Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Several small homemade dog treats laying on a light colored wooden table. A brown dog with bone in mouth graphic is in corner of picture.

We all love our dogs and want to feed them the best. This is sometimes attained by making our own homemade dog treats. You can feel good about giving your furry family member something wholesome and yummy. Here you will find a simple recipe for delicious treats your dog will be begging for.

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An info-graphic for homemade dog treats with pictures of pumpkin, oats, peanut butter, and a white dog.

Homemade Dog Treats Ingredients

Disclaimer: Do not use peanut butter with xylitol, which is deadly for dogs!

For these very simple treats, you will only need 3 ingredients. Super easy!

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/3 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup all natural peanut butter

A whole lot of love–okay that’s technically 4 ingredients 🙂

Golden Retriever with a homemade dog treat sitting on nose.
Photo by McDobbie Hu on Unsplash

Your dog will love these treats so much, maybe they will even do a special trick!

Make your pet a cartoon. Click the image below to find out how.


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Add oats to a food processor and blend to make flour. Some lumps are alright. In a bowl, add the processed oats, pumpkin, and peanut butter. Combine until dough forms.

Roll out dough with rolling pin and cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

Place in an airtight container and store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. If your dog lets them last that long, “wink, wink”!


Let me know in the comments if your dog loves these treats.

Other homemade dog treats

My good friend, Annie has just started a wonderful business making homemade dog treats and dog food. She Knows Dogs, LLC. I bought a sampler pack of treats from her, and my pups couldn’t get enough. She uses quality ingredients and puts a lot of love in them. Her motto is “Feel great about what you are giving your best friend.”

A whole pile of small, round homemade dog treats.

Her website is currently a work in progress, but you can find her contact info there.

She Knows Dogs, LLC

You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram

You won’t be disappointed!

Have you seen the book on Amazon from Dr. Gary Richter, #1 Amazon Best Selling Author? He’s also been named America’s Favorite Veterinarian. It’s a guide for western medicine and alternative care that helps you navigate the world of pet health and nutrition.

If you love to spoil your dogs with handmade gifts or you crochet and are looking for dog related crochet patterns, take a look at either of my shops.

Check out some of my free dog related crochet patterns HERE

Dog Measurement Guide

Do you know how to measure your dog? Are you aware of the typical measurements of dogs? If you have any plans to buy or make your own dog clothes, it’s important to know these things. I have a free 3 page dog measurement guide to help you out.

You can find it HERE

Have a pawsitively pawsome day!

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