Giving your dog an occasional treat could help with their training and keep them happy. But buying ready-made treats for your animal friends can soon add up. Why not use food that you would have in the house to make your own treats? Below, we have four easy-to-make recipes for pets of different shapes and sizes. Let us know which ones you try and how happy it makes your pet.

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Bites for your dog. Made with love: Homemade treat recipes for your Pets

For Your Doggy Friends – Peanut Butter and Banana Bites

What You Need

  •   12 Oz Banana Greek Yoghurt
  •   6 Oz Creamy Peanut Butter ***

How To Make

  1.         Mix the ingredients together with a fork until blended
  2.         Transfer the mix into an ice cube tray
  3.         Be sure to push the mixture down into the individual cubes so that they are nice and full. Use a knife to remove any excess.
  4.         Freeze for at least 1 hour
Peanut Butter Bird Feeder: Make your garden a bird haven with this homemade treat

For Your Feathered Friends – Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

What You Need

  • 1 Toiler paper roll tube
  • Peanut Butter ***
  • Bird Seed

How to Make

  1. Cover the toilet paper roll in peanut butter
  2. Roll the toilet paper into a plate filled with bird seed (Hold the inside of the roll in order to avoid peanut butter fingers)
  3. Make sure the roll is fully covered and then slip on to a branch
Salmon and Oat Cat Treats: Give your cat the love and affection they deserve with these homemade munchies

For Your Feline Friend – Salmon & Oat Cat Treats

What You Need

  • 5 Oz Canned Pink Salmon or Tuna ****
  • 1 Cup Oat Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Catnip

How to Make

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Place all your ingredients into a food processer and pulse until the mixture comes together
  3. Roll dough into ½ teaspoon balls and place on prepared cookie sheet
  4. Use a fork to press marks into each cookie ball
  5. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until they are slightly brown and dry.
  6. Allow to cool completely
Banana Oatmeal Granola: Keep your rabbit hopping around with these delicious small animal treats.

For Your Hopping Friend – Banana Oatmeal Granola

What You Need

  •   5cm ripe banana
  •   5cm carrot, shredder
  •   1 Pandan leaf, cut into strips
  •   3 tbsp. instant oatmeal

How To Make

  1.         Mush the banana into puree, then add the shredded carrot and Pandan leaves
  2.         Add in the oatmeal and mix until it reaches a dough texture
  3.         Break and roll into small dough shapes and then take a tsp and press hard into a ball shape
  4.         Shape the dough into a bowl shape so that your little rabbit can bite on its own
  5.         Lay the small dough onto a baking sheet
  6.         Bake the dough at 150 degree Celsius for 30 minutes and then allow to cool

 

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** All treats and ingredients should be consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced diet as excess can cause obesity and other health issues.

*** Peanut Butter should be consumed in moderation as excess can cause obesity and other health issues. Although most Peanut Butter is safe for canine consumption, there are certain brands which contain sweeteners (such as Xylitol) which are poisonous for dogs. Please check the ingredients list and consult with your vet if you are unsure.

**** Canned, cooked or raw fish for cats should be given in rare circumstances. Excess can cause thiamine deficiency.