Easy to make Homemade Dog Treats

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Have you ever thought about making your own homemade dog treats.  These recipes are pretty simple, and your dog may just love them and love you more for making them.

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Peanut butter is a good source of protein and healthy fats, and contains vitamins B and E. Bananas are also high in potassium and vitamin C. The whole wheat flour and oats provide fiber which aids digestion. However, be sure to use unsalted peanut butter that does not contain the artificial sweetener xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.


  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dry milk
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed
  • 1 beaten egg

Mix all the ingredients together, roll out the dough, and cut it into shapes using a cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. These treats are great for providing your dog with healthy fats and proteins.

Pumpkin Dog Treats

Pumpkin is a great source of fiber which helps to regulate digestion, and it can be particularly beneficial for dogs with stomach upset. It’s also rich in vitamin A which is important for your dog’s vision, health, skin, coat, and immune system. The molasses in this recipe is a sweetener that provides a small amount of minerals including potassium, calcium, and iron.


  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Mix the wet ingredients together. Combine the dry ingredients separately, then slowly add to the wet mixture until the dough softens. Scoop out spoonfuls of dough, roll them into balls, place them on a baking sheet and flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. The pumpkin in these treats is a great source of fiber and beta carotene/vitamin A.

Apple Carrot Dog Treats

Apples and carrots are both high in fiber and essential vitamins. Apples contain vitamins A and C which are important for bone health and immune system function, respectively. Carrots also contain vitamin A and are good for a dog’s skin, coat, and eye health. Remember to remove the seeds when using apples, as they contain cyanide which is harmful to dogs.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 apple, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg

Mix the flour and baking powder together. Then, add the remaining ingredients and mix until the dough forms. Roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter, place on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Carrots are excellent for your dog’s teeth, and apples provide a dose of fiber and vitamins.

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious. They are packed with fiber, and contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. They’re also a great source of beta carotene which can help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and provide protection against heart disease. The applesauce gives additional fiber and vitamins.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs

Bake the sweet potato in a microwave for about 5-6 minutes until it’s tender. Mash it up in a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix the dough until it’s firm. Roll out the dough, cut into shapes, and bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. Sweet potatoes are high in dietary fiber and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese.

Chicken and Parsley Dog Biscuits

Chicken is an excellent source of protein which helps to build strong muscles in dogs. It also contains Omega 6 fatty acids that are good for the skin and coat, and essential amino acids for bone health. Parsley can help freshen your dog’s breath, and it also provides small amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. The whole wheat flour, oats, and cornmeal contribute dietary fiber.

It’s important to note that these treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s daily caloric intake, as too many treats can lead to obesity. Always consult your vet if you have any questions about introducing new foods into your dog’s diet.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dry milk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup softened margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups minced chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Mix all the ingredients together, roll out the dough and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. These biscuits provide a good protein source from the chicken, and parsley can freshen your dog’s breath.

Remember, these treats should be given as part of a balanced diet and not as a replacement for your dog’s regular meals. Always consult with your vet if your dog has dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Let’s try some easy to make homemade Frozen Treats

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats:

  • Yogurt: It’s a great source of calcium and protein, plus it also contains probiotics which can help aid your dog’s digestion.
  • Peanut Butter: This is a good source of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins B and E. Just be sure to use a brand that does not contain the sweetener xylitol, as it is toxic to dogs.


  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Melt the peanut butter and mix it with the yogurt. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or silicone mold and freeze. These treats are excellent for providing your dog with probiotics from the yogurt and protein from the peanut butter.

Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Treats

  • Pumpkin: This is a powerhouse of nutrients – high in fiber, which is great for digestion, and loaded with beta carotene, vitamin A, iron, and potassium.
  • Banana: These are rich in potassium and vitamin C and are an excellent source of biotin, which is beneficial for skin and coat health.
  • Coconut Milk: It’s rich in lauric acid which can help fight off viruses and provide a boost to your dog’s immune system.


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour into molds and freeze. Pumpkin is high in fiber and beta carotene, bananas offer potassium and vitamin C, and coconut milk can be a good source of healthy fats.

Frozen Berry and Coconut Oil Treats:

  • Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that promote a healthy immune system and can fight against cancer.
  • Coconut Oil: It’s a fantastic source of healthy fats and can improve your dog’s coat, skin, digestion, and immune system.


  • 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 1 cup coconut oil

Melt the coconut oil, then mix with the berries. Pour into an ice cube tray or silicone mold and freeze. Berries are packed with antioxidants, and coconut oil can help support your dog’s skin and coat health, as well as their immune system.

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

  • Watermelon: It’s hydrating due to its high-water content and is also packed with vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium, which can support the overall health of your dog.
  • Coconut Water: This is an excellent source of hydration and electrolytes, supporting overall vitality and energy.


  • 2 cups watermelon (seeds removed)
  • 1 cup coconut water or unsweetened coconut milk

Blend the watermelon and coconut water (or milk) until smooth, then pour into molds and freeze. Watermelon is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium. It’s also hydrating due to its high water content. Coconut water is full of electrolytes, and coconut milk provides healthy fats.

Frozen Chicken Broth Cubes:

  • Chicken Broth: It’s hydrating and can be soothing for dogs with upset stomachs. It also tastes great to dogs!
  • Parsley or Carrot: Parsley can help freshen your dog’s breath and provides some vitamins A, C, and K. Carrots provide vitamin A and other nutrients, supporting eye health and the immune system.


  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or carrot

Combine the ingredients, pour into ice cube trays, and freeze. Chicken broth can be a tasty and hydrating treat, especially during the hot summer months. The added parsley or carrot brings the benefits of freshening your dog’s breath or providing additional vitamins.

Remember to introduce any new foods gradually to your dog’s diet and observe for any adverse reactions. Always consult your vet if you’re unsure about the suitability of these treats for your dog.

Remember, these treats are meant to be supplementary to a well-balanced dog diet. It’s always best to consult with your vet when introducing new foods into your pet’s diet.


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