Healthy DIY No-Bake Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love
I'm always looking for ways to delight my fur babies and provide them with healthy treat options. So instead of opting for an expensive bag of store-bought treat snacks that contain preservatives, I tried these DYI “Peanut Butter & Oaks” no-bake dog treats....... which my "fur monsters" loved :)
Health Benefits of these treats include:
- Greek yogurt is higher in protein and contains natural probiotics, live bacteria that support gut health.
- Peanut butter provides amino acids in to help support healthy muscles and a strong immune system, which are both vital for all dog breeds.
- Oats contain beta-glucan, a compound that helps maintain a healthy immune system, and is an excellent source of fiber and B-vitamins.
- Important Health Note: Some peanut butter uses this as a sweetener in place of sugar. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs – even a small amount can be fatal to a healthy dog. Look for Xylitol in other products as well, and avoid it for your four-legged friends.
- Give these treats to your dog in moderation since they’re high in fiber, which can be harder to dogs to digest (especially if they’re not used to it).
Ingredients List :
- 1 cup of unsalted peanut butter (be sure it contains no xylitol)
- ½ cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 2 cups old-fashioned, rolled oats
- Large mixing bowl
- Large spoon ice cream scoop or spoon
- Baking tray lined with parchment paper
- Plastic or rubber gloves
- Zip-lock bags for storage
1) Cover the oats in water and lightly steam them in the microwave for a few minutes until soft (raw oatmeal is harder for a dog to digest).
2) Scoop the Greek yogurt into the mixing bowl.
3) Use the spoon to mix the peanut butter and yogurt together until it forms a thick paste.
4) Spoon the oats slowly into the yogurt/peanut butter paste as you stir. The oats should be evenly distributed throughout the paste.
5) Load the oat-filled paste onto a spoon or scoop.
6) Place bite-sized portions onto the parchment paper.
7) Use a gloved hand to gently shape the scoops if you wish.
8) Place the dog treats in the refrigerator for a few hours until firm and ready to eat.
9) Once firm, place them into a Zip-lock bag for storage in the refrigerator.
10) With refrigeration, the treats should last for at least seven days.