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10 Easy Wheat-Free Dog Treat Recipes

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Kim is a board-certified holistic health coach, healthy living and cleanse consultant, and studied under Dr. Andrew Weil and Walter Willet.

Top 10 Wheat-Free Dog Treats

There is a small percentage of unfortunate dogs that are allergic to ingredients like wheat, sugar, meat byproducts, chemicals, preservatives, and artificial coloring that are usually found in commercially-made treats. You might find wheat-free dog biscuits at the store, but they're usually quite expensive since wheat is a cheap filler ingredient.

Ever since I wrote Top 10 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes, many dog owners whose dogs are allergic to wheat emailed to ask if I'd write another. So I compiled this list of 10 recipes for treats that are gluten free, made with only natural and healthy ingredients!

Making wheat-free dog treats is as easy as mixing a few carefully selected ingredients together and baking. These 10 recipes are easy, healthy, and much cheaper than the specialized gourmet dog treats you might find at the store.

Healthy Dog Treats Don't Need Salt, Sugar, or Preservatives!

Please keep in mind that dogs need food for survival, not pleasure. I know, my pit bull might disagree with that sentence and argue that his life depends on peanut butter and anything cheesy. In fact, he once "accidentally" scarfed down almost half a box of peanut butter cookies from Trader Joe's, and afterward, even he knew he'd stepped over the line.

The point is, dogs don't really need all the extra sugar, salt, artificial coloring, or preservatives in their food. There may be thousands of recipes for homemade dog treats out there that contain all the extra additions and flavorings, but our dog's taste buds are not like humans', so leave those ingredients out!

And yes, dogs can get diabetes too. My brother-in-law's dog is currently getting shots every day for his diabetes. Very sad. Please don't add sugar or salt to any dog treats. All dogs need is real dog food filled with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Pumpkin Is Good for Dogs

Adding pumpkin to your homemade dog treat will give your dog many important vitamins and minerals.

Adding pumpkin to your homemade dog treat will give your dog many important vitamins and minerals.

1. Pumpkin Dog Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree (not the spiced kind used for pies)
  • 1/4 cup cold water or enough to make the dough stick

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine brown rice flour and flax meal in a large bowl. Mix eggs and pumpkin together in a separate bowl until smooth. Add half of the pumpkin mixture to the brown rice mixture, stir, then add the rest and stir again with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add water slowly, as needed. Use your hands to knead the dough together.
  3. Roll dough out between two pieces of waxed or parchment paper to desired thickness (about 1/4" thick). Remove top piece of paper, flip dough onto a counter coated with brown rice flour, remove wax paper, and then cut biscuits using a knife or cookie cutter. Re-roll and cut scraps until you’ve used every possible bit of dough.
  4. Place biscuits on parchment-lined baking sheets (or sheets lightly greased with oil). Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until the top of the biscuit has dried out completely. Let biscuits cool on wire racks, then store in an airtight container.

(Makes 36 large dog biscuits.)

Note: For the rest of the recipes, use the same cooking technique described above, unless noted otherwise.

Ingredients for Dog Ailments

  • Flax seed meal is basically ground flax seed. It is recommended by vets to help with dry, flaky skin. Ground flax seed also provides fiber, antioxidants, and omega 3's.
  • Pumpkin is a good remedy for upset tummies.
  • Brown rice flour is an excellent option for dogs that don’t tolerate wheat.

Serving Suggestions for Homemade Dog Treats

Dog treats are not substitutions for healthy dog food. We humans shouldn't go overboard with desserts and likewise, we shouldn't over-treat our dogs, even if the treats are healthy. The suggested amount is 1-2 treats a day. You might give more or less depending on how active your dog is and how big the treats are.

2. Frozen Banana Dog Treats

These frozen dog treats are perfect during the hot summer months!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 24 oz. lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • Optional: 2 tbsp applesauce

Instructions:

Microwave the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl until soft. Blend all the ingredients together thoroughly then freeze in ice cube trays. Pop treats out of tray for your pet's enjoyment!

Bonus Frozen Treat: Yogurt and Carrot Chillers

  • 2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 tsp apple sauce

Combine ingredients and place in ice cube tray and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Frozen Treats for Hot Dogs

Oakley likes to come in from sunbathing and ask for a frozen dog treat!

Oakley likes to come in from sunbathing and ask for a frozen dog treat!

