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Health & Nutrition

Spring Delights: Wholesome No-Bake Dog Treat

May 13, 2024 - 4 minute read by Chelsea Rager

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Welcome spring with this tail-wagging recipe that you can easily create from the comfort of your kitchen!


A bag of food and a drink


  1. Simply Combine ¼ cup plain yogurt, 1 cup of dog-friendly peanut butter (no xylitol), and 3 cups of Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health in a bowl. Optional: Mix in strawberries or blueberries to add some color to the treats.
  2. Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Scoop out balls using a spoon ice cream scooper. Place the scoops on a baking sheet and let them chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving to make sure they have hardened.

While these treats are wholesome and nutritious, it's essential to feed them to your dog in moderation. Treats should only make up a small portion of your dog's overall diet to ensure they maintain a healthy weight and nutritional balance. We hope your dog enjoys these delicious treats! Be sure to share your pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @doctorharveys. We love seeing happy dogs enjoying wholesome treats made with love!

Benefits of the Ingredients

  • Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health: This premium dog food mix is made with all-natural ingredients that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. Canine Health will help support your dog’s overall health and well-being.

  • Dog-Friendly Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is a favorite treat for many dogs, and when used in moderation, it can be a tasty addition to their diet and it's a great way to incorporate healthy fats into their diet. Opt for peanut butter that is free from xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs. Stick to natural peanut butter with no added sugars or artificial ingredients.

  • Unsweetened Plain Yogurt: Yogurt is not only delicious but also provides beneficial probiotics that support your dog's digestive system. Opt for plain yogurt with no added sugars or artificial flavors. While most dogs can tolerate yogurt well, it's always best to introduce it gradually and monitor for any signs of intolerance.

  • Strawberries or Blueberries (Optional): These fruits can add a burst of flavor and nutrients to your dog's treats. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, while blueberries are packed with vitamins and minerals. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly and remove any stems or leaves before adding them to the mix.


Can dogs eat peanut butter?

The good news is that dogs can have peanut butter! You’ll just want to make sure that the peanut butter you use is dog-friendly. You want to avoid xylitol, which is a sugar substitute that is often found in commercial products for humans, but is not safe for dogs. It is an extremely toxic ingredient so you have to make sure you are reading labels. Xylitol is also referred to as wood sugar, birch sugar, and birch bark extract. It is also best to avoid peanut butter that has added sugars. As with any new addition to your dog's diet, it's always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian, especially if your dog has any existing health conditions or dietary restrictions.

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Can dogs have yogurt?

Yes, dogs can have yogurt. Plain, unsweetened yogurt is safe for most dogs and it contains beneficial probiotics that can support their digestive health. However, some dogs may be lactose intolerant, and yogurt does contain lactose, albeit in lower amounts than regular milk. To avoid any potential digestive issues, introduce yogurt gradually into your dog's diet and observe how they respond. If your dog enjoys yogurt and tolerates it well, it can be a healthy and tasty occasional treat.

About The Author

Chelsea Rager

Chelsea Rager is a part of Dr. Harvey’s customer service team. She is certified in Pet Food Nutrition by Dogs Naturally. She educates and speaks with customers every day via phone and email about how to feed their companion animals so they can live longer, happier lives.

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