How to make natural delicious dog treats
Owning a dog can be expensive, what with food, toys, insurance, vet bills, buying new trainers after your dog ate your last pair etc. so why not save a little money buy making your own homemade dog treats, its simple, cheap and you know exactly what’s in them.
Here are some of our favourite homemade dog treat recipes
Homemade liver dog treats
These treats are truly amazing, even dogs that are not very food orientated seem to go nuts for these, if you make these, your dog will be the most grateful pooch alive!
1 lb/450g pigs liver
1 lb/450g of cornflour
6oz/170 g potato flour or semolina
1 egg plus milk if more liquid needed
2 grated carrots or a grated apple
1 clove of fresh garlic
1 teaspoon of poppy seed
How to make:
Dry liver with paper towel. Cut into chunks and puree it either in a blender or food processor. Then place in a large mixing bowl.
Add a grated apple to the liver. Or add the grated carrots instead!
Add one clove of crushed garlic. Add the cornflour and the potato flour/semolina
Add an egg and a splash of milk!
Add 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds.
Mix together thoroughly
Roll out onto a baking tray (approximately 2cm thick), cut into squares, and bake
at 350 F/180 C for 15-
Homemade fish oatcake dog treats
Your dog will love these oatcakes, they are tasty, healthy, smell great and just so easy to make! And from preparation to cooking time they take less than one hour!
2 tins of sardine in oil (2x120g)
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
60g of wholemeal flour
300g of oats
A splash of water
How to make:
Add the sardines to a bowl and mash them up thoroughly with a fork
Add the garlic, flour and oats
Mix everything together with your hands, adding a splash of water to make a dough ball
Roll out the dough (approximately 2cm thick) then cut out the biscuits in the shape of your choice.
Place dog biscuits on baking tray and place into a preheated oven at 190°C for around
Homemade simple to make, meat free dog treats
I thought a dog treat without using liver or meat would make a nice change so I thought I’d try banana alongside peanut butter and honey. These buns are great, they have a hard crusty shell which makes them excellent to carry around but moist and bready inside and packed with flavour! Dogs love them!
200g Wholemeal flour
1 tablespoon of Honey.
2 bananas .
200g Smooth peanut butter!.
How to make:
Add two eggs, peanut butter, 2 chopped bananas and a tablespoon of honey to a large mixing bowl.
Mash it all together until it is smooth.
Add the flour and the cornflour.
Mix it all together with a fork then roll up your sleeves because you’ll need to get stuck in with your hands to mix it all up! Into a big dough ball.
Roll into little balls and place onto baking tray. Be quite firm when rolling them in your hands!
Place into the oven at 130°C and then cook for 45 minutes. (Always keep an eye on them when cooking to make sure they don't burn)
We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to make dog treats and more importantly we hope your dog enjoys these homemade natural treats, free from additives and preservatives.
All these recipes can be frozen.
A big thanks to Sue at Bishopton dog Walking Services for these brilliant recipes, give them a try, they really are excellent.
Feel free to experiment with different recipes, we have a article on foods which are poisonous to dogs to help you avoid certain foods
Got your own recipe that your dog loves? Tell us about it on our dog forum!