Dog Treat Recipes

Nothing says “I Love You” more than whipping up a batch of healthy and delicious home-baked dog treats for your cherished dog or puppy! Home made dog treats are better for your dog than store bought treats, without all the chemicals and preservatives used to keep store-bought treats “fresh” as they sit on the store shelves week after week. We’re pleased to offer this growing archive of healthy dog treat recipes that you can make right in your kitchen with simple ingredients you’ve got on hand.

It’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian before you jump on the home baked dog treats bandwagon – especially if your dog or puppy has special dietary restrictions or needs. And be sure to refer to our list of foods that should not be fed to your dog – to ensure that the dog treats you make will be healthful – and not hazardous to your dog.

Be sure to bookmark this page and come back again often – we’ll be adding new recipes all the time. Got a healthy, home made dog treats recipe that you would like to share? Please feel free to send us your dog treat recipes to be included on our site! Just email us with the recipe, any comments about it, your name, email address and web site (if you wish a link back)!

Cheese Dog Treats Recipe

Cheese Please!

These Cheesy Dog Cookies Can Be Cut into Fun Shapes!


  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth

Mix first three ingredients. Slowly pour in broth or water, mixing constantly. Knead on floured board for a few minutes until you have a stiff dough. Add more flour if needed. Chill for 1 hour.

Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Let cool in oven with the door slightly open till cold and firm. Refrigerate to keep fresh.

Vegetarian Dog Treats Recipe

Snappy Vegetarian Delights

Healthy and delicious vegetarian dog treats!

Makes a beautifully formed, crisp, tan-colored dog biscuit. Makes about 95 dog treats (using small biscuit cutter).


  • 1 cup (250 ml) quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup (50 ml) margarine (butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) hot water
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter
  • 1 cup (125 ml) powdered skim milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cornmeal, stone ground
  • 1 cup (250 ml) wheat germ
  • 2 1 cups (625 ml) whole wheat
  • flour 1 cup (125 ml) rye flour
  • Wash: 2 Tbsps (30 ml) milk

Blend ingredients, roll out, using a bone shaped cookie cutter , arrange biscuits on waxed sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes or less. Cool and feed to deserving dog.

Liver Dog Treats Recipe

Doggone Good Yumyums

Use this delectable and easy to make dog treat recipe to make enough treats to keep your dog smiling ‘til Christmas!


  • 1 lb. of finely ground raw liver,
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley

Spread on a lightly greased piece of tin foil on a cookie sheet. The mixture will be VERY THICK – like wet concrete! Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When it is done, peel off the tin foil, break the liver into pieces. Freeze in small packages and thaw as needed.