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Homemade Probiotic Dog Treats

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Homemade probiotic dog treats are the perfect solution for your pup’s itchiness, diarrhea, and other common dog ailments. Unfortunately, commercial dog treats are not always able to address a specific issue. Homemade probiotic dog treats do not require artificial preservatives or colorings and can be made quickly with just a few ingredients.

The good news is that making your own probiotic dog treats is actually incredibly simple! Whether you have limited access to quality probiotics or find them too expensive, we have found few homemade probiotic dog treat recipes that you can make on your own. Let’s take a look at why these DIY alternatives are so valuable and how you can create your own homemade probiotic dog treats in no time!

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Dogs are extremely sensitive to preservatives, colourings, and other additives that are common in commercial dog treats. A common ingredient in many commercial dog treats is wheat flour, a common allergen for many dogs. Therefore, commercial dog treats are a great way to provide your dog with a high-calorie snack, but they may also cause allergic reactions and gastrointestinal issues in some dogs.

Luckily, probiotic dog treats are a great way to provide your dog with plenty of vitamins and minerals, probiotics, and healthy fats without worrying about preservatives, allergens, or other additives. Probiotic dog treats are also a good way to help address specific issues, like diarrhea, or allergies.

Here are some other duties of probiotic that help your dog remain healthy and energetic:

  • Aid digestion
  • Modulates the immune system
  • Produces short chain fatty acids that fight against harmful bacteria
  • Treat diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal inflammation
  • Help prevent UTIs
  • Reduce allergic reactions

Other duties include:

  • These organism help break down food
  • Create vitamins and other nutrients
  • Fight against potential pathogens
  • Strengthen the immune system

This should be enough motivation for you to make your own probiotic dog treats. That way you know exactly what is inside and that there has been no accidental contamination.

Are Homemade Probiotic Dog Treats Safe for My Dog

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The answer is yes they are, as long as they are made from dog-safe ingredients. By dog-safe, we mean those ingredients that are not harmful to pets like onion and garlic.

When you make these dog treats yourself, you know exactly what you put inside. There is no guesswork so you have peace of mind knowing nothing foreign is included in the ingredients.

When you make them at home, you should be able to save a little money over the store-bought brands. Plus, there are no preservatives in your dog treats. Every time you run out of treats, you can just make some more.

Just remember to wash your hands and use clean cooking or baking tools all the time. Observing normal cooking rules is essential so that nothing that can harm your dog becomes a part of those treats.

Does your dog love crunchy treats? Make them some of these Homemade Crunchy Dog Treats.

Which Probiotics Should You Include?

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Most probiotic dog treat recipes include a combination of several different probiotics.

A good probiotic mixture for probiotic dog treats contains:

Lactobacillus acidophilus – This strain of probiotics helps restore the immune system and is particularly helpful for dogs that have undergone major surgeries and are on immune-suppressing medications.

Bifidobacterium lactis – This beneficial bacterium is particularly helpful for dogs with allergies/itchiness, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Some food items that are great for probiotic dog treats-

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Buttermilk
  • Goat Milk
  • Green Tripe
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potato, etc.

A Couple of Recipes

Yogurt Drops with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

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Yogurt Drops with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

Overhead view of a variety of open container of yogurt and spoons

Ingredients

  • Greek yogurt, about 2 cups
  • One-fourth cup of peanut butter
  • One-fourth cup pumpkin puree
  • A Little Turmeric

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Second, keep blending these substances until they become thick and uniform.
  3. When ready, transfer the mixture from the processor to a muffin tin lined with paper liners.
  4. When the muffin tin is full, put it in the freezer.
  5. Give it to your dog chilled after it has been frozen or solidified.

Corn Kernels Probiotic for Dogs

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Corn Kernels Probiotic for Dogs

Corn, on and off the cob with a plaid tablecloth and a wooden table

Ingredients

  • Corn Kernels- 250grams
  • Yogurt – 2 cups
  • Blueberries – 1cup
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

  1. Soak the corn kernels in water overnight.
  2. Mix everything together and knead the mixture until the corn kernel is completely broken down.
  3. Place the mixture in a bowl or muffin tray and store in the refrigerator.
  4. Use the probiotic treat when your dog is feeling under the weather.

Some Final Words

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Making homemade probiotic treats for your dog is a smart move. You stay in control of the ingredients and make sure they are 100% healthy. The recipes should all be easy to make and should not take a lot of time.

It is a great way to spice up your dog’s menu and keep them interested in their dog food.

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