St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and though your pets can’t join in on the beer drinking tradition, you can still celebrate the holiday with them by whipping up a batch of homemade dog treats! Check out these healthy and festive recipes below - I bet your pup will absolutely love them!
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Shamrock Dog Treats
Homemade dog treats are very easy to make, and they’re the perfect way to surprise your pup and make them even happier.
This recipe by DIY Dog Mom is not only easy to prepare and beautiful, but it’s also healthy, since it contains spinach, a dog-friendly superfood, providing lots of:
- Essential vitamins
Doesn’t it sound great? Your pup deserves these treats!
Pot of Gold
Instead of green treats for St. Patrick’s Day, the blog Gone To The Snow Dogs came up with a super fun idea: a pot of gold dog treats from the end of the rainbow! The recipe only requires a few ingredients:
- Rice Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Plain Yogurt
Turmeric is used to add the color, but it’s optional! You can make the coin shapes using a cookie cutter, a chocolate mold or just by making a ball shape and flattening them between your palms. Then, pop them in the oven for a few minutes and that’s it. Check out the full details here!
Green Bean Crunchies
This healthy dog treat recipe by Skinny Ms is ideal for adult dogs, especially overweight pups. It has only two ingredients and they’re both dog-friendly superfoods!
First: green beans, which are an excellent source of:
- Vitamins A, C and E
The other ingredient is olive oil, and the antioxidant has some amazing benefits, like:
- Gives your dogs more energy
- Improves their immune system
- Reduces dry skin
Don’t these treats sound awesome?
Bone-shaped treats are very common, but this recipe from For The Love of Pooch stands out with its natural green color, perfect to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Spinach puree is on the ingredients list to add the color, so you avoid adding any unnecessary artificial food coloring. Your buddy will love these!
Green Frozen Treats
Frozen treats are not only for summer! Your furry friend can enjoy them year-round, especially to celebrate holidays like St. Patrick’s Day.
These beautiful treats above are made with lots of greens to add plenty of vitamins and benefits, as well as the festive green color. Check out the full details at Beagles and Bargains and surprise your pup!
Fresh Breath Shamrock Treats
These shamrock treats aren’t just beautiful and tasty: they’re also super healthy and have many benefits!
First off, let’s talk about the parsley and mint addition. These ingredients provide this natural green color (so no artificial food coloring!), as well as freshen up your pup’s breath, help to soothe your dog’s stomach, and alleviate nausea.
The brown rice flour in the ingredients list makes this recipe gluten-free, perfect for pups with intolerances and food allergies.
And last but not least, the recipe has an interesting addition: coconut oil, which sweetens treats just a bit while giving your pet’s coat a healthy shine. These treats couldn’t be better, right? Get the recipe over at Downtown Native!
Holiday Hash Cookies
Your lucky dog will love these Irish-hash-inspired cookies! The recipe combines a few ingredients that you may already have at home:
- Dog-safe beef
- Rice flour
These combined create a naturally green baked cookie that any pup would love.
And the best part:
The treats only take 10-15 mins to bake. Yep, fast and simple! Check out the full recipe over at Dalmation DIY!
Which of these homemade dog treats will you try on this St Patrick’s Day? Let us know at our Facebook page or in the comments below!
Disclaimer: Consult with your pet’s veterinarian or animal nutritionist before trying new foods. Don’t feed them anything you’re not comfortable with. As with all treats, feed in moderation.
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