7 Delicious Dog Treat Recipes

Are you looking for delicious homemade dog treat recipes for your furry friend? Well then look no further! We have compiled a list of scrumptious dog treats that look so absolutely irresistible you may want to take a bite out of them yourself.

1. Strawberry Banana & Mint Dog Muffins

First up on the list are these yummy looking muffins filled with fresh strawberries and mint. Don't they look delicious? Get the recipe here: Strawberry Banana and Mint Dog Muffins

Via : Dalmatian DIY   



2. Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Dog Treat Hearts

These frozen dog treat hearts are perfect for the peanut butter loving dog. With their cute shape and simple recipe you can whip these up anytime! Get the recipe here: Frozen Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dog Treat Hearts

Via: 17 Apart



3. Puppy Pancakes

Who says your dog can't enjoy some of the same breakfast foods that you love and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day why not make some for you and your dog? Get the recipe here: Puppy Pancakes

Via: Pretty Fluffy



4. Dog Biscuits With Cream Cheese Frosting

These dog biscuits are everything with their fun colors and yummy cream cheese frosting they are sure to be a hit. Make them for your dog's birthday or have a dog party and serve these to the four legged guests and they will surely impress. Get the recipe here: Dog Biscuits With Cream Cheese Frosting




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5. Strawberry Coconut Butter Dog Ice Cream

Looking for a sweet cool treat for a hot day? This 3 ingredient dog ice cream is the go-to dog treat for the hot summer months. Get this recipe plus 2 more flavors here: Strawberry Coconut Butter Dog Ice Cream

Via: Dog Milk



6. Apple Crunch Pupcakes

If your dog is a fan of apples then these delightful little pupcakes will be a big hit. Decorate them and offer some to your friends that have dogs and impress them with your baking skills. Get the recipe here: Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Via: Miss CandiQuick



7. Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter, Bacon, Ice Cream, and Cookies! Shall I say anymore? While this is a two part process, the end results look amazing and your dog will thank you with a million dog kisses if you make this special treat. Get the recipe here: Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Ice Cream Sandwiches

Via: The Cookie Rookie



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Peaches n Creme Frozen Dog Treats That You Can Eat Too!


On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than a nice cool popsicle to beat the heat. The only problem is that store bought popsicles are pumped full of sugar and are not necessarily the best options for your dog, or you for that matter.


This recipe is super easy and a healthy option that your dog will love and that everyone in your family can enjoy!



12 ounces of Vanilla Yogurt (Subsitute for Plain if you don't want added sugar)

2 Peaches

½ Cup of Water

Pretzel Sticks



Cut peaches into small pieces and mix into vanilla yogurt. Add water. You may blend if you want a smooth texture or leave it as is to enjoy chunks of peaches with every bite. 



For Dogs:

Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and place a pretzel stick into each slot. Freeze for 2-3 hours.

Tip: If the pretzel doesn't stay put, place the ice cube tray in the freezer for a while and stick the pretzels in when the solution has thickened a bit. 


(Bentley loved these treats, especially since the weather has been in the 100s these past few days)



For You:

Pour the mixture into a popsicle tray. Freeze for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!


(My daughter insisted on holding the popsicle herself. She loves anything cold so I let her enjoy it on her swing.)




Tip: You can use any fruit you like. Here is a list of fruit that is okay for dogs to eat however if your dog suffers from allergies it's always best to consult your vet before feeding him anything you're unsure of. 



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Now you can make all sorts of frozen fruit and yogurt combinations. If you REALLY want to indulge, use---> ICE CREAM! Hey throw in something fudge or caramel while you're at it. It will be worth the extra calories, trust me! 



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Ancient Grains for Your Dog and You #InspiredByCrafted

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance® CRAFTED, but My Pit Bull Friend only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


Ancient Grains have been on the rise as of recent and it's no surprise why. They are packed full of nutritional value and can be used as an alternative to gluten in human and dog food.

Quinoa has been touted as a superfood in the food world because of its many health benefits. One cup of cooked Quinoa contains about 17-27 grams of fiber which is much higher than other grains. It is also very high in protein and can lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels.

Since I want the best for my family, I'm always on the hunt for healthy food and snacks and that goes for my pets too. When I discovered that the Hill’s® Ideal Balance® CRAFTED line has Ancient Grains in their dog food I was ecstatic because it's nice to see dog food with the same ingredients you would see in high end human food.

Hill’s® uses quality ingredients like thoughtfully sourced proteins and vegetables and in distinctive flavors like quinoa to create unique flavorful recipes. Their dog food is made in small batches made just the way you would make it if you did it yourself.

I became inspired by this Artisan Crafted dog food that I watch Bentley enjoy daily and decided to make a healthy meal for my family with some of the same ingredients and came up with a nice little recipe for Stir Fry Quinoa.


Quinoa Stir Fry with Grilled Peppers and Chicken



1 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped                                                                                                                                                        1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/8 tsp mild red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
4 oz cooked chicken breast, sliced
2 scallions, chopped
2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime  
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 large egg, beaten



Cook the quinoa in a rice cooker, or on the stovetop according to package directions. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened slightly. Add the garlic, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Stir in the red pepper flakes plus the black pepper.

Remove vegetables from the wok and set aside. Return the pan to heat, and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add the quinoa and egg, and stir-fry to cook the egg, 30 seconds. Return the vegetables to the pan along with the chicken, scallions, soy sauce and lime juice. Stir to combine, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.

Serve hot, or at room temperature.



When it comes to my family, health is number one so I will continue to be #InspiredbyCrafted when it comes to making responsible choices for mealtime. The fact that I was able to prepare a meal inspired by Hill's dog food truly shows that they take the time to create some wonderful food that you won't feel bad about giving to your pet because it's made of the same foods that you can eat. Now that's what I call a win win situation!



Have you been #InspiredbyCrafted yet?






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Homemade Valentine's Day Dog Treats

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I thought I would share a quick and easy dog treat recipe that I found on the Whole Foods website that you can make for your lucky pooch for this special occasion because let's face it, dogs want to be spoiled just like you.


Makes 2 dozen

The parsley in these treats makes them a secret breath freshener for your pooch; substitute dried mint for half of the parsley, if you like. Don't hesitate to adjust the size of the treats to accommodate very small or very large dogs, baking them a few minutes less or a few minutes more, as needed.

1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. (I used a roller and heart shaped cookie cutters but you can choose whichever method you like) Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It's best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats before handing them out.

Nutritional Info:
PER SERVING: Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein

Now go and spoil your little pooch!

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