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The Top 10 – Homemade Dog Treats Recipes Vet Approved Australia

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We would always suggest that you consult with your Veterinarian to make sure they are happy with your treat suggestions and that they meet your dog’s nutritional needs before having a go at our homemade dog treats recipes vet approved Australia.

Commercial dog treats can be expensive and you need to be careful about how much sugar and fats are in them.

These are our simple top ten homemade treat recipes that will save you a lot, and give your dog a healthy treat with all the right grains, vegetables, fruits and meat. If you liked these recipes be sure to check out our designer dog beds for when your pooch needs a nap after dinner.

Homemade Dog Treats – Recipes Your Dog Will Love ❤️

Frozen Yogurt Dog Pops – Frozen Dog Treats For Summer

There is something so refreshing about Frozen Pops, especially on those long hot Summer days. Don’t be tempted to let your dog have the human variety due to the sugar content.
If your dog is overweight, these Frozen Pops are ideal as they are made using non-fat yogurt (Calcium and Protein).
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy dog treat, frozen blueberry dog treats, frozen dog treats for summer, frozen dog treats for summer recipe, frozen dog treats recipe, frozen treats for teething puppies, homemade frozen dog treats, yoghurt dog treat
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 200kcal
Author: David
Cost: $8

Ingredients

  • 170 grams Plain, non-fat frozen yogurt
  • 1 Cup No-sugar added fruit juice
  • ½ Cup Carrots, minced or stick-blitzed

Instructions

  • Add to a medium-sized bowl the yogurt, carrots and fruit juice, stirring the ingredients until are smooth and uniformly blended.
  • Portion the mixture into the ice cube trays by spoonful.

Notes

We find that the blocks are best set in hard plastic or metal ice block trays are they are easier to remove that the silicon trays.

Peanut Butter Biscuits – Homemade Dog Treats With Rolled Oats and Peanut Butter

Believe it or not but dogs love peanut butter, but you need to be careful that the commercially available brands do not contain salt, additives, or spices like Chili. If you have a food processor, why not making your own using raw Peanuts and drizzle in Peanut Oil to your processor until you get the right consistency (You might even find you prefer this for yourself as well).
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy peanut butter dog treats, homemade dog treats peanut butter, homemade dog treats with rolled oats and peanut butter, homemade peanut butter dog treats, peanut butter dog biscuit recipe, peanut butter dog treats, peanut butter dog treats recipe
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 400kcal
Author: David
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour (white is fine but make sure your pup has no wheat allergies or intolerances)
  • 1 Cup Rolled oats
  • Cups Water
  • Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • ½ tbsp Fish Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180deg Celsius).
  • Use a large mixing bowl to blend the flour and oats together.
  • At this stage add 1 Cup only of the water (leaving ½ Cup). Blend until smooth.
  • At this stage add 1 Cup only of the water (leaving ½ Cup). Blend until smooth.
  • Add in the peanut butter, honey, and fish oil and mix until blended well.
  • Slowly add the remaining ½ Cup of water until the mixture has a thick and dough-like consistency.
  • Lightly flour a cooking surface and then roll the dough onto the cooking surface to create a 7-mm thick sheet.
  • Create shapes you like using your favorite cookie cutter(s).
  • Put some baking paper on your baking sheet before adding the uncooked biscuits.
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes, but check first at around 30 minutes.

Notes

Cool completely before feeding your dog the finished biscuits. Put the remaining biscuits into an airtight container and store in a cupboard (outside of reach for your dog).

The Triple P’s – Pumpkin, Peanut Butter Pooch Biscuits

These homemade pumpkin dog treats with peanut butter are easy to make homemade dog treats which are made with pumpkins and peanut butter and are delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient dog treats pumpkin, homemade dog treats pumpkin, homemade pumpkin dog treats without peanut butter, pumpkin applesauce dog treats, pumpkin dog treats, pumpkin dog treats vet approved, soft pumpkin dog treats
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 420kcal
Author: David
Cost: $12

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked pumpkin puree
  • 2 Eggs
  • Cup Peanut butter; commercially made or make your own (See Recipe No. 2 Peanut Butter Biscuits). Remember; NO Xylitol or other sugar substitutes.
  • 2 Cups Whole-meal or White flour.
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin pie spice (Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger), or Cinnamon on its own. (NO nutmeg, as it can be toxic to some dogs)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (180deg Celsius).
  • While the oven is heating, line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Using a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Stir until fully combined.
  • Add the flour and your chosen from the ingredients list above. Stir gently until just combined.
  • Roll out the dough to 6-7mm thick on a lightly floured surface. You may need to sprinkle more flour as needed to keep it from sticking.
  • Use Cookie Cutters to make your desired shapes and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want to make them.
  • When baked, let the biscuits cool on a cooling rack.

Notes

The biscuits will store in an airtight container for up to 1 month, kept in the fridge. You can also keep them for up to 6-months in the freezer.

