Yogurt Dog Treats That Boost Good Bacteria

Yogurt dog treats are a natural way that can help boost your dog's good bacteria and keep the bad bacteria that causes your dog to get a yeast infection, at bay. It is very common for a yeast infection to affect your dog's ears, especially if your dog has floppy or hairy ears, thanks to moisture. Yeast infections can occur anywhere on a dog. Here are the 10 signs your dog has a yeast infection

Yogurt is a great inexpensive natural home remedy to help cure yeast infections. Yogurt contains lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a probiotic that helps boost our dog's immune system and help put the good bacteria into your dog's body.  As yeast infections generally start in the dog's gut, one of the first steps in treating a yeast infection is to look at your dogs diet. An anti-yeast diet is recommended to help treat yeast infections in dogs and yogurt is a great way to get started.

Benefits Of Yogurt

Giving your dog yogurt dog treats, is a natural way of ensuring they are getting an excellent source of calcium, especially if you have a senior dog or a puppy as yogurt helps strengthen their bones. However, like all treats, you have to make sure you don't overfeed your dog the daily amount. I recommended no more than 1 tablespoon. 

It helps improve certain gastrointestinal conditions such as yeast infections, inflamed bowel, bacterial overgrowth, constipation, irritable bowel and diarrhea. This works the same on us humans.  Other benefits of yogurt:

  • Inexpensive, great source of protein (100% human safe)
  • Improves the immune system 
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Reduces the risk of your dog getting a yeast infection 
  • Changes the micro-flora of your dog's gut (in a good way)
  • Keeps your dog cool in the summer
  • Great cure for diarrhea - mix 1 tbs in with his regular dinner
  • Helps with digestive issues

Commercial Yogurt Dog Treats

If you have a busy schedule, and it's more convenient for you to purchase your dog treats online, then take a look at the tastiest yogurt dog treats that I recommend below. I have personally carefully selected these treats based on their healthy, non toxic ingredients, no food recalls and the benefits that they can provide to your dog.

The Ultimate 2 Recipes For Yogurt Dog Treats

When giving our dog yogurt, you want to ensure it is plain, low or non fat. These types of yogurts will benefit our dog the most. Yogurt is an excellent natural source of calcium for our dogs and can provide digestive benefits - It can even help your dog stay full for longer. Avoid any yogurts that contain flavors, sugar and artificial sweeteners such as 'xylitol'.

If this is the first time you are thinking of making yogurt dog treats, then start off with giving your dog a small amount. Don't go crazy, even if they start begging for more. This prevents any stomach upsets. Take it slow, and you can increase the amount gradually every three days.

Strawberry and Banana Frozen Yogurt Treats 

Strawberry and Banana Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats! #strawberry #organic #bananas #puredogtreats #dogtreats #frozendogtreats #yogurt #pumpkin

INGEDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of plain low-fat yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (optional)
  • 2 organic ripe bananas 
  • Paw shaped silicone molds (optional)

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl, mash the bananas.
  2. Spoon the banana puree into the silicone molds. Filling the molds only half way. Then place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours, place the strawberries in a bowl and mash them to create a puree.
  4. Mix together the strawberry puree and yogurt, then pour into the molds. 
  5. Place in the freezer overnight. 

As you can see from two of the photo's above. There is an orange looking dog treat, this is pumpkin. The great thing about this recipe is you can be creative with a variety of different ingredients to suit your dog and their needs. 

Blackberry And Yogurt Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup of organic blackberries 
  • 1/2 Cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 Cup of ground flaxseed
  • 2/3 Cup oatmeal 

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place oatmeal into a blender and process until it has a flour like consistency, then put aside.
  3. Puree the blackberries, then put aside. 
  4. Combine the flour, oatmeal and flaxseed in a large mixing bowl. 
  5. Fold the pureed blackberries and greek yogurt in the dry ingredients (add a bit if water if necessary to hold dough together)
  6. Place dough onto a floured surface and roll to . 
  7. Cut shapes with a small cookie cutter and place on parchment paper that has been sprayed lightly with a nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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