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Simple and Healthy Homemade Treats for Your Dog (DIY)

You love feeding your dog regularly with treats, but the challenge is how healthy it is, and how pocket-friendly it goes. You may find it easier to buy and feed. However, homemade options are always fresh and available.

When you are hunting for homemade dog treats tips and tricks, it becomes simpler to plan a diet for your fussy eater or when your fur friend is in recovery from surgery and any other reason.

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

To start off cooking and baking at home, you would require the right tools. Some fun tools include – dog-friendly baking trays, ingredients, bowls, and pans.

When you make treats and small meal portions at home for your pet – you not only develop a bond with your fur friend, but you can select the ingredients, make them fresh every time, check on the allergens, and plan the ingredients based on local availability.

You can make large quantities like five hundred pieces and store them in an air-tight jar or freeze it. Get silicon molds large ceramic mixing bowls, and a spatula to enjoy the mass baking. Here are some of the simple, quick, and long-lasting DIY homemade treats for your pets.

You can always experiment with the mix of local ingredients, but here are recipes to die for – one using bacon, one chicken, one vegetarian option, and one fruit and cheese recipe.

1. Bacon treats:

Bacon is one of the most loved ingredients by pets. You can try some dog delicacies using this famous ingredient. Let’s try one pyramid shape bacon dog treat.


  • A small packet of bacon
  • Two eggs
  • 150 grams of gluten-free flour
  • Water

Treat recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the bacon and eggs in a bowl and blend them into a smooth paste.
  • Add gluten-free flour to this mix.
  • Make a smooth batter and ensure that there are no lumps.
  • Spread the batter over the baking mat and put it in the oven.
  • Leave it in the oven for eight minutes or so.
  • Once cool, you can cut the treats into bite-size pieces or just break them into tiny bits.

2. Chicken treat:

No dogs can refuse chicken, the best option for protein – how about trying baked chicken delicacies for your fur friends?


  • 110-ounce can of chicken
  • Two eggs
  • A cup of tapioca flour
  • Half cup of white flour
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil/vegetable oil

Treat recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the chicken pieces and eggs in the food processor.
  • Pour this mix into a ceramic bowl.
  • Stir continuously adding little oil and flour.
  • Ensure that the batter is thick and not runny.
  • Pour this batter into the silicone mold by spreading the cookie sheet over it.
  • Clean the extra batter from the sides of the mold so get the correct shape.
  • Keep this mold in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Let it cool down and then gradually demold each cookie.
  • You can freeze these treats for long in bags.

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3. Peanut butter treats:

When you are seeking vegetarian options for your quadruped friends – peanut butter delicacies are the top priority. It is easy to procure, prepare and store. Homemade pet treats are always delighting with nutty flavors.


  • Two eggs, broken and well beaten
  • Two tablespoon canola oil
  • Half cup peanut butter powder
  • Half cup white flour
  • Half cup tapioca flour
  • Water

Recipe of the treat:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a ceramic bowl and make a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the bone-shaped pan.
  • Bake it for 12 minutes and let it cool.
  • Stretch the silicon and dump all the treats out.
  • Store this in air-tight jars for lasting use.

4. Apple Cheddar biscuits:

When you are looking for biscuit options for your dogs, fruit-based is the best choice. The fruity-flavored treats in blend with cheese make a tasty delicacy. You can prepare these tiny treats in large quantities. Store them for a longer time.


  • Two cups of barley flour
  • Half cup of oatmeal
  • One-third cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • One-fourth cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • One-third cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Recipe of the treat:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit
  • Take a baking tray and spread parchment paper on it.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large ceramic bowl.
  • Add some water gradually to make a dough.
  • Roll out the dough between the two sheets of plastic wrap. Ensure that it is ¼ inch thick.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and cut the dough into a biscuit shape.
  • You can also use a cookie cutter to get any shape of biscuits.
  • Place the biscuits on the baking tray with a gap of one inch.
  • Bake for 30 minutes till the biscuits turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Transfer all the baked cookies to the wire rack and let it cool.
  • You can store these biscuits in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Read Also: Best Dog Treats For Dogs Suffering From Obesity

These are some simple snacks for those fun dog walks and park evenings. You and your fur friend will surely enjoy the walks as he/she nibbles the homemade delicacies.

You can also alternate the ingredients with other substitutes like; pumpkin or carrot puree instead of applesauce, almond instead of peanut butter, mashed banana for any pureed fruit, and replace non-dairy options for the dairy range.

For baking, try getting silicon molds in various shapes like – bone shapes, small fruit shapes, and stick shapes which makes the pets enjoy the treat.

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