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There are thousands of dog treat products on the market, so why on earth would anyone consider making her own? For starters, when you make your own dog treats, you have control over what ingredients are included. Want another reason to make these vet-approved dog treats? The recipes are quick, easy, and fun!



Apple Pretzels Recipe for Dogs

The recipe may look like it has a lot of steps, but this 3-ingredient baked treat is easy to make. And, if you've ever made pretzels, you know they're fun to roll and twist. You can even make your own crazy shapes. Your dog won’t care how you twist them — he’ll love the taste.

• 3 cups almond flour
• 1 egg
• 1 cup plain, unsweetened applesauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
3. Beat egg and set aside
4. Mix applesauce and almond flour in a large bowl
5. Pour 1 tablespoon of the egg into a bowl and set aside
6. Pour the rest of the egg into the bowl with mixed ingredients
7. Stir the mixture until a dough forms
8. Take a two-tablespoon-size piece of dough and roll into a tube
9. Take each tube and make into a “U” shape, then twist the ends together and fold back to the top to make a pretzel shape
10. Place the pretzels onto the baking tray
11. Brush the top of each pretzel with the remaining egg
12. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until they're slightly browned and firm
13. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving



Blackberry Biscuit Dog Treats Recipe

Pick up some extra blackberries next time you’re at the farmer’s market to make these vet-approved blackberry biscuits for your dog. Your dog will love them . . . and you may even be tempted to take a bite!

• 4 cups almond flour
• ¾ cup flax meal
• ½ cup blackberries
• ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Mix all ingredients together with 1 cup water to form a dough
4. Roll dough until 1/4-inch thick
5. Cut out biscuits with small cookie cutter
6. Re-roll remaining dough and cut out more biscuits
7. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet
8. Bake for 30 minutes, until nicely browned and firm
9. Remove biscuits from oven and allow to cool before serving



Mini Omelette Recipe for Dogs

What, you may ask, makes this omelette different from one you’d make for yourself? Maybe only the absence of spices, herbs, and butter. Your dog won’t miss that stuff — he’ll love this healthy treat. He'll be so busy gobbling it down that he won't mind if you make one for yourself.

• 2 eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein and can help an upset stomach. However, eating raw egg whites can give dogs biotin deficiency, so be sure to cook the eggs all the way through before giving them to your pet.
• ½ cup cooked salmon, thinly sliced, OR pulled grilled chicken
Salmon is loaded with vitamins and protein.
Make sure chicken is skinless and boneless.
• ½ green pepper, diced
Bell peppers provide beta-carotene and are high in vitamin C.

1. Lightly grease frying pan with a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
2. Turn the heat for the frying pan to medium/high
3. Crack eggs into a bowl and stir with fork until mixed
4. Once the frying pan is heated, gently pour the mixed eggs into the center of the frying pan
5. Tilt the pan to spread the egg mixture evenly
6. Once the egg is halfway firm, sprinkle on the green pepper and salmon or grilled chicken
7. With a spatula, fold the egg in half and allow to heat until egg appears to be firm
8. Remove omelet from pan and place on plate
9. Allow to cool and serve



Frozen Meat Treats Recipe for Dogs

Chicken and carrots are two of dogs’ favorite foods. This vet-approved frozen meat treat adds another — a little yogurt. Freeze the treats in ice cube trays, and you’ll have a ready-made treat for your dog anytime.

• 2 cups grilled chicken
Make sure chicken is skinless and boneless.
• ¾ plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt
Do not use yogurt with xylitol, and do not use at all if dog is lactose intolerant.
• 1 carrot
If your dog is diabetic, use a smaller amount.
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Stir all the ingredients together
2. Freeze in ice cube trays
3. For small dogs, you can pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe little droplets onto a parchment-lined baking sheet before freezing



Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Popsicles Recipe for Dogs

Made with fresh berries, these patriotic popsicles can be a Fourth of July treat for your dog. And they’ll be just as good on any hot day. As a plus, they're quick and easy to make.

• 1 cup whole blueberries
Blueberries are high in fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
• 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
Strawberries are high in sugar. Use small amounts if your dog is diabetic.
• 1 cup plain yogurt
Do not use yogurt containing xylitol. Do not use if your dog is lactose intolerant.

1. Gently mix all ingredients together in a bowl
2. Pour mixture into ice cube tray or large mold
3. Freeze for at least 4-to-5 hours
4. Remove one popsicle, and let your dog enjoy!
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