Eating Right: 3 Healthy Treat Recipes

Sometimes, we stop eating healthy and leading active lifestyles. While we understand the effect this can have on our health, we can be surprised and unhappy with the consequences. For our pets, being overweight is also problematic. So, how can you help your pet get their healthy lifestyle back and go down to a healthy weight? One way is through exercise – which we covered in our October Healthy Habits post – but another is diet. So, we have gathered some awesome healthy treats and meals that you can make your dog at home to help them stay fit!

Note – it is important to consult your veterinarian before completely changing up your dog’s diet and make sure you are meeting their nutritional needs.

1. Healthy Pumpkin Balls

Just like their human counterparts, dogs like pumpkins (we even have a whole Healthy Eating post dedicated to pumpkin). This recipe from is full of pumpkin, fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron, which all are important to helping keep your pooch healthy!

2. Mega Healthy Dog Biscuits

Though the ingredient list is long for this recipe from, it’s actually really easy to make. It has 3 basic steps: mix ingredients, roll out and cut the biscuits, and cook!

3. DIY 3-Ingredient Vegan Dog Treats

This recipe has a short and sweet ingredient list of things you may have in your pantry or cupboards. There are even some tips on what to do if your banana is too big (or too small!) in relation to the rest of your ingredients.


4. DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

Unlike the other 3 recipes listed in this post, this 4th recipe is for dog food, and not for dog treats. You can make this great recipe ahead, and for a small dog it can last up to 3 weeks. The creator also shares some variations on the original recipe that you can make if it is a hit with your pooch!


Do you have any questions about your pet’s diet? Reach out to our Panel of Experts to get them answered today!

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