Thursday, October 13, 2016

3 Favorite Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

I have started to make my own dog treats. It does not take a lot of work and I love that I can choose healthy ingredients. This way my dogs eat treats that are full of vitamins, without the preservatives and additives that store bought dog treats add to increase shelf-life.  
For dogs with food allergies, substitute ingredients that are suitable for his diet. You can also add natural remedies, such as turmeric or yucca powder to help dogs with arthritis.

Here are my 3 favorite recipes to make your own, natural and healthy dog treats.

Pumpkin Pup-Treats


½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tbs coconut oil (liquid)
4 tbs molasses or honey
4 tbs water
2 cups of whole wheat flour (or almond flour)
¼ tsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Mix coconut oil, molasses, pumpkin and water in a bowl (*)
  • Gradually add the flour and baking powder
  • Stir until ingredients are well mixed and dough softens
  • Wet hands and roll small spoonfuls of dough into balls
  • Place them on a greased cookie sheet and slightly flatten with a fork
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Let treats cool completely before offering to your dog!

Makes about 12 to 18 treats. I like mine a bit larger, for my big dogs, but you can adjust the individual treat size for smaller dogs.

* (during cooler weather it may be helpful to heat this mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds to make it easier to mix, before adding the flour.)

Pawlishes Ice Cream



1 banana
1 cup of peanut butter
2 cups of natural plain yogurt
2 tbs of honey


  • Peel and mash the banana.
  • Use microwave or stove to warm the peanut butter until it is easy to stir.
  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl and mix until well-combined.
  • Pour into ice cube trays
  • Freeze overnight

    Need the perfect Bone shaped ice cube tray? Find it here:  K9 Cakery Bone Silicone Cake Pan


Sweet Potato Chews


1 Large Sweet potato


  • Wash and dry the sweet potato
  • Preheat oven to 250 F
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Peel and cut the sweet potato into fingerling slices about 1/3” thick
  • Place on sheet and bake for 3 hours
  • Turn halfway through
  • Let cool completely on wire rack
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks

Chews come out of the oven still a little soft, but will harden as they cool off. If you want them real crunchy, bake them 15 minutes longer.

For more organic dog treat recipes, I recommend the book Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook

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Until next time - Keep your Paws on the Road!


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