Easy Homemade Dog Treats to Make for Your Dog

Easy Homemade Dog Treats
Easy Homemade Dog Treats

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Of all the easy things to make for your dog, homemade dog treats are one of the best.

These easy recipes for dog treats won’t take a lot of your time, and they’ll certainly save money in your family budget, especially if you compare them to healthy dog treats you would probably pay a lot more for.   After all, why pay more for treats with no preservatives when you can just make them easily at home!

Your family dog will love them,  and you’ll enjoy seeing your family pet wag and smile as you offer something you made so easily.

Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

 Jerkey Turkey Dog Treats


  • 1 lb. raw ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley or thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  3. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminium foil and pour mixture evenly into the pan; spread evenly, and put into the pre-heated oven.
  4. Bake in preheated 200 degree oven for 2 hours with the door slightly ajar.
  5. Remove from oven and cut into small portions with a pizza cutter or a knife.
  6. Put cut pieces back onto pan upside down and bake in 200 degree oven with door ajar again for 1 – 2 more hours or until dry and leathery.
  7. Remove.  Cool, and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.



If I’m buying dog treats, I like grain free dog treats like this:  

Wellness CORE Marrow Roasts Natural Grain Free Dog Treats 

No soy either!  🙂   -Chris



Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

(These peanut butter dog treats are easy enough that your older children can make them all by themselves.  Of course, it would be perfectly understandable if you wanted to join in the fun and make it a family project too!)


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups rolls oats


  1. Place wax paper on a cookie sheet for later use.
  2. Combine milk and peanut butter.
  3. Add oatmeal, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go to mix well.
  4. Scoop by tablespoons and roll into balls.  (If the dough sticks to your hands, just moisten your hands with a little water first.)
  5. Place peanut butter oatmeal balls onto wax paper cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. When set, you can place in a plastic container, but do continue to store them in the refrigerator until using them.


Doggie Beet Treats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminium foil.
  3. Drain beets and rinse until clear.
  4. Place beat slices on the sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
  6. Turn oven off, but let them sit in the closed oven for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  8. Refrigerate treats until use.


 Hey, these are pretty cool!  

Gefen Organic Red Beets, Whole, Peeled, Cooked & Ready to Eat

  • USDA Organic, Non GMO, Certified Kosher
  • Great in Salads and Great Just Out of the Bag!

Get them here:  Organic Red Beets Ready to Eat


Homemade Liver Treats for Dogs


  • 1/2 to 1 pound fresh liver


  1. Place fresh liver into a pan, and cover with water.
  2. Bring water with liver to a boil over medium high heat, turn down to medium heat when boiling, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes more.
  3. Rinse off with cool water, and set aside for 5 minutes or so to drain any excess water from liver.  (It’s important to do this rinse.  You are not rinsing to cool down.  You are rising to remove a natural liver coating you’ll have after cooking in water which will hinder the drying process.)
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  5. Place liver on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes (door oven closed)
  6. Remove from oven and when cool, break liver into small pieces.
  7. Store in refrigerator.


Baby Food Dog Cookies

  • 1 jar beef baby food
  • 2 jars carrot baby food
  • 1/4 cup Cream of Wheat or Organic Wheat Farina 
  • 1 – 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well.
  3. Roll into small balls and placed on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until brown.
  5. Store in refrigerator.


Does your family pet love ice cubes?  If so you might enjoy surprising your furry friend with some flavored ice!  When you make your own dog treats, it doesn’t get any easier than this!


Beefy Ice


  • Low sodium / onion free beef or chicken broth (ONION FREE) or Onion Free Beef or Chicken Bone Broth


  1. Freeze low sodium / NO onion chicken or beef broth in ice cube trays.
  2. Remove from freezer one at a time, and use as a dog treat on a hot day or whenever your dig might enjoy a cold delicacy.


Note:  Most homemade dog treats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 4 months.

There are many other easy homemade dog treats for your dog to enjoy (and for you and the kids to enjoy making).  Check out our apple oatmeal homemade dog treats or other homemade dog cookie recipes here!

You’ll love you’ve taken the small amount of time to make treats for your dog, and your dog will love you FOR it too!


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