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How To Make Nutritious Homemade Dog Treats

Updated on November 10, 2012

Making Homemade Dog Treats

You can make homemade dog treats just like you can make homemade dog food - and the benefit is that you will know exactly what is going into your pet's treats and dog food. You can make sure that your dog is not consuming products that are filled with byproducts that are perhaps indigestible and allergen causing - and you can also not spend a fortune making these treats at home! It doesn't hurt to try them at least once and decide if the time ratio to satisfaction ratio is equitable - both for pet owner and pet!



  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 medium eggs (or shy 1/2 cup egg substitute if egg allergy is an issue)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 lb raw liver, pureed in blender or extremely small dice


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend the flour, peanut butter, eggs, and water together.
  3. Add the diced liver and more flour to make the dough stiff.
  4. Place the dough on a floured counter and roll out to about 1 inch thick.

  5. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters (or just make flattened balls) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the treats are brown and crisp.

  7. Cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

Fido's Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is from, is super easy and a great homemade treat!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 cup milk (could use nonfat milk or make up 1 cup of powdered milk)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl.

  3. In another bowl, mix the peanut butter with the milk.

  4. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead.

  6. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick and use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown.

  8. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.

  9. NOTE: These cookies burn easily so keep an eye on them starting at about 15 min as ovens do vary in temperature.

Liver Treats

These are also from and these freeze well!


  • Beef liver  - 1 lb.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 12 - 14 cloves garlic
  • 2 eggs (or if eggs are an allergen, use 1/2 cup of egg substitute)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Use food processor to puree liver and garlic.

  3. Add eggs, whole wheat flour and cornmeal.

  4. Grease cookie sheet and pour mixture onto cookie sheet.

  5. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through baking.

  6. Cut into desired sized squares.

  7. You can place 1/2 of this recipe in a container and keep in the fridge and freeze the other half.

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    • akirchner profile image

      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Too funny - I think Griff must be allergic to peanut butter because they do not like him! Poor thing! Thanks for commenting.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Wow..I think I'm going to try Fido's peanut butter cookies..I mean, my dogs are going to try them. lol They sound easy to make!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Welcome - thanks so much for stopping by! Audrey

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for such nice recipes i would definitely try them.