Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re like us, you’re looking for ways to show your pooch and pussycat some extra love. On a day synonymous with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, what better way to spoil your pet than with Valentine’s Day-themed homemade treats? So we scoured the Internet for the best ideas, and even made a few ourselves for our furry Valentines. You can melt your pet’s heart too with one of these (mostly) easy-to-make recipes.
For the doggo that’s stolen your heart, we sniffed out a half-dozen frozen treats, pupcakes and more:
Natural peanut butter and plain Greek yogurt pair for a pretty treat.
Valentine’s Pets: DIY Natural Frozen Dog Treats
This three-ingredient recipe only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
Another pretty simple frozen treat that is absolutely gorgeous.
Crusted Banana Cranberry Heart Frosty
A lush-looking canine-friendly version of a classic.
These heart-shaped cookies are a variant of Red Velvet Pupcakes:
OK, it doesn’t get easier than this!
Recipe: Simple Dipped Valentine’s Day Treats for Dogs – Dogster.comThe Doggy Blogger
Whether you’re making these or any other dog treats, make sure your dog doesn’t have any allergies to any of the ingredients, and steer clear of artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which is poisonous to pets. Chocolate is also toxic to dogs.
You can make your feline Valentine feel extra special too, with something as simple as heart-shaped melons, banana “ice cream” and carob-dipped strawberries. Or for some baked culinary delights, fishy, chicken or catnip cookies make a purrfect treat.
Here are some fruity treat ideas from PetMD:
- Cut a fresh watermelon (without the seeds) or cantaloupe into flat slices, then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make them into pretty little hearts.
- Slice a banana, then freeze it. Use a food processor to whip it, or use a fork or spoon to mash it after it has thawed a little.
- Melt some carob chips and dip strawberries into it for an elegant treat for your refined feline.
Fruit not your cat’s thing? Try these fishy treats and catnip cookies:
Valentine’s Day Treats for Cats
For fowl lovers, go with chicken-based goodies:
Valentine’s Day Homemade Cat Treat Recipe
Now get ready to share the love with your favorite four-legged family member!