3. Veggie Yam Yum

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cooked yam (or sweet potato)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cooking liquid from yam
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Cut yam into 1/2 inch pieces and simmer, in enough water to cover, until soft. Reserve cooking liquid and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mash the yam. Add 1/2 cup liquid back to the yam along with the peanut butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder with the flour then add to the yam mixture, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick on a lightly rice flour-dusted surface. Cut into small shapes with a knife or cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until medium golden brown. Cookies will crisp up as they cool.

Makes about 4 dozen small dog treats.

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes for Dogs

  • Sweet potatoes and yams are healthier alternatives to white potatoes. They contain more vitamins and nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and beta carotene.
  • White potatoes produces acrylamide when heated, which is a carcinogenic compound.
  • Sweet potatoes are also easily digestible and cheap, especially in the summer season. I can get a 2 pound bag at the farmers market for $1.50!
Add mint leaves to dog treats to give your dog fresh breath!

Add mint leaves to dog treats to give your dog fresh breath!

4. Minty Fresh Dog Biscuits

Most dog treats in the market claim that they freshen your dog's breath, but they may only work temporarily.

I have a lot of mint and parsley plants growing during the summer months, so why not use them to freshen Oakley's breath? This recipe is perfect for keeping your dog's teeth clean and refreshed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp + natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

See recipe #1 for details. Bake for 18-22 minutes at 350 degrees on a greased sheet in the middle rack of the oven.

Makes 24 cookies.

5. Ginger Snap Cookie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots

Instructions:

See recipe #1 for details. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes. After turning the oven off, leave biscuits in oven to cool and dry for extra crunchiness.

6. Cheese Pops for Dogs

Dogs. Love. Cheese.

Perfect for training treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetables, chopped (carrots or peas)
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (or oat flour)
  • Add just enough milk to bring all the ingredients together.

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients until a sticky ball forms. Cover and chill for an hour, then roll into bite-sized balls or roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Fruity Softie Treats for Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (or ginger powder)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the lemon juice and water in a small bowl and set aside. Peel, core, and slice the apple: the more uniform the pieces, the better. Place the apple slices in the lemon bath and let them soak for 8 minutes, gently stirring once or twice to coat evenly. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with cinnamon or ginger.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the apple slices continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Note: Be sure to remove the core and seeds, as they're poisonous to dogs.

Another note: You can also use a dehydrator to make a large batch.

Dogs love to eat dried fruits, especially apples.

Dogs love to eat dried fruits, especially apples.

My Dog's Best Friend: The Dehydrator

If you don't have a dehydrator, it is well worth the investment. They actually use less energy compared to leaving your oven on for hours. You can find a reliable dehydrator for about $50-70 online. In addition, you can dry other types of food including fruits, veggies, and homemade fruit roll ups.

Ground turkey in home made dog treats....yum!

Ground turkey in home made dog treats....yum!

8. Meat and Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground meat (lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, or liver)*
  • 1 large sweet potato (cooked and mashed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tbsp large flake rolled oats or 4 tbsp ground flax seed meal
  • chicken or vegetable broth

*Note: Chicken and turkey are lower in fat and might be a better choice for an overweight dog.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Add the ground meat with the rest of ingredients.
  3. Add the broth as needed to soften the mixture. The consistency should be very thick.
  4. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. You can also break it apart with your hands.

9. Salmon Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz can of salmon
  • 2 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 3 eggs

Instructions:

Follow the same directions as the meat and potatoes recipe #8 above.

10. "OMG" Chicken Jerky for Dogs

Saving the best for last! If my dogs could talk, they would say "OMG" every time I give them this homemade dog jerky. I have not met a dog that refused a yummy slice of this stuff. Chicken jerky is nothing more than dehydrated meat so they are very easy to make and will cost you far less money than store bought treats in the long run.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast (optional: turkey, salmon, or venison)

Instructions:

  1. I find it much easier to slice if the meat is a bit frozen, so put it in the freezer for about 1 hour until it's slightly frozen, then slice it about 1/8" to 1/4" inch.
  2. Place it in a dehydrator at 145 degrees for about 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is dry. If you don't have a dehydrator, bake it on a rack over a cookie sheet for 2-3 hours at 200 degrees or until it's dried.
  3. I doubt you will need to store this jerky long since your dog and neighbor's dog will devour these. But, if you do store them, make sure that you leave them in a tight jar or canister.

