Pet Nutrition: How to Make Healthy Homemade Treats for Your Pet

Pet Nutrition: How to Make Healthy Homemade Treats for Your Pet

As pet owners, we all want to give our furry friends the best possible care, including proper nutrition. One way to show our love for our pets is by preparing healthy homemade treats for them.

Homemade treats are not only a fun activity to do with your pet, but they also provide a unique opportunity to control the ingredients and ensure that your pet is receiving a nutritious snack.

When it comes to pet nutrition, it's essential to understand your pet's dietary needs. For example, dogs require protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, while cats need high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. Also, consider any food allergies or sensitivities your pet may have.

Here are some tips on how to make healthy homemade treats for your pet:

  1. Choose the right ingredients: When selecting ingredients for your pet's treats, opt for wholesome, natural options like meat, vegetables, and fruits. Avoid ingredients that are toxic to pets, such as chocolate, grapes, onions, and avocados.
  2. Keep it simple: Simple recipes are often the best. Try making treats using just a few ingredients, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and peanut butter.
  3. Make it appealing: Your pet is more likely to enjoy treats that look and smell delicious. Consider adding herbs or spices to make the treats more enticing.
  4. Store them properly: Store the homemade treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should last for about a week.

Here's a simple recipe for homemade dog treats that you can try at home:


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, egg, water, peanut butter, and baking powder until a dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Cut the dough into desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
  5. Place the treats on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow the treats to cool completely before serving your pet.

Homemade treats can be a fun and nutritious addition to your pet's diet. However, it's important to remember that treats should only make up a small portion of their overall diet. If you have any concerns about your pet's nutrition, we encourage you to visit Ridgeline Veterinary Clinic located in Cathedral. City, California

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pet and can help you develop a balanced and nutritious diet plan.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit us at 68100 Ramon Road Suite A7/8 Cathedral City, CA 92234 or call (760) 507-1500. We look forward to helping your pet live a happy and healthy life.