Pooch Fruit Delight – Yogurt Dog Treats DIY

Because this is meant to be a Dog Dessert don’t allow them to have it more than once or twice per week. Also, on the days you feed them this “Dessert” you need to compensate and reduce their remaining dog food for that day by ½ cup to 1 cup.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dog yogurt drops recipe, frozen blueberry dog treats, frozen pumpkin yogurt peanut butter dog treats, strawberry yogurt dog treats, yogurt dog treats diy
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 300kcal
Author: David
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Plain, non-fat yogurt
  • ½ Cup Blueberries (diced)
  • ½ Cup Strawberries (diced)
  • ½ Cup Applesauce (make sure sugar level is low or make your own)

Instructions

  • Using a medium sized bowl, blend all the ingredients. You are looking for the yogurt to be smooth with the fruit well blended through the mixture.
  • Serve fresh in small amounts, storing remainder in the fridge for up to seven days.

Notes

Leftovers can also be frozen in ice cube trays and treated as an alternative to Recipe No.

Homemade Chicken Jerky For Dogs

These are meant to be dry and hard. Your dog will spend a long time chewing them and they are much cheaper than store bought alternatives.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dog treats costco, chicken dog treats recipe, chicken jerky for dogs recipe, chicken jerky recipe for dogs using dehydrator, chicken strip dog treats, dehydrating chicken for dog treats in oven, homemade dog treats with chicken
Servings: 2 dogs
Calories: 350kcal
Cost: $15

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Chicken Breasts

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (95 deg Celsius).
  • While the oven is heating remove the skin if still on (it can be harmful to your dog) and also any excess fat from the chicken.
  • Turn the chicken breast on its side so that you can use a paring knife to meat into 3-4mm strips.
  • Put the strips on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours.
  • It is in a slow oven, so it’s drying out process so that the finished product is dry and hard.
  • Before removing the Chicken from the oven, check that it is dry and hard, not soft or chewy.
  • Cool before you allow your dog to have some.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Notes

Recipe Variation #1 Turkey Jerky
Substitute Turkey Breast for the Chicken used in our recipe. Turkey is a naturally drier meat, so even though you want the finished product to be dry and hard you may need to vary the baking time.
Recipe Variation #2 Sweet Potato (Kumara) Jerky
Sweet Potato (Kumara) is not an actual Potato; it’s a member of the Ipomoea family instead. Make long, thin slices and bake the same way but keep an eye on cooking times as it will vary to that used for the Chicken.

Glazed Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cookies

These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are an absolute treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade dog treats pumpkin, homemade peanut butter dog treats, homemade pumpkin dog treats without peanut butter, no bake pumpkin dog treats, peanut butter dog treats, peanut butter dog treats recipe, pumpkin dog treats vet approved, pumpkin peanut butter dog treats, soft pumpkin dog treats
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 500kcal
Author: David
Cost: $16

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked Pumpkin
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter (or Homemade)
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • Whole-meal flour (White flour can be substituted)
  • 1 tsp Teaspoon Baking Soda

Cookie Glaze ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Smooth Peanut Butter (or Homemade)
  • 2 tbsp Fat that will set at room temperature, such as; organic bacon fat (non-organic may have chemicals), coconut oil, chicken or turkey fat.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (180deg Celsius).
  • While your oven is heating use a medium to large mixing bowl to combine the cooked and cooled Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Vegetable Oil.
  • Add in the Baking Soda and the Whole-meal flour. Stir until you have a stiff dough. Mix or Knead dough just until flour is incorporated.
  • On a lightly-floured surface, roll out dough with a rolling pin until 6-7mm thick.
  • Use your favorite cookie cutter(s) make shapes
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • When the cookies are still warm, whisk the Bacon grease (or fat of choice) and the Peanut Butter until very smooth.
  • Drizzle over the treats and cool till glaze hardens (fridge or freezer is best).

Notes

Keep the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7-days.

Beef and Vege Balls – Beef dog treats recipe

A savory treat can sometimes be more enticing for a dog than a sweet treat. This recipe has great flavor and aroma that will attract your dog for sure.
It can be made using organic Beef and Vegetable food but we use leftovers from Recipe No. 5, Dog Style Beef Stew from our Top 10 easy to make dog treat recipes (above).
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef dog treats recipe, beef jerky for dogs, beef jerky treats for dogs, dehydrated ground beef dog treats, ground beef jerky dog treats recipe, homemade dog treats made with ground beef
Servings: 3 Dogs
Calories: 400kcal
Author: David
Cost: $12

Ingredients

  • 2 6-ounce (170g) jars of Organic Beef and Vegetable baby food. As an alternative we use 340g of leftover Dog Style Beef Stew that we puree to a baby food consistency.
  • 1 Cup Whole-meal flour (or white substitute)
  • 2 Cups Milk powder
  • 1 Cup Water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180deg Celsius).
  • While the oven is heating, use a large mixing bowl to blend all the ingredients together.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes but check around 10 minutes.
  • Cool the treats completely.

