Your pets may not be able to have chocolate, but that doesn't mean they can't have a treat of their own! These 5 pet treat ideas are super simple to make or find and your pet is sure to love them!
1. Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Hearts For Dogs
- Plain Organic Greek Yogurt
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Heart Shaped Ice Tray (Or a Normal Ice Tray)
- A Spoon
- Spoon a small amount of peanut butter into the base of the ice tray. You can heat up the peanut butter first to make it easier to spoon in.
- Next up, dollop spoonfuls of the yogurt to cover the peanut butter in each mold.
- Press yogurt down into the molds using the back of your spoon to make sure they're packed. This will help seal the peanut butter and yogurt together in the final treat.
- Pop the tray into the freezer for at least 4 hours
- Once frozen, remove tray and pop out individual frozen treats and let your dog enjoy!
2. Tuna Baked Hearts For Cats
- Open the tuna and drain the water. Your cat may come running at the smell of that tasty fish!
- Mold the tuna into small hearts with your hands. You can also use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to press them out if you have one.
- Place them on a baking sheet about an inch apart. You can add a layer of tinfoil to help prevent them from sticking to the sheet.
- Put them in the oven at a low temperature until they are warm. The timing will vary depending on whether you kept the tuna at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
- Take them out when they’re done, and place one or two on a pretty plate for your cat to enjoy. Just make sure they’re not too hot when you dish them out.
3. Sweetheart Dog Treats
Your dog will fall head over heels for these heart-shaped biscuits, which have the taste of sweet honey, tasty bananas, and spicy cinnamon. Before making, be sure to double-check the yogurt is xylitol-free.
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 C. oat flour
1/4 C. rice flour
1 C. wheat flour
1/4 C. water
1/2 C. plain yogurt
1/4 C. pureed banana
1 T. canola oil
1 T. honey
- Mix the dry ingredients, including the cinnamon, oat flour, rice flour, and half of the wheat flour, in a small bowl and set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the water, pureed banana, yogurt, honey, and canola oil. Blend with an electric beater.
- Add the dry ingredients from the small bowl and continue to mix until it’s nicely blended.
- Pour in the remaining wheat flour a little at a time until it becomes a stiff dough.
- Sprinkle a bit of flour on a surface, like a clean countertop or large cutting board, and roll out the dough so it is 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick.
- Use a heart-shaped cookie-cutter to press out the shapes. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can cut the shapes with a small glass to make circles and mold them into hearts.
- Bake at 300 degrees until golden brown. The time will depend on the thickness of the biscuits, so be sure to keep an eye on them!
- Remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool and harden.
You can also turn the oven off and leave them in for an hour or two to make sure the biscuits are dry and crunchy.
4. Pet Wine
Did you know there are shops that make pet-safe pet wine that your pet can enjoy while you a glass as well?
Some places you can find pet wine:
- Apollo Peak
- Pet Winery
- Pet Wine Shop
- Participating Targets
- Participating Petcos & PetSmarts
5. Canned Pumpkin Or Sliced Pears
Don't want the hassle of having to make or buy your pet a treat? Look in your cabinets for a pet-safe option to spice up your pet's diet for Valentine's Day. Canned Pumpkin and Sliced Pears make great treats for your dogs or cats and are perfectly healthy in moderation. Still, it's best to look up how much pumpkin or pear would be safe for your pet to eat based on its breed and size.