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Homemade Cat & Dog Treats!

April 19, 2017

Have you ever considered whipping up a special dish or treat for your furry friend? It’s always exciting to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen and really easy to include your pets in the fun!

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CARROT AND SWEET POTATO KITTY TREATS

 

This Carrot and Sweet Potato Kitty Treat recipe is from the Peaceful Dumpling. Sweet potatoes provide your feline companion with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Iron. Carrots provide such nutrients as Vitamin A and Vitamin B6. Delicious!

INGREDIENTS

½ large carrot, peeled and diced

½ sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 tsp brown sugar

½ tsp whole wheat flower

1 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 500*F

Mix carrots and sweet potatoes in a small bowl with vegetable oil. Add the brown sugar, whole wheat flower and mix until the veggies are lightly coated.

Spread out in one single layer on a lightly greased foil wrapped baking pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy

Remove from the oven and let cool for at least an hour

Remove foil and shake treats into an airtight baggie or container. Store in the refrigerator.

 

ALL NATURAL DOG TREATS

This recipe is from All Natural Dog Treat. These treats may be kept at room temperature for 2-3 weeks or 6 weeks if stored in the refrigerator. They may also be frozen!

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 C whole wheat flower

1-1/2 C white flower

½ C organic, all natural peanut butter

1 C water

2 tbs oil

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350. Using a mixer, combine the water, oil and peanut butter; cream until mixed well. Add the flours one cup at a time. You will have a crumbly mixture.

Press the crumbly mixture together tightly to form a tight ball.

Then divide the dough in half, so that it is easier to work with. Just work a little quickly, as the other half of the dough with begin to become dry. Roll out to a ¼” thickness and cut into 3-4” shapes. You may use a pizza cutter to make little squares, or other fun shapes.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and remove from cookie sheet.

 

CATNIP SOUP

This Catnip Soup is sure to please! The recipe has been adapted by PETA from Simply Pets.

INGREDIENTS

½ C dry vegan cat food

¼ cup  warm almond milk or soy milk

3 tsp catnip

DIRECTIONS

Put the cat food and milk in a bowl and mix

Sprinkle with catnip and mix again

If your furry buddy prefers warm soup, just warm in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. This soup is delicious when served either hot or cold.

 

ONE POT WONDER DOG MEALS

The following recipe comes from Su’s Recipes and is a ‘One Pot Wonder’. Quick, easy and sure to satisfy the most discerning pups! This particular meal is simple to make ahead in bulk, and can be portioned into freezer containers or bags for consumption later.

INGREDIENTS (use a little of this, a little of that!)

Boiled rice

Lentils

Beans

Oats

Peanut butter

Pumpkin

Zucchini

Carrots

Broccoli

Spinach

Blueberries

Flaxseed oil

Coconut oil

Olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Prepare this in a crockpot or on the stovetop and heat until thoroughly cooked. Let cool before indulging your pup!

 

Disclaimer: Phinney’s Friends is not a veterinarian and makes no claims to the contrary. Each pet’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Be sure to contact your veterinarian regarding your specific pet’s dietary needs. This blog is proved for informational and entertainment purposes only. Content should not be considered a substitute for veterinary expertise or treatment. Phinney’s Friends in no way provides any warranty, express or implied, towards the content of recipes in this blog. It is the reader’s responsibility to determine the safety and quality of any recipe or instruction.

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