Homemade Dog Treat Recipes


Having adopted my third "recycled" dog who is being trained, I was going through a lot more doggie treats than before. I decided to take some bread that was going stale anyway and try an experiment.


I piled up a few slices then cut them into quarters. I laid them out on a cookie sheet, lightly brushed them with healthy olive oil, and sprinkled them with garlic powder. I put them in a low oven for a bit, until they were hard and crunchy, like Melba toast. All healthy ingredients and they basically cost me nothing, I used the too stale for me bread and the dogs love them. May try flax seed next time!

By Linda from Vista, CA

Editor's Note: Most veterinarians recommend against giving your dog garlic, but there some do advocate for it. Please talk to your own vet prior to feeding dogs garlic.

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I was slicing up the turkey for Thanksgiving and noticed that there was quite a bit of turkey left on the bones. It was just on parts I would not use. With all that extra, I made turkey treats for my dogs and they loved them.

making dog treats

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March 30, 2006

These home-made dog biscuits are easy to make and dogs love them. They are also breath fresheners.

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My dog waits in the kitchen when I make these for his stocking!

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The great thing about these dog treats is that you can make them in your microwave. It's really nice in summer so you don't heat up kitchen.

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Here is some top sellers that dogs keep begging for more. All ingredients are organic. But how you choose to make each recipe is up to you. Recipes scaled down from original.

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I know this isn't for us humans, but if you're like me, you like to do a little something special once in a while for your dogs. They love this. I hope you enjoy sharing it with them! Just a little something different.

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Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Doggie Cookies. I like to make my (4) dogs homemade treats. I have found this site to have numerous recipes to make. There are also recipes for Cats and Humans too :)

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March 26, 2005

Even the family pet deserves a "special" treat! But those "gourmet" dog treats can be very expensive. These are great recipes for making your own dog treats at home. They also are terrific as gifts - we all know someone whose dog is very special to them:

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Heat oven to 400 degrees F, line a sheet with parchment paper. Mix flour, wheat germ, brewers yeast, and salt together in medium bowl. Combine oil and garlic, add 1/2 cup of chicken stock.

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January 29, 2008

My dogs love bite-size shredded wheat as a treat. There's no sugar, no salt, and it adds fiber to their diet. It also helps clean their teeth because they have to crunch it.

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I've collected these pet treat recipes over a period of the past 20 years, have tried them all, and cats and dogs have liked them all. Of course, we've been owned by a few that would eat just about anything, so that may not be the best judge of them being wholesome.

red and green biscuits

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January 29, 2008

Here is a great idea for dog treats that are easy to make, high in fiber, all natural, and your dog will love them! I started making these when my Lab got a case of chronic diarrhea and they helped a lot.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls, press flat with fork. Bake on well greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes. Store in fridge. Freezes well.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.

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May 7, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal in large mixing bowl.

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December 6, 2004

Is Fido your best friend? Here's a recipe that will make him happy this holiday season.

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Our dog would constantly go after any ice cream left on the picnic table during summer and then whine if he couldn't get any. The problem is that dogs are lactose intolerant.

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December 6, 2009

I would like to find recipes for homemade dog treats for a dog with kidney disease.

By nancy from Flintstone


December 7, 20090 found this helpful

I googled & quickly found the following. Please remember to NOT use anything that has onion or garlic in it. Lkely is why they show making your own chicken broth is because dogs are NOT to have garlic or onion which is in most canned broths. is a site that lists foods to avoid when feeding a dog. Hope some of this helps a bit.
Low Fat/Low Protein/Low Phosphorus Dog Cookies
If you want a snack that will be safe, here is the recipe for cookies with almost no fat or protein. Super easy to make. Depending on how large you cut them ( I use a heart shaped cutter that is approximately 1.5 " and get two cookie sheets full of them), you can get enough from one batch for 2-3 weeks. Be sure to freeze those you will not use within a week. These are perfect for pancreatitis, for renal or liver problems since there is little fat or protein in them. See recipe for how to make no-fat homemade chicken broth below*.

Note that dogs with renal (kidney) disease should be fed a low phosphorus diet. If they do not have liver or pancreas problems, fat is good, including butter. Egg whites are also good to use, as they contain almost no phosphorus. There is no need to limit phophorus for dogs with liver disease or chronic pancreatitis, so any kind of flour can be used for them, but it is important to limit fat for those dogs.

· 2-&frac; cups rice flour or white all-purpose bleached flour (these two are lowest in phosphorus, which is best for kidney disease)
· &frac; tsp. garlic powder, or fresh ground
· 6 Tbsp low sodium, low fat chicken broth*
· &frac; cup cold water
· 1 cup cooked vegetables ground up (winter squashes, zucchini, and sweet potatoes are low in phosphorus, which is best for kidney disease)

Combine flour and garlic; mix in chicken broth and vegetable(s); add enough cold water to form a ball; pat dough to &frac;" and cut into desired shapes; place on non-stick cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 350F for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Freeze what is not eaten within a week.

*Non Fat Chicken Broth

You can use a pressure cooker and complete this in 2 hours, or a stock pot and finish in 24 hours.

Remove skin from whole chicken OR chicken pieces. ( in the pressure cooker I use 3 leg quarters from which I remove the skin before cooking ). Place the chicken in the pot with distilled water. For the pressure cooker, cook on high for 2 hours and in the stock pot, simmer on low heat for 16-24 hours.

Remove the chicken and bone from the broth and discard ( all the nutrients are in the stock)

Pour the broth into a fat separator ( looks like a pitcher with the spout coming from the bottom ) After 10 minutes the fat will float to the top. Pour off the small amount of fat at the top and pour the low fat broth to a container. Be sure to watch what you are doing because near the bottom you will come to more fat and will need to stop pouring into the pot and discard that part, too.

Refrigerate the broth and when it is cold, any fat remaining will be gelatin on the top. You can remove part of it or you can pour the whole thing through a super fine mesh strainer, which will stop the fat and allow the plain broth through. You will find that after the broth has been used and you run your hand inside the container, it will not be greasy.

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December 7, 20093 found this helpful

You can use Prescription Diet K/D canned food and cut it into slices as it comes from the can. Bake it in a slow oven (I think it's about 200-250) until dried and firm. Cool on a rack and refrigerate. These can be broken after cooking or cut before for smaller dogs. Probably no the cheapest way but it's easy. Also, Science Diet sells biscuits for kidney disease.

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