Dog Treats Made with Love by YOU

Have you ever considered making homemade dog treats for your favorite four-legged friend? The process may be easier than you think, and it’s a fun way to make something special for the one, or ones, who bring so much joy to our lives and ask for so little in return. If you are looking for the perfect neighborhood for you and your pooch, Bay Meadows is dog friendly! With plenty of parks for play, convenient places to walk side-by-side and neighborly sniffs in Landing Green Park, you are sure to find yourself at home around here. Each community in our Apartment Collection at Bay Meadows includes pet-friendly amenities such as dedicated dog washing stations, pet spas and nearby al fresco dining with special pup friendly treats on hand in Town Square (Hello, #dogsofbluebottle we’re looking at you). Let’s not forget the main meeting ground for pets and their people to mix – Fieldwork Brewing San Mateo Beer Garden at Bay Meadows, located at 3030 S. Delaware Street. Be sure to snap photos of your BayMeadogs and share them with us on Instagram @baymeadowslife! 

Besides the fact that you get to unleash your inner iron chef, there are a number of reasons to make homemade dog treats.

  • Eliminate Uncertainty. Many dogs have dietary restrictions and food allergies so buying your dog treats can be problematic. Eliminate the uncertainty by controlling what goes into the treats and ensuring a healthy and happy Fido.
  • Find a Willing Tasting Partner. When you make your own treats, you can start with a small serving and see how your pet takes to the new treat. It’s never fun buying a whole bag of dog treats only to find that your pooch wants nothing to do with the contents.
  • Avoid Preservatives and Additives. Today’s store-bought treats are loaded with preservatives in order to prolong the shelf life of the product. When you make healthy treats at home from natural ingredients, you control the quality of the end product and put more emphasis on your dog’s longevity instead of the product’s shelf life.
  • Mix it Up. They say that variety is the spice of life so go ahead and make an assortment of homemade, tasty treats your dog will love. Below are a few recipes to get you started.

How can you resist these eyes? Make your best friend some homemade biscuits!

Here are a few treats from dog guru Cesar Milan’s site:
Frozen peanut butter yogurt dog treats

Basic dog biscuits

Healthy pumpkin balls

And a few more from around the web that we love:
Blueberry Bacon Dog Treats

Peanut Butter, Banana, Flax Seed Dog Biscuits

Red Velvet Dog Biscuits

Most are relatively simple recipes, easy to follow and produce tasty, healthy edible treats for your best friend. Get out your ingredients, pans and start baking or mixing! You’ll love it and your dog will love you for it. As always, each dog is unique – be sure to watch for any ingredients that your dog may be allergic to before crafting a batch. If allergies are unknown, it’s best to start with a small taste and watch your dog for the next 72 hours for any changes in behavior or physical reactions.

Luxury apartment living is now available in San Mateo. Located within commuting distance to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, with easy access to downtown San Mateo and Redwood City via Caltrain, find your perfect pet-friendly pad at Bay Meadows. We have 5 apartment communities to select from, each comes with its own flavor! The leasing center is open from 9am to 6pm, daily. Drop by for a visit or call to schedule an appointment today.

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