The Best Cheerios Dog Treats Recipe
I know – ANOTHER homemade dog treats recipe… but here is the thing: A lot of people share dog treat recipes on their sites that are NOT safe for dogs! The Best Cheerios Dog Treats Recipe is totally safe for your pooch – honest!
I kind of cringe at reading dog treat recipes that have 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, etc in them – that is in the list of toxic-for-dogs baddy items. So, be assured that ANY recipe I share with you is not only pretty easy to make, but healthy for Fido too!
The Best Cheerios Dog Treats Recipe
With a few pooch favorites, in moderation, this makes for a fantastic treat to give you pup! Peanut butter, eggs, baby food, and yes: Cheerios. This makes a “peanut butter and jelly” kind of tasting treat that our Tazuna adores!
What does Peanut Butter do for dogs?
Most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin.
That being said, it is high in fat. Use it in moderation to prevent a paunchy pooch! DOgs also have a tougher time digesting fat – it can lead to unpleasant dietary reactions like vomiting and diarrhea.
It can also cause pancreatitis.
That doesn’t mean you should never give it to your dog – just stick to natural peanut butter and limit how much your dole out at one time.
Keep the Peanut Butter Dog Treats Away from Overweight Dogs
Over half of the population of the United States is considered overweight. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop there. For many people, the problem extends to their dogs. Well-intentioned owners who like to indulge their pets with snacks such as peanut butter dog treats often have a hard time saying no to Rover.
To complicate matters, the dog has figured out how to get you to hand out peanut butter dog treats. As the dog’s master, it is important not to succumb to his attempts at peer pressure. Giving in is doubly harmful – the peanut butter dog treats make him fat while you end up being dominated by the dog.
If you have a dog that has a dominant disposition, he can use his dominance at treat time and carry it into other areas as well.
Instead of peanut butter dog treats, try feeding your dog popcorn, raw carrots, pretzels, or even fruit. Leave the calorically-dense peanut butter on the shelf. Also, never feed your dog people food such as ice cream, cake, French fries, doughnuts, pastries, pizza, and other rich and sugary food.
It might take a little work to get him to stop the treat-begging routine, and it might take you a little while to get used to saying no. To make things easier, have the dog sit in the corner or in his crate whenever you handle food.
That includes food preparation, meal time, and post-meal clean up. It is much easier not to have him in the same vicinity as the food than to try to use willpower to resist your temptation to feed and his temptation to beg.
For more advanced cases, you will have to “dog-proof” your house, almost like child-proofing it. However, instead of trying to keep them safe from exposed electrical outlets, you want to keep them safe from exposed food. Never leave food out on the table or on the counter. Make sure that the trash can is hidden or secured. If you have children, keep an eye on Junior to make sure he doesn’t feed the dog.
What do eggs do for dogs?
According to the AKC:
Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out. Remember that eggs are only as good as the chicken they come from.
So, one egg has roughly 9 grams of protein and 70 calories.
The big debate isn’t whether to give your dog one of not, but if it should be raw or cooked. If you have concerns about food poisoning, then never give Fido a raw egg. Bake it in treats like our Cheerios Dog Treats or try them scrambled or hard-boiled. Just make sure to chop them up into smaller pieces first.
Is baby food OK for dogs?
Yes, if you follow the moderation rule – which just means to give it occasionally instead of every day. Or every meal.
The thing you have to look out for is flavoring. If it has onion or garlic in the baby food, it would make your dog sick. Just read the labels first.
Are Cheerios safe for dogs?
Rover.com has a list of Safe Cereals for Dogs
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
- Corn Flakes.
- Honey Bunches of Oats.
- Rice Chex.
- Rice Krispies.
- Special K.
Yes, they are high in GMOs, but moderation? They are a low sugar treat that helps fill them up. Nutritionally, they don’t really do much for the dogs, but they are certainly liked.
Honey Nut Cheerios Dog Treats Recipe
You will need:
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- 2 ½ cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 T honey
- 4 oz apple-banana-strawberry baby food
- 1 egg
In a microwavable bowl melt the peanut butter for about 30 seconds. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and mix them together well. Seriously, make sure you mix well. I had more cheerios at the top and more dough at the bottom.
Roll balls to about a 1” size. You’ll have to squeeze them together tightly to make them stick together and then place them on a non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake your peanut butter Cheerios Dog Treats for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow to cool and dry out a little and then store in an airtight container.
- You can substitute different baby foods or use regular Cheerios to switch them up a bit.
- Don’t use sugar free peanut butter – more artificial sugars are toxic to dogs!
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