November 15, 2021 3 min read

Imagine: You wake up every morning and eat a large meal. Then, you eat the same exact meal for dinner. Then, you have the same meal the next morning. Then, the same for dinner. So on and so on and so on. 

Sounds boring, right? But, somehow, our dogs are totally fine with it. If anything, they seem to love it! They know the sound of their food crate being opened, and they come running ready to be fed, tail wagging as they (im)patiently wait. 

But they must want some variety, right? That’s where dog chews and treats come in. Given throughout the day, they can keep your dog on their toes, all while giving them something tasty to chew on. 

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So make it special and make them a homemade treat. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite homemade dog treat recipes. 

1. Stuffed shin bones by Best Bully Sticks

Dogs love dog bones. Our hollow white dog bones are perfect for every dog, whether they’re an older puppy or a senior. Long-lasting and five to six inches in length, the hollow bones are natural chews that shine when an additional ingredient is added. 

But what’s the perfect filling? Here’s our favorite stuffed dog bone recipe: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 empty shin bone
  • 2 turkey slices
  • ⅛ c. dog food
  • ⅛ c. diced carrots
  • ⅛ c. peas
  • ⅛ c. diced hot dogs
  • ⅛ c. cooked, shredded chicken

Steps: 

  1. Enclose one end of the hollow shin bone with a slice of turkey.
  2. Fill and pack the shin bone with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Close the other end of the shin bone with the remaining slice of turkey so inner ingredients don’t fall out.
  4. Give to your dog or freeze first – to make the treat last even longer.

2. Peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats by allrecipes

You’ve probably seen your dog’s eyes when giving them a spoonful of peanut butter: eyes bulging out of their head, lunging for the peanut butter, dearly begging for it. Just give it to them already! Share some peanut butter with the following treat: 

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ c. wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. pumpkin (canned and natural, no salt or sugar added) 
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (no salt or sugar added)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Get the full recipe here.

dog mock cooking

3. Stuffed hooves by Best Bully Sticks

Purchased empty cow hooves from us? Pack them full of flavor by simply filling them with your dog’s favorite foods. Peanut butter, sweet potato, and pureed pumpkin are some of our favorite fillings. For a special treat, you could even scoop in a little ice cream to get your dog over the moon. Check out our easy stuffed hooves recipe here.

4. Dog donuts by Sunny Day Family

A good donut will put a smile on anyone’s face. Give your dog something to be thankful for by giving them their very own donut. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. ground oats
  • ⅓ c. coconut oil
  • ½ c. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs

Get the full recipe here.

dog staring at treats

Treat Your Pet to Dog Chews

Looking to put your used dog chews to use? Check out additional recipes using natural dog chews. Whatever direction you choose to go, you’re sure to provide your dog with something tasty and healthy they’re going to love. With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to spoil your pet with one of our gifts for dogs.

After all, all we want is to see a smile on our dog’s face. And a homemade dog treat will absolutely do that.


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