If you’re like us, you love crafting healthy homemade treats to replace processed products for your beloved best friend—from fur-cleansing soaps to tasty (according to the four-legged one) snacks. To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a near-definitive list of the endless possibilities of mix and match frozen dog treats, lending itself to your dog’s palette and potential allergies. All you need is a base, flavor, and an optional mix-in. Get the ice-cube trays ready…

Bases
Greek Yogurt
Mashed Banana
Canned Pumpkin
Pureed Squash
Mashed Sweet Potato

Flavors
Peanut Butter
Fruit Puree
Apple Sauce
Coconut Milk
Veggie Puree
Canned Dog Food
Honey

 Mix-Ins
Frozen Veggies
Frozen Pieces of Fruit
Diced Meat
Biscuit Pieces
Dry Dog Food/Puppy Chow
Herbs (Mint, Parsley)
Spices (Turmeric, Cinnamon)

Mix in equal parts bases and flavors (or slightly more base, depending on consistency), and add the mix-ins as desired. You can freeze them in ice cube trays for small pups, plastic cups, cupcake liners, cute shapes, or whatever your heart desires. Save extras as special treats for hot days, tricks, and runs.

You can go pretty much anywhere (naturally, we recommend happy hour) with all of these healthy options—bone shaped yogurt pops with fruit, peanut butter balls with dry treats, savory squash with pieces of beef, or apple-mint-parsley cubes for bad breath. The hardest part is deciding which combo to whip up first…we’ll leave that up to you. 

Editor’s Note: Always check with your vet before introducing new ingredients into your dog’s diet.

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