3 Simple Homemade Dog Treats

My puppy, Boba, just had his very first birthday party and me, being the extra dog mom that I am, had to whip up some homemade dog treats to serve at his puppy party! The treats were such a hit with all the pups, I had to share them with you guys to make at home for your own fur babies! Each recipe is super simple to make and only takes a few ingredients you may already have at home! Let me know what your pets think of these if you try them out at home! ENJOY!

Bacon Doggie Donuts

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These were a huge hit with all the pups, and even the humans, too! I loved the way these turned out – they look like they took a good amount of time and effort, but in reality it was like a 20 minute snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • greek yogurt (for the topping)
  • bacon bits (for the topping)

 

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • spray donut baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • mix all ingredients (besides the ones for the topping) into a medium mixing bowl
  • press dough into the donut pan firmly
  • bake for 14 minutes
  • to make the topping, just spread greek yogurt on the donuts and sprinkle bacon bits
  • freeze to let the toppings set
  • serve!

 

 

Chewy Cheddar Puppy Bites

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These cheesy bread bites were another hit for all the dogs, I wish I had made more than just one batch because they gobbled these up so quickly! These only took about 15 minutes to put together, as well!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup evaporated lowfat milk
  • 1 large egg

 

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • mix all ingredients together until well combined
  • spoon dough into silicone baking molds
  • bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  • remove from the oven and let cool before serving

 

 

Strawberry Banana Frosty Paws

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These were my favorite! I thought they turned out the absolute cutest! Some dogs were obsessed with these and others didn’t care for them, however… All the humans at the party loved them! They taste like little smoothie bites, the perfect little summer treat for you and your pup! These were also the easiest to make!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 cup greek lowfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk

 

Instructions:

  • combine all ingredients into mixer
  • blend until smooth
  • pour into silicone baking molds
  • freeze (I froze mine overnight!)
  • serve!

 

 

 

 

February Pupbox Unboxing

Since you guys enjoyed my last doggy subscription box unboxing, I figured I’d show off the second box that I get for Boba each month! Pupbox is the same concept as Barkbox – a monthly subscription that includes 5-6 items each month! We love this one because it usually includes more than just toys and treats. In the past we have received travel water bottles, bandanas, and a toothbrush and toothpaste!

I really love these sort of subscription boxes because it always includes a different array of treats and it’s awesome to mix it up constantly so Boba doesn’t get bored of his usual ones! In this month’s box, Boba got ‘It’s Purely Natural’ Chicken Tenders and ‘La Petit Treat’ peanut butter and apple treats. He was loving the Chicken Tenders the most, it’s the end of the month now and he has already finished off the bag! It was the perfect mid-day snack for him.

One of the toys in this month’s Pupbox was the ‘Go Dog’ Flying Pig! Boba is a heavy chewer, he can’t have stuffed toys because he rips them up immediately and makes such a mess! The only time he ever gets them is in these boxes, so I don’t mind cleaning up the mess as much because he really does have so much fun doing it. This toy he was so cute with, he carried it around with him for about two days, only ripping off the ears and wings, and even slept with it! He inevitably destroyed it, but I was surprised it actually lasted!

Next was the Himalayan Dog Chew Seasoning. I didn’t know if he was going to like something like this but now if I don’t sprinkle it over his food, he is so disappointed! He has been so obsessed with this!! I just know he gets bored of his same dog food, so I love the idea of this! I think I’m going to repurchase when we run out, or find something similar!

Lastly, he got the Rock n Roller. He’s pretty uninterested in this one, honestly. He hasn’t really picked it up or played with it. It’s kind of weighted and has a rubber-y smell to it. I didn’t understand what it even was at first, but apparently it’s supposed to be great for tug of war and to give them something to chew and bite down on. I really like the tie dye look of it though, it’s super cool looking!

Another thing I really love about Pupbox is that it comes with a sheet that gives you some training and development advice based on their age! It’s very informative and has seriously been so helpful! If you have a younger pup, this is an amazing box to try out! As your puppy grows, the box grows with you!

Boba always looks forward to his monthly boxes, as do I just because I loved opening them with him! He gets so excited about each item inside, it is so cute! Although this box is great for all dogs, I think this is best for younger ones. Boba has a special coupon code to help you save some money on your own subscriptions, too! Just use ‘BOBA’ at checkout! I hope you enjoyed this month’s unboxing and some more Boba content! Thanks for reading!

February Barkbox Unboxing

When I adopted my pup Boba, back in May, I knew I wanted to sign him up for one of those puppy subscription boxes so he would have a little surprise each month, with new toys and treats! I decided to sign him up for Barkbox because it was highly recommended to me, and he has been loving them ever since! He knows exactly when it comes in and gets so excited and crazy trying to open it! You guys have been wanting some more Boba content on the blog, so I thought a little unboxing from him would be fun! Here’s the link to sign up (we are not affiliated with Barkbox) and we went for the year long plan – definitely worth it!

Boba is signed up for the “Heavy Chewer” box because he tears up his toys so quickly! He still gets the super cute toys, but the best part is that once he destroys the outside, there is a little spiky ball inside that he cannot tear through – it’s like a two in one!

If you have a dog, I highly recommend Barkbox! We have tried a few others, but this is Boba’s favorite! I also love this one because each month is a fun, new theme – so cute! Let me know what else you guys want to see on the blog with Boba!

Healthy Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats

I made these dog treats for the first time a few months back, and shared them on my dog, Boba’s, Instagram page! They were a huge hit both with Boba and his following so I wanted to save this recipe here for safe keeping! It’s super simple to whip up and is great for your pups digestive system! If you enjoy posts like these, let me know! I love making homemade treats, both for myself and my pup!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix dry ingredients first, wisk until there is no lumps
  • You can either roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create cute shapes, or use baking molds. I found these bone shaped molds on Amazon!
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Let cool completely before you serve