If you’re looking for a treat that won’t fall apart in your hands while offering it to your pup, you might be interested in hearing about this homemade spelt and sunflower dog treat recipe. Spelt (a less allergy-inducing form of wheat), vegetable oil, plain sunflower seeds, ground flaxseed, rosemary, parsley, and water (or milk) are the only ingredients you need to create this healthy snack. You can, of course, substitute the herbs out for other flavorings that your pet may enjoy, such as pumpkin, peanut butter, or cheese.
Rarer items such as the spelt flour and ground flaxseed can usually be found in the alternative flours, grains, and seeds section of any health food store. This recipe does make several treats, each one weighing about 4 ounces. For each treat, your dog will get 30% of their daily fat and 11% of their daily protein. They’re also about 560 calories apiece, so you may want to limit how many your pup gets each day, or split the treats in half.
Sound like something your dog would enjoy? You can find this recipe and other healthy snack ideas in Henrietta Morrison’s Dinner for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog.