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How to Make a Dog Friendly Pizza

Today it’s National Pizza Day and what better way to celebrate than eating a pizza? We know that from the moment your pizza gets delivered or is fresh out of the oven, your dog is sure to flash those dreamy puppy dog eyes. So this National Pizza Day, we’re encouraging you to make them their very own special, dog friendly pizza!

Please Note

We are not doggy nutritionists and every dog is an individual. What might be good for most might not be good for another.

Always tailor each recipe to your own dog’s needs and tastes. If for example, you own a small dog like a Shih Tzu or Border Collie Chihuahua mix, then make sure you make the pizza in smaller sizes, so it’ll be easier for them to eat. If you have any questions about your dog’s diet, please contact your vet. If you notice your dog has any adverse reaction to any of the treats stop feeding immediately and contact your vet.


Making the dog friendly pizza base

First of all, you want to start with the healthy pizza base!

You will need:

  • 130g flour (Wheat or Coconut)
  • 200ml coconut milk or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, oregano, parsley, and basil and mix the dry ingredients together.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the mix
  4. Add the egg, and then slowly add the milk or chicken broth.
  5. Mix the dough together until it’s a little sticky (try to avoid over mixing).
  6. Spray a pizza pan with a non-stick spray and then press your dough into the pan.
  7. Bake your pizza for 10-15 minutes then take it out and cover the base with your selected pizza toppings (see below)
  8. Bake your pizza for another 10-15 minutes. (The base should turn light brown on the edges, and the cheese should just start to brown).

There are so many options available for gluten-free flour. Options include Whole-wheat flour, Almond flour, Buckwheat flour and Coconut flour (to name a few).

There are so many options available for lactose-free milk, you could choose between soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. Alternatively, you could use a low sodium chicken broth or water.

You may want to pick up a pizza pan, to help keep the shape of the pizza.

Dog Friendly Pizza

Dog friendly pizza toppings

With your base in place, you’re ready to create the pizza of their dreams.

You have your favourite toppings, and you may find your pooch will have theirs too. Experiment with different recipes until you find their favourite.

Base sauce: Boil and mash some sweet potato. Spread it on the pizza as the base sauce.

To Cheese or not to cheese? If your pooch is okay with dairy, sprinkle a very small amount of low-fat cheese like mozzarella on the base.

Meat Toppings: Lean ground beef, chicken breast, turkey, ham, pepperoni and/or some crumbled cooked bacon.

Veggie Toppings: Shredded carrots spinach, cauliflower, peas, broccoli and green beans

Dessert Pizza: Base it with yoghurt or peanut butter (no xylitol). Top with assorted safe fruits like sliced apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples etc. (Fruit to be served in moderation, it contains high sugar content and it is not healthy in large amounts).

Meatepaw

  1. Start with a sauce. Spread cooked, mashed sweet potato on the base first.
  2. If your pooch is okay with dairy, sprinkle a very small amount of low-fat, shredded mozzarella on the base.
  3. Add a selection of meats such as lean ground beef or turkey, ham, pepperoni and/or some crumbled cooked bacon.
  4. Add some shredded carrots for a veggie balance.
  5. Bake the pizza until the cheese melts and the ingredients are hot.

Veggi Supreme

  1. Start with a sauce. Spread cooked, mashed sweet potato on the base first.
  2. If your pooch is okay with dairy, sprinkle a very small amount of low-fat, shredded mozzarella on the base.
  3. Add some vegetables on top. Our favourites include carrots, spinach, cauliflower, peas, broccoli and green beans.
  4. Bake the pizza until the cheese melts and the ingredients are hot.

Barkbeque Chicken

  1. Start with a sauce. Spread cooked, mashed sweet potato on the base first.
  2. If your pooch is okay with dairy, sprinkle a very small amount of low-fat, shredded mozzarella on the base.
  3. Sprinkle chunks of cooked chicken breast (use boneless skinless chicken breast to keep the pizza lean full of protein).
  4. You can also add crumbled bacon bits with the chicken.
  5. Bake the pizza until everything is hot and melty, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Dog’s Dessert:

Our dogs are a sucker for something sweet, and with dessert pizzas on the rise for us humans, it’s only fair our pooch gets to try one too.

  1. Start with a sauce. Spread cooked, mashed sweet potato on the base first, or use yoghurt, peanut butter.
  2. Top the pizza with assorted safe fruits like sliced apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, oranges, peaches, raspberries, mangos and pear slices. (Only serve your pup fruit in moderation, it contains high sugar content and it is not healthy in large amounts).
  3. Don’t put the pizza back in the oven, serve the pizza without baking it any further.

Note, please make sure your Peanut Butter does NOT contain Xylitol, it’s also best to use one with no added Salt.


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