If you're looking for a homemade dog treat that's both delicious and wholesome, look no further than our tantalizing lamb meatball treats for dogs recipe.
Lamb, with its tender and flavorful meat, serves as the star ingredient in this recipe. As a high-quality source of protein, lamb promotes muscle development and supports your canine companion's overall health. Paired with a carefully selected array of ingredients, this recipe strikes the perfect balance of taste, texture, and nutrition, ensuring your dog's mealtime is an absolute delight.
Crafted with love and attention to detail, our Lamb Meatballs for Dogs recipe offers a healthier alternative to store-bought treats, allowing you to have complete control over the ingredients used. By preparing these meatballs in your own kitchen, you can ensure that every bite your furry friend takes is packed with goodness and tailored to their dietary needs.
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Is lamb good for dogs?
Lamb is a nutritious meat that provides essential amino acids and is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It can be a suitable alternative for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to other meats such as beef or chicken.
We have kept this recipe grain free but you can use any binding ingredients of your choice for these doggie meatballs.
- Ground Lamb - If you use frozen ground lamb ensure that it is thoroughly defrosted before use.
- Ground flaxseed - helps to bind the meatballs and adds fibre.
- Egg - A great source of protein
- Parsley - aids with digestion
- Turmeric - a great anti-inflammatory spice.
- Ground ginger - full of antioxidants and great for digestion.
How to make meatball lamb treats for dogs
These lamb treats for dogs can be made as small or large as you want. We bake them but they could be air fried too.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
Form into balls, place on a baking tray and bake.
Keep the cooked meatball lamb treats for dogs in the fridge and they will last up to 4 to 5 days. Store them in an air tight container once they have completely cooled.
Can lamb meatballs be frozen?
They meatballs can be frozen once completely cooled. Place them in a zip lock bag and they will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before reheating and serving.
How many doggie meatballs should you give?
Any treat given to your dog should be part of their daily calorie allowance. 2 to 3 small meatballs a day can be given as a treat or part of their meal for a medium sized dog.
Meatball Lamb Treats for Dogs
- 1 pound minced lamb
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. We used gloved hands to form the mixture together.
- Using a cookie scoop, form balls from the lamb meat mixture and place them on a baking tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.
- Allow to cool before giving a treat.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.