What can I use as dog treats? Surprising Answer

Fruits to Avoid Feeding Your Dog

Fruits to avoid feeding your dog include grapes and raisins, peaches, plums and persimmons.

The specific problem with persimmons, peaches, and plums are the seeds or pits. The seeds from persimmons can cause inflammation of the small intestine in dogs. They can also cause intestinal obstruction, a good possibility if a dog eats the pit from a peach or plum. Plus, peach and plum pits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to both humans and dogs should the pit be broken open and consumed.

According to Pet Poison Helpline, grapes and raisins have been known to cause acute renal (kidney) failure in dogs. With kidney failure, a pet’s ability to produce urine decreases, which means they are unable to filter toxins out of their system.

Unfortunately, the reason for kidney failure and the amount of grapes/raisins necessary to be toxic to pets is unknown, so all cases of ingestion have the potential to be grave. Depending on the size of the dog, as little as four grapes/raisins can have an adverse effect on your fuzzy friend.

Safe Vegetables to Feed Your Dog

Your dog may have his own preferences when it comes to vegetables, so don’t be deterred if he abandons your first veggie snack on the floor.

Try some of these more savory vegetables:

Keep in mind that cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli may cause gas in your dog. Try feeding your dog sliced pieces of the cauliflower and broccoli stems rather than a floret; not only will the stem satisfy your dog’s crunchy craving, but he may appreciate not having to deal with the tiny floral buds that become lodged in his teeth or tickle his throat.

If you have blueberries, oats, flour, eggs, peanut butter, and cinnamon on hand, then you can make your pup a treat that will have their tail wagging for days.

These adorable dog-shaped treats only require four ingredients to make: flour, peanut butter, chicken broth, and Parmesan cheese.

Get the Peanut Butter and Chicken Dog Treats recipe at One Dish Kitchen.

It doesnt get much easier than this 3-ingredient, no-bake doggy dessert. All you need is a silicone mold, coconut oil, peanut butter, and a banana to make this sweet, healthy treat.

Get the Frosty Pumpkin Dog Treats recipe at Health Starts in the Kitchen.

Homemade Dog Treats feat. my Dog, Waffles! ❤️

I’m not gonna lie — when it comes to making dinner I’m a terrible cook. But there is one kind of cooking that always goes over well in my home — making homemade dog treat recipes.

Every month I pick out a new dog treat recipe to try, and my dog loves the process from start to finish. My cooking might freak out my friends, but to my dog I’m the world’s greatest chef.

And since I’ve made so many different dog treat recipes over the years I decided to put together a list of my favorites. Here’s 25 simple dog treat recipes made with 5 ingredients or less.