Notes

The leftover beef and vegetable balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Apple and Carrot Delight Cookies

Just the name had me salivating.Your dog will love them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, are carrots good for dogs eyes, can dogs eat apples, can dogs eat cooked carrots, carrots
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 650kcal
Cost: $12

Ingredients

  • Cups Whole-meal flour
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Apple cored and grated (Granny Smith is good as less sweet) (leave peel on)
  • 1 Cup Carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
  • Cup Light Vegetable oil
  • ¼ Water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (180 deg Celsius).
  • Grease baking tray, or line with Baking Paper.
  • Core and grate the Apples of choice. Peel and grate the Carrots (I used food processor).
  • You will need 2 medium sized mixing bowls; one for the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients.
  • In Bowl 1, mix the Flour, Rolled Oats, and Brown Sugar.
  • In Bowl 2, beat the Egg and mix in the Vegetable Oil, Water, and grated Apples and Carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Roll out the dough carefully, then using your favorite cookie cutter cut the cookies to shape.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm. Check on progress around 30 minutes.

Notes

Cool completely before feeding your dog the finished biscuits. Put the remaining biscuits into an airtight container and store in a cupboard (outside of reach for your dog).

Chicken Parmesan Cookies

Just the name had me salivating.Your dog will love them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dog treats costco, chicken dog treats recipe, homemade dog food, homemade dog food chicken, homemade dog food recipes, how much chicken to feed a dog daily
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 400kcal
Cost: $14

Ingredients

  • Cups Whole-meal Flour
  • 1 Cup All-purpose Flour (White)
  • ½ Cup nonfat Milk Powder
  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 Cup cooked, shredded Chicken (about the same as 1 breast)
  • ½ Cup Shredded Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • ¼ Cup “No-added Salt” liquid Chicken Stock (or your own)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (180 deg Celsius).
  • Whisk together the two types of Flour and the Milk Powder in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add beaten Egg to that mix along with the cooked and shredded Chicken, the Carrots, Parmesan Cheese, and ¾ cup Chicken Stock (leaving you with ¼ cup). Mix it all together until just combined.
  • You are after a dough that should be firm, yet still pliable/ The dough should be firm, but malleable.
  • Sometimes the dough can be a little dry, and if so, add remaining ¼ cup chicken broth, in small 1 Tablespoon amounts at a time.
  • Lightly flour a surface so that you can knead dough a few times.
  • Roll it out to a 6-7cm thick round. Using your cookie cutter of choice, cut out your cookies.
  • Line your baking sheet with baking paper, place the cookies on the paper and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Check around 20 minutes as you are aiming for the treats to be golden around the edges.

Notes

Store chicken dog treats in airtight container in the fridge, where they will last 4-5 days.

Vegetable and Banana Strips

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the chewy dog treats sold in pet stores this recipe could be the answer. They tend to crumble easily which also means the broken pieces make great training rewards.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: can dogs eat banana, cheap homemade dog food, fruits and vegetables dogs can eat list, homemade dog food, homemade dog food recipes
Servings: 2 Dogs
Calories: 300kcal
Author: David
Cost: $16

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Carrots (Minced)
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Organic Applesauce
  • 2 Cups Whole meal flour (white is okay if your dog has allergies)
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • Cup Water

Instructions

  • Cook the sweet potato in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the insides are soft. This can vary, so test with a skewer around 6 minutes. Set aside to cool fully.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180deg Celsius).
  • While the oven is heating, get a large mixing bowl and add the Banana and Sweet Potato. Use a hand masher until they are smooth.
  • Add the Carrots, Flour, and Rolled Oats.
  • You are looking for a soft dough consistency, so slowly add the applesauce and water while mixing; being careful not to make too wet.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is 3-4mm thick (similar to commercially bought pastry sheets).
  • Cut the dough into strips and place on a baking sheet to bake for around 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool fully before letting your dog have some.

Notes

The leftover strips should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

These homemade dog treats recipes vet approved Australia are some of the best homemade snacks you can make for your dog.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to these dog treats, you could browse around for dog food sold in pet stores similar to these recipes.

2 thoughts on “The Top 10 – Homemade Dog Treats Recipes Vet Approved Australia

  1. 5 stars
    I really appreciated the diverse protein schedule in this recipe. It’s so easy to just feed the same recipe over and over and forget about how important it is to change up your protein base from chicken to turkey then to another type of meat.

    You will not find anything revolutionary in these recipes, however, it’s a great reference for checking if you are feeding proper portion sizes for each of the ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    I just want to start by saying that I am a long time natural pet shop fan (yes we bought a few dog beds). In saying that my husband and I have been cooking for ourselves, pretty much everything from scratch, for over 10 years. That said, overall this is a good informative post, most of the recipes are sensible and its loads of fun to make tasty and nutritious meals and treats for your dogs which i know now are vet approved. With all of the dog food recalls and safety issues concerning the pet food industry, I do not mind cooking for my dog at all.

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