Top 10 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Meet the Taste-Testers

Please get off me, I just ate a load of dog biscuits and my stomach is full.
Please get off me, I just ate a load of dog biscuits and my stomach is full. | Source

How To Make Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Allow me to introduce the taste-testers. I tested every one of these 10 healthy dog treat recipes on them.

About the tester:

His real name is Oakley but my brother calls him "Oxy," which is short for Oxymoron. At 4 years he's 60 pounds of muscle covered by a thick coat of hair, yet shivers uncontrollably when the temperature drops to below 60. Instead of barking at strangers, he wags his tail and runs up to the mailman as if he's expecting a delivery of bones. He even gets bullied by my 12 pound Pomeranian! He also thinks that he is the ultimate lap dog. No, believes he is a lap dog. Needless to say, Oakley does not live up to the image of a large, tough dog.

About the treats:

Well here's another oxymoron for ya. Homemade dog treats are healthy and easy to make! Some people think healthy food is synonymous with tasteless food without texture or appeal. Well, Oakley is happy to tell you that he has given the full paws up for all ten of these homemade dog treats!

These 10 fabulous recipes offer a wide variety of flavors and ingredients to choose from, including treats for dogs with special diet restrictions.

Why Make Your Own Homemade Dog Treats?

I stopped giving my dog commercially-made treats from the store ever since the U.S. FDA scientists issued a warning to consumers that certain chicken jerky products were associated with kidney failure in dogs. Since then, there have been over 800 complaints by dog owners and veterinarians.

Making your own dog treats is a smart way to control the ingredients you feed your dog. It's one of the only ways to make sure their food is safe while also controlling fat and calories and providing a wide range of nutrients.

My dog knows the difference between fresh, healthy homemade dog biscuits and preservative-filled commercially made "treats." Most of the ingredients in my natural dog treat recipes are probably available in your pantry.

Homemade Bone-Shaped Dog Treats

Oakley's favorite dog treats: Kiss Me Cookies
Oakley's favorite dog treats: Kiss Me Cookies | Source

Recipe #1: Kiss Me Cookies (Oakley's favorite)


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes (or 2 tbs fresh chopped parsley)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water (+2 more tablespoons if dough is too dry)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add water and peanut butter.
  • Gently combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  • Knead with your hands until you have a smooth ball of dough. Sometimes I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for faster results.
  • Take a rolling pin and flatten out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes. If you're feeling lazy, just leave the dough as is and bake it like one whole cookie. You can always break it up after it's cooked.
  • Make sure you're using a non-stick baking sheet or spray it with oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. If you want the dog treats to be softer, take them out 10 minutes earlier.

*Unless noted, use these instructions for all of the other recipes below.

*If you want a shinier look, you can brush on a thin coat of egg whites before baking.

Parsley makes dogs' breath smell fresh!

Homemade dog treats with parsley will give your dog fresh breath while aiding in digestion. Parsley is also high in vitamins A and C. Your dog will not even notice that there are herbs in his treat! Instead, he will be giving you extra slobbered kisses of appreciation!

Cookie cutters make for good looking dog treats. Dog treats make great gifts, too!
Cookie cutters make for good looking dog treats. Dog treats make great gifts, too! | Source

Recipe #2: Peanut Butter Dog Cookies


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water

Instructions: same as for recipe #1, except bake at 350 degrees.

Adapted from Dog Treat Kitchen, with a few adjustments.

Recipe #3 Pink Delight Paw Print Cookies

Remember those thumbprint cookies you always loved? Dogs love them too!

Although I believe dogs are colorblind, I'm sure you dog's nose will be sniffing rainbows when he sees this delightful treat. This recipe includes a sugar-free strawberry jam that adds a special flavor and smell. Make sure your jam does not contain xylitol, as it is a harmful artificial sweetener and, if you make your own jam at home and want to use it for this recipe, avoid using white grape juice as grapes are one of the of foods poisonous to dogs. Instead, substitute apple juice. You can also substitute water for the chicken both if your dog is on a low-sodium diet.

This recipe is a lot of fun for your kids to help out with since they can press their thumb into the cookie dough to create an imprint.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam, sugar free


  • Whisk together the flour, oats, and cinnamon.
  • Place the chicken broth, peanut butter, and water in a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Stir the peanut butter in with the warm liquids until well mixed.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture and stir with a fork until dough forms.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Using a tablespoon, scoop out rounded balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Create an indentation to flatten each cookie.
  • Bake at 325 degrees. After 15 minutes, turn off the oven but leave the cookies inside to cool.
  • Once the dog treats are completely cooled, place the jam in a microwave safe container. Microwave for 10 seconds, then stir. You want a smooth liquid consistency. If needed, microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again.
  • Using a teaspoon, gently spoon the jam into each cookie's indentation. Let the jam cool completely before moving the dog treats.

Pumpkin is healthy for dogs!

Add organic pumpkin puree to dog treats for nutritional benefits, texture, and moisture. They love it!
Add organic pumpkin puree to dog treats for nutritional benefits, texture, and moisture. They love it! | Source

Soft Homemade Dog Treats for Senior Dogs

Recipe #4 Pumpkin Puurfection

Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins C and E which help to reduce cataracts and heart problems. The pumpkin is also great for weight loss, since pumpkin acts as a healthy filler.


  • One 15 oz. can organic pumpkin puree (NOT the spiced pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup dry, uncooked cream of wheat (or rice cereal or rolled oats if your dog is wheat-sensitive)
  • 1/2 cup dry powdered milk

Instructions: see recipe #1. Bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Adapted from All Natural Dog Treat.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Arthritis

Recipe #5: Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits


  • 1 cup natural applesauce (or chopped apple)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 5 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk (or dry, uncooked cream of wheat)
  • 2 large organic eggs

Instructions: See recipe #1. Refrigerate dough for 1.5 hours or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Cinnamon is good for dogs with arthritis or diabetes!

Cinnamon is good for your dog's heart since it improves circulation. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve pain in your dog's joints. My senior Pomeranian (15 years old) has arthritis and loves this particular treat. Cinnamon also helps regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels. If your dog is diabetic, this is the perfect treat for him.

What an easy way to sneak vegetable in your dog's healthy diet!
What an easy way to sneak vegetable in your dog's healthy diet! | Source

Vegetarian Dog Treats

Recipe #6 Vegetarian Muffins


  • 1 apple, shredded of finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbs molasses
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour

Instructions: See recipe #1. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until browned.

Adapted from Dog Paw Print.

Beef Jerky for Your Dog


Recipe #7 Beef Jerky Dog Treat


  • 1 lb of ground beef (preferably grass-fed), turkey, chicken, or lamb
  • 1 cup of beef liver (or chicken liver)


  • Chop the liver into pieces and mix it in with the ground meat.
  • Scoop the meat into a jerky gun and squeeze the meat mixture on the sheets of your dehydrator.
  • Set the dehydrator at 165 degrees for about 3-4 hours, or until the meat is dry and crunchy.

If you don't have a dehydrator, spread the mixture on a greased baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 4-6 hours. If you don't have a jerky gun, consider using strips of meat rather than ground to maintain a jerky-like texture. Do not marinate the meat with any sauce such as soy sauce because dogs don't need to eat excess salt and trust me, they will love these treats just the way they are!

Recipe # 8: Chicken Dog Biscuits


  • 1 lb chicken giblets
  • ½ cup of the broth reserved from boiling the chicken giblets
  • 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil and cook the chicken giblets.
  • In a blender, combine the cooked giblets, ¼ cup of giblet broth, olive oil, and eggs. Blend until the ingredients are mixed but still a little chunky.
  • Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl, add the flour and cornmeal, and mix thoroughly.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.

Store the biscuits in the freezer and take out as needed. They can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator.

Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter.


Low Fat and Low Phosphorus Dog Biscuits

Recipe #9: Veggie Treats


  • 2 1/2 cups rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 1 cup cooked vegetables (winter squashes, zucchini, or sweet potatoes)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 6 tbsp low sodium, low fat vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cups cold water

Instructions: See recipe #1. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 25 minutes. Feed to your dog up to a week and freeze leftovers.

Kidney and Liver Disease Diet Restrictions for Dogs

If your dog has kidney disease, it should be fed a low phosphorus diet. Vegetables that are low in phosphorus include squashes, zucchini, and sweet potatoes.

Dogs with liver or chronic pancreatic disease are not restricted to flour or phosphorus. However, it's important to limit fat intake. These Veggie Treats are perfect for them since they don't contain fat or animal protein.

Vegan Dog Diets

Recipe #10 Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits


  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions: See recipe #1. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until edges browned. Cool and refrigerate.

Adapted from Doggy Dessert Chef.

What if my dog is gluten-intolerant?

If your dog is allergic to wheat, try substituting amaranth flour, rice flour, millet flour, quinoa flour, almond flour, corn flour/starch/meal, oat flour, or potato starch/flour.

Dog-Shaped Dog Biscuit


Which homemade dog treats will you try to make?

  • Kiss Me Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Pink Delight PawPrint
  • Pumkin Puurfection
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Vegetarian Muffins
  • Beef Dog Treat
  • Chicken Dog Biscuit
  • Veggie Treats
  • Peanut Butter and Banana
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How to Store Dog Treats!

In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade cookies for people. 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 they are crisp and dry. Softer cookies will not last as long. Store your homemade dog biscuits in a tight canister or tight zip lock bag.

  • If left outside in a cool environment, hard cookies can last up to 2 weeks.
  • If left in the refrigerator, they will last up to 2 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.

More Recipes for Your Beloved Dog!

Why not treat your dog to healthy, safe food all the time and learn How To Make Homemade Dog Food?

Since many beloved dog owners emailed me and mentioned that their dogs have an allergy to wheat, I compiled 10 Wheat-Free Dog Treat Recipes for you.

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Contact me if you need help with substituting for any ingredients based on your dog's specific dietary needs. Thank you. 189 comments

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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Hmm I feed rice to may dogs. Every day I cook rice add a teaspoon of soy sauce, a few salt, garlic + onion (any vegetable/fruits that have became overripe). Drop any leftovers then drop an egg :)

They love it hahaha

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

This is a great hub and very informative! Oakley sounds adorable. I plan to try Oakley's favorite on my pooch. I'll let you know. : )

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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Fantastic ideas, and I love your photo illustrations and simple instructions. I wish I'd had this list when we had dogs and were trying to avoid prepackaged foods. I wasn't aware we could give dogs peanut butter, but I can see the food value would be great for them.

Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting, and SHARED!

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prasonline 4 years ago from Sri lanka

mmmm, I will try this soon & great recipe

Very informative hub

Thanks for sharing this! Voted up

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Nettlemere 4 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

Great hub with really tempting pictures and recipes for dogs and Oakley is a star!

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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

Mine loves my homemade beef jerky. I haven't tried making dog biscuits but will have to try one of these. I like the one with chicken giblets and broth.

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Michael J Rapp 4 years ago from United States

Great Hub! My dog definitely needs the parsley for his breath. He's also getting older so the soft treats would be good for him. Might try to cook some up! Thanks for the ideas!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Neat! I'll have to try to some of these! Great ideas! Many votes!

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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Since my dog's regular food is homemade (I don't trust ANY commercial dog food to be safe and healthy), also because she has allergies and must eat a low-fat diet to prevent pancreatitis, I'm always glad to see healthy treat recipes. You have some good ones. (I love the photo of Oxy and the Pom.)

I must warn the previous commenter ,cebutouristspot, that feeding a dog salty soy sauce, extra salt, garlic and onions (also if any of the overripe fruits are avocado), is asking for trouble. Salt, garlic, onions and avocados are toxic to dogs. It may not make them sick immediately, particularly if they're large dogs, but it may cause irreversible harm to their organs and shorten their lives. I urge this reader to do an online search for the list of human foods that are toxic to dogs.

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brsmom68 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I must try some of these! Voted up and useful, and repinned! Thank you for the great treats! My dogs love peanut butter, and this will be easier for them than having it stick to the roof of their mouth.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Vespa, your pooch will be drooling over them...I promise! ;-)

Marcy, peanut butter is safe for dogs. Please refer to for reference on any other foods if you're not sure. :-)

nettlemere, Oakley is a spoiled star!

Pamela, Oakley loves beef jerky too! I have not been making them since my dehydrator broke down.

Michael, you can cook the treats for a shorter period of time so they would turn out softer for your senior dog.

Victoria and prasonline, thank you for your vote!

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and voting. I appreciate your comments! Cheers to your dog's health.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Jaye- Thank you for bringing the subject of soy sauce up. I agree- a high amount of salt intake is extremely dangerous for dogs. I actually feed Oakley home made food as well. After reading the ingredients on some of the commercially made dog foods, it's not a shock that some of them are causing disease in dogs.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

brsmom68, Thank you for re-pinning! It's amusing to see my dog lick a million times to get the peanut butter off the roof of his mouth!

FutureDrKate 4 years ago

Nice hub! I love your info boxes. They were very eyecatching and had great info!

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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

What an informative hub!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks Kate and Levertis Steele!

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Linda Bliss 4 years ago from San Francisco

Oh those peanut butter and banana biscuits look great - my Alfie LOVES peanut butter, and if its served with banana then, well, he' is in doggie heaven! :-)

Voted up and shared with my followers!

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dappledesigns 4 years ago from In Limbo between New England and the Midwest

fantastic hub! we have been been buying organic homemade treats for a local store for a while because of the same scare! I have been searching for some recipes just like this. thank you for this great hub!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks Linda, Oakley wouldn't mind sharing with your Alfie. Thanks for sharing!:-)

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi dappledesign, I'm always so tempted to buy the organic treats too but they sure are expensive! I'm glad you're researching for recipes and considering making the treats at home. You'll be saving so much money! Thanks for stopping by!

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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow! What a great hub! I never imagined there were so many easy recipes for dog treats. I may have to try making some of these with my kids. I'm sure our dogs would love them!

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Cre8tor 4 years ago from Ohio

What a great hub! Hagrid (my St. Bernard) thanks you kindly and so will the dogs we foster for my friends animal therapy program. So much of this is right in my cupboard! We made the apple cinnamon treats since my dog has arthritis but I don't think he cared about that aspect...he just chowed and looked up for more. Much love for this hub!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Kathy, I think your kids will have a blast baking for their furry friends! :-)

Cre8tor, You can tell Hagrid I said, "You're welcome!" I think it's wonderful that you foster have a big heart. :-)

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Connie, if it's healthy enough for the dog, it's healthy enough for us. Only if you don't mind the dryness. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

The recipes are so interesting and surely worth a try. I really need to spoil my dogs some more, ha! Glad I read this hub.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks wetnosedog! Yes...spoil them! I'm sure they deserve it!

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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Awesome treats. Even I would enjoy them! My personal favorite here is the vegan treat - i love peanut butter and bananas. Wait, this is a dog treat hub right? Well, I guess I have to share. :) voted up, even mojo twinkle and phiphi will do the same - if they can only use their paws to click. :)

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Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

Bravo! I see why your hub was featured this week! (Congratulations by the way). What a great idea! Personally, I don't have a dog, but my sister has had several. Right now she has one elderly dog who loves treats. She is not in good health, so I will be forwarding this to my sister.

Thanks so much for sharing, Turtlewoman. I voted up and useful!


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ShepherdLover 4 years ago from Portland, OR

Excellent hub! So many great treat options, I'm going to start with pumpkin puurfection and kiss me cookies!

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Lyria 4 years ago

Thanks! I love this hub. I can't wait to try a couple of the recipes for my "kids," Marlo and Sidney.

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Will try to follow your tips with my daughter who loves baking! My dog likes peanuts and peanut butter. He doesn't eat apple or raw carrots by itself, it has to be cooked a bit and then, camouflage with his meal. Throwing some parsley in there for a fresher breath won't make him notice it, hahaha! Thank you, Turtlewoman!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Jp- Now, now...the treats are for mojo twinkle and phiphi...not for you! If you want, I can send a whole jar of peanut butter your way...all for you! :-D

Margie- thank you for sharing the recipes with your sister. I hope her dog enjoys the treats. :-)

Shepardlover- with a dog that size, you might have to double up on the cookie batch! Thank you for stopping by! ;-)

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi lyria- Sidney is a great name for a dog! I hope your dogs will enjoy them as much as my Oakley!

