Frozen Red Berries and Yogurt Dog Treat Hearts
As dog people, we know how much love we get from our beloved pups every day. So let’s make something special for them on Valentine’s Day. Your dog will fall in love with these bite-sized DIY human-grade dog treats, which are super simple to make, natural, and last in the freezer for weeks.
Do you need a cute idea on how to treat your dog on V-day? This no-bake recipe is a great way to make your pup some goodies in no time. We tested them with our four-legged friend Anie and can approve that fresh delicious taste of the fruits and yogurt is what will make it popular among people and dogs as well. They are perfect for sharing with your favorite furry friend, and you can snack on them together. And what is best, you need only two ingredients to make them.
Plain yogurt is a perfect ingredient in the healthy dog treat recipes. It is a source of calcium and probiotics for your dog. Make sure it is without preservatives, sweeteners, and preferably low-fat. Be aware that yogurt contains lactose, and dogs intolerant to lactose may have trouble to digest it. Greek-style yogurt may be an alternative as it is lower in lactose.
Berries contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, which make them perfect as an ideal addition to your and your dog’s diet. For the berry mix, you can use strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, red currant (or black and white type). You can switch the ingredients and use the fruit your pup loves. However be careful to never use cherries, raisins, or grapes, which are toxic for dogs!!
Besides, you will need a medium-sized bowl, fork, spoon, and heart-shaped ice tray (or any basic ice cube tray you have).
- Plain yogurt - 1 cup
- Mixed berries of your choice - 1/2 cup
- Add the berry mix into a medium-sized mixing bowl and mash it with a fork.
- Then add the yogurt and mix until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture into the ice tray and freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely frozen.
- Remove them from the ice tray and store up to three months in the freezer bag or air-tight box in the freezer.
These treats contain only healthy ingredients, however, you should never forget to count them into your dog’s daily food goal. How many frozen yogurt dog treats should you give your dog? It depends on your dog’s size and weight. For medium-sized dogs, it is OK to feed 2-3 pieces (regular ice cube size). This is an alternative for low calorie treats for dogs, however always ensure that treats do not make up more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake.
A healthy weight is a key to living a longer and healthier life. Maintaining your dog’s ideal weight is not only about feeding right, but also about the overall lifestyle and enough exercise. Get a dog tracker for your pup and get out together!