Ginger Apple Dog Treats
This treat is the ultimate one for your pup. Get rid of commercial dog treats and let us prepare these delicious homemade nutritious treats. Who doesn’t like apples with a side of yogurt? So why not put it altogether for your dog in a treat! This delicious treat is simple and affordable to prepare and is all-natural, with no added sugars.
Homemade Ginger Apple Dog Treats
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup apple, finely diced
- ⅔ cup greek yogurt (plain)
- ½ tsp fresh ginger (finely minced) or 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir together until well combined. If necessary, thoroughly mix together with hands.
- Turn mixture out onto a floured, flat surface and roll out with a rolling pin to approximately ¼”.
- Cut into desired shapes and place on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Benefits of Ginger Apple Dog Treats
The ingredients in this dog treat are safe and healthful. Let’s take a look at the benefits. The brown rice flour is 100% stone ground at the best quality. Brown rice flour is high in fiber, this maintains proper digestion, which in turn reduces diarrhea and constipation symptoms in dogs.
Apples and greek yogurt are safe for dogs to delight in. An apple is a low-calorie treat and is a good source of vitamins A and C. It is also proven that apples help freshen your dogs breathe and keep their teeth clean. While Greek yogurt is high in calcium, protein and acts as a probiotic; which is beneficial for a dog’s digestive system. Greek yogurt is perfect because it has lower levels of lactose.
Ginger is great for your dog if he is under the weather. It’s good for arthritis, nausea, and gas in dogs. Coconut oil can help aid your pet’s digestion problems, increased energy levels, assist with weight loss and gives a glossy coat appearance.
Additional Tips And Considerations
When preparing these treats just be sure to remove the seeds from the apples, use plain greek yogurt and serve in moderation. Be sure your dog isn’t lactose intolerant before serving this treat. If your dog is undergoing surgery or going into labor soon, do not feed this treat because of the ginger content, as ginger can thin his blood. Your dog will enjoy this healthy treat if he poses no issue with these contents.