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Dog Treat Recipes

Learn how to make healthful dog treats at home. We have a large collection of dog biscuit recipes including decorating tips.

Article by: Barbara Bowman


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dog treats with ribbonMaking dog treats at home can be fun for you and your children.  Because each pet may have special needs make sure to review each recipe to insure it is appropriate for your pet.  Remember these are treat recipes not "dog food" so they should not be used in excess.

Shapes And Cutters
Cookie cutters are available in countless shapes, sizes and themes.  Make treats that are suitable for the size of your pooch.  If you prefer to not buy cookie cutters you can use the open end of a juice can, a small glass or or a biscuit cutter if you have one.

Ingredients
One of the benefits of making your own treats is that you can control the quality of what goes in the treats.  We suggest using the same quality products as you would if you were making food for yourself.  For example use natural peanut butter rather than products with a lot of added sugar.  Use organic flours and meals if they are available to you.

Controversial Ingredients
There are some ingredients in large amounts that can be deadly to your pet.  Sometimes those ingredients may be called for in very small "flavoring" quantities.  If you see any of these ingredients in a recipe you'd like to use then you should consult with your veterinarian to see if the recipe is appropriate for your pet otherwise leave the ingredient out or select another recipe.  Here are some potentially harmful ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Raisins

Dog Treat Recipes

Alexander's Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Treats
Whole wheat flour, creamy peanut butter, vanilla, rolled oats, white lour, eggs, vegetable oil.
Baby Beef Dog Treats
This recipe is flavored using beef (or other flavored) baby food. Also uses whole wheat flour dry powdered milk, vegetable oil and garlic powder.
Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuit Treats
Whole wheat flour, milk, eggs, onion or garlic powder, bacon fat or vegetable oil.
Banana Dog Treats
Recipe for Banana Dog Treats includes oats, honey, milk, flour and bananas.
Basic Balanced Dog Food Recipe
Dog Food Recipe for Basic Balanced Dog Food Recipe - This recipe combines meat, rice and vegetables for a well-balance pet food.
Basic Yeast Dog Treats
A basic dog treat recipe that contains whole grain and all-purpose flour as well as cornmeal. The flavoring comes from chicken or beef broth.
Beefy Dog Biscuits
These Beefy Dog Biscuit treats get a nice beefy flavor from the yeast extract and the bouillon powder.
Bow-Wowser Dog Treats
This treat recipe uses oats, cornmeal, bouillon, paprika, brewers yeast, flour, parsley, egg and butter.
Carob Molasses Dog Treats
Recipe for Carob Molasses dog treats which are naturally low in purine.
Cheese Puppers
Nice healthy dog treat recipe uses rice and oat flour,  fresh cheese, and dried herbs.
Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats
Milk, margarine, cornmeal, sugar, cheddar cheese, whole wheat flour, egg
Cluck-A-Doodle-Doggie Treats
Recipe for Cluck-A-Doodle Dog Treats with whole wheat flour, chicken livers, egg, corn meal and parsley.
Garlic Dog Biscuit Treats
Recipe includes whole wheat flour, powdered milk, meat drippings and eggs.
Garlic Dog Treats
Whole wheat flour, dry milk, brown sugar, meat drippings, egg, brown sugar, garlic powder. *See Note About Garlic on recipe
MacDigger's Highland Graham Dog Biscuit Treats
Uses graham crumbs, flour, milk, baking powder and corn oil. Recipe copyright Bone Appetit by Suzan Anson
Microwave Dog Biscuit Treats
Whole wheat flour, dry milk, cornmeal, shortening, bouillon granules, quick-cooking oats, egg
Multi-Grain Dog Food Recipe
Uses whole wheat and all purpose flour, cornmeal, soy flour, powdered milk, oats, wheat germ, brewers yeast, egg and corn oil.
Multi-grain Dog Treats
All-purpose flour, whole wheat four, rye four, cornmeal, cracked wheat (bulgur), dry milk, yeast, chicken stock, milk and egg.
Oatmeal Cheese Dog Treats
Oatmeal, meat juices or broth, grated cheese, margarine, powdered milk, cornmeal, whole wheat flour.
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Dog Treat Links - Decorating Tips, News

Homemade Dog Food Recipes - Our new collection of recipes for making your own dog food at home.

Dog Food Recall Don't forget the May 2007 dog food recall.  This historical pet food recall should serve as a reminder to all pet owners.

Toxic Food List - From the ASPCA (American Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals has a good resource for learning about foods that are toxic (or not) for your pets
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Kel Kel

10/15/2010
Hello, I have been making homemade dog treats but they go bad so quickly. What can I use to preserve them naturally and how do I determine how much? Could you PLEASE help? My dogs would appreciate it and so would I! Thank You.

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petite47

10/16/2010
I find a food dehydrator works well.

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Sherbear24

11/23/2010
How long will dog biscuits last if you use a dehydrator?  How long would they last if you vacuum sealed them?

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Sherbear24

11/23/2010
I want to make dog biscuits as gifts for my friend's dogs.  What is the best way to do them that they last longer?  Can I vaccum seal them? How long would they last?

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Dog Treat Icing And Decorating

Homemade dog treats can be left plain or adorned.  If you want to keep the sugar content of your treats to a minimum then your icing options will be limited. While use of chocolate is not safe and should not be used you can use carob or even white chocolate which does not contain the harmful compounds or regular chocolate.

For more decorating tips refer to our page:  >> Dog Treat Decorating Tips.

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