Spring is all about embracing warm weather, nature, and fresh flavors. While you’re enjoying fresh spring meals, don’t forget about your furry friends! Your dogs will enjoy the three homemade snacks listed below.
3 Fruity Treats for Dogs
Mango and Chicken Biscuits
Mango is a sweet spring and summer flavor that your dog will love. It’s safe for dogs, as long as the skin and pit are removed first. Plus, the vitamin A, B6, C, and E in the mangoes are great for their bodies.
This recipe from Clean Eating is made with chicken, fresh mango, whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, and an egg. To make the biscuits, simply mix all the ingredients together and knead it into a ball. Roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to make the biscuits. Cook them for 10 to 15 minutes and you’re done! Your dog will love them!
Strawberry and Banana Cookies
This dog treat recipe calls for a fresh spring ingredient: strawberries. Fresh strawberries are safe for dogs, but not canned strawberries or strawberries in syrup. Dog experts claim that over time “fresh fruit helps with aging, strengthens the immune system and helps with weight management.”
To make these doggie cookies from The Cozy Cook, all you need are six simple ingredients: an egg, peanut butter, whole-wheat flour, oats, mashed bananas, and fresh strawberries. To make the cookies, combine the ingredients and form a ball. Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to form the treats. After baking for 20 to 25 minutes, your doggie cookies will be ready.
Banana Doggie Chews
Bananas are another great fruity flavor for your pup treats. Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber that can help with your dog’s gastrointestinal problems. The magnesium in the bananas can also help pups by promoting bone growth.
If you’re interested in making a banana-flavor spring snack for Figo, you’ll love the recipe from Sugar the Golden Retriever. This recipe can be prepared in a snap and it only calls for on ingredient: one banana. All you have to do is peel the banana and cut it into thin slices, length-wise. Lay the slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for one and a half hours at 210F. Once they are done baking you can drizzle them with a little honey. How simple is that?