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Three Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Treats For Your Dog

Valentine’s Day is nearly here.  It’s a day to show some love so why not do that by making something special for your favorite dog(s)?

Here are some easy, limited-ingredient treats your can make for man (and woman’s) best friend this Valentine’s Day.


Valentine’s Day Dog Treat Recipe



  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/3 cup chopped and steamed beets


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Scrub beets and place in a steamer basket. Fill the pot with a few inches of water and steam the entire beet for 30-40 minutes. You will be able to easily pierce with a fork when it’s done. Remove and allow to cool until you can handle it comfortably.

  • Slice the beet in half and fully remove the skin. You do not want any of the skin to go into your recipe

  • Place 1/3 cup of steamed beet, 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, and peeled banana in a blender and puree.

  • Add 1 ½ cups of brown rice and beet-banana-unsweetened applesauce puree in a bowl, and stir until fully combined.

  • Refrigerate the dough for about 10 minutes. This will help the process of rolling it out. Set aside two pieces of parchment paper while the dough chills.

  • Lay the chilled dough on one sheet of parchment.  Lay another sheet of parchment on top.  Roll out the dough to about 1/2” thickness.

  • Use a cookie cutter until all of the dough is used. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. These treats do not rise or spread, so you don’t need much space between the treats.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. This treats are firm but not dry and crunchy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.



Puppy Love Cupcakes



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (xylitol-free)

  • 4 tbsp applesauce (unsweetened and unflavored)

  • 1 egg



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil, peanut butter and applesauce and mix together.

  • Stir in the egg and add the rest of the mixture to the flour and bicarbonate mix until it has a batter-like consistency.

  • Spoon the mixture into a cupcake tin until it’s just below the top of each hole.

  • Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 mins, until a knife comes out clear from the middle.

  • Place the cupcakes on a wire cooling rack. The cupcakes must be completely cool before adding the topping.

  • Make the topping by mixing the Greek yogurt and peanut butter until it forms a caramel-colored paste.

  • Once the cupcakes are cool, spoon a tablespoon of the topping on top of each one and spread around using the back of the spoon and then top with a dog treat

  • Leave in the refrigerator to set for an hour before serving.

This recipe is from The Kennel Club


Watermelon Mint Pupcicles



  • 2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon or cantaloupe

  • ⅔ cup plain yogurt

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint


  • Combine watermelon, yogurt, and mint in a food processor or blender until smooth.   

  • Place silicone treat molds or ice cube trays on a baking pan. Fill molds with melon mixture and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. Let treats stand a few minutes before serving.


This recipe is from Daily Paws





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