Some Useful Tips:

  1. Depending on your oven temperature and thinness of the chicken, it may take longer to dry out completely. Your chicken jerky should be hard, dry, and crunchy.
  2. The thinner you slice the meat, the faster it will take to dry. Slice with the grain and not against the grain of the chicken. This will make it easier for them to digest. You can ask your friendly butcher at the supermarket to run a block of chicken breast through their slicer. Go to your regular market and come back in 15 minutes and they'll have your meat all sliced up and ready to go.
  3. Buy ground meat if it's available. It's much easier and faster to work with since you don't have to slice it. Use a jerky gun to improve the texture of the ground meat.
Homemade dog treats can be stored in the refrigerator for a few months! Just make sure they are really dried out in the oven.

Homemade dog treats can be stored in the refrigerator for a few months! Just make sure they are really dried out in the oven.

Storing Dog Treats

In general, you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.

Since the dog treats have no preservatives, it is important to make sure the cookies are crisp and dry. Store your homemade dog biscuits in a tight canister, tight zip lock bag, or in the refrigerator.

  • If left outside in a cool environment, they can last up to 2 weeks.
  • If left in the refrigerator, they will last up to 3 months.
  • If it will take some time for your dog(s) to eat all these up it is a good idea to freeze any that will not be eaten within a reasonably short time.

Additional Resources

Did you know that dogs can't eat guacamole? Web Md has a comprehensive list of ingredients that can harm your dog!

I believe that a healthy dog's nutritional requirements can be fulfilled with three main essentials: good food, sunlight, and belly rubs, and I wrote How to Make Homemade Dog Food to help you with the first item on this list.

And, for anyone who doesn't have time to make their own dog food, I've compiled a list of Top 5 Hypoallergenic Dog Foods to help you choose the best, healthiest dog food for dogs with allergies.

What do you think?

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Questions & Answers

Question: Can I use buckwheat flour instead of brown rice flour when making wheat-free dog treats?

Answer: Yes.

Comments

Suzanne on August 07, 2019:

Love this receipe using either pumpkin or butternut squash or sweet potatoes. I keep tweeting a little adding extras. Today I am adding grated carrots and oats. Is almond butter ok for dogs?

Carrolh on May 12, 2019:

I tried #8 the Meat and Potatoes Treat. Has an ingredient been left out of the recipe? Like Flour? It was way too wet after baking 25 mins. I turned them over and baked another 25 mins. They were still too wet.

Deanne Rose on January 16, 2019:

I love all your recipes. The goodness you put creating is wonderful!

I already make my two dogs their food daily and was looking for some recipes that made sense for additional goodies. Theses are perect.

thank you

Jesus on September 11, 2018:

Hi I’m from England and it would be awesome if you could put stuff in grams that would be awesome thanks

Rosemary on August 26, 2018:

I made a few changes because my Boston, Rocky, has many allergies. His allergies show up in horrible gas!! Anyway, here is my recipe. 2 cups brown rice flour, 1 cup of frozen peas cooked and mashed, 3 egg whites, 2 tablespoons dried parsley, 1 tablespoon flax (if I have on hand). A few drops water if needed. Mix well, roll in a long roll on wax paper. Slice to size that fits your dog OR roll out and use cookie cutter. Bake 350 for at least 40 min or as needed to have a super dry crisp cookie. Shut off oven, leave in oven till oven cools completely. He loves them AND NO gas!!

Sandy Hein on October 12, 2017:

Schooner at first wasn't sure about the first batch of the Pumpkin Dog Cookies but now loves them! I had to try them first though. Lol. Now making #8 with Chicken & Yams. I let him lick the spoon just like I let my daughters when they were little and I baked cookies for them! Do you think our puggle is a little spoiled?

Margaret Davies on May 03, 2017:

These recipes for dog treats look yummy. I'm looking forward to making some. I notice that some of your recipes have oat flour which does have gluten. Grains that humans with celiac disease(gluten intolerance) avoid include wheat and oats However, I have seen, in health food stores, oats that are labeled "gluten free" as opposed to regular oats which are not so labeled. In the recipes that do call for oat flour I think a suitable substitution would be to double up on the rice flour.

Bonnie on February 22, 2017:

These look great! I have found that baked homemade treats don't last more than a few days - they get mold on them. Any suggestions?

Mandie22 on January 30, 2017:

Is coconut flour OK instead of brown rice flour?

Suzanne on January 20, 2017:

I just made the pumpkin/brown rice treats. Am curious if coconut flour is Ok to mix with the b.rice flour.

