High fiber diets are usually recommended for dogs with loose stool or irregular bowel movements. This type of diet can also help alleviate constipation, diarrhea and anal gland problems. Whether you’re looking to compliment your dog’s high fiber food or just looking to add a little bit of extra fiber to his diet, these high fiber dog treats will be a good choice.
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that resists enzymatic digestion while being processed in your dog’s small intestine. It is most commonly found in the cell walls of plants and grains, but almost every source of carbohydrates will contain at least traces of fiber.
When searching for high fiber dog treats, some ingredients to look for include:
- brown rice
- nut butters
This recipe includes three ingredients from list of high fiber foods above. These snacks are a healthy option for virtually any dog, even if your pup doesn’t need a high fiber treat. You could even switch up the recipe to include ingredients that are better suited for a dog with allergies or food sensitivities.
High Fiber Dog Treats with Oat Bran
I used coconut flour in this recipe, but you could use any type of flour that works for your dog. I chose coconut flour because it is gluten free, and adds some variety my dog’s diet. If you’d like to make a substitution for the peanut butter, you could try almond, cashew or hazelnut butter instead. Sunflower seed butter would be a great choice if you’re trying to avoid nuts.
Recipe: High Fiber Dog Treats with Oat Bran
Studies show that insoluble fiber can help dogs with diabetes. Likewise, a high fiber diet can be very beneficial for dogs with colon health problems. It may even help reduce the risk of colon cancer in dogs. These high fiber dog treats are an easy and tasty way to boost your pup’s fiber intake.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: about 24 treats 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
- 1 cup oat bran
- 3 cups coconut flour
Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl until they are well blended. If the dough is too wet or sticky, add more flour one tablespoon at a time. If you use coconut flour, the dough will feel spongy.
As you’ll see in my video guide above, I use a well greased mini muffin tin to bake these treats. You could also drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a well greased baking sheet and press the cookies down with a fork. No matter what shape you make them, bake the treats for about 15-20 minutes or until they’re brown on the top.
- Serving Size: 1 treat
- Calories: 300
- Sugar: 7.2 g
- Sodium: 92 mg
- Fat: 24.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.8 g
- Fiber: 6.5 g
- Protein: 6.4 g
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you’d like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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