With the Super Bowl drawing near, you’ll want to be sure your dog is primed for the game—and of course, the annual Puppy Bowl. Bolt down your television sets (in order to avoid this) and get cracking in the kitchen on these six tasty game day snacks for dogs.
DIY Puppy Bowl dog treats
Because dogs love snacks, and you love your dog, and the Puppy Bowl is the perfect excuse for a little indulgence.
Easy finger food for dogs
Go the easy route! Treats that are healthy for both you and your pooch include fruits like apples and bananas or veggies like broccoli, sweet potato, and carrots. Dogs also love unseasoned and deboned chicken (before you add it to, say, the nachos). More dog-safe fruits and veggie ideas here.
Give Martha Stewart’s Paw Print Dog Treats a whirl. This recipe yields around two dozen cookies, so you can go ahead and invite all your dog’s buddies over to take part in the game day action.
This simple recipe has wheat germ and chicken stock, sure to be super-easy on your dog’s stomach—unlike the plays that take place on the big day.
Style a tasty and totally canine-friendly pretzel for your buddy with Pretty Fluffy’s sweet potato-infused version here, or just go with your favorite pretzel recipe and skip the decorative salt at the end for Fido. Warm and chewy, these DIY snacks will keep your companion busy during the hilarious commercials that inevitably grace the big screen every year.
With whole wheat flour, Parmesan cheese, and olive or flax oil, you can partake in this tasty treat along with your furry friend.
The Huffington Post shares a savory football-shaped treat recipe that’s a surefire way to get your furry posse revved up for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl action.
Jam-packed with all kinds of good stuff ranging from mashed banana and egg to peanut butter, your dog will be channeling his inner Richard Sherman intercepting these delicious bite-size snacks.
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Your loyal sidekick will love these cheddar apple pupcakes. Touting applesauce, a cup of grated cheese, honey, and rolled oats, this easy-to-make homemade puppy treat is a wholesome indulgence.
Just partaking in a Puppy Bowl party, much less competing in the game itself, can be exhausting. These puppy treat recipes will ensure energy levels stay high and tails are wagging throughout the entire adorable ordeal.
You dog might not have opposable thumbs, but that won’t stop him from gobbling these up.
Rachel Ray’s Dog Slider recipe is available here. Chock full of goodies like ground lamb, plain yogurt, and brown rice, we don’t know any dogs who would turn one down.