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30+ Dog Treat Recipe You Can Try At Home

50+ dog treat recipes you will love

Here is a collection from all over the web of recipes for dogs, and some for cats. 

There may be duplicates, or very similar recipes.  Test them out, and see which one you prefer.  Let us know your comments/tips and we will add them.

I haven’t separated them in categories yet.  When I do I will repost them.  So happy cooking! Please let us know how they turn out, and how much your dog likes them!

Important Note:

SALT – This is not good for your dog, because a dog’s body cannot process salt. Salt can accumulate and cause kidney disease in old age. At any time in a dog’s life, if salt is given in excess, it could cause your dog’s kidneys to react and swell. Your dog would have to be totally without water for a period of days if this happens before the kidneys could function normally again (just think about how serious that is) if the dog survived.

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Woof Woof Waffles Recipe

4 C Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 C Cornmeal 1 Egg 2 TBS Vegetable Oil 1 3/4 C Water


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Put all ingredients into a large bowl, use hands to mix dough thoroughly.
  • Roll out to 1.4 inch thickness
  • Cut into 8 inch squares, put the squares into a cold unplugged waffle iron to give that waffle look.
  • Place the “Waffles” on greased cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour!

Liver & Chicken Brownies Recipe

Soft chewy brownies that are completely healthy. Great for dogs with allergies to wheat or corn.

3 cups of liver (fresh beef)
1 cup of chicken hearts (do NOT substitute gizzards!)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of Lecithin (from soy) make sure its granulated or powdered
1 tablespoon of Glucosamine (optional-approximately 10 caplets)
1/2 cup of ground flaxseed (from health food store-you can also use whole seeds).


  • Put all ingredients except flaxseed in food processor (or blender) and puree for about 2 minutes,
  • Slowly add the flaxseed. The mixture will be like cake batter.
  • Spread evenly in an un-greased cookie sheet with sides, it should be about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until moist but springy to the touch in a 350 degree oven.
  • Cool and cut into 1 1/2″ x 1/1/2″ squares.


They freeze well, but probably won’t last long enough for you to even bother! Should be kept in refrigerator though. The nutritional value in this recipe is perfect for dogs. The chicken hearts are loaded with protein, and the liver is high in iron and adds flavor. The garlic is a natural flea preventative, and the Lecithin eliminates tear stains. The Glucosamine helps regenerate cartilage and bone (perfect for either an aging or young dog), and the eggs promote a healthy and shiny coat.

Turkey Gobblers Recipe

1 cup ground turkey
2 cups white flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons tarragon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a frying pan, cook ground turkey, crumble into small pieces and set aside on a paper towel. Combine flour and cornmeal in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg, oil and water, then add tarragon.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
  • Fold in ground turkey and mix again.
  • Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed together.
  • Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick and cut out shapes.
  • Place on greased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes or until firm.
  • Cool and serve.
  • Keep any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
    Makes 24 tempting, tantalizing turkey treats

Ants On A Log!!!

One large milk bone , ( or a small milk bone) peanut butter and raisins take the milk bone (large or small ) and spread as much p.b u want on it then add raisins “voila” ANT’S ON A LOG!!!

Angie’s Dog Cakes Recipes

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Soybean Flour
1 cup Water
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Sea Salt


  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Add water and Honey.
  • Mix and let the dough rest in a warm place for 15 Min.
  • Add oil and allow sitting another 1/2 hour.
  • Take walnut sized portions of the dough and flatten on a baking sheet into small cakes.
  • Bake in oven at 400 for 1/2 an hour.
  • Let cool and let your dog enjoy.

Snuckerpoodles Recipes

1/2 cup vegetable oil,
1/2 cup shortening,
1 cup honey,
2 eggs,
3 3/4 cup white flour,
2 teaspoons cream of tartar,
1 teaspoon baking soda,
1/2 cup cornmeal,
2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Mix vegtable  oil, shortening, honey with eggs
  • Beat well.
  • Add flour, soda and cream of tartar. KNEAD dough until mixed well.
  • Shape dough into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls into mixture.
  • Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Press the balls down with a fork to give it the snicker doodle look.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400f.
  • Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container.
  • Some batches of cookies don’t even take 8 minutes to cook. So be careful they don’t burn!

Fat balls Recipes #1

10 lbs hamburger

10 oz oats

6 egg yolks

10 oz wheat germ

10 oz molasses

 Put in a big bowl and mix.

Roll into 1 inch balls and freeze

Fat Ball Recipes #2

Small container of heavy cream

One dozen eggs

2 blocks of cream cheese (room temp)

5lbs ground beef

1 small box of total cereal (crunch up into small crumbs)


  • Mix dry ingredients, add heavy cream, add cream cheese.
  • Mix together
  • Add ground beef
  • Mix together
  • Roll into balls, and freeze

Big Boy Gainer Recipes

2 cups dry dog food

2 packs of cream cheese

1 1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup corn oil

1 cup cottage cheese

1 lb ground hamburger (save the fat)


  • Blend dog food (crushed fine) and add remaining ingredients. 
  • Mix till you have a doughy mixture add more dog meal as needed if consistency is too thin.
  • On wax paper spread out mixture and roll it into logs.
  • Refrigerate until firm and slice as needed.
  • Feed them a slice or two during the day.  Very high in calories will put weight on very fast.

Satin’s balls Recipes

10 pounds of ground beef

1 jar wheat germ

1 large box of oat meal (uncooked)

1 large box of total cereal (or comparable natural brand)

10 eggs

10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin

1 1/4 cup flavorless molasses

2 teaspoons of ground flax seed

A pinch of salt

Garlic to taste


  • Mix all ingredients together well, much like a meat loaf, then put into separate freezer bags and freeze,
  • Thaw as needed it will bulk them up in a very short period of time, not to mention the gloss on the coat.
  • You can use it every day when they got a show to do and it does not produce the runs.
  • It can be fed alone or with kibble.

Peanut Cheese Balls Recipes

1 dozen hard boiled eggs, chopped

1 lb jar of crunchy peanut butter

1 container of Quaker oats

2 cups of evaporated milk (do not dilute)

1 jar wheat germ

1 lb hamburger

8oz package of cream cheese

1 envelope Knox gelatin joint complex, (unflavored)


  • In one bowl, pour evaporated milk over the oatmeal and put aside. Wait for oats to soak in the milk.
  • In a second large bowl, place all the other ingredients. Start mixing together, your hands work the best.
  • Add the oatmeal and envelope milk mixture and mix again. When thoroughly blended, form into meatball sized treats.
  • Layer in a plastic freezer container. Freeze until needed.
  • Remove a few at a time and allow thawing and feed them a great snack.

DOG BISCUITS Recipes #3 (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

1/2 cup cornmeal
2 cups white rice flour
6 tablespoons safflower oil
2/3 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.
  • For extra flavor you could add a couple of tablespoons of grated carrot or apple, a few teaspoons of brown sugar, or a teaspoon of garlic powder.

CAROB TREATS Recipe (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

6 cups white rice flour
1/8 cup peanut oil
1/8 cup margarine — safflower oil type
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 oz carob — chips, melted
–available in health food stores
1 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup powdered milk


  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Dough will be stiff.
  • Chill.
  • Roll dough on a greased cookie pan and cut into shapes 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake at 300 for 1 hour.
  • Makes 2 to 3 dozen.


1 1/2 cups white rice flour
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 pound safflower oil — margarine
1 clove garlic — crushed
1 pinch salt


  • Grate the cheese and let stand until it reaches room temperature.
  • Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, salt, and flour.
  • Add enough milk to form inta a ball. Chill for 1/2 hour.
  • Roll onto floured board.
  • Cut into shapes and bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until slightly brown, and firm.
  • Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.

DOG BISCUITS Recipe #1 (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

2 cups white rice flour
1/2 cup soy flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons safflower oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup molasses — unsulphered
1/2 cup sunflower seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend eggs and milk. Mix dry ingredients. 
  • Add melted butter (or oil), molasses and egg mixture (save 1 Tbsp egg mixture). Knead together (add milk if too dry), let sit for 1/2 hour. 
  • Roll to 1/2 inch and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter.
  • Put on cookie sheet, “paint” on remaining egg mixture, and bake 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

DOG COOKIES Recipe (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

2 3/4 cups white rice flour
1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 clove garlic — crushed
4 tablespoons margarine — softened
1 medium egg — beaten
1 tablespoon molasses


  • Combine flour, garlic, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in margarine. Stir in beaten egg, molasses, and milk.
  • Add enough water so mixture can be shaped into a ball.
  • Roll dough onto a floured board to a thickness of 1/2 inch.
  • Cut into shapes and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool.
  • Makes about 30 biscuits.

HEALTHY SNACKS Recipe (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

1 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 Tbsp molasses — unsulphered
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons safflower oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add molasses, egg, oil and milk.
  • Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into dally bite-sized pieces.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

HORS D’OGS Recipe (Low Purine for Kidney Stone Prone Dogs)

1/4 cup cheddar cheese — grated
2 Tbsps safflower oil
1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 tsp garlic — ground
1/4 cup Swiss cheese — grated


  • Combine cheeses, garlic and oil.
  • Using plastic wrap, shape mixture into a log about 1 inch in diameter and 8 inches long.
  • Roll log in Rice Krispies. 
  • Refrigerate.
  • Slice into half-inch rounds and serve.

MuttLoaf  Recipe

1/2 cup amaranth — *see Note
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken — or turkey
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 whole egg
1/2 cup oats — rolled (raw)
1/4 cup carrot — finely chopped
1/4 cup spinach — finely chopped
1/4 cup zucchini — finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add amaranth and chicken broth to sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Set aside and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl add meat, cottage cheese, veggies, and eggs.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add wheat germ, cooled amaranth and olive oil mix well.
  • Add mixture to loaf pan, bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done.  

Note: Amaranth can be found in a health food store, if not use barley.  Barley will need 50 minutes to cook.

Wheat-Free Scotty Biscuits Recipe

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup rye flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk


  • Combine oatmeal, 3/4 cup of the rye flour, sugar and butter together. 
  • Slowly add the milk till a firm but slightly sticky dough forms.
  • Scrape out dough onto a wooden board or counter.
  • Knead in the rest of the rye flour till the dough stiffens a little.
  • Wrap in saran wrap and chill for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out dough till 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut into shapes ( I like to use Scotty dog cutters).
  • Place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off oven and let biscuits rest till cool in oven with the door closed.
  • Store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Wheat free Salmon Treats Recipe, From Ruthie on the B.A.R.F. list

1 can salmon with juice — (8 oz.)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 eggs — shells included
1/2 cup sesame seeds ground up in coffee grinder
1/2 cup flax seeds ground up in coffee grinder
2 cups potato flour — (2 to 3)


  • Put these ingredients into a food processor, mix VERY WELL.
  • Pour potato flour through the opening while the motor is running. I can’t tell you exactly how much, but I would guess about 2-3 cups.
  • When the dough forms, like a pie curst, and rolls into a ball it is ready to take out.
  • Dump this mess onto potato floured counter or board.
  • Knead more flour into this and when it is a rolled out cookie consistency, it is ready to roll out into about 1/4 inch thick. I use a pizza cutter to roll our long strips and then cut crosswise to make small squares. If you want FANCY you may use a cookie cutter.
  • Bake on cookie sheets, sprayed Pam or line the sheet with parchment paper.
  • I put in as many as will fit.
  • Usually two whole cookie sheets suffice.
  • I bake this in a 375º oven for 20 min. Turn and rotate the cookie sheets and bake about 10 more minutes.
  • You can make them as soft or as hard as you want – to make them harder, just leave them in the oven after you turn the oven off.

Wheatless Tuna Biscuit Recipe

1 cup yellow cornmeal or 1 1/4 cup corn flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 small can tuna in oil — undrained
1/3 cup water


  • Grind oatmeal in processor to make a coarse flour.
  • Set aside in small bowl. In food processor, whirr tuna with the oil, and water then add all the rest of ingredient.
  • Pulse till mixture forms a ball, Pulse to knead for 2-3 minutes.
  • Knead on floured surface till it forms a soft ball of dough.
  • Roll out to a 1/8″-1/4″ thickness.
  • Cut into shapes.
  • Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet, at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool completely.


1 ½ c whole wheat flour

1 ¼ c grated cheddar cheese

 ¼ lb. corn oil margarine

1 clove garlic — crushed



  • Grate the cheese and let stand until it reaches room temperature.  
  • Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, and flour. 
  • Add enough milk to form into a ball. 
  • Chill for 1/2 hour. 
  • Roll onto floured board. 
  • Cut into shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly brown, and firm.  
  • Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.   

Akita Style Lamb & Rice Recipe

1 lb ground lamb (beef if you wish)

1 ½ cups brown rice

2 stalks Broccoli

2 medium potatoes — (2 to 3)

3 medium carrots

4 cloves garlic

1 sheet kombu — Sea Kelp (optional)


  • Brown lamb in a fry pan.
  • After it gets going, put on the chopped garlic to brown.
  • Boil water, put about 4-5 cups into a crock-pot, so it is already hot while you are fixing the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add cubed potatoes to the fry pan.
  • Cut broccoli and add this to the crock.
  • Put the rest of the works in the pot, add enough hot water to cover.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Throw in ½ cup brown rice and mix.


Alfie and Archie’s Dog Biscuits Recipe

2 ½ cups  Whole wheat flour

½ cup Powdered dry milk

½ tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Brown sugar

6 tbs Meat drippings

1 Beaten egg

½ cup Ice water


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
  • Combine flour, dry milk, garlic powder and sugar.
  • Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal. Mix in egg.
  • Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball.
  • Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to 1/2″ thick.
  • Cut with cookie cutter or knife and remove scraps.
  • Scraps can be formed again and baked.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from tray and cool on rack.

