I created this page after folks started asking me for my dog treat recipes. I began making homemade dog treats in early 2012 in an effort to avoid dog treats high in artificial preservatives…which may have been a contributing factor in my dog’s seizure problem. (You can read more about that on the About Page.)
With the recent recalls on dog treats, particularly chicken jerky and now sweet potato treats, making homemade treats and jerky is a safer option. Sure it’s more work for you, but your dogs won’t suffer for it! Plus, it’s actually cheaper for you to make your own dog treats!
While I have made many of the recipes on this site at least once, I generally make the Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Biscuits and the Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats as those tend to be the easiest to make and I almost always have the ingredients on hand…plus my dogs really like them!
The recipes found on this site have been gathered from various websites and cookbooks. Please keep in mind that baking times, freezing times and dehydrating times may vary! So ALWAYS keep a close eye on what you are baking to figure out the correct baking time for you (baking time will also depend on the thickness of the biscuits). I will try to update the recipes with photos the next time I make each one.
For information on the equipment you may need to make your own homemade dog treats, see the Equipment Page.
If you have a recipe that you would like to include, feel free to submit it here.