Coffeeinmyrice- hi and thank you for your sweet comment. Your daughter will love to bake these treats! My pit stopped eating veggies so I have to sneak some in his treats too. :-)

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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Bwt, I plan to try out some of your recipes this weekend. Will let you know how it turn out. I'm looking forward to the jar of peanut

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mikadamianuts 4 years ago

Wow! Nice hub! :)

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Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great, Great Hub! I've never attempted making treats for my dogs but this is very helpful as I would love to try. Thank you for sharing!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

You're very welcome! You should definitely try making your own dog treats. It's very easy and much cheaper! Thanks for stopping by!

myawn 4 years ago

Nice recipes I have made peanut butter treats for my dog she loves them.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks myawn! My dog is crazy about the treats too. :-)

Kyla 4 years ago

On pumpkin perfection how much oatmeal do I use instead of cream of wheat. I don't understand what you mean by 1/4. Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Kyla, I apologize for the confusion. You can substitute for 3/4 cup rolled oats. Uncooked cream of wheat is similar to dry rolled oats, so you can do the same substitution. :-)

Kyla 4 years ago

Thank you so much. I was wondering why it was do wet.

hippo 4 years ago

my boxer loves peanut butter

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Jennifer Madison 4 years ago from Lohmar

this is an excellent hub! I will have to try one of those since my two 1.5 year old dachshunds love any kind of treats! Of course I want them to be healty. Thanks for posting this!!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Jennifer, your Dashunds look adorable...hope they like them! My Oakley is actually picky about store-bought treats, but he loves the ones that I make for him. Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

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afriqnet 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

Hi Turtlewoman,

This recipes are absolutely great. I would like to try one of them. Thanks

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you afriqnet!

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Victoria Anne 4 years ago from Las Vegas

I can't wait to make these for my dog! Especially the peanut butter one :) Great post!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks sweetie!

Bonnie 4 years ago

Looking for safe treats too. These look interesting. I am going to try some.

Amy 4 years ago

I've heard that you shouldn't give whole wheat flour to dogs. I've always used rice or gluten free flour... any insight?

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hello Amy, it's ok to give whole wheat flour to most dogs. However, some dogs may have an allergy to the gluten in whole wheat. The best recommended flour are brown rice flour or any of the ones listed in the suggested blue box. Even if they are not allergic, gluten-free flour is definitely more easier to continue to give your dog that. (As with any diet changes, talk to your vet first.) This is actually a similar issue for humans as well so I'm glad you brought that up. Thank you for stopping by! :-)

Megan 4 years ago

Onions are bad for dogs whomever commented about feeding your dog onions!!!

Tink3 4 years ago

Any recommendations on what I can sub for the whole wheat flour in the recipes? My dog is extremely sensitive to wheat and grain

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Tink3~ you can use rice flour (particularly brown rice flour) or oat flour. You can also make your own oat flour by grinding up some rolled oats (gluten free kind) in a food processor until they're really fine.

Roxanne 4 years ago

Woo Hoo,,, a way to bake and not have it add to my hips... lol ... Thank you so much, always looking for recipes for our boxer girlies... I must confess I do buy commerical treats on occasion, and than feel guilty each and every time I give them to the girlies... Now I have all of your wonderful recipes.... thank you .... Every time I open up the peanut butter jar to make their treats or bird suet.. they are just sitting there.. drooling... who could ever live without the love of dogs... :) woofers

Kathryn 4 years ago

These are all great but I'd like something that is grain free please...

Sara 4 years ago

For recipe #7...where do I add the milk? It's listed in the ingredients, not not the process. It's a significant 1/2 cup too.

I added it in as I was adding in the flour.

Linda 4 years ago

How long can you keep these homemade dog treats?

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Linda, if you store them in a tight canister/jar and leave them somewhere cool and dry, they can last longer (2-3 weeks). I usually store half of the batch in the refrigerator, which can last for at least 2 months+ !

Erin 4 years ago

Hello I am interested in making some of the cookies that you have recipes for and I wanted to give some to some friends since i only have one dog, so I was curious, what is the shelf life for these? Thank you so much for sharing

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Erin! Please refer to the previous comment. Depending on your environment, they could last between 2 weeks (on counter) to months (in the fridge). Thank you so much for stopping by! :-)

Rebecca Beuth 4 years ago

My dog has a wheat allergy ... Can I substitute regular flour for the whole wheat flour? Or is there a different option? Thanks!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Rebecca- don't sub for regular has no nutrients. Use brown rice flour or oat flour. You can also make oat flour by grinding rolled oats in a food processor until it's really fine. Check back in 1-2 days...I have a second article coming out for wheat-free treats! (Oakley is still testing some of the recipes out) :-)

che'rie 4 years ago

whole wheat flour is not good for the dog or human so I suggest you get one from a health food store as most grocery store only care the regular kind

Jodine 4 years ago

I just wanted to thank you for the doggie treat recipes. I have family, and friends that I know would love to have them. How do I print out recipes one at a time, instead of all the blog?

