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Good news:  no matter how bad you may be at something — like cooking — your dog thinks you are awesome!

I can certainly feed myself okay, but no one has ever mistaken me for a cook. My dogs, on the otherhand, think I’m Martha Stewart in the kitchen.  “Did you see that?  She just scooped that kibble and opened that can and mixed it all together. Amazing! OMG it is so delicious!”

In honor of International Dog Biscuit Day (yes, I know), and my ongoing quest to do more with my dogs (because EVERYTHING is better with a dog), I have gathered the easiest, healthy dog treat recipes I could find.  In fact, none of these even require cooking!  Even if you are all thumbs in the kitchen (at least you have thumbs), no excuses, you can do this and your dog will thank you for it.

Let’s do this!

Puh-puh-puh Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupsicles (say that 10x fast!)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can 100% organic pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup organic plain yogurt

What to do:

  1. Blend all 3 until smooth. (takes a little muscle because of the peanut butter. You can do it.)
  2. Pour into ice cub trays – freeze for 12 hours
  3. Pop single cubes into your dog’s mouth!

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Peanut Butter and Oats Balls

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

What to do:

  1. Mix peanut butter, cinnamon, and water until smooth. Mixture should be thick.
  2. Gradually mix in the oats
  3. Scoop/roll ’em into little balls
  4. Chill in refrigerator
  5. Pop into your dog’s mouth!

Stays fresh in the refrigerator for two weeks and freezer for up to two months.

Source: Cookpad.com

Apple Yogurt Pupsicles

What you’ll need:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup organic Greek nonfat plain yogurt
  • water
  • Nutribullet or other blender

What to do:

  1. Slice up the apples into small pieces (remove seeds and core)
  2. Mix all ingredients in blender until liquid
  3. Pour into ice cub trays – freeze until hard (a few hours)
  4. Pop single cubes into your dog’s mouth!

Source: Irresistable Pets

Try adding a little cinnamon and/or peanut butter, too.

Bacon Balls

Can’t go wrong with Bacon!  These sound super delicious and full of pumpkin, peanut butter, and bacon — get the recipe and instructions at Show Me the Yummy.

Fruitul Frosty Hearts

What you’ll need:

  • Any mix of dog-safe fruits (bananas, apples, raspberries, blueberries,  strawberries, melons, watermelons, pears, pineapples and oranges are some that are usually OK for most dogs)
  • 1 cup organic plain yogurt

What to do:

  1. Peel, slice, seed the fruit
  2. Mix yogurt and fruit in large bowl – smush it all up with a fork. (or use a blender if you want more smoothie like)
  3. Pour into fancy heart shaped mold (I just use ice cub trays) – freeze until hard (a few hours)
  4. Pop single cubes into your dog’s mouth!

Source: Talent Hounds

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