LOTS of us love to treat our dogs and with the Great British Bake Off returning to our screens this week (22 September), we might be thinking of making our dogs some sweet treats too.

However, making cake for your dog may not be as simple as it sounds - some of the common ingredients we use are potentially dangerous or toxic for our pooches and it’s important to consider the high amount of calories in cake that could contribute towards pet obesity.

PDSA’s doggy safe honey and banana cakes requires:

• 50g margarine or coconut oil

• 20g honey

• 1-2 bananas- peeled and mashed

• 1 egg

• 75g plain flour

• ½ tsp cinnamon

Makes 30 cakes for a dog less that 10kg, or 15 cakes for a dog more than 10kg.

Takes 25 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.

• Preheat oven to 180oC.

• Separate eggs into whites and yolks.

• Whisk egg whites with half of the honey until in stiff peaks.

• In a separate bowl combine honey and margarine or coconut oil, combine until smooth then add mashed bananas, egg yolks and sieve in the flour.

• Gently combine egg white mix with honey mix.

• Divide into cake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cakes are golden brown.

• Cakes can be kept for 2-3 days in an airtight container or frozen for 2-3 months.

PDSA Vet Anna Ewers Clark said: “A calorific treat for us will have an even greater impact on your dog’s waistline. Our latest PAW report showed that UK vets estimated that 46% of dogs seen in practice are overweight or obese and 15% of owners said they fed scraps as one of their dog’s main type of food - so obesity is a major concern for our pets.