Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Homemade Dog Treats are so much easier to make than I would have ever thought a few years ago.

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For a while now, whenever the notion strikes me, I like to bake a couple of batches of dog treats for our dogs as a special little goodie.

Let me just tell you, my dogs love these homemade dog treats so much more than any store-bought treat I’ve ever given them!

I’m very particular about what my pets eat, too. I only feed them the dog food that was recommended by our veterinarian and a few extra little things occasionally that he told me was okay to feed them.

So, when I found a recipe from Cesar Milan, even though I trusted him as a great resource, I still checked the ingredients against those that I’d been told by my veterinarian were safe for my dogs before I made it.

I modified the recipe for simplicity of ingredients as well as for things that I knew I’d have on hand in my pantry and refrigerator.

 Homemade Dog Treats How To

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Four ingredients are all you need for these homemade dog treats.

Simple, right?

Oats, salt, beef bouillon or beef broth, and an egg. If you use salted beef broth, then you could cut the ingredients list even more and remove the additional salt.

 

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And the instructions for making them are just as easy, making these dog treats simple enough to make on a regular basis or for giving to friends over the holidays for their pets or for celebrating.

You can use whatever cookie or biscuit cutter you have to make these, but I use this set of bone shaped cutters. The mini cutter yields about 30 dog treats and the large yields about 8. It’s great to make a variety of sizes and shapes.

Here’s the recipe for my homemade dog treats. Be sure to let me know how your pooch loves them!

 

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Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Homemade Dog Treats are cheaper and easier to make than you might think! Using a few simple, healthy ingredients, these homemade dog treats will become your pet's favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups +1/2 half cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted low-fat beef broth or chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Add 2 cups oats, salt, beef broth, and egg to a large mixing bowl. Combine well. Add remaining 1/2 cup of rolled oat and combine.
  • Pour onto wax paper and knead dough for about 3 minutes. Let stand for about 3 minutes to begin to become firmer. Press to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut with cutter and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for use or store in a ziptop bag in the freezer for later thawing and use.

Notes

Adapted lightly from Cesar Milan

Nutrition

Serving: 1g

 

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95 comments on “Homemade Dog Treats Recipe”

  1. Wholesome ingredients, easy to make and my dogs LOVE them!

  2. I made these for Bogus. He absolutely loves them and they are so easy. I only had a duck shaped cookie cutter so he gets “Quackers”. I was looking for a treat that was tasty and good for our boy on a diet. 
    Thank you for the recipe 

  3. Is it possible to use steel cut oats in place of rolled oats?

  4. Could you tell me the shelf life on these after baked? Thank you!

  5. My dogs LOVE this treat and it’s so easy to make. I highly recommend making these for your pooch!

  6. Hi thanks for the recipe. My dogs will love this! After the bones are cooked do you store them in the freezer? Or do you just leave in a airtight container?

  7. Made these for my fur-princess and she loved them. Thanks for the recipe. 

  8. Just made these today and my dogs love them! Used low-sodium beef broth, skipped the salt, ground up the oatmeal in a food processor and rolled them to only about a 1/4″ which took the same 20 minutes in my oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I feel much better giving them these than all the chemicals and preservatives in the ones I buy.

  9. Just made these for my pup! Thanks for sharing such a good recipe 🙂

  10. Thank you for this recipe. My dog hasn’t been feeling too good lately, New medication is making her tired. So to cheer her up i made these. OH man she’s a happy pup once again.

  11. Just made these and my Layla loves them…

  12. Dog biscuits are a fav with my 13 yr old Cairn Terrier. She has only a few teeth left so these are not only healthy but softish and crumble easy for her. Thank you for this great recipe

  13. I was curious if you used store bought Beef Stock doesn’t that contain onion and garlic which are poisonous for dogs?

    • Hi Kia,
      You can either make your own beef or chicken broth without the onions or garlic or bouillon without onions and garlic to make these treats. Hope this helps. Thanks!

  14. Can a person put them in dehydrator??

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