What Age Can Puppies Eat Homemade Treats?

by Christy Ayala Google
Treats are best given in between meals and as the occasional reward during training.

Treats are best given in between meals and as the occasional reward during training.

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Once your puppy is completely weaned at about 7 or 8 weeks, she'll get all the nutrition she needs from her puppy food. By this age she'll also enjoy the occasional treat. You can help ensure that your pup is getting only wholesome ingredients by making, or even baking, her treats yourself.

Homemade Treat Ideas

For a frozen treat your pup will love on a hot day, mix peanut butter and a little banana or vanilla yogurt, spoon it into ice cube trays and freeze. You can bake your own dog biscuits out of a mixture of flour or oats, a pinch of salt, some broth and an egg. To add a little flavor to your homemade dog treats, add in some bacon bits or even a bit of shredded cheese.

Weaning

Puppies can start nibbling at solid foods as early as 3 or 4 weeks of age, according to the ASPCA website. Until your pooch has fully transitioned to puppy food, however, check with your vet before introducing treats.

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Christy Ayala writes about recreation, sports, aquatics, healthy living, family and parenting, language development, organizational change, pets and animals. Ayala holds a master's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College, a graduate certificate in organizational change from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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