Dog Treat Recipes
15 Homemade Healthy Dog Treat Recipes Your Pup Will Love
Got a dog that loves treats? Get ready to get cooking!
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
FOUND: 15 homemade healthy dog treat recipes your dog will love. And so will you!
And the good news just keeps on coming, because not only are these dog treat recipes delicious and healthy, they’re easy to make too.
Why? Well, apart from the fact it’s super fun dreaming up creative dog treat recipe ideas, one of the main reasons is that store-bought treats often contain salt, sugars, and unhealthy preservatives. Ultimately this can lead to your pup having poor nutrition, and even make them quite sick (see this useful list of ingredients to avoid in store-bought dog treats).
So that’s a no from me! Oh, and not to mention how expensive store-bought treats can be.
What it really comes down to is this: my dog deserves the best, and so does yours.
That’s why I’ve found these healthy dog treat recipes that are packed with healthy, nutritious ingredients. And they’re fun to make too!
15 Homemade Healthy Dog Treat Recipes
From simple no bake dog treats to healthy dog cookies, doggie ice-cream to easy chicken jerky for dogs – even healthy dog treats that are grain-free – here you’ll find a wide range of fun and healthy dog treat recipes to spoil your fur baby.
We hope you and your pup love them!
1. No Bake Peanut Butter Balls by Pretty Fluffy
No-bake peanut butter dog treats are a popular choice because they are so easy, and so delicious.
These simple no bake dog treats can be made in under 15 minutes, have under 5 ingredients, and there’s ONLY 5 STEPS to follow.
Really, we’ve practically made them for you…!
See the full recipe here: DIY No Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treats
2. Grain-Free PB & Ginger Snaps by Pretty Fluffy
Peanut butter dog treats are hands-down every pup’s favourite. Add a little ginger to the mix and voilà – you have a spicy twist on a yummy doggie classic.
Plus, did you know ginger is a healthy herb for dogs? Not only is this dog treat recipe easy and extra yum – it comes with health benefits too (when given in moderation of course!)
Get the full healthy dog treat recipe here: PB & Ginger Snaps for Dogs Recipe
3. Three-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream by Curbly
Need a fun and tasty treat to keep your pup cool during the summer months?
This healthy homemade dog ice cream has only 3 simple and natural ingredients, and is sure to be a hit with your fur baby on hot days.
Grab the recipe here: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream
4. Spinach & Green Apple Dog Biscuits by Pretty Fluffy
Spinach is a healthy addition to your dog’s diet and contains a host of vitamins, iron and antioxidants.
This fresh and healthy grain free dog treat recipe is a fun way to work some extra vitamins into your dog’s diet!
Find the recipe here: Spinach & Green Apple Biscuits for St Patrick’s Day
5. The Best Gingerbread Dog Treats by Pretty Fluffy
Is there anything better than the smell of warm gingerbread fresh from the oven?
Healthy and easy to make, these homemade gingerbread cookies for dogs are utterly scrumptious and human-friendly too!
Whether it’s the warm spice or molasses flavour – or how cute the little gingerbread men shapes are – gingerbread for dogs is always a seasonal hit.
See the recipe here: The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe
6. Paw-Print Dog Treats by Martha Stewart
Um…yum! These healthy homemade dog treats look like they should be sweet, but actually, they taste like chicken!
And who could resist the adorable paw print on top? These easy oven-baked dog treats are sure to charm you and your best friend.
Get the dog treat recipe here: Paw-Print Dog Treats Recipe by Martha Stewart
7. No Bake Coconut Dog Treats by Pretty Fluffy
There’s a reason these no-bake dog treats are one of our most popular recipes ever on Pretty Fluffy.
With just 4 ingredients and 4 easy to follow steps, your dog will be chowing down in coconut town in no time.
Oh and they’re 100% human-friendly too (and delicious)!
Find this healthy dog treat recipe here: No Bake Coconut Dog Treats
8. Pumpkin and Ginger Dog Treats by Pretty Fluffy
Ideal for Halloween but perfect any time of year, these ultra moorish, easy homemade dog treats contain pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon.
Each of these ingredients offer their own health benefits for dogs, and together make an irresistibly tasty combination!
Grab the free recipe here: Pumpkin & Ginger Halloween Dog Treat Recipe
9. Homemade Chicken Jerky for Dogs by Annika Mieling
If your pup is obsessed with chicken, then go ahead and make their day with this delicious chicken jerky dog treats recipe.
This recipe features just ONE ingredient only – no prizes for guessing what that is!
Grab the free recipe here: Homemade Chicken Jerky for Dogs Recipe
10. Grain Free Cranberry Heart Dog Treats by Pretty Fluffy
Show your furry sweetheart just how much you love them with none other than this healthy dog cookie recipe, made in the shape of, well, sweet hearts!
See the healthy grain-free dog treat recipe here: Cranberry Hearts Dog Treats
11. Sweet Potato Pretzels by Pretty Fluffy
Pretzels? For your pup? Yes please! This sweet potato dog treats recipe is the perfect healthy snack for your furry family member.
Another top superfood for dogs, sweet potato will be your pup’s go-to vegetable after gobbling down these scrummy pretzels.
Find the homemade dog treat recipe here: The Original Sweet Potato Pretzels
12. Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits by Pink Pistachio
Filled with nutritious ingredients for dogs such as oats, shredded coconut, peanut butter and applesauce, these peanut butter dog treats come packed with goodness and flavour.
Be sure to feed in moderation only, because after just one bite they will be begging for more!
See the healthy peanut butter dog treat recipe here: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
13. Banana Almond Puppy Treats by Pretty Fluffy
This delicious and healthy dog biscuit recipe is soft, chewy and perfect for puppy teefs!
Made using banana, almond butter and cinnamon, your furry friend is sure to devour these in no time (and we won’t judge if you decide to steal a few bites!)
Get the dog treat recipe here: Banana Almond Dog Biscuit Recipe for Puppies
14. DIY Doggy Breath Mints by Pretty Fluffy
Not only are these tasty frozen dog treats jam-packed with nutrients, healthy herbs and super foods…they’ll leave your dog’s breath smelling minty fresh too!
When you need a quick fix after your pup has been chowing down on stinky foods like sardines or shark fins, these healthy dog treats for fresh breath will be a hit.
Find the full recipe here: Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath
15. Calming Chamomile Cookies for Dogs by Master Bowie
Calming cookies for dogs that help to soothe your pup’s anxiety and are human-friendly too? Yes, such a magical dog treat recipe actually exists!
Made with calming ingredients such as oats (a superfood for senior dogs), almonds, honey and chamomile, these cookies are as soothing as they are scrumptious.
Get the recipe here: Calming Cookies for Dogs (That You Can Eat Too!)
Find more homemade healthy dog treat recipes
Check out our eBook 52 Weeks of Treats – Simple & Healthy Dog Treat Recipes for Every Season!
52 Weeks of Treats has over 30 healthy DIY dog treat recipes – including everything from summer ‘Blueberry Pupsicles’ to hearty winter ‘Beef Bites’.
With a handy allergies guide, quick references for grain and dairy free recipes AND a whole section just for special occasions (Doggie Birthday Cake anyone?) 52 Weeks of Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book.
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