As a dog owner, it is expected that store-bought pet food is healthy and contains the right nutrients. However, canine nutrition expert Jonathan Self states that “the quality of ingredients in most dog food is appallingly low”, and “has the same effect on dogs as junk food has on humans”.

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Mass-produced pet food is often littered with undesirable substances, spoilt meat and can be sprayed with fat to make it desirable. A promising alternative is organic produce, which can provide all the essential nutrition your hound requires, as well as reducing their ‘carbon pawprint‘.

Dogs can be vegan, but even if yours isn’t, these snacks are a great way to introduce more natural, healthy food into their diet.

5 Dog-Friendly Treat Recipes


1. Blissful Banana Flax Dog Biscuits
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These treats are quick to make, and whole food ingredients means that they are good for your pup.  Additionally, they are much cheaper than store-bought treats.

Get the recipe here.

2. Puppy Love Peanut Butter Treats
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This super simple 4-ingredient snack is a great way to tell your dog you love them. The banana in this recipe will supply your pooch with potassium, manganese and vitamin B6.

Get the recipe here.

3. Pupcakes (Carrot and Peanut Butter Cupcakes)
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Special occasion? These pupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate. They contain peanut butter, a hint of cinnamon and carrot. Carrots are high in fibre and vitamins, and are also good for your dog’s teeth.

Get the recipe here.

4. Nut Pulp Dog Treats
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These vegan treats contain parsley, which provides vitamin C, iron and will help to freshen your furry friend’s breath. They last up to a month in a sealed container.

Get the recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Heart (Suitable for dogs and cats)
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Made with pumpkin, bananas, oats and love. Pumpkin helps with digestive regularity. These vegan cookies are gluten-free, and are suitable for dogs and cats.

Get the recipe here.