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Homemade Probiotics for Dogs: 3 Fun & Easy Recipes

Giving your dog the probiotic goodness they deserve doesn’t have to be boring.

Packed with gut-balancing goodness, these homemade probiotics for dogs are a fun way to get more probiotics in your pup’s diet!

Probiotics are friendly allies for your dog’s digestive well-being, as they facilitate smooth digestion, combat bad breath, and boost the immunity system.

Take it from us: our boy Ziggy used to experience frequent allergies and yeast infections, which are two of the classic signs your dog needs probiotics.

After making a few changes to his diet, such as incorporating more dog-friendly foods with natural probiotics, his itchy flare ups are a thing of the past.

Health benefits aside, the best thing about these probiotic dog treat recipes is they are SO easy to make. We’re talking just 10 minutes each! 

And your pup is going to LOVE them.

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3 Healthy Homemade Probiotic Dog Treat Recipes

List of foods with natural probiotics for dogs

Giving your pup whole foods packed with natural probiotics is a smart, safe, and budget-friendly move.

You might not realise it, but plenty of foods you already have in your home naturally contain probiotics.

Natural probiotic foods for dogs:

  • Kefir with live cultures
  • Goat’s milk
  • Buttermilk
  • Greek yogurt (no artificial sweeteners and must be xylitol-free)
  • Cheese
  • Garlic
  • Flaxseed
  • Chia Seeds
  • Chicory Root
  • Asparagus
  • Seaweed
  • Leeks
  • Cabbage
  • Soy beans
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Asparagus

How can I make probiotics for my dog at home?

There are a number of ways you can introduce probiotic foods into your dog’s diet.

While there are plenty of quality probiotic supplements for dogs on the market, as well as recommended dog foods with added probiotics, these aren’t your only option. 

After all, you may be DIY-spirited like us, and prefer making homemade probiotic dog treats yourself.

This way, you know exactly what’s going into the mix. Besides, it’s always more fun playing chef to your pup!

Plus, these healthy dog treat recipes are based on ingredients t from the above list of natural probiotic foods – so you know they’re full of gut-balancing good stuff.

dog licking frozen homemade probiotic dog treat

3 Fun & Healthy Probiotic Dog Treat Recipes

Now when it comes to making your own DIY dog treats, our favourite kind of recipes are easy, healthy…and no-bake!

And lucky for us, these homemade probiotic recipes tick all three boxes.

All you really need is your ingredients, a blender or food processor, and dog treat moulds. 

For these frozen dog treat recipes, we used our new Kubed personalized dog treat moulds – and they certainly looked a treat (see what we did there!)

If you’d love to order your own custom dog treat moulds, visit the Kubed Etsy store.

Apple & Yoghurt Probiotic Pupsicles

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup raw goats milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 grated apple
  • Sprinkling of chopped parsley
  • Asparagus, chopped in half (to be used for the popsicle sticks!)

Apple & Yoghurt Probiotic Dog Treat Recipe - Ingredients

How to make frozen probiotic Dog Treats

Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients (except the asparagus) into a blender until smooth and well mixed.
  2. Place dog treat moulds on to a baking tray (this is so you can safely move them to the freezer without making a mess!) 
  3. Pour the apple and yoghurt mixture into the moulds.
  4. If using a pupsicle dog treat mould, place the asparagus to be used as the sticks.
  5. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid.
  6. Serve frozen as a treat.

Apple & Yoghurt DIY Probiotic Dog Treats

Kefir & Peanut Butter Pupsicles

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup plain kefir
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Kefir & Peanut Butter Homemade Probiotic Dog Treats Recipe

Instructions:

For this DIY probiotic dog treat recipe, there are two different methods you can follow.

Whichever you choose depends on how Instagrammable you’d like your treats to be, and whether you’d like to replicate the two-toned look like we have done!

The “super easy throw it all in” method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender until smooth and well mixed.
  2. Place empty dog treat moulds on to a baking tray, so you can easily transfer them to the freezer.   
  3. Pour the probiotic peanut butter mixture into the moulds.
  4. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid.

No Bake Peanut Butter dog treats recipe

The “still easy but Instagrammable” method:

  1. Place the kefir and greek yoghurt into a blender, and mix until smooth.
  2. Place empty dog treat moulds on to a baking tray, so you can easily transfer them to the freezer.   
  3. Carefully pour the kefir and yoghurt mixture into the moulds, filling them half way. You want to leave equal amount of space for the peanut butter mixture you’ll be adding.
  4. Freeze until solid.
  5. While the first layer is setting, combine the flaxseed and peanut butter. Use a blender or simply mix by hand.
  6. When the first yoghurt layer is set, remove moulds from the freezer.
  7. Spoon the peanut butter and flaxseed mixture evenly into the top half of the moulds. 
  8. Return to the freezer to set.

Peanut Butter DIY Probiotic Dog Treat Recipe

Banana & Buttermilk Frozen Dog Treats 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup thinly chopped raw cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey for dressing

No Bake Banana & Buttermilk Probiotic Dog Treat Recipe

Banana & Buttermilk Homemade Probiotic Treats for Dogs

Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients (except the honey) into a blender until smooth and well mixed.
  2. Place dog treat moulds on to a baking tray (this is so you can safely move them to the freezer without making a mess!) 
  3. Pour the banana mixture into the moulds. Drizzle the honey over the top.
  4. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid.
  5. Serve frozen as a treat.

Banana & Buttermilk Probiotic Pup Treats

Homemade Frozen Probiotic Dog Treat Recipes

We hope you and your pup love our easy homemade probiotic dog treat recipes!

Feeding these probiotic treats as part of a balanced diet will help keep your dog’s tummy happy and healthy into the future.

And don’t forget, you can order your own set of custom dog treat moulds at the Kubed Etsy store.

We always recommend consulting your vet before starting your dog on a new diet.

 

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