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9 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Your fur baby deserves the best, especially when it comes to food. Keep 'em happy and healthy with delish dog treat recipes!

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Peanut Butter Coconut Oil TreatsCourtesy of Live Laugh Rowe

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Treats

Put the peanut butter in the coconut (oil) and blend it all up. That’s all it takes to make these creamy canine confections. Wondering what to do with all that leftover coconut oil? Here are nine ways to use it around the house.

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Peanut Butter Bacon Dog DonutsCourtesy of Sunny Day Family

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Donuts

Bacon makes everything better—even these dog donuts, topped with Greek yogurt and crispy bacon bits. Craving a snack now? We don’t blame you! Here are a bunch of people foods you can share with your pooch.

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Pumpkin Ginger Dog BiscuitsTaste of Home

Pumpkin Ginger Dog Biscuits

The best thing about these bone-shaped biscuits? You already have all of the ingredients in your pantry (and you can finally use up that can of pumpkin). Pro Tip: Feed these to Fido when his stomach is upset as ginger helps relieve nausea.

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Oat and Apple Dog Pretzel TreatsCourtesy of The Cookie Rookie

Oat and Apple Dog Pretzel Treats

With chewy rolled oats and fruity applesauce, these pet-approved pretzels by the Cookie Rookie are sure to have even the most stubborn pups sitting and staying. The treats even use gluten-free flour (which you can swap for coconut flour, too) so they’re healthy and hearty.

We interviewed the Cookie Rookie about her people-food recipes. Here’s what she had to say.

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Homemade greeniesCourtesy of Health Starts in the Kitchen

Breath-Freshening Treats

Bad breath? There’s a treat for that. Like these good-for-Fido greenies, packed with parsley, mint and activated charcoal to prevent those stinky smooches that every dog parent is all too familiar with.

These foods prevent sneaky smooches among humans.

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Frozen Watermelon Dog TreatsBark and Biscuits

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

There are so many creative ways to eat watermelon (gazpacho! sorbet! salad!)—and now you can add these tangy treats to the list. Just make sure you use seedless watermelon since those pesky black seeds can make your dog sick.

Find more ways to keep your dog cool on hot days.

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Carrot Peanut Butter PupcakesCourtesy of Shweta in the Kitchen

Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Puppies + cupcakes = pupcakes. These doggy desserts are exactly what you need to celebrate a special occasion, like Scout’s first birthday or Bella’s graduation from obedience school. Don’t forget the party hats!

For a particularly well-behaved dog, you’ll want to find a gift, too.

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Healthy Pumpkin PuppuccinoCourtesy of Jessica Pinney/Cooking with janica

Healthy Pumpkin Puppuccino

For the dog who’s as PSL-obsessed as his mom, serve up this Starbucks-inspired sip—coffee not included. Make your own caffeinated version to match your mutt with one of these copycat coffee shop recipes that are as good as the real deal (don’t tell your barista!).

Find out what restaurants have secret menus for dogs!

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Classic Dog Biscuits

Classic Dog Biscuits

You won’t need much to bake a batch of basic treats—wheat flour, wheat germ and of course, peanut butter.

You can make healthy homemade dog food too—here’s how!

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.

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