I recently, like many of you, have found myself spending more (or rather all of my) time at home. While this comes with its share of obstacles, one positive to spending so much time at home is extra time with our pets! My pup Tucker has loved the extra playtime and attention. Tucker has even made his share of cameo appearances during some of my video meetings! It is quite hard to be mad at his puppy dog eyes when he breaks up my work from home day by bringing me one of his favorite toys.
On the Pearhead Instagram page, we asked followers to share their furry friends in action with a favorite Pearhead pet toy. I have loved seeing Pearhead pups from all over enjoying playtime with their favorite toys and extra quality time with their owners at home. In addition to more playtime and belly rubs, I’ve used this extra time at home to up my dog treat game. If you are finding yourself with more time at home and really want to be a hero in your doggo’s eyes, top off playtime with a rewarding homemade dog treat! I promise it’s easy, you might already have all the ingredients you need at home, and your pup will love it!
3 ingredient, no-bake dog treats
you will need:
- 1/2 Cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter (make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol)
- 1 1/2 Cup Plain Oats
- 1 Ripe Banana
- Ice cube tray or decorative silicone ice mold (optional)
- Slice the banana into thin slices
- In a bowl, beat together all three ingredients until well mixed into a dough
- It helps to mash the banana with a fork before mixing
- Using a stand or hand mixer is best
- Spoon dough into ice cube tray, silicone mold or roll into 1-inch discs
- If you don't have an ice cube or silicone mold, roll the dough into quarter-sized pieces, gently pressing down while you roll to make a disc
- Place treats in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up before giving Fido a taste test
These DIY dog treats can keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Tip: if you want to keep some of the treat "dough" to use later, freeze the unmade treats in an airtight container for up to 2 months. When you are ready to make more treats, let the dough thaw so you can form into shape.
Friendly reminder: it’s important to always consult your vet before introducing anything new to your pet's diet. As with any new treat or toy, it is best to supervise your pet while they enjoy it.