Baked Dog Treats

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Baked Dog Treats for your best friend! Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! Did you know that dogs can suffer from celiac disease?

Interestingly it’s the Irish Setter that has been identified as a breed at risk for developing celiac disease. And dogs can suffer the distinct auto immune symptoms of celiac disease including weight loss, gastrointestinal distress, coat and skin ailments, weakness and failure to thrive. Store-bought dog treats are often filled with nasty additives and chemicals – ingredients that you definitely don’t want your dog eating!  

While they may take a little more time and effort, homemade dog treats are so much healthier. They also give you the opportunity to get creative and cook up something that your pooch will really love.

These are the easiest homemade dog treats ever – simply mix, roll and cut. Much healthier than store-bought! Just be sure to adjust baking time as needed – the longer they bake, the crunchier they are so it’s really up to your pups’ preferences.  Check out these cool cookie cutters on Amazon.

Still wondering why you should make your own homemade dog treats? The following benefits are just a few reasons why:

  • Control what goes into the recipe. By making homemade baked dog treats, you can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your dog’s taste preferences as well as cater to any dietary restrictions.
  • Prevent unhealthy additives. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives to help extend their shelf life. In addition, store-bought treats are often made from fillers and byproducts rather than natural and high-quality ingredients. By creating your own healthy homemade dog treats, you will be able to provide your dog with a healthy snack that is not only nutritious but also free of unhealthy additives.
  • Tasty alternative. Making your own homemade baked dog treats allows you to provide your pet with a tasty alternative to his usual doggie biscuit.

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Baked Dog Treats

Making dog treats from scratch is definitely an endeavor. And while it’s easy to think of them as cookies, dog treats should be closer to crackers. Sure, humans love butter and sugar, but our furry friends are better off without either, which can cause inflammation throughout their furry bodies.

  • Author: Teri Gruss, MS
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :40
  • Total Time: :50
  • Yield: 52 1x
  • Category: International
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Pets


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  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds (flaxmeal)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chicken OR beef stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F / 176° C
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  3. Place buckwheat flour and ground flaxmeal in a large mixing bowl. Add pumpkin puree, eggs and chicken or beef stock. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer and beat on high until the mixture is smooth and very thick.
  4. For easy prep, use a 1 tablespoon equivalent spring-loaded scoop (like an ice cream scoop) to drop rounded mounds of mixture on prepared baking sheets.
  5. Use a fork to press down on mounds, just like making classic peanut butter cookies. Dip fork in water frequently to prevent sticking and press mounds until they are about 1/4-inch thick.
  6. For small pets: Use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon to drop mounds of dough on baking trays.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove trays and turn the dog treats upside down. Return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes. When done cookies should feel hard to the touch. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
  8. When completely cool place dog cookies in an air tight container. If cookies aren’t completely cool when stored, they may become soggy. If this happens, crisp in preheated oven for about 8 minutes OR store in a small paper lunch bag instead of in plastic.
  9. Depending on how often you give your dog treats, tightly wrap and freeze part of the batch and thaw and use as needed.
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