January 18, 2016

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

One of our dogs, Bella, suffers from frequently blocked anal/scent glands (sorry, but there's no nice way to say that!) Unfortunately she needs them emptied monthly and while last at the vet, we were advised to try and add some more fibre to her diet, and the veterinarian suggested pumpkin and oats.

Whilst we've had some success with adding cooked pumpkin to her evening meal (it's now been over 6 weeks since her last "clean"), I thought I'd try baking some pumpkin and oat dog treats to replace the store-bought treats that the girls have for breakfast.

These homemade dog treats are super simple and most of the ingredients you should already have in your pantry. You can even substitute the pumpkin with cooked sweet potato or grated apple if your dog prefers!

100% Bella approved!

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Yields about 30-35 treats


1 cup cooked pumpkin, mashed 
2 eggs
1/2 cup oats
3 cups wholemeal flour
3 tablespoons peanut butter


Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour and oats.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined.
Stir wet ingredients into dry.
Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to 1cm thick. Cut out using cookie cutter. 
Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. 

(recipe adapted from here)


  1. Ooooh, my practically perfect in every way pup, Flora, will love these healthy tummy yummies. Plus, she occasionally suffers from the same ailment as sweet Bella, so all the more reason. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh so sweet I am trying to make homemade dog treats, so sick of all the added stuff from the treats in the stores. So this is perfect thanks for sharing on The Dedicated House.

  3. We discovered on accident that our pup loves squash. So now the kids have been making him squash doggy treats quite similar to these. He is very happy with them and I am happy with not needing to buy treats.


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