St. Patrick's Day treat recipes for your dog

If you’re thinking of treating your dog this St. Patrick's Day, then why not use one of our recipes for some delicious homemade treats and tasty St. Patrick's Day bakes.

Our recipes

Even if your dog falls in love with these mouth-watering treats, you mustn’t forget to only give them occasionally as part of a well-balanced diet. Some of these recipes may not be suitable for dogs with nut allergies or other special dietary needs.


Find out more about portion control and other things to think about when treating your dog to one of our St. Patrick's Day snacks.

Shamrock crunchies

Ingredients:
  • 170g peas
  • 40g apple sauce 
  • 1 egg 
  • 200g rolled oats 
  • 200g wholewheat flour 
Method:

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper onto a large baking tray
  2. If your peas are frozen, cook them first and leave to cool
  3. Add oats to a food processor and blitz until it resembles flour. Pour into a bowl and leave to one side
  4. Add the peas, applesauce and egg to a food processor and blitz
  5. Place the mixture into a bowl and add the flour and oat ‘flour’ and stir until the mixture forms a dough
  6. If the dough is sticky, add more flour to make it more workable
  7. Flour your surface and roll the dough out until it is an inch thick
  8. Using the shamrock cutter, or template, cut out your biscuits
  9. Add your biscuits onto a baking tray and bake for 30 mins until the biscuits are crispy

Leprechaun’s hat dog treats

Ingredients:
  • 2 stalks of asparagus 
  • 100g green beans 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt 
  • 30g apple sauce (unsweetened and unflavoured)
  • 250g wholewheat flour 
Method:
Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4
  1. Add greaseproof paper to a large baking tray
  2. Chop your asparagus and green beans into small pieces (about one inch long)
  3. Add your chopped asparagus and green beans to a food processor
  4. Blitz the ingredients until they look like small flakes
  5. Add the blitzed veg into a bowl
  6. Add the Greek yoghurt and applesauce and mix
  7. Add in the wholewheat flour and stir until well combined. You may need to use your hands to form the dough
  8. Flour a surface and roll out your dough until it is an inch thick
  9. Using your hat biscuit cutter, or template, cut out your biscuits
  10. Add your biscuits to your baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins
  11. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely

Pot of gold dog biscuits

Ingredients:
  • 200g wholewheat flour 
  • 30g coconut flour 
  • 200g Greek yoghurt 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
Method:

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper onto a large baking tray
  2. Add your Greek yoghurt, egg and turmeric to a bowl and mix well
  3. Add both of the flours to the bowl and mix. You may need to use your hands to form the biscuit dough
  4. Roll out your dough until it is about an inch thick. Using a round cutter or template cut out your gold coins
  5. Place your biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins
  6. Take your biscuits out of the oven and leave on a wire rack until they are completely cool

Emerald green dog bones

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 1 medium-sized apple 
  • 100g green beans 
  • 200g parsley 
  • 100ml water 
  • 40g Greek yoghurt
Method:
  1. Cut up your banana, green beans and apple into small pieces
  2. Chop up your parsley
  3. Add your chopped banana, apple, parsley and green beans to a food processor and blitz until it resembles small flakes
  4. Add the water and Greek yoghurt to the food processor and blitz until the mixture looks like a thin smoothie
  5. Pour the mixture into a jug
  6. Add the mixture to your bone moulds or ice cube tray
  7. Freeze overnight

Over the rainbow biscuits

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 65g wholewheat or coconut flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 6g rolled oats 
  • 65g green beans 
Topping:
  • 40g cream cheese
  • 20g parsley
Method:
Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4
  1. Add greaseproof paper to a large baking tray
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly
  3. If your dough is too dry, add some olive oil a little at a time
  4. Roll out your dough until it is one inch thick
  5. Using a rainbow biscuit cutter, or a paper template, cut out your biscuits. Repeat until you have no dough left
  6. Bake for 20 mins until golden brown
  7. While your biscuits are cooling, mix together the cream cheese and parsley
  8. Once the biscuits are completely cool add the topping

Things to consider when making homemade treats for your dog

Portion control
The snacks we’ve listed above should only be given as an occasional treat and must be given in moderation. Giving too much food in one go can be dangerous to dogs and could cause life-threatening bloat, particularly if they’ve eaten immediately before or after exercise. Large amounts of certain foods, especially fatty foods, can also cause a painful and potentially severe condition known as pancreatitis. If you ever suspect your dog has bloat or pancreatitis, then always contact your vet immediately. 

It's easy to give your dog extra food throughout the day, especially around big celebrations, but doing so regularly can be damaging to their health and can make them less happy in the long run. It’s vital that you take care of what food you give to your dog. Maintaining good feeding habits will allow your dog to live the healthiest and happiest life possible.
Counting the calories
It’s important that you divide your dog’s total calorie intake for the day between each meal so that you're not overfeeding them. If you like to give them treats, make sure that you assign a certain amount of their calories for these before working out how much to give them for each meal.
Suitability
These recipes may not be suitable for all dogs, particularly those on a special diet or those that suffer from obesity, pancreatitis, diabetes, a sensitive stomach or those with problems with their kidneys or liver. If your dog has any pre-existing health conditions then always talk to your vet about any special diets that they may need, or what treats you can give them.