Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by ellen
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This keto dog treats recipe is perfect for dogs that follow a grain-free or a low carb diet. Make up a batch for your dog today.
Making your dog homemade dog treats is a wonderful way to reward them while being completely in control of the ingredients in their food. Have you had a chance to try these homemade yogurt dog treats?
Keto Dog Treats Recipe
These low carb dog treats are perfect for your dog if you’re concerned about grains or sugar. While your pup may not be following the keto diet, they may need to watch their weight. Or, you may just want a dog treat that contains no grains for allergy reasons. Or, if you need soft dog treats for dogs with no treats, this recipe is perfect for you as well.
These dog treats are made with human-grade ingredients so they are perfectly safe for your pet. And, while you probably don’t want to snack on them yourself, you certainly could if you want to. They contain only three simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Frequently asked questions
Just like people, your dog’s body responds to sugar and too much sugar can cause just as many issues for your dog as it does for you or your spouse. Their insulin response is basically the same. And, that means that low carb grain-free treats are the best option for many dogs.
While they may enjoy store-bought dog treats, in many cases, the ingredients used in those treats just aren’t good for your dog.
How many treats does this recipe make?
This keto dog treats recipe makes one dozen treats. This will really depend on the mold you use for the dog treats. A smaller mold will make more treats. A larger one will make fewer treats.
What type of peanut butter should I use?
It’s very important that you choose a peanut butter that is safe for dogs and contains NO xylitol. Xylitol is toxic to dogs. Look carefully at the ingredients to be sure yours is safe. My preferred brand is this one. It is all-natural and perfectly safe for dogs. If you prefer, you can use almond butter instead of peanut butter Just take a look at the ingredients first.
Tools needed to make this recipe
- Silicone baking mold. These are fun because they are dog-themed.
- Microwave. It’s easiest to melt the ingredients in a microwave but you could do it on the stovetop if you need to.
How should I store these dog treats?
Store these keto dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Coconut oil is liquid at about 78F so they will melt if you leave them at room temperature. The treats will last for up to a week stored properly. Let your dog enjoy one or two a day.
What do I need to make these low carb dog treats?
- Peanut butter (no xylitol)
- Coconut oil
- Add coconut oil and peanut butter to a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat in 30-second bursts until the coconut oil is melted, stirring after each burst.
- Mix in the cinnamon.
- Pour the mixture into a silicone baking tray and place in the freezer until set.
- Store in refrigerator.
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