These homemade spinach cheddar dog treats are a wholesome and tasty treat your dog will enjoy. This easy gluten-free recipe will have your pup begging for more!
With just 4 ingredients, this is an easy and simple homemade dog treat recipe. I rather liked the green color of the treats. The dogs liked the taste more.
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Can dogs eat spinach
Yes, dogs can eat spinach in moderation. Spinach is a nutritious leafy green vegetable that can be a healthy addition to your dog's diet when prepared and served properly. Spinach is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, calcium, and fiber, which can benefit your dog's health.
Is is OK to give dogs cheese?
Yes, dogs can eat cheddar cheese in moderation. Cheddar cheese is one of the types of cheese that is generally safe for dogs to consume as an occasional treat. Some dogs may be lactose intolerant, meaning they have difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar found in dairy products like cheddar cheese. If your dog experiences digestive upset after eating cheese, they may be lactose intolerant. In such cases, you can try lactose-free cheese or avoid cheese altogether.
Just 4 ingredients make these cheese dog treats.
- Rice flour - rice flour is naturally gluten-free, making it a suitable choice for dogs with gluten allergies or sensitivities. This can be replaced with other dog suitable flours such as whole wheat flour.
- Spinach - we used fresh baby spinach, but defrosted spinach could be substituted.
- Cheddar cheese - Stick to plain, unseasoned cheddar cheese. Flavored varieties may contain ingredients like garlic or onion powder, which can be harmful to dogs.
- Egg - a great source of protein and helps to bind the dough. If you want an egg-free treat, substitute the egg with coconut oil.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
How to make spinach and cheddar cheese dog treats
This is an easy homemade dog treat made in a food processor to bind the ingredients together.
Blend all ingredients in food processor.
Form into a dough.
Cut out bone or cookie shapes.
Place on baking sheet and nake.
Once the treats are cool, you can store them in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about a week in the fridge. If you want to freeze these homemade dog biscuits, place them in an airtight container or zip lock bag and they will last up to 3 months. Defrost before giving them out for a treat.
How many cheese dog treats can you give your dog?
As a general rule of thumb, for most average-sized adult dogs, 1-3 small cheese treats a day can be a reasonable guideline. However, it's crucial to tailor the quantity of treats to your dog's specific needs and monitor their weight and overall health regularly. Remember that treats should complement your dog's diet, not replace their regular meals.
Spinach Cheese Dog Treats
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 large egg
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz into a dough. You may need to add ¼ to ½ cup of water to bind the dough.
- Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thickness.
- Use dog-themed cookie cutters or a knife to cut out shapes for your dog treats.
- Place the treats on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, turning over after 15 minutes until the treats turn golden brown and are firm to the touch.
- Remove the treats from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Once cool treats can be given.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.