Jul 17, 2020

12 easy recipes for homemade dog treats

By Bryn Pottie
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Making your own dog treats is a great way to make sure you know exactly what your dog is eating. Whether you need to make sure they’re allergen-free, are looking to avoid preservatives, or just want to give your dog something extra special, you can’t beat a treat that’s made with love! Mix up your baking routine with some of our favourite homemade dog treat recipes from around the web — in no particular order.

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1. Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peanut butter and bacon is a winning combo, no matter what species you’re baking for! Your pup is sure to go wild for these sweet and savoury indulgent biscuits. Every dog deserves a special treat like this.


2. Easy Homemade Dog Donuts by Sunny Day Family

While we’re on the subject of peanut butter and bacon, no pup can resist these peanut butter donuts with yogurt and bacon frosting! Who says every treat has to be a biscuit? Sometimes a little “people food” can be the ultimate reward.


3. Sweet Potato Dog Chews by Platings And Pairings

If you’re looking to make something with simple ingredients, it doesn’t get much simpler than this. All you’ll need is three sweet potatoes — that’s it! These chews are fun for dogs to eat, have a natural sweetness, and are great for your pup’s digestive system.


4. Dog Birthday Cake with Treat Candles by A Subtle Revelry

Sometimes you just have to go all out. Celebrate your fur baby’s big day in style by making a cake just for him, and top it off with some homemade treats for candles! Your dog will love it, and as an added bonus, it will look great on social media.

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5. Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats by Flora & Vino

If you’re a novice baker, this is the recipe for you. All you need is peanut butter, a ripe banana (you know, the kind you’ve been meaning to make banana bread with) and some rolled oats. Dogs love these treats, and they’re human friendly too!


6. Paw-Print Dog Treats by Martha Stewart

These cute treats look like a paw print on a Ritz cracker. They’re made with wheat germ (a great dog-friendly source of Omega-3) and flavoured with plenty of chicken stock, to give it a meaty taste that dogs love.


7. Four Ingredient Chicken And Biscuits Homemade Dog Treats by Two Healthy Kitchens

Dogs love eating leftovers. Instead of just giving your best friend some table scraps, why not turn your leftover chicken into some tasty biscuits with this simple, preservative-free dog treat recipe?


8. Homemade Flax Seed Dog Biscuits by White On Rice Couple

The best treats don’t just taste great, they’re good for your dog’s health. This recipe is full of great ingredients like wheat germ and flax seed. Flax seed is a doggy super-food that supports healthy joints, kidneys and immune systems, so putting it in a great tasting treat is a win-win!


9. Minty Breath Freshening Dog Treats by The Dog People

These minty biscuits will freshen your dog’s breath, and that’s a treat for both owner and pet. They’re healthy too, made with natural sweeteners and just enough mint to keep your dog’s breath fresh without upsetting their stomach.


10. Tuna Fudge Biscuits by Maggie Loves Orbit

Don’t let the name fool you, there’s no actual chocolate in these treats. If you’re new to the dog treat baking game, this is a simple recipe to follow and a good way to use up some of the extra cans of tuna hiding in the back of the cupboard.


11. Apple And Chicken Pupsicles by Homemade Dog Treats Now

Nothing beats a frozen treat on a hot day, no matter what species you are! These frozen apple and chicken pops are a fun way to help your pup beat the heat in the dog days of summer.


12. Vegan Pumpkin Dog Treats by Okonomi Kitchen

If you’re a vegan, chances are you don’t have a lot of non-vegan ingredients in your kitchen. This is one of many vegan dog treat recipes that are tasty and nutritious, but use entirely vegan ingredients. With flavourful ingredients like pumpkin and peanut butter, who needs meat anyway?


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