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Include These 5 Ingredients In Homemade Dog Treats for Spring

If you love spoiling your canine companion, try making them homemade dog treats this spring. Check out these ideas and helpful tips to get your pups tail wagging.

Homemade Dog Treats

First, when preparing homemade dog treats, it’s important to remember the few food items that are harmful for your dog. These include chocolate, grapes, or raisins, and the artificial sweetener, Xylitol.

It’s always a good idea to consult with a vet about safe ingredients before starting any homemade treat recipes.

Some Dog-Approved Ingredients

There are the classic dog treat ingredients that are always a big hit such as banana, peanut butter, sweet potato, and oatmeal. These have good flavor and make a good textural base for most treats. 

However, for the more adventurous chef, here are some additional ideas:

  1. Fish: Great for joint health + skin and coat
  2. Ginger and/or Turmeric: Great for digestion and inflammation
  3. Chamomile: Add this if you want your treats to have a calming effect
  4. Watermelon: Healthy and delicious as a frozen treat for hot days
  5. Yogurt: Good for digestion and as an added source of calcium and protein. It’s also great as a frozen treat

Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Some homemade dog treats recipes require baking, and some only require freezing a tasty liquid in a fun mold for your dog to enjoy. Whatever your skill level or availability, there is a recipe that’s right for you and your pup. 

One delicious recipe to get started with is a 3-Ingredient Frozen Treat. The ingredients are just:

  • Peanut butter
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Vegetable or Chicken Broth

To begin, simply combine all three ingredients and mix together. Then, portion into an ice cube tray or other mold. Lastly, freeze for at least 12 hours, and then enjoy!

Get Joy Has Got You Covered

If you’re not sure about your dog’s nutritional needs, you can schedule an appointment through Get Joy’s virtual vet services to find out more.

Don’t have time to make homemade treats for your dog? No need to worry. Get Joy’s healthy, superfood treats are just a click away.

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