DIY Dog Treats

Have you been trying out some new recipes? Don’t forget about your pup! Here is a curated list of dog treat recipes for you and your pup to try!


Cheesy Bone Treats
By Golden Woofs

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp-1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 1/3 cups of water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine flour and cheese.
  2. Stir in oil and water.
  3. Adjust liquid as necessary to make stiff dough.
  4. Roll on floured cutting board to 3/8″ thick.
  5. Cut with a cookie cutter.
  6. Placed on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 2 1/2 – 3 hours in 250 degrees oven until thoroughly dry.

This recipe is perfect for those cheese lovers! For extra cute treats, use a bone-shaped cookie cutter.


Two-Ingredient Baby Food Treats
By Capree Kimball

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups 100% organic whole wheat flour (or wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats — or a mixture of these)
  • 2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food (beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken, etc.)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix ingredients together to form a stiff dough. If necessary, add extra flour or water as needed.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out evenly until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape or a pizza cutter to make cubes.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, place treats about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before storing in a paper bag (storing in an air-tight container will make them soft, but they’re still edible).

It doesn’t get any easier than that! Consider getting creative and including tasty surprises like grated carrots or sweet potatoes, blueberries, etc. — whatever non-toxic fruits or veggies your dog likes.


Frozen Apple Treats
By Irresistible Pets

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Cup Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
  • Water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice 2 apples into small pieces but remove the seeds and the core.
  2. Mix the apple slices, yogurt, and a splash of water in your food processor or blender and blend until you get a liquid consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until hard.

That’s it! We recommend only feeding your dog one treat at a time. You can store the leftover treats in the freezer.


Peanut Butter and Bacon Treats

By Amy Tokic  

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, egg, water, carrot and bacon and stir until well blended. Add flour, flax seed and baking powder to wet mixture to form dough.
  3. Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut dough with cookie cutter and place treats 1 inch apart on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Let the treats cool and then they’re ready for your fur-baby to give them a taste!

What dog doesn’t love peanut butter and bacon?! And the best part is how simple this recipe is!


Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Treats

By Jessica Pinney

INGREDIENTS

  • 32 oz Plain Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (make sure it contains no xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
  • 1 Large Banana, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Fill a silicone mold or an ice cube tray with your mixture.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pop out of molds and serve to your fur-baby!

This super simple recipe is sure to make your pup happy, especially during hot summer days!

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