With sweater weather approaching, you may be inspired to get festive in your kitchen with healthy fall recipes. Treat your pooch to DIY, healthy, homemade dog treats this fall season. Here are some of our favorite recipes to try. Let’s dive in!
Benefits of Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
By choosing to give your pooch homemade dog treats over generic dog treats, you are helping them live their best life. Moreover, homemade treats have a higher nutritional value and healthier ingredients since they are free from preservatives, fats, and chemicals.
Overall, a healthy diet is important for your dog’s overall energy levels and boosts their immune system.
Yummy Dog Treat Recipes for this Fall Season
First and foremost, always check in with your vet to see which foods and ingredients are appropriate for your dog. Each dog is different and requires different nutritional needs and diets specific to his size, age, and breed. However, there are some foods that are generally safe for all dogs.
Here are a few fall-inspired recipes to treat your beloved canine to!
Pup-kin Spice Peanut Butter
Spoil your dog with these easy homemade dog biscuits packed with flavor and a wonderful aroma.
½ cup canned pumpkin (avoid any pumpkin pie mixes or anything other than pure pumpkin)
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons of peanut butter (without any artificial sweeteners like xylitol)
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon kosher salt (optional ingredient)
1 cup quick-cooking oats (you can also use 1-minute or old-fashioned oats)
First, preheat your oven to 350° F. Next, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until you get an even texture. Then, fill a baking tray with small molds (into shapes and sizes of your liking) spaced apart since they will stick together.
Bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the biscuits appear hard. Finally, let them cool and reward your dog with a delicious treat.
Super Simple Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Made with only four ingredients, this treat is one that no pup can resist.
1 sweet potato
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 large eggs
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
First, preheat your oven to 350° F. Next, cook the sweet potato until tender. When cooled, peel the potato and scoop flesh into a bowl. After mashing it with a fork, mix the other ingredients to form a dough.
Arrange small molds onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 35-45 minutes. Make sure to allow cookies to cool completely before serving them to your dog.
Calming Treats for Dogs
Take homemade dog treats to the next level with calming ingredients! Sweet Potato Calming Treats is a three-ingredient recipe that your pooch will surely enjoy.
Sweet potato puree
Natural peanut butter
Mix all three ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into a freezing container or onto your puppy’s lick mat. Bon appetit!
Healthy Dog Treats from Get Joy
Get Joy prioritizes your dog’s health, and we hope that you do too. That’s why we’ve created healthy meals and treats for your pooch. Our nutrient-rich, freeze-dried treats are made with a single ingredient and are certified organic and appropriate for all dogs.
We understand the role that good nutrition plays in the overall wellness of your pet. Need support in your dog’s journey? Get all your questions answered anytime from our expert vet care team.