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4-Ingredient Probiotic Dog Treats You Can Make at Home

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Did you know that dogs need probiotics, just like people?

Probiotics have many benefits for your dog’s health, including treatment for constipation and diarrhea, calming the bowel and the stomach, preventing or helping with allergies, support for the immune system, urinary infection prevention, weight regulation and more. There are even some “people” probiotics that your dog can safely have.

Lactobacillus

The lactobacillus probiotics help your dog with digestion and helping the body to absorb more nutrients from food. It can help and prevent diarrhea and digestive problems, as well.

Bifidobacterium

Bifidobacterium probiotics support your dog’s immune system. They’re especially recommended for older dogs with weakened immune systems or to help your dog recover when he gets sick. Your dog doesn’t require probiotic yogurts to receive a shot of probiotics. Two other things will provide your dog with the necessary conditions for gut health: Kefir and raw goat milk.

Regular Kefir or even better, made with goat milk, is a perfect probiotic boost for your dog. You can find it at the local market but look for the ones without added sugars.

Raw goat milk is another great probiotic supplement for your dog. Goat milk contains many natural probiotics and very little lactose. That means it won’t upset your dog’s digestion and will give the necessary probiotic aid to your dog.

Here are three simple, healthy recipes for 4-ingredient homemade probiotic dog treats.

Peanut Probiotic Treats

You will need:

Half a cup Kefir (regular or goat Kefir)

1/3 cup of cow or goat raw milk or plain yogurt

1 banana

3 tablespoons peanut butter (best without added salt)

Mix all ingredients with a blender or a food processor until smooth. Pour the mixture into silicone or regular ice cube molds. Freeze overnight or at least for 8 hours. These treats are perfect for hot days, to give your dog a healthy snack, while cooling him off at the same time.

Berry Kisses

You will need:

1/3 cup of berries (frozen or fresh – blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries)

½ cup raw cow or goat milk

3-4 tablespoons of Kefir

2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor and transfer them to ice cube molds. Freeze overnight or at least for 8 hours. These frozen treats are perfect for summer.

Veggie Delight

If your dog likes herbs and vegetables, you can try this herbal version of frozen treats.

You will need:

A few branches of chopped fresh parsley

2-3 chopped (steamed) carrots

½ cup kefir or goat kefir

½ cup plain yogurt

Mix all ingredients inside a blender and freeze them overnight inside ice cube molds.

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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