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Jodine, thank you for stopping by! Unfortunately Hubpages does not have the option to print out each recipe. I will suggest that feature to them. If you send me your email, I can give you all the recipes I had drafted before writing the article, including "wheat-free recipes" too. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Morgan 4 years ago

What do I bake the peanut butter and banana biscuits at?

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Morgan, 350 degrees F should be fine.

Black panda 4 years ago

Hi, I have a large australian shepherd and he is 12 years old and throws up everything he eats or drinks. Dog food, water, etc..... Is there any way I can help him? He also has horrible arthritis in his hips.

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Please take him to the vet immediately. Hope he gets better!

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AprilGuerrero 4 years ago

I made the kiss me treats and both my dogs loved them ! I was amazed how My male husky dog (not a big fan of peanut butter ) actually enjoyed them, he kept begging for another lol. Thanks for the great recipe. I will definitely try the rest of them. Thumbs up! :)

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

You're very welcome, April. The Kiss-Me-treats are my dog's favorite too!

Alison 4 years ago

I had made the peanut butter cookies for my dogs and I had made a double batch because they go through them rather quickly however I put them in a lock and lock container and set them out on the counter ( I baked them so they were soft not hard) and it wasn't even a week and they were getting moldy. Is there a way to not have that happen? Should I freeze them or refridgerate them? please help! Thanks!

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Alison! The softer you bake them the quicker the treats will go bad, especially in the summer heat. Mold grows in moist areas. But if your dog prefers softer treats, store them in the refrigerator. I actually keep half of my batch in the refrigerator and they last for a few weeks. Hope that helps! :-)

Alison 4 years ago

Thank you! I appreciate your quick response! I will try making some again today :) they absolutly love them

Keri 4 years ago

Hi, I want to make the treats involving strawberry Jam, it says sugar free and no xylitol but most sugar-free jams container artificial sweetner which has xylitol. What kind do I use?

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California Author

I usually make my own jam preserves by cooking down strawberry and Stevia, a more natural sweetener from the plant. A quicker alternative is to spread a dollop of peanut butter on the cookies.

Gia 4 years ago

We made my puppy the beef ones, he absolutely loves them. Thank you for sharing, he hates store bought. P.s. Instead of using regular sugar we used stevia - stevia is way healthier.

Lauren 4 years ago

you should never feed your dog sugar free products, as the can contain artificial sweetners that can be dangerous for them to ingest.

Elizabeth 4 years ago

Thanks this is great and we will try some of them.

Another really awesome one that I was surprised to not find in this list is liver cookies; 250g liver, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1 egg - blend in a blender then pour out into a loaf or cake tin and bake on 180 C until cooked through. Once cooled slice up into any size you need. It's very fattening though so this is the special training school treat, which gets ours to behave like little angels at school!

Elizabeth 4 years ago

@cebutouristspot any everyone else, please do not feed your dogs soy sauce and salt! Your pet's kidneys are less developed than ours and cannot handle all that salt - they are more likely to suffer liver damage and could easily die from that.

Briana 4 years ago

Great recipe ideas! I am definitely going to try some out tomorrow. Although people, please keep in mind, there are human foods that can make dogs very sick, cause kidney stones or failure and even kill them. Obviously, the one most people know about, is chocolate. Onions (I saw someone say they give their dogs onions) are bad for dogs. The best fruits and vegetables for them are green beans, carrots, zucchini, plain baked potatoes, bananas, strawberries and a few others. They CANNOT have dairy. No, milk, yogurt, ice cream. No alcohol. They CANNOT have grapes or raisins, these have toxins in them that could kill dogs. I am guilty of feeding my dog grapes, raisins, cheese, leftover milk from cereal. I recently (just this past week actually) started researching foods that dogs can and cannot eat and I think it's VERY important for every pet owner to do so. We tend to think dogs can eat anything and be fine but it's not true. You'd be surprised at some of the foods that are not safe for them. Luckily, my dog is tough and has not suffered to many problems from my mistakes, but I'm certainly going to be much more careful about the foods I give him now. Please research it for yourself and avoid giving them milk, replace that milk (in the recipes listed here) with more water or try to leave it out completely!

Donna 3 years ago

I have a miniature pinscher that is 16 years old . He is diabetic, has high liver enzymes and pancreatitis, so he can have NO FAT, and he has arthritis in his hips. Do you have a recipe for me to make him treats with no sugar,low carbs and no fat ? I have made treats with gluten free rye bread and ground chicken, chicken broth, but I was hoping you would have a recipe with the % of each ingredient for me. I am having such a hard time to find something in the stores. It is just hopeless to find anything that my baby can eat and enjoy. Can you help

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Hi Donna, I can understand your concern. Try this simple recipe: turkey jerky. I buy LEAN ground turkey and put it in a dehydrator for a few hours until they dry out. No need to add any seasoning. My dog loves them. Or try recipe #9 but substitute for brown rice flour.

Cindy 3 years ago

Made the Kiss Me cookies tonight. My 2 babies loved them. My 3 year old granddaughter thought they were pretty neat. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making more.

Jennie 3 years ago

What an awesome and inexpensive and safe way to treat my 5 Coonehounds!!! I spend so much money on treats. Thank you for the many ideas!! 3 years ago

I am so confused. Every site that lists recipes for dogs, whether it's cookies or food, disagrees about what is good for a dog and what is bad. Don't tell me to call my vet. I have spoken to 6 different vet clinics, 6 different vets and NONE of them agree. So, how can I be sure my big baby is safe when she eats homemade goodies? Should I contact a professional handler? HELLLLPPP

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Libby Ross 3 years ago

This is great except dogs really shouldn't be getting milk, and dairy also contributes to inflammation so it should for sure be left out of the anti-inflammatory treat.

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Libby Ross 3 years ago

This is great except dogs really shouldn't be getting milk. It's not as toxic as say chocolate or grapes, but some dogs have a pretty violent reaction to it, and none of them have systems designed/ready to break it down. Dairy also contributes to inflammation so it should for sure be left out of the anti-inflammatory treat.

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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great recipes here. I make dog cookies using pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs and cinnamon and my dog just loves them. I sometimes add some plain yogurt too. Super Hub - I'm a fan.

Seasea4 3 years ago

These are great recipes i make the veggie ones for my dog along with a pumkin and peanut butter one, a bit different then these. My dog got sick on those very treats you mentioned. Our little min pin loves them...when i am baking fresh ones for him he knows and begs for some fresh "snackies" out of the oven! So funny! I use the Red Mill rice flour or the gluten free one. I bake 3 varieties and freeze the rest of the dough. Thanks for the new recipes...Brody will enjoy I am sure...

Tracey 3 years ago

Any grain free recipes?

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Tracey- there are a few options. Mix together about 1lb of ground turkey, 1 organic egg, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (or 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato), 1/3 cup ground flaxseed. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake at 350 for an hour until it dries out. The flaxseed holds everything together and adds omega 3's.

I also put slices of apples or ground turkey, chicken, or lamb in the dehydrator at about 165 degrees until it dries out.

Kristi Phillips 3 years ago

I was just wondering about how many treats these recipes yield?

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Hi Kristi...about 20 treats, using the large cookie cutter and 30 for the smaller ones.

Smartcookie 3 years ago

What do you do with access dough?

Susan 3 years ago

Just tested these treats (Oakley's favorite) on my dog and he really like them. Planning on giving a batch to family dogs for Christmas. Thanks for the recipes!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Susan- That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Smartcookie- I just re-roll the extra dough and bake them too.

RoseBear 3 years ago

Just stumbled upon these recipes in a search, some sound great as I was looking to use up some pumpkin that I know my dogs love. I did want to let you know that onions are toxic to dogs though. In any form. Most bouillon has dehydrated onion in it (as well as MSG), soy sauce has onion usually, too. I am not particularly a health nut but do avoid giving my dogs anything with even a trace of onion or MSG in it. Do the research if you don't believe me about onion and you can tweak your otherwise great recipes!

SashaMom 3 years ago

Onions, Garlic and Cinnamon are all not good for dogs. Bones are also a no-no.Raisins, prunes and grapes are toxic to pooches.

Crystal 3 years ago

My dog has grain allergies and I just bought a dehydrator so I'll be making the beef treats! I'm sure she'll love them!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Crystal- be sure to check out the wheat-free recipes via link above too. Thanks for stopping by!:)

Angi 3 years ago

In the Kiss me cookies what does this mean?

"1/2 +2 tablespoon cup water"

1/2 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

1/2 cup

2 cups

I'm confused...Thx

Jaxsongirl 3 years ago

I just wanted to say that the 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon water was correct for the kiss me cookies. I used 2 cups of water and it was pure soup! I thought the recipe had called for less water and noticed the recipe was modified. I had to start over again and this time....I used 1/2 cup water plus 2 tablespoon and it was perfect! Thought you would like to know!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks Jaxsongirl, it's been a while since I used this one. Will have to confirm tomorrow! I appreciate you letting us know! :-)

Lizard429 3 years ago

do you have to use whole wheat flour or can you just use all purpose flour?

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Yes, but white flour has no nutrients.

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karlar1501 3 years ago

I too used too much water... just added more flour to fix the problem. Jaxsongirl was correct... 1/2 cup & 2 tbsp of water makes perfect cookies. My guys love them.

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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Voted up and sharing this with my mother-in-law! Thank you!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks hun!

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Specialk3749 3 years ago from Michigan

Thank you for all the recipes! I was just drafted to make homemade dog treats for a community project for our 4H dog club. Now I have to decide which recipe(s) to make!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

That's awesome! Make sure you check out the other hubs on wheat-free treats and the chicken dog jerky. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

Kathy 3 years ago

Love the idea of making my own treats!

Molly the Beagle 3 years ago

What an awesome page! Thanks so much!

bbeach 3 years ago

parsley is on the ASPCAs website as possibly toxic for a dog..

always double check before making anything for your dog! :)

Michelle 3 years ago

I like your ideas!! Please wish me luck I need to make up some cookies for my dogs that's good for their arthritis.

dawn 3 years ago

can you put the cookies in a dehydrater after cooking to help remove excess moisture?

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Dawn- yes you can but make sure you put it on a higher temperature setting if you're making the ones that have eggs or meat.

Iamjohere 3 years ago

I made recipe no. 1 today and my Macy boy just loved it. I will be trying all of them for sure. I grow my own pumpkin so he will enjoy those. Thanks for a great site for my dog.

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Awesome thank you! I'm so jealous of your pumpkin vine :-)

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sasanka7 3 years ago from Calcutta, India

Very useful hub.

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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

First off, you have some really cute pups! And thank you for sharing such awesome doggy treat ideas! I have 4 dogs - one with digestive issues and one with skin allergies so I have to be cautious with the food diet for both. I will have to run some of these ideas by my vet and see if they could work, and hopefully so! Can't wait to try them! Great hub!

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Hi BetterYourself,

Thank you so much! They are my babies!

I definitely agree with you running these ingredients by your vet first. Please check my other hub on specific dog treat recipes for dogs with dietary restrictions. Thanks for stopping by and reading my hubs! :-)

Cindy 3 years ago

I would like to make the soft pumpkin dog biscuits but there are no instructions for how to make them!

FarleytheLabrador 3 years ago

Hey my labrador's name is Farley. He is only 4 years old but suffers from many issues. He was ill-treated and handed to a pet rescue centre. Now he has dermititis and as quite common in labs, arthritis. I've noted the recipe for the apple cinnamon doggy treats, because his arthritis is causing him pain. I will try them out and let you know :-) x

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RobinBull 3 years ago from Moore, Oklahoma

Well done. When I had dogs, I made their treats. It is nice to know what is going into their treats. I have cutters shaped like hydrants. :)

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

That's so cute, Robin! Thanks for sharing:-)

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alannahbale 3 years ago from Rugby, Warwickshire

The recipes look really interesting! I am going to make them for my dogs!

Vicky 3 years ago

What order do I add the ingredients to the peanut butter and banana/vegan treats? Do I need to mix anything with the peanut butter first?

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Hi Vicky you can mix everything at the same time.

lisaareid 3 years ago

love your hub. I would follow it if I could figure out how to do that. i'm new to the hubs. I have tried homemade bones before. Amelia was a little slow to acquire a taste for them, but did eventually. I am looking forward to the cinnamon and the banana. great recipes.

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Thank you Lisa, I hope Amelia enjoys the cinnamon and banana one :-)

Martha 3 years ago

My dog is 17yrs and 2 months old. She is almost totally deaf, cataracts in her rigt eye and starting on her left. Apart from that she is fine. Loves her food. Alice is a Maltese/Silky cross. I am very keen to try the Pumpkin Cookies for her plus several of the others. Will also make some chicken jerky for her. She just loves chicken. Thanks for a great site

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks Martha I hope Alice enjoys them!

melanie 3 years ago

these are great but I'm worried my dad might steal the beef jerky treats for himself...

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Turtlewoman 3 years ago from California Author

Melanie- Haha! My husband tried to do the same.

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rchappell 2 years ago from Sonora, CA

I made jerky for my babies using three pounds of lean hamburger and one pound of liver. I read somewhere that too much liver can cause the runs and even Vitamin A toxicity. Did I use the correct ratio of hamburger to liver? How much can I give my little guys and how much is too much? My babies are 6.5, 12, and 17 pounds.

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Hi rchappell-ratio sounds fine. It's the frequency that matters too. Give treats in moderation only. I'd suggest combining with other treats like dried sweet potatoes or pumpkin. The more well rounded the diet, the better. :-) And always check with your vet too, while monitoring their poop daily.

Shelley 2 years ago

I have our 2 dogs on grain free food. Allergies. Do you think I could substitute brown rice flour for the wheat? Thx u for all the recipes!!

meeperoni 2 years ago

cebutouristspot, feeding garlic and salty foods to your dog can kill them! They can get stomach issues (like gas) big time, too! The rice isn't bad for them, and you could also add in some carrots, parsley, bananas, peanut butter, and cinnamon as a few options to their diet.

No grapes, onions/garlic, apple cores, etc. :)

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Definitely, Shelley!

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VVanNess 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

These are so awesome! I wrote four recipes down for my two babies. They are going to love them! I don't give my babies the commercial dog treats either. We do, however, give them carrots, apple pieces, pear pieces, brussel sprouts and cooked regular and sweet potatoes. I think brussel sprouts are their favorite. lol

I can't wait to try these! Thank you!

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ilikegames 2 years ago from Australia

I'm always looking for new ways to treat my dog (she's probably already spoiled enough though).

I can't wait to make some of these and I'm sure she can't wait to eat them.

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

She'll be drooling and waiting for you in the kitchen ;-)

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Organised Kaos 2 years ago from Hobart, Tasmania ~ Australia.(The little bit broken off the bottom of AUS)

Great recipe's here. Thanks for an informative hub!

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wiserworld 2 years ago

Big fan of anything involving peanut butter and banana... I could try lots of these myself haha

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

haha! It's tempting...I know ;-)

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theBAT 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this. We have now some very great options aside from those commercial dog food. Nice hub.

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Ariel-Cal 2 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

Awesome! Sharing

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dmstephenson 2 years ago from Springfield, Ohio

Great hub ! I've been looking for recipes like this. You just never know what manufacturers are putting in dog treats now a days. Thanks for the info !

chelletlaudato 2 years ago

wow! great hub. I will definitely try the pumpkin and kiss me cookies. I've only been baking one variety - chicken liver+oatmeal+parsley doggy treats. It's good to have a few more to try.

thank you for sharing your recipes. =)

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

You're welcome! Enjoy!

rkoleck 2 years ago

Mine love home-dried chicken. I've also made peanut butter/banana/packed pumpkin/yogurt frozen treats. I am going to try mixing yogurt with some strawberries/blueberries/bananas next

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bodylevive 2 years ago from Loachapoka, Alabama

These are some great recipes for dog treats, I'll make my two some home made treats and see if they will like them. Great article!

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marieloves 2 years ago from Canada

Great list of recipes. I'll try out the Peanut Butter Cookies since it looks really easy and my dog loves peanut butter!

