Even Your Pickiest Pup Will Go "Mutts" for These Homemade Dog Treats

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From the moment your dog joined your family, they've been a cherished member. And of course, you want the best for your family. That's why you've done all the research on the best puppy harnesses, best dog strollers and the best interactive dog toys to ensure their well-being.

Of course, an essential aspect of your dog's health is their diet, which is why we recommend trying homemade dog treats. While there are plenty of healthy store-bought treats out there, they can get expensive. These DIY treats are cost-effective, made from natural ingredients, and simple to make — often requiring just a few pantry staples. If your dog experiences digestive issues, consider adjusting the ingredients or adding a dog probiotic to the mix, but just be sure to consult your vet first.

Whether for a special occasion like your dog's birthday or regular treats, your dog will love these homemade delights. Keep reading to discover top homemade dog treat recipes that even finicky eaters will enjoy.

Frosty Pumpkin Dog Treats

If your dog deals with itchy skin, these treats (which are made with kefir, salmon oil, and other good stuff) are a good option for offering relief. They also are no-bake, which might make your life easier.

Get the Frosty Pumpkin Dog Treats recipe at Health Starts in the Kitchen.

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Health Starts in the Kitchen

Watermelon Pupsicles

Your dog will be so excited to chow down on these frosty treats after running around in the backyard. This recipe from BellyFull requires only 3 ingredients and some fun silicone molds.

Get the Watermelon Pupsicles recipe from BellyFull.

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Bellyfull

Peanut Butter and Bacon Glazed Dog Treats

With the help of a little pumpkin, a little peanut butter, and a little whole wheat flour (plus a few other ingredients), you can make some bacon-glazed goodies for your furry friend.

Get the Peanut Butter and Bacon Glazed Dog Treats recipe at Pinch of Yum.

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Pinch of Yum

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

With the help of some peanut butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, and a silicone paw print tray, you can put together easy DIY treats that your dog won't believe you made yourself.

Get the Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats recipe at Live Laugh Rowe.

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Live Laugh Rowe

Oat and Apple Pretzel Dog Treats

These treats look like tiny savory pretzels, but they're actually made mostly of oats, flour, and applesauce.

Get the Oat and Apple Pretzel Dog Treats recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

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The Cookie Rookie

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These homemade treats incorporate two of your pup's favorite things: pumpkin and peanut butter. They'll love the taste, and you'll love that they're inexpensive and easy to make.

Get the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe from Delish.

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No Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats

You can put together these no-bake treats with only 3 ingredients: coconut oil, fiber-packed pumpkin puree, and stomach-settling ground ginger.

Get the No Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats recipe at Sunny Day Family.

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Sunny Day Family

Frozen Dog Treats

Is your pup obsessed with Frosty Paws? Now you can make a healthier version at home. Just be sure your yogurt base contains no artificial sweeteners, which can be harmful to dogs.

Get the Frozen Dog Treats recipe at Home Is Where the Boat Is.

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Home Is Where the Boat Is

DIY Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Treats

Fun fact: These delicious dog treats are also safe (and yummy!) for humans to eat. They're made with pumpkin, rolled oats, and peanut butter.

Get the DIY Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Treats recipe from Good Housekeeping.

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Banana Zucchini Bread Homemade Dog Treats

These treats are an extra-special way to show your puppy how much you love them. They're made with plenty of pet- and human-friendly ingredients like bananas, eggs, and zucchini.

Get the Banana Zucchini Bread Homemade Dog Treats recipe from BellyFull.

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Bellyfull

Carrot Cake Homemade Dog Treats

Carrot cake? For dogs? Dreams really do come true. This recipe from BellyFull is sure to make your furry friend the happiest one on the block. It's made with oat flour, which is better for dogs who may be allergic to wheat flour.

Get the Carrot Cake Homemade Dog Treats recipe from BellyFull.

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Bellyfull

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

It doesn't get simpler than peanut butter and oatmeal. Any dog is sure to devour these simple treats (honestly, they sound pretty good to humans, too).

Get the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats recipe at Sunny Day Family.

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Sunny Day Family

Chicken and Beet Dog Treats

Beets contain vitamins and minerals such as: vitamin C, fiber, folate, manganese, and potassium, which is what makes these colorful cookies such a great choice for a pup.

Get the Chicken and Beet Dog Treats recipe at Three Little Ferns.

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Three Little Ferns

Ice Cube Cake

If they deserve an extra-large treat, you can give your furry friend an entire cake! This ice cake couldn't be easier to make, and is a great way to ensure your pup stays cool during the hot summer day.

Get the Ice Cube Cake recipe from The Starving Chef.

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Frozen Pumpkin and Yogurt Dog Treats

All you need is pure pumpkin puree, plain yogurt, and an ice tray to make these yummy frozen goodies.

