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Dog Treat Recipes

Updated on May 8, 2011

My two girls Lady and Lola

Lady graceful in old age resting in the grass
Lady graceful in old age resting in the grass
Lovely Lola, still full of energy at 4 years of age.
Lovely Lola, still full of energy at 4 years of age.

Lady's favorite bacon flavored treats (homemade)

My old girl Lady loves these treats. As with all dog treats these are given in moderation as they are not extremely healthy. But just like us we adore our treats occasionally. This takes a few meals of bacon and tomatoe sandwiches for my husband and me, and saving the strained bacon grease in the fridge until I have enough.


  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 10 TBS. bacon fat – melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cut water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Mix well – drop from teaspoon onto ungreased non stick cookies sheet, and flatten with bottom of a glass.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

Lady with her goofy smiley face

Treats always make Lady Smile!
Treats always make Lady Smile!

Homemade Cheesy Dog Treats


  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat germ
  • pinch salt
  • 2 TBS milk
  1. cream cheese and margarine together using electric mixer. Add egg. Stir in flour, wheat germ, salt (if using) and milk. Cover and chill for up to one hour.
  2. Roll dough out to approx. 1/4 ” thick and cut into desired shapes.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 15 – 18 minutes
  4. Cool and store in air tight container.

Check out a few more of my two girls favorite homemade dog treat recipes.

Organic Beef Crunchies Dog Treats


Who hasn't come home from the store with a new dog treat  for your pet to try, without even considering that you are harming your pet's long term, overall health. Then you open the package and it smells horrible. What is that smell? I can smell the chemicals and rancid fat that has been sprayed on some of these treats. I've even had to wash the greasy residue off my hands after handling some of these dog treats. This flavoring is sprayed on to cover up the horrible taste of over processed, preservative filled stuff that shouldn't ever be considered edible.

I have my own dog treat recipes that are natural, healthy, organic and good for your pet.

The best homemade dog treat recipes are baked, which eliminates extra unnecessary fat. Using fresh ingredients in your homemade dog treats, and flavors you know your dog loves will make everyone happy and healthy.

A tiny bit of fat or sugar might be added to dog treat recipes - after all they are treats, not their regular daily nutritional meal. Just as we love the occasional snack food that is perhaps not high in beneficial nutrients, so do out pets.

Here is the absolutely best and easiest dog food treat recipe that I have ever found and use all the time for my dogs. I have been making it for years and it is always the first to disappear.

It is all natural, organic, and good for them. There are obviously no preservatives, fillers, chemicals or any other harmful ingredients that is regularly used by the dog food industry. This is something we could eat also, if you like beef jerky.

It is a one ingredient dog treat recipe, with no muss or fuss in the kitchen.

Try it - I guarantee your dog will love it!


1 lb. (500 g) lean beef

*NOTE: I buy and use any amount of beef that is on sale. My supermarket marks meat 50% off on the last day of the sell by date. It is still edible and safe, then I make bigger batches of this recipe.

Dice the meat into half-inch cubes. Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment and place the cubes of meat on it, close together. Put into a cold oven and heat to 300 degrees F. Cook the meat in the oven for 1 hour.

Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees F, and prop open the oven door to allow the moisture to escape. Dry the cubes of meat in the oven for a further 2 hours.

Allow the beef crunchies to dry overnight at room temperature.

The crunchies will keep for up to a year in an airtight container in the fridge, - but of course your dog will not allow this.

My main website Recipes 4 Gourmet Dogs Features these homemade dog treats, and healthy nutritious homemade dog food recipes.


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