I'm looking for a good, homemade dog treat recipe that doesn't contain meat

I'm looking for a good, homemade dog treat (biscuits, preferably) recipe that doesn't contain meat.
It would be for my almost-3-month-old pup, if that makes any difference.


Asked by Sprite on Sep 16th 2009 Tagged treats, biscuits, homemade in Homemade Food
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Sassy's good girl cookies are rice, egg white [could be whole egg] and pumpkin or banana.

Grind 4 ounces of raw white rice in an old coffee mill until it looks like cream of rice, mix in 2 egg whites or 1 whole egg and 4 ounces of plain canned pumpkin OR well mashed ripe banana. Spread in a 8x8 or 9x9 pan lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350* for 15 -20 minutes until browned on edges and middle is firm. I cut right away with a pizza cutter into 16 squares. Store in the freezer. Can be used for training as it is easily broken into small bits but isn't crumbly.

I suspect you could do the same using oatmeal. Possibly cream of wheat or rice cereal would work. I plan to try this with applesauce next. I would not try this without parchment paper although a lot of greasing could help.

Both dogs like these, raw fed Max and cooked food Sassy

Sassy answered on 9/16/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Three words: Homemade OATMEAL COOKIES ;o)

Patchs answered on 9/16/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Miss Priss

This has tuna and very easy to make:

Tuna cakes :

This might not offer an appetizing aroma, but our dogs will be
delighted with treats like these, which often take less than ten
minutes to organize.
Begin by mashing up two cans of tuna in a large bowl; add in three
cups of flour and 2 eggs.

Take equal portions of the mixture and mould into small cakes. Now
bake at a low temperature.
It's that simply and your dog will be drooling over it for days to
Various other recipes for low-protein dog food similar to this can be
prepared using other varieties of fish.

Anyway - thought some of you may want to make it : I am sure you can
use wheat flour rather than white...
This is not a Wheat Free recipe...
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Miss Priss answered on 9/17/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Abby - Forever Loved

You could try these. They are a soft cookie.

Low Protein Veggie Treats (for dogs)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
6 Tablespoons low sodium, low fat chicken broth
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup cooked vegetable (sweet potatoes, zucchini, pumpkin or winter squashes—cooked and smashed or pureed)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flour and garlic powder. Mix in chicken broth and vegetable(s). Add enough cold water to form a ball. Roll out dough to 1/2" and using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet & bake for 25 minutes. Let cool.

Since there are no preservatives, I recommend storing all homemade dog treats in the refrigerator.

Abby - Forever Loved answered on 6/8/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Banana Biscotti

5 cups whole wheat flour (or rice flour if you are going wheat free)
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cups banana, pureed
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F. Place dry ingredients in large bowl. ( I pour it right on the table – I feel it makes the kneading process move along quicker ~ only my opinion) Make a well in the center. Blend egg, oil and banana together. Add into the dry ingredinets in well. start combining together. Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly. Form into logs approximately 2" - 2 1/2" high. Flatten so that log is 6" - 7" wide by 1" high. Place on non-stick baking sheets or lightly greased ones. Bake 30 - 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2" - 3/4" slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Store in airtight container

Dolly answered on 6/10/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Here's a real simple recipe that my dogs love.

1 egg
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 Tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
egg white to brush on if desired(I never have)
mix well roll out & cut with cookie cuters
bake 20-25 min. at 300 degrees.

Baron answered on 6/20/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


my dogs love these, I keep them on the soft side for easier chewing.


Chopper answered on 6/28/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Google moms pumpkin biscotti. it has no meat. Just don't use wheat flour, use rye or a gluten free flour. Coconut flour is also good to use. This is a healthy low fat treat. If you cook it the second time real low and leave it in the oven it gets really hard and help clean their teeth.
You can go to celiac.com and find lots of recipes that you can adapt to dogs. I have tried all kinds, even made cookies out of left over mashed potatoes. You can also use cheese, egg, garlic, flour, olive oil to make cheese cookies. These are a little more calories but if you have a puppy should be ok. Keep them in the freezer for optimal life and enjoyment! I am the personal taste tester in our house and I love my job!

Ozzie answered on 10/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


The pet bistro on John r in madison hgts has bags of treats that are apple cinn. and some treats of veggies too. cruiser loves the apple ones. Also the sweet potatoe fries they look like french fries. I make my own dog treats also I flavor it with a soy based veg. broth I get from Kroger's produce section.
Cruiser's mom

Cruiser answered on 11/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Here's a recipe from my group "Trading Dog Goodies". This recipe was posted by Last Echo, he posted it in the group threads.

'Dragon Slayers Breath Busters' treat:

1 c. oat flour
1 c. brown rice flour
3 tbs. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. dried mint
1/2 c. dried parsley
1 egg
3/4 c. water

Preheat oven to 350 degress. Combine all ingredients together & mix until a dough forms. Roll into small balls or cut into shapes & place onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 min. Remove from oven & let cool completely. Store in airtight container in fridge.

Member 930032 answered on 12/31/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer



Pumpkin and PB dog treats - we substitute 1 T flax seed/3 T water for an egg.

Bristol answered on 10/24/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer