3 Healthy Homemade Dog Treats You Can Make In Minutes

A dog’s diet should consist of 20 percent vegetables consumed on a daily basis. With these 3 easy home cooked recipes you can add that much needed vitamin and mineral fix to your dog’s diet with a minimum of effort.  Better yet, these dog treats store in the freezer from 2-4 months.  So with a little bit of effort, you can serve Fido healthy snacks for months to come as easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Fast, Simple and Healthy Dog Apple Crisp Treats

These dog treats are simple to make (you’ll be done in 45 minutes start to finish) and are super nutritious.  Smear them with a little peanut butter for an extra tasty treat!

  • 2 apples pealed, cored and sliced into 3/8” slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


1.      Preheat oven to 350° F
2.      Combine the lemon juice and water in a small bowl.
3.      Place apple slices in the lemon bath for 4 minutes turn, for 4 more minutes
4.      Place the apple slices on a baking sheet lined with wax paper
5.      Dust your apple slices with the cinnamon
6.      Bake for at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned.
7.      Turn off the oven and let them continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
8.      Cool on a wire rack.
9.      Store in refrigerator for 1 week or in freezer for 2 months ( treats will still have a chewy texture from the remaining moisture in them).

2 - Chewy, Healthy Sweet Potato Jerky.

Sweet potatoes are high in calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene (beta-carotene is an antioxidant which converts to Vitamin A in the body).  Low on the glycemic index, they make a great treat for senior pets.

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Take one sweet potato or yam, wash and peal. 
  3. Slice into half inch slices
  4. Place sweet potato slices on a baking sheet lined with wax paper
  5. Bake in oven for 3.25 hours
  6. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool.
  7. Store in Fridge for 2 weeks or freezer for 4 months

3 - Delicious Oatmeal Dog Treats

Easy to make and they last in the freezer for up to 4 months.  Oatmeal helps support the intestinal tract as it removes toxins from the intestines and the fiber helps regulate dogs. Collards and other green offer much needed essential nutrients including calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphate and omega fatty acids. Oh and the parsley freshens breath!


  • 3 Cups Oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 2/3 Cups Wheat flour or Rice flour for Gluten-free recipe
  • 1 1/2 Cup cold water
  • ¼ cup chopped frozen Collards ( or Turnip Greens)
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda

  1. Thaw the collard greens, then mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  2. Spoon 1-2 tablespoon scoops onto a greased cookie sheet. 
  3. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  4. Place on a cooling rack. 
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for 4 months.
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3 Healthy Homemade Dog Treats You Can Make In Minutes 3 Healthy Homemade Dog Treats You Can Make In Minutes Reviewed by Solaras on May 20, 2013 Rating: 5
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