The case for making your dog treats is simple: you have control over the ingredients and it’s cost effective. We rounded up vet-approved recipes here so you can whip something healthy and easy for your pup in no time!

Apple Pretzels

3 cups almond flour

1 egg

1 cup plain, unsweetened applesauce 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside

3. Beat egg and set aside

4. Mix applesauce and almond flour in a large bowl

5. Pour 1 tablespoon of the egg into a bowl and set aside

6. Pour the rest of the egg into the bowl with mixed ingredients

7. Stir the mixture until a dough forms

8. Take a two-tablespoon-size piece of dough and roll into a tube

9. Take each tube and make into a “U” shape, then twist the ends together and fold back to the top to make a pretzel shape

10. Place the pretzels onto the baking tray

11. Brush the top of each pretzel with the remaining egg

12. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until they're slightly browned and firm

13. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving

Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Popsicles

1 cup whole blueberries

1/2 cup chopped strawberries

1 cup plain yogurt (do not use yogurt containing xylitol)



1. Gently mix all ingredients together in a bowl

2. Pour mixture into ice cube tray or large mold

3. Freeze for at least 4-to-5 hours

4. Remove one popsicle, and let your dog enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Biscuit

2-3 ripe bananas, totaling 1 cup mashed

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

2 large eggs, beaten

3.5-4 cups ground oats

1. In a large bowl, mash the banana and then add the peanut butter and eggs. Mix well!

2. Stir in approximately 3 and a half cups of the ground oats.  You are looking for a dough-like consistency.  It should be firm, but not crumbly.  If the dough is too sticky, keep adding more ground oats until you can handle it without it sticking to your hands

3. Place a large piece of parchment paper on the counter and sprinkle with a generous amount of remaining ground oats.  Roll out to about ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes.  Scoop scraps together and repeat.  Don’t worry about overworking the dough as there is no gluten

4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  You can place these very close together as they do not spread when baked

5. Bake in a 350-degree oven for approx. 40 min until cookies are dry and golden.  If your dog likes a softer cookie, you can bake a little less and if you want very crunchy cookies, you can bake a little longer

6. If you have baked your cookies crisp, they will store in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of weeks.  For softer cookies, it is recommended to store in the refrigerator or freezer