3 Drool-Worthy Valentine’s Treats For Your Furry Members Of The Family

   

Jade Poole

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Treats For Your Dog

The way to your dog’s heart is through his stomach (literally). Food is the food of love when it comes to our furry family members. To help spread some love, we have put together the pawfect list of dog-friendly recipes to treat your precious pooch this Valentine’s Day. 

Your dog showers you in unconditional love and you try to do the same. But the one thing you are able to do that your precious pooch can’t is make him some delectable and dog-friendly treats. 

So put on your dog chef apron and whip out those baking utensils - it’s time to spread some love! 

1. Strawberry yoghurt balls 

These no-bake treats come together in a matter of minutes (11 to be exact). They are a healthy treat, tummy-friendly and packed with goodness. 

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cup oat flour (pop normal oats in a blender to make your own flour)

  2. 1 cup coconut flour

  3. 1 cup plain yoghurt (make sure it is not sweetened with sugar or xylitol)

  4. 4 large strawberries

  5. 1 tbsp coconut oil

  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  7. 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes

Method

  1. Mix all of your ingredients in your blender or food processor until combined.

  2. Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized portions. 

  3. You can then begin to create the balls by hand (make sure to make these the best size for your dog). 

  4. Pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. 

  5. Serve and enjoy!

  6. If you want a fancy looking treat, then you can roll the balls in coconut flakes before putting them in the fridge to set. 

2. Peanut butter coconut balls

Dog Treats

It seems like we are pretty coconuts for coconut! These treats consist of only 4 ingredients and 4 simple steps to making a scrumptious and delicious treat for your dog that you will love too! 

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup coconut oil

  2. 3 tablespoons peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened is best and make sure there is no xylitol)

  3. 2 1/2 cups oats

  4. 1/3 cup shredded coconut (coconut flakes)

Method 

  1. Add coconut oil, peanut butter and oats into to food processor or blender and mix until combined.  

  2. Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized portions and use your hands to roll these into small balls. 

  3. Roll each ball through the shredded coconut. 

  4. Place the balls on a flat tray, using baking paper to line it and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. 

3. Peanut butter and bacon cookies

This gluten-free and drool-worthy recipe will have your precious pooch jumping for more! 

Feel free to double the ingredients and freeze in a sealed container for treat time. 

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup oat flour (make your own by using your blender and blending up some normal oats)

  2.  1 cup brown rice flour (you can also use whole wheat flour)

  3.  1/2 cup peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened is best and make sure there is no xylitol)

  4.  1 tablespoon honey

  5.  1 egg

  6.  1/2 cup water

  7.  2-3 pieces cooked streaky bacon (shoulder bacon can also work)

  8.  1 large shredded carrot

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180-degree Celcius. 

  2. In a medium-sized bowl combine all your wet ingredients until blended. 

  3. Add both flours to wet mixture to form a sturdy dough.

  4. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured countertop workspace. 

  5. Roll the dough out to be about half a centimetre thick. 

  6. Cut out with cookie cutter. (A dog bone-shaped cookie cutter is really cute)

  7. Place treats on a greased baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

  9. You can store about a week’s worth of cookies in a sealed container, the rest you can pop into the freezer.

Read: 5 Yummy Treats For Your Fur Baby This Festive Season

Cover your pet with the best

Apart from spoiling and treating your dog with these pawesome recipes, you can also ensure your dog’s vet bills are taken care of and their health is in the best possible hands with pet insurance

At Oneplan (that’s us), we have a wide range of pet insurance plans for you to choose from

The great thing about pet insurance is that you can breathe a sigh of relief in knowing your bank account does not have to take a knock the moment your pet’s health does. 

Cover for expected and unexpected vet bills

You never know when something might go wrong and whilst we all want the best for our pets, we often can’t afford to give them that. 

Which is where pet insurance comes in. The cost of pet ownership isn’t something to take lightly. Pet insurance can help cover both unexpected and expected vet bills. 

Not to mention that with us, we front you with the cash you need before you visit your vet. We have a range of routine care benefits and we also have one of the highest annual limits when compared to other insurers. Which means we pay more when it comes time to claim. 

Yours in quality cuddle-worthy pet insurance, 

Oneplan




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