Dog treats are a great way to reward good behaviour in your dog. And wholesome, home-made dog treats are a great way to include a variety of nutritious ingredients, whilst having fun in the kitchen. We've got a selection of seasonal recipes and a new Easter recipe for you to try.
You don’t have to be a pro-chef or a baking master to make dog treats. They are easy and fun to bake, and we’re confident your audience will love whatever you make.
By baking treats at home you can have full control over what goes in them. Our recipes are full of ingredients that offer health benefits, like fibrous oats, omega-rich flaxseeds and breath-freshening parsley.
Pumpkin-Packed Dog Treats
Pumpkin holds key nutrients that are great for dogs in small quantities, making it a great dog treat ingredient. Try out our Halloween-inspired dog treats and see how your dog enjoys the pumpkin goodness they offer. You can also get the low-down on all things pumpkin-related to make sure your dog is kept safe and healthy.
Homemade Christmas Dog Treats
We love including our dogs in seasonal celebrations and baking up something special at Christmas is a wonderful way to do this. It's also a great excuse to get the kids involved in a creative, culinary project. These treats can be used to reward good behaviour during a season that can often be quite stressful for dogs.
Take a look at a Forthglade recipe for some Christmas treats that are sure to keep your dog happy and healthy.
Healthy Easter Dog Treats
All seasonal holidays bring different anxieties and temptations for dogs.
At Christmas, it's Picadilly Circus at home with people coming and going; at Halloween, it’s loud noises and scary people in costumes at the door; at Easter, it’s chocolate and sugar-induced excitement. We all know that chocolate is not something you want your dog to be snacking on, so why not offer them something else instead...
The recipe below is are packed full of oats - a super healthy choice of grains for your dog. Mix in some carrots and apples and you have yourself a dog-friendly. treat to try this year.
Oaty Flaxseed Bites
This recipe is designed for healthy, active dogs and makes approximately 60-70 biscuits when using a 1.5cm x 1.5cm cookie cutter. This is about two weeks’ worth of treats for your four-legged friend.
Did you know? Oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre. This can be especially beneficial for older dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity. And fresh parsley is often used as a breath freshener or to soothe a dog’s stomach.
- 30g milled flaxseed
- 200g oat flour
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 egg
- 125ml low salt chicken stock (please check stock doesn't contain onion or garlic)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Add the chicken stock and egg
- Kneed into a dough and roll it out to about 3-5mm thick (if the dough is a bit sticky, add more flour)
- Cut individual bites with a cookie cutter
- Place on baking paper and pop in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown
- Turn the oven off and allow the treats to cool completely inside the oven before removing.
- Treats should never make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet.
- These treats are only to be shared when baked, as unbaked dough or mixture should not be fed to dogs.
- This recipe was created by a pet nutritionist.
Forthglade's Natural Dog Treats
And of course, if you find yourself needing a supply of dog treats to keep in the cupboard, do check out our range of natural dog treats. Perfect for training, calming, healthy joints and bones and maintaining a positive bond with your four-legged friend.