Dog Treat Recipes: Your Pups Want To Eat Better Too


These Pups Want Dog Treats

We have two dogs. Big Daddy, our husky, seven-year-old lab mix, has some serious self-esteem issues. We rescued him when he was about 9 months after having had a pretty rough puppy-hood. Jolielle, our 6-month-old rescue, just joined the family. She is canine mischief in a sassy Australian Shepherd, Catahoula Hound Dog-like body. She eats bras.

While they can’t speak, I know they want to eat better, just like us. So I make homemade dog treats for my furry friends. They slobber for them, and I feel better knowing where they came from and what they’re made of. We often argue about which one of us our pups love most. Make these treats, and there will be no doubt that you are Top Dog. Here are a couple of their favorite recipes.

Peanut Butter Better Treats


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups white flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine oil, peanut butter, and water in a bowl.
  3. Add flour, 1 cup at a time. Knead into a firm dough.
  4. Roll dough to 1/4 inch.
  5. Cut with a small cookie cutter, or simply slice into squares with a knife.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Faux Milk Bone Dog Biscuits


  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Pour hot water over butter in a bowl.
  3. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg.
  4. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead into a firm dough.
  5. Roll dough to 1/2 inch.
  6. Cut with a small cookie cutter, or simply slice into squares with a knife.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes.

Got some tasty dog treat recipes of your own? Please share them with us!

Image Credit: Mary Gerush

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About the Author

Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !