3 Healthy And Organic Dog Treat Recipes

Have you noticed that healthy dog treats are overly expensive and surprisingly unhealthy? Have you read the ingredient list on those packages, yikes! A quick search for ingredient lists of top-rated treats sold at mega pet marts like Chewy read like a chemical digest article:

Sorbitol, Glycerin, Fructose, Gelatin, Maltodextrin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ferrous Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Sulfate, Artificial Flavor, Niacinamide, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Pyrophosphate.

Sounds like something might explode if you mixed all that together. Luckily, we got you covered with 5 healthy organic dog treat recipes you can make at home that will save you money not only on the treats but on the inevitable vet bills that could ensue if you keep shopping at the mega-mart pet stores like Chewy. 

***As always, please consult your vet and be cognizant of any potential food allergies. 

 Organic Pumpkin Dog Treats 
This one is made from organic coconut oil and organic pumpkin puree, and that’s it!
1/2 cup of organic pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
4 tablespoons of water, plus more if needed
2 cups of organic whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1 organic egg
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix the pumpkin, softened coconut oil, and water together in a large bowl.
Then mix in the flour, baking soda, and baking powder
3. Mix it a bit and then stir in the egg.
4. Continue to stir until it’s ALL combined. This might take a good minute and feel free to add a touch more water in order to get all of the mixture into one solid, slightly sticky ball.
5. Once done, roll the dough out on a floured surface to ~1/4 inch thick.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out treats. These can be as small or as large as you want them 
6. Place prepared dough treats on a lined/ greased baking sheet and bake for ~30 minutes (depending on size) until the dough has hardened.
Let cool and enjoy your pup's excitement!
Blueberry Buckwheat Freezes
Super simple and great for a summer day! These are made from organic coconut oil and local (if possible) blueberries mixed with Buckwheat. Stick them in the freezer and they’re great for snacking for both you and your pup. Buckwheat is considered a gluten-free superfood that is great for baking and contains soluble fiber that can aid in digestion. 
2 ½ cups of organic  buckwheat flour
½ cup of fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 organic egg
2 Tbsp. melted organic coconut oil
1 Tbsp. honey (use raw, except for puppies under one year, who must have pasteurized)
1/4 cup water
1. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Next, add the blueberries to a food processor and puree until smooth.
3. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
4. Next, add the buckwheat flour, egg, melted coconut oil, honey, and water. Mix well until dough-like consistency forms.
5. Transfer the dough to a cleaned countertop lined with a large piece of parchment paper and using a rolling pin, roll flat until the dough is about ¼ of an inch thick.
6. Using a dog bone shaped cookie cutter (or another shape of your choice), cut out cookie shapes and place on the lined baking sheet.
7. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned, and the cookies have hardened in the center.
Allow the cookies to cool and serve to your drooling dog!
Store leftovers in a container in the fridge.

Fresh Apple and Oat Dog Biscuits
Freshly crushed apples with filtered water and organic honey baked in the oven with organic rolled oats. The oats can be a good source of fiber for your pup and can even aid in digestion. 
1-1/2 cups organic rolled oats
1 or 2 organic apples
1 organic egg
1 tbsp natural honey
1/2 cup whole wheat organic  all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1. Chop apples into tiny cubes.
2. Mix oats, flour, egg, apples, and water together.
3. Stir in honey.
4. Spoon mixture onto a non-stick cookie sheet in small dollops.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cookies are evenly browned and crispy.
6. Allow the cookies to cool and serve to your drooling dog! Store leftovers in a container in the fridge.
What's your favorite dog treat recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!

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