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6 Easy D.I.Y. Dog Treats For Fall

6 Easy D.I.Y. Dog Treats For Fall 0

Cooler temperatures and changing leaves are welcome signs of the new season and that it is socially acceptable to enjoy pumpkin spice everything! Tasty fall treats aren’t just for humans though. Many fall food staples are actually healthy and nutritious additions to your dog’s diet. From pumpkins to apples, these ubiquitous fall ingredients are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. 

As you are gobbling up fall favorites, consider making your pup a couple flavorful fall treats of their own. We’ve gathered a few foolproof recipes that your dog is sure to love. You can easily make multiple recipes from just a few ingredients that are safe for your pup. Check out the recipes below.

Peanut Butter Biscuits

peanut butter dog biscuit

These peanut butter biscuits pack a flavor punch with just a few ingredients. Your dog will love these crunchy treats! Gather it and the following ingredients to get started.

  • 1 cup peanut butter, crunchy
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup oats, old-fashioned
  • 2 cups flour, whole wheat
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper before mixing together the egg, flour, honey, oats, oil, peanut butter, and water to form your dough. Roll or pat until it's one-inch thick. Cut out bones with a cookie cutter before placing them on the sheet. Bake for 30 minutes before transferring to a rack. 

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Frozen Yogurt Pup-kins

Pumpkin Dog Popsicle

Minimal effort required. This recipe needs just three ingredients!

  • 1 cup nonfat plain frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water

Mix everything together to form a thin mixture. Pour it into a freezable silicone mold or ice cube tray and place in the freezer until frozen. The pumpkin tints the treats orange, so it's perfect to create pumpkins!

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Apple Cheddar Biscuits 

Apple cheddar dog biscuit

Apples are a classic fall favorite for everyone, including dogs. Make sure your pup gets their apple-a-day with these incredible dog treats that combine the sweet taste of apples with savory cheddar cheese. They are easy to make too - just combine all the ingredients, bake and give to your pup once they have cooled.

  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients to form a dough. Roll out mixture to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned and firm.

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Frozen Yogurt Pupsicles

dog popsicle recipe

Pupsicles in cold weather? Heck yes! This frozen treat makes for the perfect dessert or after play snack.

  • 16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 jar banana baby food, or 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Mix the yogurt and peanut butter until blended. Add the baby food to thin the mixture—blend honey for a bit of sweetness. Fill your molds to the top before placing them in the freezer. If using plastic cups, put a dog biscuit into the treat to act as a handle. Warm a knife with hot water and run it around the cups' edge to remove the pupsicle. The entire thing is edible!

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Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits

DIY Dog Biscuit

For a break from peanut butter and pumpkin, try these goodies!

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut small
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix the strawberries, lemon juice, and two tablespoons of sugar for later. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients with a whisk, then add the butter with a pastry cutter to create a crumbly mixture. Add the heavy cream to bring the dough together. Mix in the strawberry and lemon juice. Drop by the tablespoon onto a lined cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Peanut Butter Sandwiches

homemade dog biscuit

This recipe is the stuff doggie dreams are made of. With all the peanut butter goodness, they are literally lip smacking good!

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup milk

You'll want extra flour for rolling out and peanut butter to spread in the middle.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with paper. Beat all ingredients until a soft dough forms. Dust the surface with flour, and pat dough until one inch thick. Cut 1 1/2-inch round cookies. Place them on the sheets and bake for 10 minute until the cookies lighten in color uniformly. After cooling completely, create a cookie sandwich with a peanut butter smear on the inside.

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Homemade dog treats are a great way to include your dog in the fall festivities! You'll have a blast making these treats, knowing they're safe to chow down on. If your dog doesn't beg for them right away, store the baked goodies for later and keep the popsicles in the freezer to prevent melting.

6 Frozen Homemade Dog Treats for Summer

6 Frozen Homemade Dog Treats for Summer 0

Summer is here and so are long, hot days! As you enjoy your summer break and a few ice cream treats, do you ever think about treating your furry friend? Add some variety to their normal treats routine with a few treats that are perfect for summer.  

We collected a few of our favorite dog treat recipes for summer. These treats are easy to make and guaranteed pup pleasers. From dog ice cream to pupsicles, your dog is sure to love cooling down with these delicious summer treats. Check out our six favorite DIY dog treat recipes below:  

Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Dog Popsicle

peanut butter dog treat

This treat is quite easy to make because it only requires 3 ingredients: banana, peanut butter, and plain yogurt. These homemade pupsicles are ideal for cooling down after a long walk or a dessert treat to end the night. Even better, they stay fresh for months in the freezer! 

Get this recipe on Good Housekeeeping.

Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs

Pumpkin dog treat

If your pup has tummy problems, this puppy ice cream will be great for them. Pumpkin and yogurt are both great for a dog's digestive system and can be helpful in overcoming some of the common digestive problems. Treat your dog to some pumpkin-flavored ice cream today with the recipe below.

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Yogurt & Berry Pupsicles

yogurt dog treat

The summer heat can sometimes be unbearable to your pup. Bigger Bolder Baking makes perfect homemade dog treats to cool your pup. With frozen berries and yogurts, these are sure to provide some relief for your dog from the sizzling summer heat. 

Get this recipe on Bigger Bolder Baking.

Whole-Fruit Pupsicles

homemade pupsicle

Some dogs, just like human beings, struggle to digest dairy. If your dog is one of these unlucky pups, don’t worry! This doesn’t mean your pup has to miss out on cool summer treats. This diary-free, whole-fruit dog popsicle recipe is the way to go. Your pup will enjoy cooling down on a hot summer day with these delicious pupsicles.

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Minty Fresh Frozen Treats

dog popsicle

These minty frozen treats are the perfect summer dog snack. They not only satisfy your dog's cravings but also may provide some health benefits to your pooch. The treat contains parsley and mint that are great for refreshing the breath of your dog. Also, the parsley helps reduce inflammation and aid in the digestion process for dogs.  

Get this recipe on The Produce Moms.

Puppy Smoothie Treats 

frozen treats for dogs

Tails are guaranteed to wag when this frozen treat for dogs comes out of the freezer. Treat your dog to frozen banana and strawberry smoothies in just ten minutes. It is ideal for all-year seasons because it's packed with vitamins and antioxidants to support your pup’s immune system. Pour this smoothie into an ice cube tray or silicone molds for single serving treats your pup will love.

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Surprise Your Pup This Summer

Keep your dog cool this summer with these cooling homemade dog treat recipes. There is no doubt that your pup will love licking away on these frozen treats on a hot day.  Even better, add a boost to these summer treats by including a few pumps of salmon oil for dogs or by crumbling our glucosamine for dogs into the mixture.  Your dog will go crazy for it!