3 Soft Dog Treats for Senior Dogs You Can Make at Home

Peanut Butter Carrot Treats

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Now, peanut butter isn’t great just because of the flavor it gives to the treat, but it also has a lot of nutritious value!

It’s a great supply of fiber, proteins, and healthy fats. Plus, folic acid helps cell growth. It’s also a good source of magnesium, which helps hormone functions and secretions, metabolic functions, proper nervous system transmissions, vitamin absorption and much more. All in all, it’s a fantastic ingredient, as long as it is natural, unsalted, and unsweetened.

We all know by now that carrots are a tremendous source of vitamin A and that they are overall, good for you. But how do carrots help your dog? As long as you’re not feeding your dogs an excess of carrots, which can become toxic, they are actually amazing! They are low calorie, help dogs have regular bowel movements, support eye health (which is particularly important for senior dogs), and they also strengthen the immune system.

This recipe has two key ingredients that are fantastic for dogs. But how do you make it?

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Peanut Butter Carrot Treats for Senior Dogs

The moment I read this recipe, I knew that it would make a great treat for senior dogs. The ingredients are things that you can easily find around your house:
Keyword senior dogs, health benefits, recipes, peanut butter, carrots, pumpkin, salmon, sweet potatoes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Dry & liquid measuring cups,
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie baking sheet
  • grater
  • roller
  • cookie cutters (optional)
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 2 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup whole oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325°
  • Mix peanut butter, milk, egg, and shreaded carrot together
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and oats to the mixture. Dough should have a thick, heavy consistency.
  • Roll out the dough, cut it with some cookie cutters and set them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 325°F
  • Turn them over and bake them for 10 more minutes.

Salmon and Sweet Potato Treats

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Mini muffin soft dog treats

If you’d like something more luxurious and expensive for your senior, then maybe this recipe is for you and your dog! Just as soft as the previous treat, this is a recipe you can make with less than five ingredients.

Salmon is a pricy ingredient, but not without good reason. It is a fantastic food that you can spoil your dog with from time to time. It has omega-3 fatty acids, which support your dog’s immune system, and it makes your dog’s fur a lot healthier. Because it decreases skin irritations, it’s great for dogs with skin allergies. 

But beware! Excessive amounts of salmon are not healthy for your dog, and whenever you do give your dog some salmon, you must make sure it’s cooked entirely, to avoid SPD (Salmon Poisoning Disease).

Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, potassium, fiber, magnesium, copper, and iron. How do all these things help your dog though? They actually do a whole lot of work at a cellular level, such as transporting oxygen and assisting in the assembly of proteins.

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Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can Salmon
  • 1 medium sweet potato (baked)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • coconut oil to grease the pan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Beat the eggs untilfluffy
  • Mix in the coconut flour and the salmon and leave it for 10 minutes to rest.
  • Remove the skin o fthe sweet potato, mash it and add it to the mixture
  • Put the mixture in a greased mini muffin tin, leave in the oven for about an hour at a temperature of 325°F. And there you have it, some salmon and sweet potato dog treats!

Soft Pumpkin Treats

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Anytime is a wonderful time to celebrate the love of your pets with soft pumpkin treats for your pups.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that is delicious and has a lot of health benefits, for both cats and dogs. Being a great source of fiber, pumpkin puree can help your dog’s digestive system. In fact, it helps with both constipation and diarrhea, and it also calms down an upset stomach! Isn’t that just amazing?

Pumpkin is also great for weight loss. Raw or canned, it keeps your dog’s stomach full, while being low in calories. Pumpkin seeds are just as great. They are high in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron. It is even believed that pumpkin seeds reduce the risk of cancer and also support urinary health.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

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Soft Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin canned
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (unsweetened) applesauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325°
  • Stir together eggs, applesauce and pumpkin puree. 
  • Add the flour and mix it well. Until is makes dough
  • Add a little flour to your counter and spread dough to approximately ⅛”  thick
  • Cut it with some cookie shapes, make squares, or triangles.
  • Bake cookies at a temperature of 325°F for around 18 minutes and serve after they cool down.

Which one of these recipes do you think your dog would enjoy most? Tell us in the comments below. 👇

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