7 DIY No-Bake Pet Treats
Your pets give you unconditional love and lots of laughs, so it’s only natural that you want to give them a special treat every now and then. There’s no doubt that many pets love store-bought treats, but making them yourself gives you more control over what goes into them.
And luckily, making treats for your pets doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming. These seven no-bake pet treats make it easy to show your pets how much you love them.
Dogs often love peanut butter and pumpkin puree, which is why we couldn’t resist adding this treat to the list. This recipe uses just three ingredients, and you may already have them in your pantry!
Like many no-bake dog treats, this recipe combines peanut butter and oats. We’ve included it on our list for its special twist: cinnamon. And if you sneak a few for yourself, Fido doesn’t have to find out.
We’ve included this recipe in the list for its use of coconut oil. Coconut oil has become popular for both humans and pets alike. The AKC reports that some vets believe coconut oil may aid digestion, help skin conditions, contribute to a healthy coat, and more. Plus, the coconut coating on the outside of the ball makes it extra cute and appealing!
We’ve included this recipe on the list because it calls for just three ingredients, and one of them is water! Since this frozen treat is made using silicone molds, you can use seasonal shapes to make it even more fun.
We love that this recipe uses just three common, affordable ingredients that many people probably already have handy. However, you and your children may be sorely tempted to nab these frozen treats when no one is looking. And why not? The ingredients can be part of a healthy human diet, too!
When the weather is hot, many humans enjoy watermelon. According to the AKC, watermelon is generally safe for dogs, so pooch can also enjoy the summer favorite. We included this recipe on the list because it could be such a refreshing way to help your canine companion cool down. With just two ingredients, it’s also fast and easy to make.
Cats are not well represented on this list because cats’ nutritional needs can be tricky, so there just aren’t many recipes out there. We’ve included these treats for our feline friends because it’s one of the few no-bake cat treat recipes. And luckily, it’s not too complicated!
Consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your pet’s diet, and be sure to give treats in moderation. When making homemade treats, be sure to avoid potentially harmful ingredients. Take your pet’s size into account when crafting the treats since smaller pets generally need smaller treats.
What special treats do you like to make for your pets? Share their favorites in the comments section below!