DIY Pet Treats for Dogs, Cats and Horses!
According to CNN, people are spending more time in the kitchen during the coronavirus pandemic for old-fashioned, homemade comfort! Be sure to include your pet with these healthy, DIY Pet Treats below!
Whether your pet is a dog, cat or horse, keep reading to find the perfect DIY Pet Treat recipe below with human-grade and healthy ingredients for the fraction of the cost of commercial treats! We promise you will be rewarded with purrs, licks and nudges!
Homemade Treats for Horses
Carrots, apples and oats, oh my! What could be better for your horse than all his favorite foods in one treat?! Add some beneficial flax seed (high in Omega-3 fatty acids) for an irresistible treat that will also improve their coat!
1 cup ground flax seed
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded apple
2 cups quick oats
1-1/2 cups molasses
¾ cup water
½ cup brown sugar
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together. More (or less) water may be needed depending on the consistency, it should be sticky. If it is too dry, add more water, a little at a time. If it is too runny, add some more flaxseed and rolled oats until the mixture sticks together.
Grease 2 cookie sheets. Using a spoon, make balls, about 2” wide and place on the greased cookie sheet. You can put them close together (but not touching) because they will not increase in size.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
Allow them to cool before removing from the cookie sheets and place them on a cooling rack or plate to thoroughly cool before feeding.
Find more horse treat recipes on these links:
- TheHorse.com: Horse-Approved Homemade Treat Recipes
- Pinterest: 267 Horse Treats Recipes
- SavvyHorseWoman: Homemade Horse Treat Recipes
Need some more inspiration for your human family?
Check out what others are creating on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #CoronavirusCooking!
Homemade Treats for Cats
Sardines are incredibly healthy for cats (and dogs). They are high in protein, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and a variety of beneficial minerals including calcium, copper, iron and more. Preferably use sardines packed in water with no salt and share with Fido too!
Meow Yummy Sardine Treats (no bake!)
2 flat cans of sardines (do not drain)
2/3 cup cooked rice
1 tablespoon pureed liver
¼ cup chopped parsley
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Shape into balls of desired size or simply spoon into a dish to serve. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen.
Find more cat treat recipes on these links:
- MustLoveCats.net: Homemade Cat Treats
- OneCrazyHouse.com: 15 Purrfect Homemade Cat Treats to Spoil Your Kitty
- iHeartCats.com: 5 Easy DIY Cat Treat Recipes
Homemade Treats for Dogs
Do you love gummy bears or other gummy candies? Time to share with your dog with this quick recipe with just TWO ingredients!
Chicken Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe (no bake!)
1 cup chicken or beef stock (low sodium)
2 tablespoons or packets of unflavored gelatin
In a small pot, bring the stock to a boil. Remove the pot from heat and let it cool for 3 minutes.
Whisk in gelatin until no clumps remain. Let the liquid cool off for a few minutes and pour into your favorite silicone molds or ice cube trays.
Refrigerate for several hours until set like Jello.
Want them faster? Put them in the freezer for about 90 minutes. NOTE: If you do freeze the treats, let them thaw before offering to your dog to avoid damaging his teeth.
Store treats in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze for a couple of months.
Suggestions: Add mint, parsley, turmeric, pieces of fruit or veggies before refrigerating or freezing.
Find more dog treat recipes on these links:
- PuppyLeaks.com: 25 Simple Dog Treat Recipes
- Good Housekeeping: 12 Best Homemade Dog Treats to Make for Your Pup
- Martha Stewart: Our Tastiest Homemade Dog Treats
Once your pet is full and happy with their homemade DIY Pet Treats, it’s the perfect time to groom them with our EquiGroomer grooming tools!
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The Horse: Horse-Approved Homemade Treat Recipes
Budget Equestrian: How to Make Homemade Horse Treats
Care.com: 10 Easy Homemade Treats Your Cat (and Instagram!) will Total Love
Must Love Cats: Homemade Cat Treats
Good Housekeeping: 12 Best Homemade Dog Treats to Make for Your Pup
Puppy Leaks: 25 Simple Dog Treat Recipes
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