In this article, we’re going to share with you how to make a homemade vegetarian dog treat.
This recipe is a breath of fresh air from your usual meat-flavored treats, but that doesn’t mean that your dog will not like it.
Like humans, dogs are omnivores. It means they both eat from plant and animal sources.
Many experts believe that having a balance of both is good for your dog’s health.
For example, carrots, the vegetable that we’re going to use in this recipe is filled with antioxidants that boost your dog’s immunity.
Make sure to stick until the end because we’re also going to share other dog-friendly vegetables that you could try as well.
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Delicious Vegetarian Dog Treat You Can Make At Home
Vegetarian dog treats are a good substitute if your dog is allergic to certain kinds of protein sources.
While this recipe uses wheat-flour which might also trigger allergies if your dog is wheat intolerant, you can just simply switch to other types of flour like gluten-free coconut flour or almond meal and the end product would still turn out the same.
The remaining ingredients are allergy-friendly except if your dog is allergic to eggs as well.
And you can experiment on what vegetables you will use.
For instance, you can mix sweet potato with carrots to make it tastier.
Crunchy Homemade Carrot Dog Biscuits Ingredients
- 1 pc egg
- 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
- 2 pcs vegetable broth cubes
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 2 tbs. of brown sugar
- 2 1/2 cups flour of your choice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup of dry milk
- Preheat the oven to 300 ° Fahrenheit.
- Dissolve 2 pieces of vegetable broth cubes in the boiling water.
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Knead until the dough achieves an even texture.
- Put the dough on a flat and floured surface. Roll it out until about 1/4 inches thick.
- Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut the dough into your desired shapes.
- Bake for half an hour.
- Let it cool down before serving to your dogs.
- Store in a sealed container to maintain freshness.
What vegetables are good for dogs?
All different sorts of squash are dog-friendly as long as it is cooked and the rough bits like the skin and seeds are removed.
Squash is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, and E, and other minerals like calcium and potassium.
Butternut squash and Pumpkin are especially good for dogs suffering from diarrhea.
This vegetable might be a little difficult for your dog to enjoy because of its taste, but if your dog likes it, then he can eat 1 to 2 pcs of bite-size florets.
Broccoli is packed with vitamins C and K that is good for immunity.
However, it should be given in very small quantities and sizes because it contains “isothiocyanates” that can irritate your dog’s tummy and it is also a choking hazard.
Cucumber slices are a low-calorie snack that is perfect for obese dogs.
It can be served raw, steamed, or added to vegetarian dog treats.
Wash it thoroughly, peel, remove the seeds, and cut into small pieces to avoid choking accidents.
If your dog thinks that the taste is a bit off, you can sprinkle it with some dog-friendly spices.