Dog Biscuits and Treats - Do The Switch

Why not try switching sugary snacks for organic dog biscuits and treats? Our little furry friends deserve to lead a healthy and happy life. What are you currently using for treats? Do you turn to cost-effective or branded snacks? Either way, the problem remains the same. Your dog will not be safe from additives, preservatives, gluten, and other ingredients that can worsen your dog's health (and potentially lead to cancer). 

So, it’s no wonder why many canine owners turn to DIY treats made from organic ingredients. These types of daily refreshments are free from fillers and other dangerous substances. What is more important, these goodies are packed with nutrients that support the digestive system and foster healthy growth.

How to Recognize Organic Treats?

Although it’s best to prepare snacks yourself, busy dog parents might not always have the time to make organic dog biscuits and treats. In this case, turn to the small print on the label to determine if the treat you are intending to purchase is really organic.

The truth is that many commercial doggy treats contain GMO (genetically modified organisms) just like people food. Plus, although you may find the term “organic” on the package, that doesn’t necessarily mean the treats contain organic ingredients solely. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of products you can rely on for quality nutritional value, so pay close attention.

For example, you will recognize the food that’s entirely made of organic ingredients and is safe for consumption only if you see the “100% organic” label on the product. If you note only the word “organic” on the label, then the product contains up to 95% of organic content. 

On the other hand, food “made with organic ingredients” suggests that the product has to contain at least 70% organic materials. As you can see, anything less than 100% is not acceptable. Why? Because organic food must comply with the organic norm which is to process food without any additives, hormones, pesticides, fillers, artificial colors, etc. As well as food that is not in any way contaminated by human or industrial waste. For more information on organic and natural dog treats, visit the organic dog treats page

Benefits of Organic Dog Biscuits and Treats

The benefits of organic dog biscuits and treats are truly worth it. Your four-legged friend will appreciate having a taste of delicious, yet energy-boosting treats, while you can relax knowing your pooch is in good hands. Keep scrolling down the page to see my homemade dog biscuits and treats!

But beyond having peace of mind once you acquire “natural” or “organic” snacks, you will be happy to know which toxins from food you have left behind and what you’ve gained by doing so: 

  • A longer canine lifespan. Pollutants such as antibiotics, herbicides, and pesticides, are known to infiltrate commercial dog treats. Since they are hard for dogs to digest, they often lead to many health problems. However, eating organically means that your pet gets quality nutrition that supports a longer lifespan. 
  • Less allergies and veterinarian visits. Another organic benefit is fewer dog allergies and emergency visits to the vet. Due to certain contaminated ingredients found in an array of commercial treats, your dog might react to these toxins by developing rashes or sores, allergies, and other life-threatening disorders. 

However, if your pup eats organic, you will quickly note a change in his appearance and overall behavior. Your furry friend will feel and look healthier. These changes include a stronger and richer coat, better skin, nails, etc. 

  • Consistent weight. Are you familiar with the meaning of “filters” in commercial treats? They represent diverse ingredients, but are quite harmful to dogs. Components such as corn syrup, BHA/BTP, and propylene glycol lead to weight gain, intestinal issues, and even cancer. 

Hence, by eliminating these harmful elements and replacing them with organic ingredients, you can ensure that your doggie maintains a consistent weight with more nutritious and less fattening snacks. 

Recipes: Homemade Dog Biscuits and Treats

Coconut Gingerbread Puppy Latte

This is the perfect christmas holiday treat for dogs. A dog friendly ginger latte, who would of guessed it! Many coffee stores are now serving puppuccino's for our furry companions - from a dog lover's point of view, I thought this was a fantastic and fun idea! Then I thought to myself, I could try and make this at home.

Coconut Gingerbread Puppy Latte with two homemade PB, Honey and Yogurt Pup-Sicles.
#puppylatte #ginger #coconut #dogs #organic #coconutmilk #vanilla #homemade #doglovers
My dog enjoying her morning coconut gingerbread puppy latte!

On weekends, I regularly sit down in the afternoon with a cup of coffee, but now I get my dog, Lady involved and we both enjoy our drinks together! This is a great now and then treat. The recipe for the peanut butter, honey and yogurt pup- sicles can be found here.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Can Organic Coconut Milk 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Organic Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Powdered Cinnamon
  • Tiny Dash of Vanilla Essence  
  • Low Fat Whipped Cream (optional)  

Directions:

  1. Get a small sized bowl and a small saucepan. Spoon two tablespoons of the coconut cream into a bowl, and pour the coconut milk into the saucepan.
  2. Place the saucepan on a low heat. Add the fresh ginger, grounded cinnamon and a small dash of vanilla essence to milk and give it all a good stir. 
  3. Continue to stir the mixture for a 2-3 minutes.Then remove it and set it aside. Don't let the mixture boil. 
  4. Using a folk, mash the two tablespoons of coconut cream into a paste.
  5. In a small sized cup, pour in the milk mixture and then place a tablespoon of coconut cream on top. Finish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Mini Pumpkin and Chicken Pies
'A great recipe for dogs with sensitive stomaches'

This homemade recipe will allow you to get creative with your dog biscuits and treats. You can try out a variety of fillings that you dog will enjoy. These also make great doggie birthday pies. If your new to baking your dogs treats, this recipe will be prefect. It's impossible to mess up and the best part is it only take 20 minutes.

Below is the recipe to make pumpkin pies, but here are a few other filling suggestions that you might like to try:

  • Cream Cheese and Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Fresh Pumpkin (sensitive stomachs) 
  • Fresh Pumpkin, Chicken and Brown Rice (sensitive stomachs)
  • Beef, Fresh Parsley and Sweet Potato 
  • Low Fat Plain Yogurt and Blueberries (can use other dog friendly fruits)
  • Peas, Broccoli, Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn (vegetarian option) 

Ingredients: 

Crust

  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Oatmeal (blended or minced)
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce 
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cheese (optional)

Filling

  • Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 100% Pure Organic Pumpkin

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tray with olive oil. This will stop the dough from sticking to the muffin tray when the crusts are baking in the oven.
  3. In a blender, mix together the oatmeal, flour and cheese (optional).
  4. While mixing, gradually add the applesauce. Then slowly add the water until you get a dough ball formed. If you add too much water the dough will become sticky and hard to manage. If it get's like this, add a little flour. 
  5. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Then using 4-5" circle cookie cutter, cut out the circles and then press the circles into the muffin tray. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the crusts from the oven and let them cool before adding your desired pie filling. 
  7. While your waiting for the crusts to cool down, mix all the filling ingredients together. Then once the crusts are cool, add the filling into the middle of the pies. 

Valentine 'Hot & Tasty' Warm Baked Cookies

If your looking for dog biscuits and treats for the holidays, then you have came the right website. These cookies can be adapted to suit any holiday (Halloween, thanksgiving, birthdays and many more...)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Chicken (cooked and diced)
  • 1/2 Organic Brown Rice (cooked and mashed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil
  • 1 Organic Egg 
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice flour 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the ingredients together.
  3. Pour the mixture into holiday shaped silicone molds. Bake for 25 minute or until the cookies start to go golden brown. 
  4. Once the cookies have cooled down, remove them from the molds and serve.

Finally....

Don’t underestimate the power of organic dog biscuits and treats. Similarly, you shouldn’t forget the serious dangers of commercial foods. Be sure to provide the correct nutritional value to your loyal friend and watch out for additives, artificial colors, filters, pesticides, and other substances that can diminish the quality of your canine’s life.


  1. Home
  2. >
  3. Organic Dog Treats
  4. >
  5. Dog Biscuits and Treats