5 Homemade Dog Treats To Make On National Dog Biscuit Day!

Hi everyone, and welcome to another River Dogs dog blog. My name’s Charlie, and I’m very excited to be writing an article about my greatest love; scrummy dog biscuits! That’s right, dog biscuits, because Saturday 23rd February is National Dog Biscuit Day! Forget Christmas and Valentine’s day; National Dog Biscuit day is the best day of the year, and it’s a chance for dogs and their mums and dads to get together and bake up some delicious doggy-snacks! I’ve made a list of my top 5 homemade dog treats for you to check out! On your marks, get set…BAKE!

REMEMBER FOLKS – Not all of the treats below will be suitable for your dog, so make a mental note of any allergies that your pets might have before continuing. If you’re not sure whether one of these recipes is right for your pooch, then contact your local veterinary centre for more advice. 

Charlie’s Top 5 Homemade Dog Treats

1. Doggy Doughnuts

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My favourite homemade dog treats have to be these Doggy Donuts from Sunny Day Family. They taste amazing and take no time to make at all. The best part about these snacks is that they’re made from all natural materials that you might find in your cupboard at home. They look just like real doughnuts, except that they are made from flour, oats, coconut oil, peanut butter (mmmm) and eggs. You can go wild with the toppings, but my personal favourite is bacon and cheese!

Check out the full recipe here.

2. Spinach, Carrot, and Zucchini Treats

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Not every pooch likes homemade dog treats that are full of meaty goodness, and sometimes I myself like a little vegetarian snack. That’s where these amazing healthy treats from Damn Delicious come in, full of plant goodness and totally doggy friendly! This recipe is great because your parents can whip themselves up a nice pasta sauce or curry with the leftover ingredients (or they can also have a nibble on your biscuits if you let them). They are a great snack to have after a long walk and will keep for a long while in the freezer if you’re not feeling peckish. 

Check out the full recipe here. 

3. Heart-shaped Cranberry Cookies

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I know that I might look like a bit of tough cookie in my pictures, but I’m actually a big softy at heart. These heart-shaped cranberry cookies from The Every Day Dog Mom are a great homemade dog treat to make up for your mum or dad when you want to let them know that you really love them, and when they realise that they’re dog biscuits they’ll usually let you have a few too! All you need is a heart-shaped cutter to go with the recipe, but if you’re not into hearts then you can always use a bone or a regular circle instead! There are only five ingredients in these cookies, so it won’t take too long to whip them up if you’ve got a rumbly tummy! 

Check out the full recipe here. 

4. Pumpkin & Apple Dog Biscuits

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Another simple recipe and one that’s great at Halloween! These canned pumpkin and apple biscuits from Three Little Ferns are great homemade dog treats to keep in the cupboard and can be made very easily at any time of year (as long as your local store has canned pumpkin). Sometimes I like to hollow out a real pumpkin and hide inside it on Halloween to scare the neighbours!

Check out the full recipe here.

5. Fresh Breath Biscuits

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I love having a menthol treat from time to time, but have you seen the list of additives and artificial ingredients that they put in them? It’s not a pretty sight. This recipe from Health Starts In The Kitchen makes biscuits that are good for my teeth and keep my breath fresh, all using natural ingredients such as parsley and mint leaves. It requires the most effort out of all of my favourite homemade dog treats, so you might have to get up a little bit earlier on National Dog Biscuit Day for this one. Just think of it as spending some quality dog-parent bonding time; it’s what Saturday’s were made for!

Check out the full recipe here. 

Thanks for checking out my homemade dog treats dog blog! My stomach is rumbling so loudly that it sounds like a herd of stampeding elephants right now. Hopefully, we will have some inspiration for making your own homemade dog treats this Saturday 23rd February, and we’d love to hear from you have any other special recipes that the River Dogs crew could whip up too!

Why not stick around and check out our snowy Daycare For Dogs article, or perhaps read up about the River Dogs Daycare mystery from outer space!

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