25 Homemade Snacks for Pets
Homemade Dog Snacks
Dogs are omnivores, just like us humans, and they benefit from a balanced diet of meat and plants. Of course, a treat here and there won’t hurt and they’ll love you all the more for it!
This homemade dog snack is similar to a human’s meatloaf, but it’s for dogs! It includes healthy vegetables, such as carrots, peas, and parsley, and a whole lot of minced beef. Give your dog a slice or two a day for a balanced snack.
This is a great treat for the hot days of summer. What dog doesn’t like peanut butter? This homemade snack for dogs includes peanut butter, yogurt, and banana and makes delicious frozen cakes for your dog to nosh on.
Homemade Dog Treats to Beat Bad Breath
If your sweet pup has bad breath, try these homemade dog snacks that include fresh parsley and fresh mint to improve his breath so he can lick your face all he wants!
Apple Cinnamon Dog Training Bits
These delicious little treats are great for training your pup!
Frozen Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt
This homemade dog snack is very easy to make and only requires three ingredients! To make things more fun, find ice molds in the shape of bones so your yogurt treats will look just like what’s pictured below.
Dogs don’t do well with chocolate, but carob is perfectly healthy for them! Make these crunchy carob dog treats for fun dessert treat.
Sweet potatoes are full of great nutrients for both people and dogs. Make these homemade sweet potato chews for your pups with some cinnamon and olive oil!
Homemade Cat Snacks
Cats are carnivores, which means that they do well on a diet mainly of meat. Keep that in mind when making your cats homemade snacks and give them tasty treats that include meat.
Have plenty of canned tuna in your pantry? Grab some to make your cat these homemade tuna crackers! The link will also take you to a several homemade cat snack recipes.
These cat treats are similar to the previous one, but they’re made with canned salmon. These treats are also a little more moist with the inclusion of milk and an egg.
Include catnip in your homemade cat snacks and your cats will go crazy over them!
Grow your own cat grass for your cat to snack on to help with digestion.
Combine wet cat food with catnip to make these cute little kitty kisses for your kitty! Warning: some reviewers say that the smell isn’t all that great when you cook them, but it seems like cats love to eat them!
If your cat loves cheese, he will go gaga over these cheesy cat treats made with cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese!
Combine the two most popular cat snacks, tuna and cheddar, to make this crispy cat treat. The link will also take you to a recipe for pumpkin bacon dog treat!
Ground beef or turkey, cheese, and catnip all come together to make these tiny tasty meatballs for your feline companions. In the picture below, you can find the meatballs in the upper left corner.
Homemade Rabbit Snacks
Rabbits thrive on vegetables and fruits and they should eat a lot of fresh hay and grass.
These little treats are made with rolled oats, dried alfalfa powder, baby food carrots, and baby food banana! Limit these treats to two a day.
Combine lots of parsley with rabbit pellets, along with a carrot and a banana and rolled oats, to make these little snacks for your pet rabbit!
These little balls make great treats for rabbits and are more heavy on the bananas and carrots than the previous recipes for homemade rabbit snacks.
Give your rabbit a frozen fruit treat when it’s hot outside! Halved frozen grapes are great and easy. Putting cut-up fruit in water and freezing them in an ice cube tray is another delicious way to cool them down.
Homemade Hamster Snacks
In the wild, hamsters eat a diet of grains, seeds, vegetables, and insects, so try to give your pet hamster a similar diet.
Grate two or three vegetables (try broccoli, celery, and cucumber) to make one cup worth of grated veggies. Put your veggies in a baking cup and pour a beaten egg over it. Bake it for 15 to 20 minutes and then give small pieces to your little hamster!
To make these hamster treats, cover a small piece of bread or dog biscuit with peanut butter and then press Cheerios cereal pieces, bird seeds, sunflower seeds, and vegetables all over it. A great way to give your hamster the seeds he loves!
Homemade Meals for Lucy the Hamster
Just for fun, check out this crazy good series of a hamster named Lucy eating the tiny meals that her chef makes her! Great photos and includes many good meal ideas for a hamster.
Homemade Bird Snacks
Whether you have a bird at home or consider the birds in your backyard your pets, you and your aviary friends will enjoy these homemade snacks for birds.
These cute little bird feeders are great to hang outside on a tree or inside your cage. You can make these with a couple of cookie cutters and a young kid or two!
Blueberry Sweet Potato Parrot Treats
Your bird will love this homemade snack that’s made of a flour mixture, sweet potato, and blueberries. You can switch things up by using pumpkin or butternut squash instead of the potato and add vegetables.
This homemade snack for birds can be hung outside or inside a cage and is full of nuts and fruits that birds love. Your kids can help make these bird treats and they also are very pretty for humans to look at!
These little muffins include dried fruit, dried coconut, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, apple sauce, and baby food sweet potatoes along with frozen vegetables – all very healthy and tasty food choices for your bird pets!
For more ideas for your furry ones, check out 8 Best Products for Dogs and Cats and 9 Ideas for Organizing Your Pet Supplies.
Looks great I make my dogs food? I would prefer he eat dog food.
I will make the meatloaf ♡ But all this time I thought dogs were carnivores? Who knew! My dog still won’t eat sweet potatoes.
Definitely going to try the Crunchy carob one for my shaggy.