My dogs dog food for years has brown rice. She is 8. Also, I do have Brewers yeast, what benefits for dogs and if added to this receipe how much.

Denise on September 25, 2016:

My dog is allergic to wheat, eggs, beef, flax and yeast. Do you have more recipes without those 5 ingredients? I'll have to re-read the recipes to see if any will work for Wally. Thanks

kelly on May 28, 2016:

you should add info on every recipe that calls for brown rice that senior dogs and dogs of any age with kidney issues cannot have brown rice. it is very high in phosphorous and is dangerous for these dogs. many ppl dont even know if their dog has kidney probs. i just stick to using organic non-gmo jasmine or white sushi rice. blending it makes it easier to eat. i blend and drain water from a seive.

Mary on May 13, 2016:

I don't see the recipe for the sweet potato treats?

Kim Lam (author) from California on May 05, 2016:

Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and is not toxic for dogs. It's actually helpful for diabetic dogs or those with arthritis issues. However, please do your research and consult with your vet before making any dietary changes.

Robin on May 02, 2016:

Cinnamon is listed as an ingredient in a recipe for dog treat!!! Cinnamon is deadly to dogs!!

kanika on April 25, 2016:

hey, My dog has a lot of allergies. He is even allergic to rice, oats, carrots, pumpkin along with wheat. I love to cook for him, Can u please share some meat recipes which i cn try?

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 23, 2016:

Jeye commented that she uses buckwheat flour. I'm not sure about the time though. You always check periodically to see if they're hard enough. Better to overcook than under cook. Let me know how it goes! :-)

Meilissa on January 22, 2016:

Hi! May I substitute the brown rice flour with buckwheat flour? Do I need to change the baking time? I just bought a bag of that for a grain free dog cookie recipe and I'd love to use that in your recipe.

Thank! :)

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 17, 2016:

I've never tried gluten free flour so I'm not sure. You can use brown rice flour- it's gluten free. Oats don't contain gluten, but make sure to buy specifically labeled GF since there can be cross contamination. Flax seed is also free of gluten. :-)

Dona on January 14, 2016:

Can I substitute gluten free flour for the rolled oats or flax seed for recipe #8? Are the rolled oats or flax seeds better for my dogs? they are allergic to gluten.

cj on November 27, 2015:

I made the #1Pumpkin Dog Cookies and my dogs love them! I cut corners by rolling out the dough to the size of the cookie sheet and I then transferred the entire sheet of dough to the cookie sheet. Then I used a carving knife to score the sheet of dough into bite-size rectangular pieces. I baked it like that and broke the pieces apart after it cooled. It worked perfectly and was way easier than cutting into separate pieces before baking.

Nikki from Worcester, MA on October 20, 2015:

These are all great ideas. Our dog has allergies too but being the pit bull eating machine that he is he can't resist human food , He loves sweet potatoes though . I wish I was more domesticated

I would try to make some of these!

Kim Lam (author) from California on October 12, 2015:

Try pumpkin puree Robin. Or coconut butter.

Robin on October 10, 2015:

My dog has so many allergies and peanuts is one of them. Is there something different I can use in place of it in these recipes?

Mistyblue0351 on September 22, 2015:

Bottled Lemon juice is not good for dogs or people f it contains benzoate, please don't use it, use fresh lemon juice instead please. Most bottled lemon juice contains this deadly chemical as well as a lot if sodas and other drinks and even processed foods. I only found one bottled juice that says Sicilty but that product started disappearing from stores the last year or so.

TLovelace on May 17, 2015:

It would be great if these were available in a printable format!

Amilia on April 11, 2015:

i have always been told not to feed dogs dairy . I did find that one of the recipes have called for yogurt . I don't think I will make that because it could make my dog sick . Other than that I will try these recipes !

Jeanne on April 05, 2015:

instead of any grains I use Garbanzo bean flour. It adds extra protein as a side benefit!

small dog lady on March 30, 2015:

GREAT recipes Kim... I've linked to them from my Morkie blog, thanks a lot! (aboutmorkies.com) Too many people are buying dog treats from stores especially dollar stores and you just don't know what's in those "snacks" except you can almost be sure it's terrible. So many jerky treat recalls these days. You can see the post here - http://bit.ly/1BFPZHu

Kim Lam (author) from California on February 01, 2015:

These recipes are not "grain-free." They're "wheat-free." Not all grains have wheat or gluten in them.

natasha on January 31, 2015:

these are not grain free!!! oats and rice is a grain...use grain free flour like chickpea or coconut flour. also most dogs that are intolerant to grains also can't have chicken. as for the broths: dogs can not have onions make sure there are none in the broths which i know most have onions in them.

