3 Homemade Savory Bacon Dog Treats

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3 Homemade Savory Bacon Dog Treats
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Bacon treats are good for dogs as long as they are consumed in moderation. They provide animal protein, which keeps pooches active and their bodily functions stable.

Here are 3 easy homemade dog treat recipes with bacon that use simple ingredients.

dog treat recipesDog-Safe Bacon Brownies

Chocolate is the main ingredient when creating traditional brownies; thus, more often than not, these baked confections are toxic to dogs. But there is an easy way to make them safe for your canine friend.

What you need:

How to make these bacon dog treats:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line up the bacon in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Bake them for 20 to 35 minutes until crispy but not overcooked.
  4. Transfer them to a parchment paper-covered large plate.
  5. Let the bacon cool down completely before chopping them into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  6. Line a different baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Mix the baking powder and coconut flour in a large bowl.
  8. In a separate big bowl, combine the melted carob, Greek yogurt, water, and eggs.
  9. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Stir until it becomes smooth.
  10. Fold in the bacon and carob chips.
  11. Spoon the mixture on the lined baking sheet and smoothen the top with a spatula.
  12. Bake these homemade dog treats for 25 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  13. Wait for these dog-friendly bacon brownies to cool down for 20 minutes. Then cut them into squares for your furry pal to snack on.

Note for these bacon dog treats:

  • Place leftovers in a ziplock bag or a tightly covered container. Refrigerate these homemade dog treats for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 1 month.

dog treat recipesPeanut Butter Bacon Muffins

bacon dog treats 4Make homemade muffins for dogs more flavorful by adding 2 delicious ingredients. Pooches go crazy over peanut butter and bacon.

What you need:

How to make these bacon dog treats:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Chop all the bacon into small bits.
  4. Mix the wheat flour, carrots, and lettuce in a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, almond milk, and egg.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until most lumps are gone.
  7. Fold in the chopped bacon to the batter and mix properly.
  8. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter using a spoon
  9. Bake these healthy bacon treats for dogs for 15 to 25 minutes or until golden.
  10. Allow these snacks to cool completely on a wire rack before serving them to your dog.

Notes for these bacon dog treats:

  • Check the ingredients list of your peanut butter of choice. It should be free from xylitol as this artificial sweetener is highly toxic to dogs.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter since it will cause the muffins to get dense when baked.
  • If you have extra chopped bacon, sprinkle it over the peanut butter bacon.
  • Store these dog treats with bacon in an airtight container. Refrigeration makes them last for up to 5 days. Or they can be stored in the freezer for 3 months at most.

dog treat recipesBacon Meatballs

bacon dog treats 3Topping your dog’s food with bacon meatballs keeps his meals from getting plain and boring.

What you need:

How to make these bacon dog treats:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use foil to line a baking sheet.
  3. Use a food processor to pulse the bacon for 1 to 2 minutes until finely ground up.
  4. Place the bacon in a large bowl together with the ground chicken. Lightly mix them with your hand.
  5. Combine the egg, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, nutritional yeast, and water in a medium bowl.
  6. Add the egg and panko mixture to the meat mixture and mix.
  7. Let the mixture rest for 5 to 8 minutes for the bread crumbs to soften.
  8. Use a small ice cream scoop to form 1-inch meatballs from the mixture.
  9. Place the bacon meatballs 1 inch apart on the lined baking sheet to keep them from sticking to each other.
  10. Lightly brush them with avocado oil.
  11. Bake these homemade dog treats for 15 to 20 minutes until their outsides are browned. You can use an instant-read thermometer to check if they are fully cooked. Their temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  12. Take these bacon dog treats out of the oven and leave them to cool on a wire rack. You can feed them to your dog as a snack or add them to his dog food.

Notes for these bacon dog treats:

We recommend wetting your hands before combining the meat. This prevents the mixture from sticking to your hands.

  • Do not overmix the meat to create tender bacon meatballs.
  • The serving size of meatballs will depend on the size of your dog. Small breeds can have up to 1 meatball, medium breeds can be given 2 meatballs, and large breeds can eat up to 3 meatballs.
  • Keep any uneaten bacon dog treats in an airtight container. They can last up to 4 days in the fridge and up to 2 months in the freezer.

FAQs About Bacon Dog Treats

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1. When are bacon treats bad for dogs?

Overeating bacon treats frequently is bad for your dog. Their salt and fat content might build up in his system, increasing his chances of developing ailments like pancreatitis, obesity, and heart problems.

When choosing bacon for dogs, choose products containing lesser fats and sodium.

2. Can dogs have dog treats with bacon grease in them?

Do not use bacon fat or grease on dog treats as it is loaded with calories and cholesterol. Moreover, this human food has high levels of sodium and fat, which will upset your dog’s stomach.

3. How do you soften bacon dog treats?

If bacon dog treats are too tough for your dog to chew, stem them. Wrap them up in a damp clean cloth and microwave them on low heat. Alternatively, you can cover the treats with a hot towel until they soften.

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