DIY dog treats
These days holiday gifts often extend to furry family members too. These treats, created by Dr. Ernie Ward, are tasty and feel like a special indulgence while being low-calorie and friendly for your patients' diets.
Check out the recipes and a step-by-step video below, or click here to download a printable recipe card.
Sweet potatoes contain vitamins A, C and B6, and thery pack a fiber punch. These cookies are nutritious and full of flavors that dogs will love.
1 large cooked sweet potato, mashed
1 banana, mashed
1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
½ cup quinoa flour*
*Quinoa flour can found at the grocery store, usually in the health food or gluten-free section.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, mix the sweet potato, banana, and vegetable oil until well blended. Stir in the quinoa flour, and drop the resulting dough by teaspoonful onto a nonstick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use your fingers to lightly flatten the dough, and bake at 350° F for 30 minutes.
About four dozen cookies
Calories per treat: 14.4
These treats are low-calorie but high in nutrition, and both dogs and cats will love them.
7 ounces canned salmon
½ cup oat flour*
1 tablespoon minced parsley
*Oat flour can found at the grocery store, usually in the health food or gluten-free section.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, and place on a nonstick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° F for 12 to 15 minutes.
About 18 rollovers
Calories per treat: 23