If you're stuck at home in quarantine, why not shower your dog with extra love with these delicious and healthy homemade dog recipes? We've included three of our dogs' favorite savory and sweet recipes, but there are hundreds more! Scroll to the bottom to see our favorite dog treat recipe book recommendation right now.
*Please note: we are not veterinarians and if your dog has sensitives or dietary issues, please consult your veterinarian before feeding your dog foods that you are unsure of.
STIR PORK VEGGIE BOWL
This recipe is a "go-to" for our Paw Tribe friends Renegade and Mecca. The portions vary depending on your dog size, but just make sure to include some of every ingredient to get that savory stir fry taste!
- White Rice
- Fresh or frozen green beans
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cooked Pork
- Topped with some goods from the Honest Kitchen
- Prepare rice, while cooking green beans, and making scrambled eggs.
- Cook pork (make sure it's thoroughly cooked. If you have extra time, you can shred it).
- Put rice in your dog's bowl and top it with the cooked green beans, scrambled eggs, and cooked pork.
- Top the meal off with some Honest Kitchen toppers, supplements, or boosts!
Tip: "Home-cooked diets are great, but if your'e only feeding your dogs home-cooked meals, you have to be careful that you add the appropriate nutrients that they need."
PUMPKIN BACON DOG TREATS
- 2 slices bacon, diced
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes; set aside, reserving excess fat.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, eggs and bacon fat on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually, add old fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. Add bacon, beating just until incorporated.
- Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Place into oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- Let it cool completely before serving.
CARROT DOG BISCUITS
- 1/2cup carrot purée *see step 2
- 1/3cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3cup oat flour
- 1/3cup all-purpose flour
- 1pinch cinnamon powder
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Blend 2 carrots with 1/3 cup water. It doesn't have to be super smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours and cinnamon powder. Add the carrot purée and stir to combine with a large spoon, then use your hands to make a smooth dough. If it's too sticky - add more all-purpose flour; if it's too crumbly - add more water or carrot purée.
- Roll out the dough on a floured parchment paper until it's approx. 1/2 inch (1-2 cm) thick. Cut out the cookies. Transfer the cookies onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Knead together the leftover dough, roll it out again, cut out cookies until you've used all the dough.
- Bake the doggie biscuits for about 15 minutes until crispy! Let them cool off completely before giving them to your dog.
Looking for more homemade recipes?
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This healthy & tasty treat recipe book is GOLD! Especially, if you want to ensure that your dog(s) is consuming nutritious and sound food. This book contains 60 recipes that are gluten-free, grain-free, and dog approved. Written by proud dog mom Melissa Gunderson, she even explains the ingredients she selects leaving behind questionable ingredients and red-flag preservatives. There’s something for every pup including pupsicles, jerky, biscuits, holiday treats, pupcakes, and more!
It’s available on Amazon HERE.