Get the Frozen Pumpkin and Yogurt Dog Treats recipe at CommuniKait.

RELATED: Want to Throw Your Pup a Birthday Party? Here Are Our Top Tips

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Communikait

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Dog Treats

This recipe uses flour, eggs, sweet potato, peanut butter, and salt, and are an incredible source of fiber for your dog. Plus, there are a ton of vitamins in sweet potato that will add extra nutrients to their daily food intake.

Get the Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Dog Treats recipe at Momma Lew.

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Momma Lew

Blueberry, Oats, and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

If you have blueberries, oats, flour, eggs, peanut butter, and cinnamon on hand, then you can make your pup a treat that will have their tail wagging for days.

Get the Blueberry, Oats, and Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe at Southern Bytes.

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Southern Bytes

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Made with drool-worthy bacon and peanut butter (as well as milk, applesauce, flour, baking powder, and oats), your dog will perform just about any trick to get their paws on one of these treats.

Get the Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

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Sally's Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

For a fall-themed treat, these pumpkin-puree based treats are an excellent choice. You can even add cinnamon if you want. Either way, the peanut butter will make your dogs go crazy for these biscuits!

Get the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe at Mom On Timeout.

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Mom on Timeout

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Made with peanut butter, banana, and oats, these 3-ingredient dog treats are so simple that you could probably train Fido to make them on his own.

Get the Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats recipe at Flora & Vino.

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Flora & Vino

Chicken and Wild Rice Dog Treats

If you're looking for a treat that basically doubles as a full meal, then you'll want to try out these chicken and wild rice treats, which are made with chicken breast, wild rice, chicken stock, flour, salt, and eggs.

Get the Chicken and Wild Rice Dog Treats recipe at Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.

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Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Cheddar Bacon Dog Treats

Cheddar? Bacon? Oats? Any dog will be drooling over these homemade dog treats.

Get the Cheddar Bacon Dog Treats recipe at Good Housekeeping.

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Apple Carrot Dog Treats

While making these nutritious biscuits (which include flour, oats, apple, carrots, eggs, and vegetable oil), make sure you core your apples carefully, as the seeds in the center of the fruit are considered poisonous to pups.

Get the Apple Carrot Dog Treats recipe at Reluctant Entertainer.

RELATED: How to Safely Give Your Dogs Apples

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Reluctant Entertainer

Peanut Butter and Chicken Dog Treats

If you have some extra bananas in your pantry, use the last of them for these dog treats, which combine chicken broth, bananas, eggs, peanut butter, and other simple ingredients you probably already have handy.

Get the Peanut Butter and Chicken Dog Treats recipe at One Dish Kitchen.

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One Dish Kitchen

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

If you have a little one at home and have some leftover sweet potato baby food, then these small bites (which also include flour, oats, honey, and eggs) are the perfect way to treat your dog.

Get the Sweet Potato Dog Treats recipe at The Little Epicurean.

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The Little Epicurean

Flea Prevention Dog Treats

Keep your canine flea-free (without the use of toxic collars and shampoos) by whipping up these treats made with brewer's yeast, which aids with flea and tick control, and coconut oil, a natural pest repellant.

Get the Flea Prevention Dog Treats recipe at Health Starts in the Kitchen.

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Health Starts in the Kitchen

Frozen Apple Dog Treats

For the hot days of summer, these treats will be a welcomed way to cool down for any dog. Made with yogurt and apples, they're full of healthy ingredients and will be a hit with your furry friend.

Get the Frozen Apple Dog Treats recipe at Irresistible Pets.

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Irresistible Pets

Carrot Oat Applesauce Dog Treats

You might think of carrots, oats, and applesauce as breakfast ingredients for humans, but they also make a tasty snack for dogs. You can shape these treats any way you like, and they only take 10 minutes to prepare before you pop them in the oven.

Get the Carrot Oat Applesauce Dog Treats recipe at Baking Mischief.

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Baking Mischief

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Combining flour, peanut butter, chicken broth, and Parmesan cheese, these dog treats are dog-shaped and entirely delectable. What's not to love?

Get the Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe at CommuniKait.

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Communikait

Calming Dog Treats

Hyper dog stressing you out at home? Help them mellow out with these all-natural homemade biscuits. Filled with lavender or chamomile, your canine will go from running laps around the kitchen to laying on your lap in no time.

Get the Calming Dog Treats recipe at NellieBellie.

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NellieBellie

Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

It doesn't get much easier than this 3-ingredient, no-bake doggy dessert. All you need is a silicone mold, coconut oil, peanut butter, and a banana to make this sweet, healthy treat.

Get the Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats recipe at Moments with Mandi.

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Moments With Mandi

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