Kim Lam (author) from California on December 15, 2014:

Hi Jaye- I do have buckwheat flour! Thanks for the suggestion. Will have to try it out.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on December 12, 2014:

My own dog is allergic to wheat, eggs, beef, and dairy, plus she has to be on a low-fat diet to prevent getting pancreatitis again. I cook her regular meals and also make dog treats (twice cooking them on low like biscotti); however, I use gluten-free buckwheat flour--which isn't really wheat or even a grain. Its name confuses people, though it's sometimes called kasha.

Since the news reports that high levels of arsenic are found in brown rice, I don't use either the rice or any product made from it. You might want to try buckwheat flour if you haven't used it before. It has a nutty smell, and my dog loves it! I use organic pumpkin from a BPA-free can--often the same brand shown in your photo. Pumpkin is so good for dogs, as well as humans. I also put it in her regular food, and it keeps her digestion up to par.

Voted Up++

Jaye

Kim Lam (author) from California on October 07, 2014:

Hey Jeff, these recipes are "grain-free", which refers to having no grain in the ingredients, such as wheat, rice, oats, etc. You're thinking of the direction of fibers in meat. Hope that helps!

jeff on October 05, 2014:

Regarding chicken jerky,

I would think against the grain would be easier to digest?

That way, each piece has many short pices of grain.

Am I wrong?

--Jeff

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Kim Lam (author) from California on June 23, 2014:

Hi Kim, add more peanut butter to hold it together. Sorry you had some trouble the first time around!

KKim on June 22, 2014:

I made recipe #4 & it didn't quite work it wasn't combined?? I added an egg, but it was still a bit crumbley.. I did run out of brown rice flour& used some almond flour. But I could only roll them into balls really carefully, still a little crumbly but ok. Any suggestions???

Linda Crist from Central Virginia on June 16, 2014:

What a great hub. My dog is going to be a real fan after I try some of these healthy snacks for her. Voted up, awesome, and sharing it too.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 02, 2014:

It's up for your Moo! Enjoy! :-)

Moussiepie on February 26, 2014:

I don't see instructions for the meat and potatoes recipe. Could you post those, please? They look perfect for my Moo.

John Reeder from Reedley, CA on November 30, 2013:

Good article, you didn't mention another evil that should not be found in dog food or treats and that is soy, anything soy is bad. All of your recipes pass inspection and have been approved by my dog, I just asked her. You should do a hubpage on what should NOT be fed to a dog.

Kim Lam (author) from California on October 16, 2013:

Oh no! I've done that before too with wax paper, except it was for cookies. Sorry to hear that! Glad the other recipes worked out. :-)

Liv on October 16, 2013:

I ruined a baking sheet onrecipe no. 7. I was skeptical of using wax paper in the oven and should have followed my instinct to use parchment paper instead. I will try again. I was, however, pleased with some of the other recipes.

Dogsx3 on October 11, 2013:

I notice many recipes call for olive oil and coconut . From what I have been told from vets the safest oil for dogs is flax as the others can cause pancreas problems .

Kim Lam (author) from California on September 20, 2013:

Thanks I will definitely share more recipes soon. Take care!

Mireille G from Kansas on September 19, 2013:

You have some really nice hubs on dog trets recpes. I have a dog who cannot eat any grains at all so it's a bit challenging. I will try to modify a couple of your recipes to eliminate the grains. So far I have mostly made jerkys and dehadrated apples or sweet potatoes. If you have other treats without grains please post them.

Great hub thank you

Mary on August 03, 2013:

these treats are NOT for hypoallergenic dogs. potatoes are high in sugar and therefore yeast feeds on sugar. Cheese is VERY bad for dogs despite the fact they love it. Chicken is also bad for allergic dogs.

Kim Lam (author) from California on May 29, 2013:

Thank you Melissa, let me know how tat goes! Cheers:-)

Melissa A Smith from New York on May 29, 2013:

Wonderful recipes turtlewoman! I'm going to see if I can convert them with coconut flour.

Chelsea on April 24, 2013:

Wondering if you could post the recipe instructions for the salmon dog treat? I see the ingredients but not 100% sure what to do with them!

sacara on March 23, 2013:

What IS NOT good for dogs are turkey skin, bones or turkey fat. Also, make sure that no onions have come in contact with the turkey since onions ARE toxic to dogs. Hope that helps Brenda.