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oliwier 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Do you have alternative for brown rice flour in apple cinnamon dog cookies?

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Oat flour, or grind up oats in a food processor

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seanorjohn 2 years ago

Wow, this is a great hub stuffed full of such great recipes and advice. You could easily have turned this into 3 hubs. Very impressive and voted up. I will be making some of these treats for my friends dog.

Kim 2 years ago

Isn't peanut butter very bad for dogs? Ie nuts are a no no with dogs.

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Peanuts are legumes (not nuts) and are safe in moderate amounts. Use organic peanut butter.

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Turtle....Wonderful recipes for our canine babies! I began making dog biscuits when I finally woke up and realized what "ingredients" were in the treats I was giving my "Toby," and felt very guilty!

I went a step further and included my grandsons in the process of making the biscuits. They absolutely love the idea and it keeps them busy and happy while at Grandma's. (A few birds with one stone.....that's my forte!) :).....Up ++

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Aahhh yes, great idea to get your grandsons involved! ;-)

pattid 2 years ago

Such wonderful recipes! We are a nut free house due to allergies, so I cannot cook with peanut butter. Is there anything I can use instead of peanut butter in the recipes?

Thanks so much!

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Turtlewoman 2 years ago from California Author

Thank you Patti! Oh that's tough- you can use sunflower seed butter.

Geni 2 years ago

Great ideas! One note though; all artificial sweeteners are toxic to dogs.

sharon 2 years ago

Please take note and change. It says sugar free jam (Do NOT) give your dog sugar free jams have artificial sweeteners. Whixh can be poisonous. Buy no sugar added jams

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londonaccountants 2 years ago from London, UK

Wonderful hub! Good stuff...

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Lizolivia 2 years ago from Central USA

Thanks for the fabulous compilation of dog treat recipes. Your dogs are adorable. Nice photos.

aprilnystrom 2 years ago

Can you make any of your dog treat recipes in a mold?

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Turtlewoman 24 months ago from California Author

Hi April,

I've never tried that. I use a cookie cutter to cut the dough out before baking them.

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ShariBerry 24 months ago from Michigan

Love, love, love this Hub. So many good recipes and I can't wait to try the apple cinnamon one. Cute picture of your furry friends.

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Slavon Smartmil 19 months ago from USA

As for me I've made the ones from Gourmet magazine twice now, and they were a hit with all of the dogs (and people) who tried them. Definitely great, and a fantastic, easy, cheap Christmas gift!

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Nicki Aldahonda 19 months ago from Tampa, Florida

Hi my dog is allergic to peanut butter, he's on a grain free diet in experiencing new food sensitivities and I am going to start making his treats to insure the quality and safety he's a German Shepard and is common in this breed if u have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it

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Turtlewoman 19 months ago from California Author

Hi Nicki,

You can experiment with buckwheat flower, which is technically a seed and not grain, as a replacement for some of these recipes. I also feed my dogs dehydrated fruits like apples and sweet potato. Just slice them up and put in dehydrator or oven at the lowest temp until crispy. You can also do beef or chicken jerky...

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eilval 15 months ago from Western Cape , South Africa

Never knew there's so many things one can make. An absolute treat for dogs. Fascinating hub !

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Agilitybeauty 15 months ago from U.S.A

it's great recipes, i think my dog will like them.

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globalfuture 15 months ago from Jakarta Selatan

To me, dogs are also social creature like us, then we must treat them with affection. Your article is very interesting and should be known by anyone who has dogs, and anyone who wants to have a dog in the future. Please write more about dogs in the future. Bravo and thanks a lot.

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jcsales 15 months ago

Thanks for this hub. My wife and I are dog lovers. So much to learn from this article.

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suraj punjabi 15 months ago from jakarta

I am not really a pet kind of guy but I thoroughly enjoy reading this hub of yours. I love how you express your energy, enthusiasm and love for your dog in this hub. Great article!

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Cynthia Haltom 15 months ago from Diamondhead

They look delicious and I'm not even a dog. I think my dog Scooter would go crazy for these treats.

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Agilitybeauty 15 months ago from U.S.A

its very good to us to know about treating our dogs in the home

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DaphneDL 15 months ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

These are recipes I'll save as I've been wanting to begin making my own treats. My daughter's dog needs to have grain-free treats, and she has been looking for recipes, too, and can just change the flour. I like the addition of parsely for bad breath and didn't know this would work. My little Pom can have some breath issues from time to time. Thanks for the Hub!

Tobysmom13 12 months ago

I found your recipes while searching online for healthy snacks for my dogs. I just tried the first recipe and my dogs loooooooove them!!!!! Thank you so much for posting, I can't wait to try the other recipes. I can actually have peace of mind that what they are eating is safe now! :)

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PegCole17 11 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Loved the photos and the useful recipes. I tried making a batch of cookies just yesterday for the first time after purchasing a bone shaped cutter. They turned out great and my Labrador loved them. I used a recipe similar to the first one you posted here without the parsley. He begged for the treats all day.

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rebeccamealey 11 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Oh, my! Such good recipes to try. My babies will thank you!

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Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Kim, what a great hub! I would love to share this to my SIL, since I don't have any dogs. What a wonderful idea to make those treats with homemade and natural ingredients in those recipes! If you have one for cats, I'm all for it.

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Stephen Kalu 10 months ago from Nigeria

great hub. love what you are doing over here.

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