If your dog cannot or does not eat one specific meat, such as beef, you can adapt many of the recipes in this book by substituting another meat such as chicken or turkey.
However, if your dog avoids meat altogether, you can use the following recipes, as well as others in this website that do not include meat as an ingredient.
If your dog cannot eat meat, you can simply use your dog’s usual kibble in the recipe to make it meat-free.
Easy Veggie Treats
Whether it’s 3 p.m. What are you reaching for, snack hunger hits? You don’t want to spoil dinner in a few hours, but you still want something that can get you to dinner.
This is the moment when choosing the best snack counts. The positive news is that this particular desire is fulfilled with lots of wholesome treats like this one.
Although these treats contain a number of different vegetables that are not normally considered dog foods, most of our taste-tester dogs ate these with enthusiasm.
Makes 25 to 30 3-inch treats
Ingredients for Veggie Dog Treats
3 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup quick oats
1⁄2 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
1⁄2 cup grated carrots
1⁄4 cup finely diced celery
1⁄4 cup finely chopped broccoli flowers
1⁄4 cup finely diced red or yellow bell pepper (no seeds)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
Step by Step to make easy Veggie Dog Treats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients well. Using your hands, knead the dough for a few minutes.
- Form the dough into a ball and drop it onto a floured breadboard. Roll the dough
out to about 1⁄4 inch thick.
- Use a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes. Place the cookies on
greased cookie sheets.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.
Crunchier Treats: For crisper treats, when all the cookies have been baked, turn off the
oven. Put all the cookies back on a cookie sheet and return them to the oven. Leave
them in the cooling oven for several hours or overnight to harden.