Domestic Dogdess Dog Treat Recipe for Valentines Day

dog treat recipe

The Domestic Dogdess strikes again! Cooking up something healthy, safe, and easy to make for a dog treat doesn’t sound like the easiest task, does it? I’m all thumbs in the kitchen, so I can relate if you nodded in agreement with me.

Our Puppy Relations’ Manager, Dexter, has a very special recipe to share courtesy is girlfriend/fiancee, Zoe, the Domestic Dogdess! The duo snacked on this recently when we visited to do some Wigglebutt Wedding planning, and let’s just say there wasn’t a clean plate in the house.

Dog moms and dog dads looking to make their dogs a tasty treat for Valentine’s Day (and year round, for that matter), allow us to introduce Zoe’s Mutt Balls in Creamy Sauce


1 lb lean ground beef, chicken, or lamb

½ cup finely grated carrot

½ cup finely grated zucchini

½ cup finely grated broccoli stems

½ cup cooked quinoa

1 large egg

1 can beef broth

1 cup water

½ cup yogurt


Mix together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Form mixture into 1” balls and place on plate. Bring broth and water to a boil. Drop about 1/3 of the mutt balls into the pot. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove mutt balls and set a side, repeating with remaining balls.

When all the mutt balls are cooked, bring cooking liquid to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes to reduce the liquid. Whisk in ½ cup of yogurt and return mutt balls to the gravy. Let cool to lukewarm before serving. If you’re feeling in a Lady and the Tramp kind of mood, serve mutt balls and gravy over cooked whole grain rice or quinoa pasta!

Bone Appetit!

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