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It’s no secret that I love making homemade dog treats. AND I love sharing them with you. Here are some of the other homemade dog treat recipes:
I love that making my own dog treats gives me control over what ingredients are used. I also love that homemade dog treats can be made cheaply AND with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen!
These carrot pop dog treats are a fun twist on cake pops, which are not generally safe to feed your dogs.
As always, if your dogs have never had dairy or carrots before or if they are on a special diet, I recommend that you talk to your vet before introducing a new food. Please note that I am not a veterinarian nor am I an animal nutritionist.
My two sweet pups absolutely loved these carrot pop dog treats! You can check out my Instagram to see a video of Emmy licking one like a sucker. It took her a few treats before she realized that she doesn’t need mom to hold it for her!
Carrots: Dog Health Benefits
It’s probably not news to you that carrots are healthy for humans but did you know that carrots are also healthy for dogs?
According to the American Kennel Club carrots are a healthy and low-calorie treat to give to your dog. Carrots provide Vitamin A, potassium and fiber to your dog and can even help to improve their dental health.
These easy carrot pop dog treats are a tasty way to incorporate carrots into your dog’s diet.
- 4 oz cream cheese
- ¼ cup carrots – grated
- 12 3-4 inch carrot sticks
- 1-12 count cupake pan
- Allow the cream cheese to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes so that it softens up some. You can grate your carrots while you are waiting for the cheese to soften.
- Mix the grated carrots and softened cream cheese together.
- Using a spoon, place a small “dollop” or the cream cheese mixture onto one end of a carrot.
- Place the carrot into one of the wells in the cupcake pan, leaving the end with the cream cheese mix on it towards the top. The carrot should lean against one side.
- Repeat with remaining carrots.
- Place the cupcake pan in the fridge for two hours.
- Serve a treat immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to one week.
Do not keep the carrots in the cupcake pan in the fridge after the first two hours. Store only in an air tight container otherwise the carrots will go limp.