This information is simply based on our experience and personal recommendations for nutrition and healthy make at home made treats.  We are NOT nutritionists and make no dietary claims.

Homemade Dog Treats

While store-bought goodies are convenient, have you ever thought about whipping up some natural treats right in your kitchen? Trust me, it’s easier and cheaper than you think.


Not Everything Needs to Be Store-Bought:


Sure, those commercial dog treats are convenient, but I love knowing what the girls are eating, and anytime I can opt for  homemade dog treats, I do. Making your own treats gives you control over what goes into your dog’s belly.


Carrots and Yams: The Puppy’s Best Friends:

For the young teethers in the house, carrots and yams are fantastic chew options. They’re not only delicious but also excellent for promoting dental health. Just pop them in the fridge or even the freezer for a bit for that  crunch.

Apple Slices:  Remove the seeds and core, and you’ve got a sweet, crunchy treat rich in vitamins.

Frozen Berries: Perfect for a cool, antioxidant-packed snack.

Sardines:  If you’re near a Superstore, they have huge bags of frozen sardines for $10, it will last you months and the dogs love them!

Cucumber: I like to slice and pop a piece in an ice-cube tray and add water, the girls love them in the summer and a great way to keep them hydrated.


Three Easy-peasy Homemade Dog Treats:

Peanut Butter Pupsicles:
– 1 cup plain yogurt
– 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
– A drizzle of honey (optional)

1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter until smooth.
2. Drizzle in some honey for sweetness.
3. Spoon the mixture into ice cube trays or silicone molds.
4. Freeze and watch your pup go wild for these cool, tasty treats!

Banana Bites: (Tessa LOVES Bananas but check first as my other girls are not a fan)
– 2 ripe bananas
– 1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by blending oats)

1. Mash bananas in a bowl.
2. Gradually mix in oat flour until you have a dough-like consistency.
3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet.
4. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10-12 minutes.
5. Let them cool, and you’ve got banana bites your dog will adore!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Jerky Homemade Dog Treats:
– Chicken breast
– Sweet potatoes

1. Slice chicken and sweet potatoes into thin strips.
2. Lay them on a baking sheet.
3. Bake at 200°F (95°C) for about 2-3 hours, or until they’re nice and crispy.
4. Break them into bite-sized pieces, and you’ve got homemade jerky!


When Riley was young, I used to buy large family packs of Pork Chops, toss them on a pan and bake, no seasoning.  I would then cut them up in bit size pieces and pop them in ziploc’s.  I’d grab a bag when we were off to Agility and that tray of porkchops would last me a month ($10-$13).  Much less salt than hotdogs or processed treats and she LOVED it.

A plus!  You can use any of these recipes or fruits/veggies with a topple for ease and to keep things a little cleaner.



These are just a couple, super easy, super fast homemade dog treat recipes.  Nutrition in particular is a ‘live conversation’ and while we’ve provided an overview of our thoughts and how we feed along with brands we are self are familiar with, the choice rests with you!

West Paw Topple’s
Scout’s favorite treats 🙂 (Thanks to Bailee!)
Maya’s Cookies (compliments of Carmen, WCBC)
Summer Dog Treats
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