Homemade Dog Treats Your Pooch Will Love

It’s no secret that our canine friends absolutely love treats. Healthy snacks are very beneficial to our furry friends. They’re not only great training aids, they can help strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. When choosing dog treats, be sure to select treats that are good for your pooch. One way to do this is to make your own. If you enjoy cooking, you might want to try making your furry pal some homemade doggy treats. A Livonia, MI vet lists some options below.


Just like people, dogs often enjoy savoring cool snacks on hot days. Make your furbaby some frozen treats by freezing dog treats or chew sticks in water and/or low sodium chicken broth. You can use ice cube trays for smaller snacks, or small wax paper cups for chew sticks. When the temperatures rise, give your pooch one or two at a time.


You can make Fido all sorts of delicious doggy biscuits! There are many variations of these recipes online, but most start with a base of whole-wheat flour, peanut butter, banana, or wheat germ. You can customize Fido’s snacks by adding extras that suit his personal taste. Bacon bits; cheese; cooked chicken, beef, lamb, or steak; carrots; beans; and egg are a few options for extras.


Meatloaf may not be a children’s favorite, but it definitely scores high on Fido’s list! Use chopped, cooked, beef or turkey, and add egg; carrots; whole-wheat breadcrumbs; and peas.

Peanut Butter Balls

Use peanut butter, pureed pumpkin, eggs, and whole-wheat flour to make scrumptious snacks for your pooch. Add bacon; cooked chicken; carrots; peas; flax; or dried pumpkin for flavor.

Banana Bites

Mashed ripe bananas are rich in potassium, which is great for your pooch. Add water, honey, whole wheat flour, and egg for a base. You can personalize these by adding carrots; berries, such as blueberries; honey; peanut butter; or even carob.

Baby Food Snacks

Mix baby food and flour, then shape the mix, and bake them. Just be careful to avoid using baby food that contains onion, garlic, chives, chocolate, avocados, grapes, raisins, or xylitol, as these things are toxic to our canine friends.

Do you have questions about your dog’s health, care, or behavior? Please call us, your local Livonia, MI veterinary clinic, for all of your dog’s veterinary care needs.

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