Healthy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Do you want to pamper your pup with some homemade dog treats? Here’s a healthy recipe that your vet, and your pooch will approve of!

Why Make Dog Treats at Home?

Many commercially sold dog treats contain ingredients that are less than ideal for your dog’s health. This includes some synthetic preservatives that have been banned for human consumption! So, making dog treats at home is an easy way to ensure your pup is getting the best-of-the-best ingredients when they chow down. Plus, it’s super satisfying watching your beloved doggo enjoying a snack that you made by hand!

Recipe Notes

Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to certain ingredients. So, please be careful when feeding your dog anything new! Also, when choosing a shape for your treats, consider the size of your dog and the likelihood of them inhaling the treats whole. Small, simple shapes are best, to avoid choking, and to keep your pet safe.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Yield: Around 25 yummy treats!


2 ½ cups wholemeal flour

1 cup cooked pumpkin

2 large eggs

2 tbsp peanut butter (must be made from 100% peanuts, no added sweeteners. Watch out for an ingredient called Xylitol—it’s toxic to dogs!)

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Water, if needed


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius, fan-forced
  2. Combine all the ingredients (except the water) in a large bowl, and mix until fully combined
  3. Transfer mixture onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until a dough forms. If the mixture is too wet, add more flour, if it’s too dry, add 1 tbsp of water at a time, and knead until it becomes workable
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll your dough until ½ an inch thick. Then, either cut the dough into rectangles using a knife, or use a cookie cutter to create some fun shapes
  5. Transfer the treats to a tray lined with baking paper, and bake until they’re brown and nice and crunchy (approximately 35 mins, depending on the shapes you choose, and the reliability of your oven)
  6. Once the treats cool, feel free to feed them to your precious pooch! These treats will keep for around two months, stored in an air-tight container in the fridge

Note: we recommend consulting your vet before feeding your dog any new foods.

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