Homemade dog treats are easy to make even if you’re not an expert baker! Some do not even require baking!

Why homemade dog treats?

They will be a lot cheaper than most commercial treats and you can guarantee the ingredients are healthy for your dog! Say goodbye to artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors that may cause unwanted – and unnecessary – health issues for your beloved canine. You can also guarantee the absence of high-calorie fillers offering little to no nutritional value, artificial sweeteners, and sugar!

Keep reading for five great recipes your dog will beg for!

“How to Make Homemade Dog Treats” from the AKC for tips and recipes!

The Favored Treats for Canine Sports!

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Brown Puppy Catching a Dog Treat

A well-known treat for those in canine sports, “tuna fudge” offers a powerful scent to motivate dogs. But it’s also easy and quick to make and healthy in moderation! (Other canned meats can be substituted for tuna.)

Tuna Fudge” for Fido

  • 6-ounce can of tuna in water (undrained)
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour or your favorite flour
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Pour tuna (with water) and flour into a mixing bowl. Add egg and mix completely. Pour batter onto parchment paper; spread out to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

Place in oven. After 10 minutes, turn over the loaf and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool on raised wire rack. When cool, score with a pizza cutter. Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze.

Courtesy: DogTipper.com

Homemade Dog Treats: No Baking Required!

Hate to bake? Or too hot for the oven? Try this easy but healthy frozen dog treat below! They are a great way to cool your dog off in hotter temperatures.

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An Overripe Banana

If you eat bananas, you’ve probably got overripe bananas! Do not throw them out, make these healthy (and EASY) frozen dog treats for your four-legged best friend instead.

Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

  • 2 brown/spotted bananas (mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (xylitol-free only!)
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil

Blend well so it can be poured; don’t overmix, keep some of the texture. Pour a heaping teaspoon into dog-themed silicone molds or ice cube trays.

Freeze for 2-3 hours before serving. Makes 10-12 treats for less than $1.50 each!

Try substituting mashed sweet potatoes or apple sauce in place of the bananas. Also, add your dog’s favorite things like blueberries or other small pieces of fruit.

Courtesy: EatTheGrains.com

Here’s another no-bake, frozen dog treat recipe! All you need is a blender, ice cube tray, freezer, and three ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen!

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Three Dogs Looking Up at a Dog Treat

Frozen Apple Dog Treat

  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Cup Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
  • Water

Slice two apples into small pieces removing the core and seeds.

Mix the apple, yogurt, and a splash of water in your blender until liquid consistency.

Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray (makes 16 cubes) and freeze for a few hours or until hard.

Store in the freezer in a Tupperware container.

Courtesy: IrresistiblePets.net

4 Ingredients for a Healthy K9 Treat!

Sweet potatoes, turmeric, cinnamon, and coconut oil will not only make an easy dog treat but also one loaded with nutritional benefits! Just 10 minutes to prep this tasty K9 treat!

Sweet Potato K9 Fries

  • Sweet potato (washed and peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • Turmeric and cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the sweet potato into evenly sized, long skinny (fry-shaped) pieces. Coat well with melted oil and spices in a large bowl or Ziploc bag.

Place fries on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 15 minutes.

Flip over fries for even baking and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Completely cool before giving it to your dog to enjoy.

Courtesy: Beagles and Bargains.com

DIY Dog Treat for Sensitive K9 Tummies!

Many dogs have a sensitive stomach and cannot handle foods made with grains eliminating many commercial treats on the market!

Black Dog Catching a Dog Treat Outside
Black Dog Catching a Dog Treat

Try this safe, inexpensive and healthy treat below! It’s also grain– and glutenfree.

DIY Pumpkin Treats

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons chicken (or beef) stock (low sodium)

Mix all ingredients and roll out to approximately 1/2- inch thickness.

Cut out treats with your favorite cookie cutter (or even a simple shot glass) and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.

Store in the freezer or refrigerator to keep fresh.

Courtesy: Smart Penny Pincher

Want more recipes?
Check out these 25 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
from The Dog Kennel Collection!

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