While there are many great dog treat options out there, it can be fun to make them at home for your pets! In addition, you can customize the ingredients. The recipes below are very versatile. You can use canned fish of different types, canned chicken, canned wet food, or any leftover proteins you have in your fridge! You can add shredded or grated cheese, or you can also use nutritional yeast for pets that don’t tolerate dairy. Consider this a base recipe for you to alter with what you have at home! Another benefit to making your own treats at home is you can make them the exact right size for your pet.
Both of these treat types are fantastic training treats for both cats and dogs, and they will definitely hold your pet’s attention!
Easy Baked “Fudge” for Dogs:
(2) 6 ounce cans tuna (do not drain)
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
Mix all ingredients together with a food processor or blender until smooth (or use a fork to break up the tuna before mixing in the other ingredients). Spray a baking pan or rimmed cookie sheet with oil and then add the fudge. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes. Cut into small pieces once cool. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
1 (3 ounce) can tuna + splash of water
1 egg white
1 teaspoon catnip (optional)
Place the tuna, splash of water, and catnip into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth and a bit fluffy. Beat the egg white until stiff. Fold together half of the egg white and the pureed tuna together, then fold in the second half. Spoon the mix into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Squeeze 1/2 inch kisses onto foil-lined baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350*. Store in an airtight container.