Apple Cinnamon Training Bits Recipe

4 cups whole wheat flour

½ cup cornmeal

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small apple (grated)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/3 cups  water


  • In a bowl combine all ingredients except the apple and water.
  • Grate apple  nto mixture and add water.
  • Mix until it starts forming together.
  • Turn out on a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead wll. Roll out to a thickness of 1/4 – inch to 1/2 – inch.
  • Take a straight edge and score the dough horizontally then vertically to make a grid of 3/4 squares.
  • Be careful not to score the dough that it completely cuts through the dough.
  • Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.

Yield: 1 1/2 pounds

Apple Crunch Pup cakes Recipe

2 ¾ cups water

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 medium egg

1/8 tsp. vanilla

4 cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup dried apple chips

1 tablespoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together water, applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, apple chips, and baking powder.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until very well blended.
  • Pour into greased muffin pans,
  • Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
  • Store in a sealed container.

Makes 12 to 14 pupcakes

Auggie’s Wolfdown Recipe

16 qt  stew pot with cover

enough olive oil to coat bottom of pot

5 lbs. ground beef — (5 to 6)

2 cans chicken broth — (50 oz)

4 cups water

1 3 lb bag frozen corn

1 3 lb  bag brown rice

  • Brown ground beef in olive oil.
  • When beef is cooked, add broth, water, and corn. (Note that broth and water amount to just over a gallon of liquid; you can also just dump in a gallon jug of water and add a bunch of bouillon cubes.)
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add brown rice, stir well, cover, and bring to a boil again.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Remove from heat and let cool overnight.
  • Makes approximately 40-45 cups of food.


2 ½ c.  Whole wheat flour

½ c. powdered skim milk

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 egg — beaten

Flavoring:  Meat drippings, broth or water from canned tuna (enough to make a stiff dough). 


  • Combine flour, powdered milk and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl. 
  • Add beaten egg, flavoring and mix well with hands. 
  • Dough should be very stiff.  If necessary add more flavoring. 
  • On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. 
  • Cut with shaped cookie cutters of your choice.
  • Place biscuits on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  

B/M Dog Cookies Recipe

   1      cup           Meat or vegetable stock

   1      cup           All-Purpose flour

   1      cup           Whole-wheat or rye flour

   1      cup           Cracked wheat

     1/4  cup           Non-fat dry milk powder

   1 1/2  tsp.          Yeast


  • Use dough cycle.
  • Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness.
  • Cut with cookie cutters or knife.
  • Place on baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal.
  • Cover with clean kitchen towels and let rise in warm place about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 325F. for 45 minutes.
  • When all are baked, turn off oven and return all cookies to cooling oven overnight to harden.
  • Store in airtight container.

Baby Food Soft Doggie Cookies Recipe

3 jars baby food — (2 1/2 oz. each) either beef or chicken

1/4  cup Dry milk powder

1/4  cup Wheat germ (cream of wheat can be substituted for wheat germ)


  • Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  • Roll into small balls and place onwell-greased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake in preheated 350F. oven for 15 minutes until brown.
  • Cool on wire racks and STORE IN REFRIGERATOR.
  • Also freezes well.

Bacon Biscuits Recipe

5c Whole wheat flour

1c Milk

2 Eggs

10 tbs Vegetable oil or bacon fat

1 tsp Onion or garlic powder

1/2c Cold water

1tb Vegetable oil or bacon fat***


  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls.


1 cup whole wheat flour

1 package yeast (1/4 ounce)

1 cup chicken or beef broth, warmed*

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup unbleached white flour


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In large bowl combine the whole wheat flour with the yeast.
  • Add 2/3 cup chicken broth and honey and beat for about 3 minutes.
  • Gradually add the remaining flour.
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth and moist, but not wet (use reserve broth as necessary).
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into about 15-20 pieces, rolling each piece into a smooth ball.
  • Punch a hole into each ball with your finger or end of spoon and gently pull the dough so the hole is about a 1/2″ wide.
  • Don’t be too fussy here, the little bagels rise into shape when they bake.
  • Place all the bagels on a greased cookie sheet and allow to rise 5 minutes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. 
  • Turn the heat off and allow the bagels to cool in the oven.
  • Unlike the human variety, these little canine bagels are crunchy.
  • To soften them, for the occasional treat of bagels with cream cheese or peanut butter, microwave for about 30 seconds.

There you have it. A list of some of my favoruite recipe from around the web and from my own experience. Love any of this recipe? Please share or drop a comment.