An ESA letter grants you the freedom to spend time with your pets in areas where the ‘no pets’ policy would otherwise apply. This means you also get to pay more attention to your dog, like what he eats, training, medication, etc.
Dogs love treats, especially when you use stuff to reward good behavior. It helps develop a good relationship with the dog, and that is what you want from your ESA, after all.
Food-stuffed toys, especially, help ease a dog’s boredom while you are busy elsewhere to give him/her the attention he needs. Just get some hollow toys and stiff in a mixture of treats such as yogurt, mashed potato, kibble, etc., to pacify the dog while you are away.
This holiday season, treat your emotional support dogs to the following homemade snacks.
Dog Treat with Peanut Butter and Eggs
Dogs may be allergic to some nuts but not peanut margarine. You can blend some wheat, eggs, and peanut margarine and prepare a delicious treat for your ESA dog.
- Wheat flour
- Peanut margarine
Place 2 cups of flour in a bowl, add ½ a cup of peanut margarine, 2 eggs, and some water, and blend.
Roll out the dough on a flat surface, cut to desirable cookie shapes, and then bake in an oven for 20-40 minutes. Remove the treats and serve once cooled.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Doggie Treats
A treat made of peanut butter and pumpkin is a dog’s favorite. Pumpkin has a great flavor and helps dogs lose excess weight. It is rich in fibers that improve digestive health. It also contains fatty acids and antioxidants for a healthy coat. Peanut butter is also appetizing. When roasted, it smells the same as caramelized meat, activating the dog’s instinct for nutrient-rich foods.
To prepare this treat at home, you will need:
- Pumpkin puree
- Wheat flour
- Natural peanut butter
Place parchment paper on your baking sheet and preheat in an oven at 350 Fahrenheit.
Place a cupful of pumpkin puree inside a large bowl. Add 1/3 cup of peanut butter, 2 eggs, and mix together. Add 2 cups of wheat flour, ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Don’t use nutmeg spice.
Mix the ingredients well, then roll out the dough on a flat surface. Sprinkle some flour on the surface first to keep the dough from sticking.
Next, cut the dough into desirable cookie shapes, then place them on the baking sheet for baking in the oven.
Bake the cookies for 20-40 minutes, then remove and serve when cooled.
Pumpkin peanut butter doggie treat can last up to a month in an airtight jar.
Dog Treat with Peanut Butter, Eggs, Oats, Wheat Flour, and Veggies.
Looking for a solid treat for your ESA dog? This recipe incorporates veggies, nuts, wheat, and eggs into a solid snack to give your dog energy to play.
- Wheat flour
- Peanut butter
Blend a cup of applesauce, a cup of peanut butter, and 2 eggs in a large bowl.
Add half a cup of oats and 3 cups of wheat to the bowl and mix. You can use all-purpose flour or whole wheat.
Add zucchini, carrot, and cleaved spinach, one cup each, then blend and cut into some good shapes. Heat the treats in an oven till dazzling and serve once cooled.
Dog Treat with Wild Rice and Chicken
Increase your dog’s protein intake using this recipe of wild rice and boneless chicken breast. Wild rice is rich in antioxidants, phosphorus, and magnesium too.
- Boiled chicken breast
- Cooked wild rice
- Chicken stock
- All-purpose flour
Preheat your oven at 350 Fahrenheit. Next, blend half a cup of wild rice, 60z chicken breast, and half a cup of chicken stock till pasty.
Add salt, two and a half cups of flour and mix. Knead till dough, then roll up and cut into treats.
Bake the treats for 20-30 minutes, remove and serve once properly cooled.
Dog Treat with Sweet Potato and Salmon
For senior and puppy ESAs, soft dog treats are the best. Use this recipe of salmon and sweet potato to add to your collection of soft doggie treats.
- A can of salmon
- Baked sweet potato
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup of coconut flour
- Coconut oil
Always preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit first. Next, beat the eggs into a large bowl till fluffy. Fold salmon and coconut flour into the mixture and allow the flour some time to soak some of the mixture. Peel and mash the potato, then add it into the mixture.
Next, you are ready to start baking. Add some coconut oil to the pan, then place the mixture on it and bake till brown. Cut to desirable pieces and serve once cooled.
There you go; homemade dog treats aren’t difficult to prepare. If you receive emotional support from your dog, why not treat him to some delicious energy-boosting, muscle-building, immune-sustaining snacks for healthy living.
DIY dog treats can be prepared using anything, from fish to peanut margarine, pumpkin, cooked bananas, veggies, and even your leftovers. Just make sure the ingredients are not toxic.