Fur Mama Adventures: Homemade Dog Treats

Fur Mama Adventures: Homemade Dog Treats- The Palmetto Peaches
Photo Credit: Rachel Neal

If you’ve been around the blog for awhile you’ve probably seen a mention or two about my fur baby, Sgt. Pepper. The end of September marked a full year this little character has been in my life. Prior to becoming Sgt. Pepper’s furever mama, I was of the Ron Swanson persuasion that little dogs are kinda pointless.

Fur Mama Adventures: Homemade Dog Treats - The Palmetto Peaches

I’ve obviously changed my tune and can’t imagine life without my favorite little guy. No matter what type of day I’ve had, he’s always so happy to see me when I walk in the door. He’s the best form of entertainment. He constantly keeps me smiling and laughing. And yes, I’m the crazy fur mama that sends Snapchats of him chasing his tail or doing some of the very weird things he does as he pounces on his treats.

When Ace and I first started the blog, I said I would write some specific fur mama posts and did not follow through with that at all. Although, I think he did make an appearance in my May beauty unboxing video.  So in my first fur mama adventures blog, I’m going to share one of my favorite recipes for simple homemade dog treats.

 Homemade Dog Treats – Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats — you can also use 100% organic whole wheat flour, wheat germ, or some combination of these). If your pooch is sensitive to grains you can try chickpea flour or buckwheat. I’ve also seen other fur parents use coconut flour.
  • ~8 oz of baby food — Some of my favorites to use are banana, blueberry, chicken, and sweet potato.
    • Please remember to make sure there are no toxic items included in the ingredients or anything your fur baby is allergic to.
  • Optional – Cookie Cutters

For this batch – I used these 2.5 oz containers of Gerber baby food I purchased from Big Lots for $0.30 (two come in each package). I picked up five packages so Sgt. Pepper is getting treats for daysssss. My plan was to use three containers (as shown in the picture below), but I used two containers and thickened the “dough” with about two and half tablespoons of peanut butter.

Directions

Homemade Dog Treats using baby food and rolled oats - The Palmetto Peaches

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix ingredients together to form a stiff dough. You may need to add water or more oats/flour.
  3. I  pressed out the “dough” on a flexible cutting mat. If you don’t have one I would use a slightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape or a knife pizza cutter to make cubes. 2 cups of oats should give you 30-35 treats depending on the size you cut them.
  4. Place the cut treats on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before giving you fur baby a simple yummy homemade treat.

In case you needed proof – Sgt. Pepper completely approved. He was sniffing around the kitchen as I was mixing up these homemade dog treats and devoured one as soon as they cooled down. I thought he was going to take my finger off grabbing it.   P.S. How photogenic is this guy?

Homemade Dog Treats - Sgt. Pepper Approved - The Palmetto Peaches

 

Do you have any recipes for homemade dog treats? I’d love to hear what your fur baby loves in the comments below.

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17 Replies to “Fur Mama Adventures: Homemade Dog Treats”

  1. Aw, your little pup is adorable! I love making treats for Rosie; she gobbles them up and I love knowing EXACTLY what I put in them!

    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      Aww, thanks! It does feel good knowing exactly what he’s eating. If you have any favorite treat recipes – please let me know!

      -Donni

  2. I don’t have a dog, but I like that you are making them yourself!
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      Thanks! I figure if I make myself delicious treats, I can do the same for my dog. 🙂

      -Donni

  3. He is so cute!!!! No pets here, but I’ll pass your recipe on . Thanks!
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      Aww thanks! Love my little guy and feel free to share with anyone with pets.

      -Donni

  4. I love how you made these into little hearts! I am a big fan of treating your fur babies extremely well but have yet to try making my own treats. Maybe one day I will give it a shot!

    xo, Laura
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      Thanks! These are very easy to make so it might be the perfect first attempt for you. 🙂

      -Donni

  5. I love making home made dog treats! So much better for my pup and so much cheaper too!
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      It is so much healthier and you can save a lot of money. I’d love to share any recipe’s you have.

      -Donni

  6. Your little puppy is so cute, and so are those treats you made 🙂
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      Aw thanks! Sgt. Pepper licked my phone so I think that was his way of saying thank you. 🙂

      -Donni

  7. wow, that is awesome that you make your own dog food. Healthy alternative.
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  8. Great recipe! I have to admit that I’m a big dog personality. I don’t hate little dogs or anything, I just don’t want one. I currently have 4 dogs – 3 of which are over 150 lbs each. I like BIG dogs, lol.
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    1. The Palmetto Peaches says: Reply

      No, I totally get it. I always thought little dogs were a little pointless, as cute as they were. Then my mom surprised me with my little nugget and my viewpoint has completely changed. Thanks for stopping by.

      -Donni

  9. Dogs will definitely love this home made treats! Yes, dogs always love treats! And making a special one for them is definitely a very lovable act as an owner.

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