How to Make Dog Treats With Leftovers

Make dog treats if you want to share a meal's leftovers with the dog. Homemade treats are fresher and don't have the additives often found in those purchased in the store.

Healthy Dog Treat Recipe


1 cup lean meat chopped into very small pieces (without a lot of spices or fat is best) 2 eggs (as a binding agent) 1 tablespoon flax seed oil for its omega 3 oils (good for skin and coat) 1 cup oatmeal ½ cup flour

How to make the treats:

  1. Mix until all ingredients are well blended.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper or parchment on the cookie sheet to prevent sticking. Form small balls and place about an inch apart on the cookie sheet. Adjust the size of ball to the size of dog receiving the treats.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Less time if the balls are smaller. Turn off the oven and let the treats sit in the oven for another 45 minutes to become hard.
  4. Remove treats to a cooling rack. Once cool, move to an airtight container (resealable storage bag or plastic bowl) and store in the refrigerator.

Provide treats as normal. These treats will last 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator, so freeze extras and thaw quantities as needed.