Valentine’s Day for us humans usually means chocolate and all kinds of delectable sweets that you’re going to want to keep as far away as possible from your beloved sidekick. Luckily, with a little TLC, you can knock this year’s V-Day out of the park with any of the following five easy-to-make snacks sure to make your buddy’s heart flutter.
Be Still My Heart
The Dogington Post’s cinnamon honey hearts dog biscuits recipe will get your special pal licking his chops. Full of good stuff like pureed banana, plain yogurt, and honey, this sweet treat is the perfect bite-sized nibble for the special four legged valentine in your life. No time for scratch baking? Use a dog treat baking mix and your choice of liquid (broth, yogurt, applesauce, whatever your dog likes best) to quickly make your dog a home cooked treat.
Show the lucky dog in your life how much you love him with one of these Cheesy Hamburger Patties. To make this meaty treat, you’ll need a lean ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, and an optional garnish of sesame or flax seeds. Keep these protein-rich treats refrigerated after baking.
Once you’ve whipped up the mixture, you can shape your patties into hearts or bones—dramatically kissing your hand and declaring “Bellissimo!” is completely optional.
Pupcakes Fit for a Queen
Utilizing beet juice for a vivid hue, this red velvet pupcake recipe adapted from Kaboose also touts apple sauce and low fat cottage cheese. No time for scratch baking? This Puppy Cake Red Velvet Cake Mix is a tasty and grain-free option.
The whole wheat flour used in this recipe will load your bud up with fiber and the frosting on the top of this tasty concoction is simply pureed cottage cheese.
Now you can indulge your dog in one of the finer things in life—and even better, this treat is much healthier than anything you’ll find in the bakery! Find the reusable heart-shaped cupcake liners here.
Give your faithful friend a taste of the good stuff with Pop Sugar’s Valentine’s Day liver treats recipe. You can use fresh raw organic beef or chicken liver for this recipe. You’ll also need eggs, instant oats, powdered kelp, and vegetable oil. Apple sauce and nutritional yeast are optional.
Mix it all up, pop it in the oven, and you’ll have a nice loaf you can cut up anytime to reward your dog for good behavior—or just being plain stinkin’ cute. Keep refrigerated. No time to bake? Try these meatloaf flavored treats.
Up and At ‘Em!
Serve your buddy breakfast in bed with Rachael Ray’s Valentine’s Day Sweet Pooch Pancakes. Fire up the stove and get flipping—this 100% dog-friendly flapjack recipe is sure to win the eternal adoration of your sleepy eyed friend. If you can’t pull off the freehand heart shape, try a pancake mold.
The best part? This ingredients in this recipe are all ingredients you probably already have in the fridge and pantry! Throw in some heart-shaped strawberries to top things off and you’ll be a champion in your dog’s eyes for sure.
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