As the season changes and the days draw out there is a fresh desire to start new things, revive old habits and put a spring in our step. How could your dog be part of this new season too?
Maybe it's as simple as getting outside more as the weather warms up, or going for a run with your dog? (If running with your dog is a new concept, you can check out our advice to get started!) Or could you try something new in the form of some baked goodies. Have you ever considered baking for your dog? Pups are extremely easy to please even if the end result doesn’t turn out quite as you would like!
Easter is a great time to give something new a go and experiment in the kitchen. We have the perfect recipe for some seasonal dog treats. These are easy to make, require a handful of ingredients, and are packed with nutritional goodness for your four-legged friend.
Easter Dog Treat Recipe
Using only a small number of natural ingredients including carrot, apple and oats, our recipe will make around 50 tasty and crunchy treats for your canine companion.
Carrots are often underrated, but they are packed full of natural antioxidants and have an enjoyable crunchy texture and a sweet, aromatic taste which dogs love!
Apples are another good source of antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory compounds too. An apple a day may not keep the vet away, but it is a healthy choice anyway. They contain pectin, a type of fibre that acts as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of good bacteria in your dog's gut.
Oats are one of the healthiest grains you can feed your dog, and are a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. These nutrients help your dog feel more full, regulate bowel movements, and boost energy without the crash.
- 100 grams finely grated carrot
- 100 grams unsweetened apple puree
- 100 grams whole jumbo oats
- 100 grams plain white flour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Combine and mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. The dough will be sticky to handle and you won’t be able to roll it out.
- Scoop out bite-sized pieces and roll into a loose ball. Gently flatten the ball into a flatter circle about 5mm thick.
- Place on baking paper and bake for 25 minutes or until they are a golden brown colour.
- These treats are only to be shared when baked; unbaked dough or mixture should not be fed to dogs.
- Recipe created by a pet nutritionist.
- Treats should never make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet and are to be fed as part of a balanced diet.
- Nutritional value: 826 calories, 81% carbohydrates, 8% fat and 11% protein.
Forthglade's Natural Dog Treats
Our dog treat recipes are all approved by a pet nutritionist. They are simple, easy-to-make and your dog is bound to snaffle them up. From pumpkin-based treats packed with antioxidants and vitamins, to oat-y bites that are a great source of soluble fibre: there's something for every pup.
But if you don't want to make your own homemade dog treats (or simply don't have time), then take a look at our range of natural, nutritionally-balanced dog treats. Our calming treats contain camomile, lavender and lemon balm to help bring a sense of tranquility to your bouncing friend; or some with parsley and peppermint to freshen your pup’s breath.
All our treats are bursting with natural ingredients, just like the homemade ones!