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7 Dog Friendly Recipes You (& Your Dog) Are Gonna Love

There’s nothing like hunkering down in the kitchen and whipping up something delicious for your pup. They are so attentive during the whole process, and their eyes get HUGE when they realize that they are the lucky pup who gets to enjoy your creations.

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Whether you’re new to baking or cooking for your dog or just looking for some new inspiration, we’re sharing 7 dog friendly recipes that we absolutely love!


And whether you’re looking for high protein meat options or some healthy no meat morsels, we’ve got you covered!


But first… let’s go over some kitchen basics when it comes to homemade dog goodies.



Homemade Dog Treat Safety Tips


We highly suggest sticking to the recipes provided to keep your dog safe and healthy. But, as a reminder, here are some common unsafe foods for dogs. And keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list! Make sure to always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog any human food.


Forbidden Foods


  • Chocolate

  • Whole Milk

  • Onion

  • Cooked Bones

  • Coffee

  • Grapes

  • Raisins

  • Alcohol

  • Stuffed or fatty meats (such as sausage/ bacon)

  • Candy

  • Salt

  • Sugar


Healthy Foods For Dogs


So what about healthy foods? What items are generally considered healthy?


Just like with humans, fruits and vegetables are loaded with health benefits for our pups. They provide fiber, antioxidants, and amazing vitamins. Like anything, there is such a thing as ‘too much of a good thing’ so always consult your veterinarian about the quantity of fruits and vegetables to give your dog.


Dogs need protein! They are carnivores (meaning they consume meat), so feeding your dog animal protein is a way to help them meet their protein needs. Any protein should be unseasoned and plain. You should also consider the level of fat in the cut of meat. Bacon, while delicious, is far too fatty for our pups to handle. Stick with lean meat.


Yogurt, eggs, and pumpkin are examples of other healthy foods that your dog may love. Again, make sure to consult with your veterinarian (or grab our recipe ebook) to get the full scoop on how much of these you should be feeding your dog.


Now, let’s get into those recipes!



Dog Friendly Living’s Favorite Meaty Dog Recipes


Peanut Butter & Meat Cookies

Ingredients

1 egg

4 tbsp of garbanzo flour

1 tbsp of peanut butter

1 cup of ground beef


Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients

  2. Mold into your preferred shape or use a cookie cutter mold to create fun shapes

  3. Smear olive oil or coconut oil on your baking tray and place your cookies on top

  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min


Benefits

These cookies are easy to make and highly palatable so they are sure to become one your furbaby's favorite homemade treats!


Note: Peanut butter should not be given daily, once a week will do the trick.


Fish Tostadas

Ingredients

Plantain

Spinach

1 can of tuna fish in water

½ tablespoon of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of parsley

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Directions

  1. Mix tuna fish, coconut oil and parsley in a bowl

  2. Cut plantain into thin slices

  3. Place a spinach leaf on top of plantain slices and top off with the tuna fish mix


Benefits

These are a great source of energy and an ideal treat for constipation.


Zinc Liver Snaps

Ingredients

8 oz of liver

1 cup of ground oats

½ tablespoon of chia seeds

1 egg

½ tablespoons of coconut or olive oil


Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender

  2. Pour the mixture into treat molds or baking sheet

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and bake for 20-25 min


Benefits

Has anticancer properties, strengthens their immune system, and is a great source of iron




Dog Friendly Living’s Favorite Non-Meat Dog Recipes


Green Pup-sicle

Ingredients

1/2 cup of celery

1 cup of spinach

1 cup of greek yogurt

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 banana

1 tbsp of coconut oil

1/4 tsp Spirulina for every 10 lbs of your dogs weight


Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl

  2. Place molds onto a tray or a baking sheet. Fill your molds with the freshly made mix.

  3. Transfer the molds into the freezer. Freeze for 6 hours.

  4. Once frozen, simply pop the treats out of the mold and enjoy watching your dog eat up this healthy snack.


Benefits

Give your dog their daily boost of greens!


Cocopup Cake

Ingredients

2 eggs

1/4 cup of coconut milk

1 cup of oat flour

Grated coconut

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Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender

  2. Place the dough mix in your cake mold.

  3. Bake for 20 min at 350 F

  4. Let cool and enjoy!


Benefits

Coconut is rich in vitamin E and acts as an antioxidant.


Peanut Butter Cupcake

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 egg

2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter

4 oz wholemeal flour

1 teaspoon of honey


Directions

  1. Whip the egg with the peanut butter and add in the honey

  2. Add the olive oil and continue whisking

  3. Add to tablespoons of water, lastly add in the flour

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and pour the mix into previously oiled cupcake molds

  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes

  6. Let cool and use peanut butter as decorative frosting


Benefits

Peanut butter is rich in healthy fats and dogs tend to love the taste so these will be become a favorite for pup parties and birthdays


Note: Peanut butter should not be given daily, once a week will do the trick.


Cauliflower Wings

Ingredients

½ cauliflower

1 tablespoon of turmeric

1 tablespoon of olive oil


Directions

  1. Wash and dry the cauliflower then separate into individual florets.

  2. Place the cauliflower wings into a bowl, add the olive oil and turmeric and mix.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

  4. Place the cauliflower wings onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes


Benefits

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that alleviates pain and aids with digestion. While cauliflower is a source of fiber loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.




What do you think? Are you ready to try out a new recipe with your pup?

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Inspired to get in the kitchen and cooking (or baking) away? You can grab our entire dog friendly recipe ebook, The Lazy Dog Mom Recipe Book, here! It’s loaded with 22 healthy, yummy recipes that your dog will love. And as a bonus? All of the recipes are easy and fun to make, so it doesn't feel like a total chore!

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