Baking, cooking and general recipe experimentation have become coping mechanisms for many of us during these unprecedented times. But if you’ve already baked multiple loaves of bread and had your fair share of fluffy coffees, we have another suggestion for you: DIY pet treats. Below, we’ve rounded up the best recipes we could find for homemade dog and cat treats. You can make all of these treats with basic pantry-friendly ingredients (and love, of course).
DIY Pet Treats
These two-ingredient dog treats call for an interesting ingredient: Baby food. But you can sub canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened applesauce or pureed sweet potatoes if necessary. If you do go with baby food, we recommend choosing the chicken flavor. However, other options like sweet potato or butternut squash will work, too. The second ingredient and final ingredient is flour. It doesn’t get any simpler than this recipe from Rover.com’s blog The Dog People.
For Martha Stewart-approved dog treats, try this recipe for blueberry biscuits. The treats are made from just a few basic ingredients: Oatmeal, cheddar, Parmesan cheese, barley flour and unsweetened apple sauce. Feel free to get creative with your cookie cutter shapes. We’re sure your dog won’t mind.
If you have some canned tuna on hand, you can whip up these tasty tuna cat treats in no time. Just mix it together in a bowl with cornmeal, water, flour and an egg to create the dough. Then bake to perfection.
These DIY peanut butter and banana dog treats from Whole Foods do more than just satisfy your dog’s treat cravings. The parsley in the recipe can help disguise your pup’s bad breath. Mint does the trick, too.
Here’s another tuna cat treat recipe. Except for this one also features your kitty’s favorite plant — catnip! Just be prepared for a crazy cat after feeding your kitty these treats. Catnip is a heck of an herb.
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