Taking your dog on a road trip might not be the first companion you have in mind, but they can make great traveling buddies.
One thing that will guarantee a smooth trip for both of you is some snacks, but your dog will need their own special food that’s made just for them.
Rather than buying dog treats to take in the car, you can whip up some of your own before the trip and bring them along.
These are some recipe ideas you can follow for healthy and easy to make treats that’ll tide them over until the next stop and ensure they don’t go too crazy with overeating when you’re on the road.
1. Peanut Butter and Apple Sauce Cookies
Dogs make no secret about loving peanut butter and this condiment is a popular choice for DIY dog treats.
These are peanut butter and apple sauce cookies for dogs who have a sweet tooth and there’s not that many ingredients to round up.
2. Sweet Potato Dog Chews
This one is super easy because there’s only one ingredient – sweet potato.
These are like a healthier version of the traditional pig ear treats but they won’t make as much of a mess so they’re perfect for the car.
3. Pumpkin Carrot Bites
Pumpkin is a natural ingredient that can help dogs with stomach upset so these are particularly good if you have a canine who suffers from car sickness.
These bites are small and easy to travel with and have all of the flavors that dogs go crazy for.
4. Spinach, Carrot and Zucchini Treats
These are full of vegetables and easy enough to pack for a road trip, and you can make them well in advance.
The main ingredients are the vegetables but an addition of peanut butter means they have the taste that dogs love.
The Joy of Homemade Dog Treats
Your dog won’t be the only one to benefit from having these healthy homemade dog treats, as the act of making something special for them can be very rewarding.
If you’d prefer to stay away from store bought dog treats and feed them only natural ones, making your own is a great way to do so.
Taking your dog on a road trip doesn’t have to be a challenge, especially when you have some tasty snacks ready in case they start to get restless.
Whether you want to purchase your own natural dog treats or try and make them for yourself, ingredients like these are always the healthier option for your pet.