Homemade dog treats.

You’ve been making your holiday gift list, and your dog will soon be the lucky recipient of some must-have goodies. Because he has been such a good boy this year, you plan to lavish him with a stocking full of toys and a new bandanna. He may even get to slurp some doggie ice cream.

And for the icing on the cake, you’ll make him some tasty homemade dog treats. These vet-approved snacks are really packed with nutritious ingredients from your kitchen. You might need a separate stocking just for these tasty snacks!

Homemade Dog Treats Recipes (Vet Approved)

Your dog would be happy to snarf down any treats or table scraps he can get. However, you focus on feeding him a healthy, nutritious diet, and you don’t want to compromise on that. Fortunately, this selection of vet-approved snacks fits the bill. The easy dog treat recipes are an added bonus.

Oat and Apple Doggie Pretzels

This four-ingredient pretzel combines rolled oats, oat flour, applesauce, and one egg. Your dog will find these tasty pretzels fun to eat.

Cranberry Heart Doggie Cookies

Gluten-free flour (coconut and almond) serves as the cookies’ base. Tasty dried cranberries add some added zing to these heart-shaped snacks.

Pumpkin Spice Doggie Snacks

What dog doesn’t love peanut butter? Add some pumpkin and cinnamon, and your dog will find these sugar cookie-like treats hard to resist.

Peanut Butter Bow-Wow Biscuits

These easy-make peanut butter biscuits require minimal ingredients. Cut them into fun shapes and bake for around 20 minutes. Your dog won’t be able to resist them!

Bacon-Glazed Doggie Biscuits

These tempting dog treats combine healthy ingredients, and they’re easy to make. And with a bacon fat and peanut butter glaze, your dog will gulp them right down.

Spinach, Zucchini, and Carrot Doggie Biscuits

These biscuits give your dog a healthy serving of vegetables. Add oats, pumpkin, and peanut butter, and your dog will have a nutrition-packed biscuit he’ll love.

Breath-Boosting Doggie Treats

These breath-freshening snacks combine activated charcoal, coconut oil, fresh mint, and other healthy ingredients. Together, they’ll freshen your dog’s breath without commercial breath treats’ undesirable additives.

Homemade Soft Dog Treats Recipes

Older dogs, or canine companions with dental issues, may find soft dog treats easier on their mouths. Here are three soft dog snacks they can’t resist.

Peanut Butter and Carrot Pupcakes

These soft, chewy cupcakes are topped with a peanut butter and yogurt frosting. Place one of your dog’s favorite biscuits on top.

Bacon and Peanut Butter Doggie Donuts

Your dog will love these peanut butter and oats donuts. Top them with a few bacon bits, and watch him line up for more.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Doggie Snacks

These tasty soft snacks feature peanut butter, coconut oil, and aromatic cinnamon. Whip them together and freeze them in a mold. Your dog will line up for extra servings!

For more canine nutrition recommendations, and general wellness care tips, visit your Androscoggin Animal Hospital veterinarian. Call today to schedule an appointment.