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Homemade Dog Treats

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These homemade Dog Treats are the perfect way to spoil your pup! Easy to throw together, and with ingredients you have in your pantry!

Disclaimer: You should always talk to your vet before feeding your dog homemade treats. Verify with a professional that the ingredients used are ok to add into your pets diet. 

I have always grown up with a dog or two in our family. The furry friends were considered members of our family.

It seemed natural that we would adopt a dog of our own once my son was old enough to help.

You have probably seen him on my Instagram account a few times.

However, at the time of this post we were a dog less family. We did frequently walk and play with my in-laws pooch who conveniently lived super close.

We made these treats for him.

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Let’s start by covering some of the more frequently asked questions I get about homemade dog treats:

Can you use regular flour in dog treats?

Technically you could use all-purpose flour in this recipe. That being said, it is a good idea to consider your specific dogs dietary needs. Some dogs have a wheat allergy or sensitivity. In those cases it is a good idea to substitute oat flour, chickpea flour, or whole wheat which offers more nutritional value.

Can my dog eat cheese?

This is another question that is great for your vet. However, cheese can be a great treat in moderation if your dog is not lactose intolerant. Some dogs cannot tolerate any dairy and it could lead to diarrhea.  My vet recommended that our dog, a miniature schnauzer, should not be treated with cheese. Which is why it is important to always check with a vet.

How long do homemade dog treats last?

If stored properly, homemade dog treats can last up to 4 months. We store ours in an air tight container in the freezer.

We hope you love this dog treat recipe as much as our furry friends! They make an excellent gift for dog lovers. Package them up and finish off the look with a beautiful bow!

Like this recipe? You will love my Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

How to make homemade dog treats:

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Yield: 24 treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These homemade Dog Treats are the perfect way to spoil your pup! Easy to throw together, and with ingredients you have in your pantry!


  • 2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Beef Bouillon granules
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dissolve your bouillon in the hat water. Mix in the egg, flour, bacon, and cheese. Kneed until a ball forms.
  3. Roll your dough 1/2 inch thick and cut into small circles. Bake for 25 minutes,


*Disclaimer: I'm not an expert at dog treat making. Be sure to check with your vet before feeding any foods to your pups.

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These homemade Dog Treats are the perfect way to spoil your pup! Easy to throw together, and with ingredients you have in your pantry!

Nicki Gary

Friday 30th of June 2017

Did you use whole wheat flour? Jus wondering cuz I've made loads of treats for my firry baby, Duchess(black lab)& everytime I've used whole wheat flour my treats have never looked as white as the picture you posted for the DIY Dog Biscuits. I guess I'm asking what kind of flour did you use? Thank you for your help 🐶🐕


Wednesday 21st of October 2015

I didn't see an answer to the shelf life question. Do these need to be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or fine on the counter? Also, approx how long will they stay fresh and safe for consumption? Thanks!


Wednesday 21st of October 2015

I'm not super sure how long the shelf life would be with this recipe. We've always kept portions in the freezer and pulled them out as needed. When I have them out on the counter I store them in an air tight container like this one:


Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Do you think you can use the "Real Bacon- Bacon Bits/Pieces" to skip a step?


Tuesday 17th of August 2021

@Brandy, Hey Brandy, I actually used real fresh bacon bits in the dough and he loves it! I store in the fridge because I add 2T of butter to the batter. He hates Jerky Treats, but fortunately loves his Bronson Butter Bacon Biscuits!!!


Thursday 26th of June 2014

OHH going to make these, but I will probably feed the whole batch to my 220 pound mastiff puppy at once, he is a big boy and likes alot of treats at once lolol


Monday 30th of June 2014

I used to help rescue mastiff's when I was in high school! Easily my favorite dogs of all time.


Thursday 20th of February 2014

What is the recommended shelf life and storage temperature? I would like to make several large batches, but I am concerned about possible spoilage. Thank you for the recipe!

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