken, egg and a little bit of parsley. Chicken and rice have long been recommended by vets to help with gastrointestinal upset. So, if your pooch seems a bit under the weather on your travels, this special biscuit could help them feel up and at ’em once again.
Instead of throwing your dog your leftover french fries full of grease and fat, give them their own healthy alternative. In fact, this recipe is so delicious, you and your pooch can both enjoy it. All you need is a sweet potato, a little bit of coconut oil and spices like turmeric and cinnamon. However, you can substitute any dog-safe spices such as basil, dill, oregano, rosemary and thyme.
Be sure to check with your vet first before feeding any new treats (homemade or storebought!) if your dog has special dietary requirements or if you’re unsure if a particular treat is a good addition to their diet based on their individual needs!