Kim Lam (author) from California on February 17, 2013:

Brenda, Katie, swalgenbach- Thank you so much for sharing!

swalgenbach on February 17, 2013:

I make my own dog treats for my dog, I rarely buy boxed dog biscuits, just in a pinch. Once a month or so I make up a batch or two of treats for Izzie, often I take some to my friends with dogs as well. I make different combo's. I typically use peanut butter in most of them and play around with apples, banana's, sweet potatoes, canned yams, canned pumpkin, honey, rice, chicken, a splash of cinnamon, grated carrots, or rolled oats. She loves them! When I make them it is like she knows they will be hers! She sits in the kitchen and watches me!

Usually I make them plain, often after baking if you leave in the oven (turned off) for 45-60 minutes they will crisp up nicely. At times, usually around holiday's I will add frosting, either yogurt or cream cheese. I just made valentine dog treats, cute hearts, and added cream cheese frosting colored pink and red. We brought them to doggy daycare for her "friends". Everyone loved them!

Katie Winkler on February 10, 2013:

Thanks for the pumpkin treats. My dog is in a very restricted diet - no wheat, soy, dairy, beef, chicken, posrk...etc. - so this was a great find. And, she loves them!

Brenda Tucker on February 09, 2013:

I noticed in some of these receipts that they call for turkey, I question is, how can this be good. I almost lost a dog from turkey and when calling energency pet care, the first thing they ask was, have you fed her turkey?? It caused intestinal problems causing rectal bleeding. So what's your answer to this. I was told no turkey.

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 23, 2013:

Hi Anne, Rye flour is NOT gluten-free. Oat flour is gluten-free, however make sure that you buy a brand that specifically labels GF. Oat flour can sometimes be contaminated in the factories that process it. I find that brown rice flour works well. You can also grind the brown rice up yourself. Good luck and PM if you need help with the recipes. Take care! :-)

Anne Wangund on January 22, 2013:

Is "Organic Rye Flour" and "Oat Flour" gluten free?

My dog has allergies and I want to make my own treats. He is on a gluten free food, but now Ihave to find a recipe to make gluten free treats. All info is appreciated

Claudia Mitchell on January 17, 2013:

This is awesome! My dog has severe allergies, especially skin so we have to be careful what we give him This is a much more frugal way to get him treats. Shared and pinned. Thanks for this!

Nancy McClintock from Southeast USA on January 16, 2013:

Awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 13, 2013:

You're very welcome! :-)

Sheena on January 13, 2013:

Thank you. :)

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 13, 2013:

Hi Sheena- Rice flour doesn't have gluten, which holds it together. You can add coconut oil (which has health benefits for dogs as well), starting with a small tablespoon first. If you don't have that, use olive oil.

Sheena on January 13, 2013:

My dog has a wheat allergy and I have started making him his treats myself. I am having a very difficult time with rice flour sticking together, cookies come out very crumbly. Do you have any advice in what can help keeping them from being so crumbly?

Kim Lam (author) from California on December 16, 2012:

Alyssa, yes

Alyssa on December 16, 2012:

Can I feed the pumpkin treats to my cat?

Kim Lam (author) from California on December 05, 2012:

Lauren- yes water is ok.

lauren on December 05, 2012:

my dog is milk and wheat free can i add water instead of milk my dog takes after me with wheat intolerence

Ronda on November 21, 2012:

Faye, I would love to get some of your recipes. I too have a sensitive doggy. Would you be willing to share? All the treats in the store scare me!

Kim Lam (author) from California on October 14, 2012:

Hi Faye, please do share! You can contact me through the profile page. Thanks!

Faye on October 14, 2012:

My dog has a lot of allergies and have gone to making my own homemade treats for her. Can I send you an email of some of the recipes I've come up with? I'd love to share!

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on July 28, 2012:

These sound almost too good! I promise I won't nibble if I make them - but it's tempting! Voted up and up!

Jenna on July 23, 2012:

I just made the mint treats and pumpkin treats. My boys love them!!!! Great recipes and fun to make!

Kim Lam (author) from California on July 23, 2012:

Rebecca- I hope so too! Let me know which recipe you decide to try. Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 20, 2012:

I think my dogs would love these. Thanks for a great dog treat recipe!

pippap from Surrey, BC on July 17, 2012:

Nice to see treats made with natural ingredients. Good job!