5 Easy Dog Treat Recipes

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Your Pooches Will Love Any of These Homemade Treats

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

Anyone with a beloved dog knows that pups are a valued part of the family. They help keep you active, relieve stress and are always quick to welcome you home with a smile and a wag. Although they're usually not terribly particular about their treats, giving them something homemade is both a way to show your love and a way to prioritize your dog's health with all-natural, canine-friendly ingredients.

1. Frozen "Pupsicles"

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

All summer long, you probably keep a stash of popsicles and ice cream on hand in the freezer. Well, during the steamy dog days of summer, why not offer the same to your pup? All-natural, frozen fruit popsicles are a tasty and simple summer treat, and you can sit down and have one while Fido enjoys his, too. Puree dog-friendly fruits such as seedless watermelon, blueberries or bananas, and freeze them in silicone ice-cube trays so you can pop out individual treats as needed.

2. Three-Ingredient Biscuits

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

Three ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep time ... it doesn't get much easier than that! As a biscuit base, you'll need about 2/3 cup of a wheat-free flour, if you think your dog may be allergic. Mix the flour with a small container of baby food, such as pureed chicken, and add just enough olive or coconut oil to make the dough hold together. Roll out, cut into biscuits, and bake at 350F until crisp. Store biscuits in the fridge for up to a week.

3. Fishy Treats

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

Many dogs love fish, and it's good for them, too. Just as the omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish like sardines and salmon have health benefits for people, the same applies to dogs. Your pets will most likely eat bites of sardines with no fancy preparation at all, but if you'd like, you can make them into biscuits instead. Mash sardines with chickpea flour and add a whisked egg to bind the batter. Form into small cookies and bake at 350F until crisp. Store any uneaten treats in the fridge for up to a week.

4. Peanut Butter Stickies

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

Peanut butter is a classic snack for dogs as well as humans. Just make sure the base you use doesn't contain xylitol, a sugar substitute that is toxic to canines. For an easy and sticky treat, mix a small amount of cooked rice or oatmeal with peanut butter and roll into small balls. Store any extra treats in the fridge.

5. Yogurt Pops

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

This quick overview of five homemade dog treats offers simple recipes ranging from frozen "pupsicles" to fresh biscuits.

Plain yogurt is a favorite with many dogs—especially the Greek variety, which is thick enough that it's easy to spoon and freeze in the hot summer months. Your dog will almost certainly eat the yogurt pops plain, but for an extra decadent treat, drizzle a small amount of honey onto each plop of yogurt before freezing.