Give Your Dog Something to Lick His Chops About

It’s a well-known fact that most dogs can’t resist a delicious treat. Making your dog treats by hand is a good way to know exactly what is going into your dog’s belly. If your furry companion has allergies, diabetes, or is just trying to lose a few pounds, homemade dog biscuits are the perfect way to control what she eats while still letting her enjoy a tasty treat.

In addition to being a healthy alternative and super easy to make, homemade dog treats are wonderful because your dog will love them no matter how they turn out. Whether you are using dog treats for training purposes or just as one more way to show your dog how much you love her, these homemade dog biscuit recipes are sure to be a hit.

how to make homemade dog biscuits

1) Cheese

These super simple treats will have your dog absolutely drooling. Simply combine cheese, flour, oil, and water for a scrumptious-smelling biscuit. Add extra cheese if you aren’t worried about watching your pup’s figure.

Find the complete cheese treat recipe on Sugar the Golden Retriever’s blog. If you want to make your treats extra doggy-centric, consider investing in a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter.

2) Vegan

If you and your pooch are vegan or trying to stray away from dairy, these biscuits a divine alternative. This vegan biscuit recipe will leave you with tasty ginger snap-like treats that are great around the holidays, or any time of year. We found this easy recipe on Pretty Fluffy. Combine almond flour, coconut flour, peanut butter, ground ginger, cinnamon, and water for a yummy take on this classic human favorite.

For a different kind of vegan treat, try using mashed bananas, any kind of flour, and peanut butter. You can find a great recipe for mashed banana vegan biscuits at The Plant Strong Vegan.

3) Peanut Butter

Peanut butter contains tons of healthy oils and fats for dogs in addition to being totally irresistible. Delicious homemade peanut butter dog treats are easy when you simply combine flour, baking powder, peanut butter, water, honey, and an egg. Be sure to know whether your dog is allergic to wheat or flour, and choose a gluten-free option like coconut or rice flour if necessary.

This recipe, from The Cookie Rookie, is ultra tasty with a dash of honey. Luscious peanut butter will make your whole kitchen smell amazing—you’ll probably want to make peanut butter cookies for humans while you’re at it.

4) Pumpkin

If your dog is allergic to peanuts, pumpkin dog biscuits make a deliciously healthy alternative. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber for dogs in addition to being ultra filling—so it’s perfect for dogs that are hoping to shed some weight.

Genius Kitchen uses pumpkin, eggs, salt, dry milk, flour, and water to create a mouth-watering pumpkin treat that will surely be a fresh flavor for any dogs who are used to munching on milk bones. To add an extra dose of flavor and nutrients, use chicken broth instead of water.

5) Chicken

There are two ways to make chicken dog treats that your dog will go absolutely berserk over. For starters, you can make simple flour dog treats, adding flavor with chicken broth—this recipe from Bake at Midnight uses only flour, oil, and chicken broth to create a super easy and tasty biscuit.

Or if you want to get a little more hands-on with your biscuits, you can use real chicken breasts to create a savory dog treat. If your dog has a sensitive tummy with human food and meat, you may want to stick to using chicken broth.

In a food processor, mix a cooked 6-ounce chicken breast with cooked wild rice. This recipe from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen includes a boneless chicken breast, chicken stock, wild rice, oil, and an egg.

Your Dog Will Love These Drool-Worthy Homemade Dog Biscuits

Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or have never baked a thing in your life, dog biscuits are a super simple way to use your kitchen to help your dog live a healthy, happy life. And you can avoid the chemicals and add-ins that store-bought dog treats inevitably seem to include.

These simple dog treat recipes will make your dog healthier and will make you happy knowing that you are doing something extra special for your pup.

Author: Giano Panzarella