A Healthy Dog Bone Recipe

Making healthy homemade dog bones is as easy as making homemade cookies. Ingredients are available at your local supermarket. The following recipe does not include any added artificial flavorings or preservatives. 

Doggy Chicken Bones

  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup powdered dry milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup soy or canola oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 small jars baby food (strained chicken)
  • Extra flour for cutting surface 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together 2½ cups of the whole-wheat flour and powdered milk. Add the egg, oil, water and baby food. Mix well. Mixture should be stiff, but workable. Depending upon your climate, it may be necessary to add a little more flour to make a stiff dough. 

Empty mixture onto a floured surface and knead a couple of minutes until dough is a little smooth and all ingredients have been thoroughly incorporated. Form into a ball. 

Place ball of dough on a floured surface and roll out until it's about ½-inch thick. You may cut bones with a cookie cutter shaped like a bone, or any other shape you desire. Place bones on ungreased cookie sheets and bake approximately 15 to 20 minutes. 

After bones have cooled, you can store them in plastic bags in the refrigerator or freezer. These bones contain meat product; therefore, refrigeration is recommended. 


You can substitute the strained chicken with strained beef, lamb, pork or turkey. Meaty-cheesy bones can be made by adding ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese to the recipe.