While some foods are edible for us, to dogs they can be hazardous. When making dog treats, keep in mind the ingredients you should always avoid:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Fat trimmings
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts

Now for the fun stuff! Read on for some great DIY dog treat ideas.

Vegetarian Doggie Cookies

Whether your dog is on a specialised vegetarian diet or not, these are sure to go down a treat with your pooch. Ingredients include whole wheat flour, rolled oats, peanut butter and eggs. All you’ll need is a mixing bowl, a baking tray and a bone-shaped cookie cutter! Just remember, these biscuits are meant to be treats, so one every few days will be plenty for your pup.
Check out the recipe here.

Frozen Yoghurt Pops

For those warmer days, some ice cubes in the dog’s bowl may only give your pup a slight reprieve. Plan ahead for hot summer days by making some frozen yoghurt pops. These treats are great for cooling your dog down from the inside-out. Made from quality ingredients, including fruit juice and carrots, these treats are sweet and contain a great boost of vitamins, calcium and protein for your furry friend.
Check out this recipe and others, here.

Banana Carob Chip Muffins

Give your pup the treat of a choc-chip muffin without the chocolate! Carob is a great alternative to chocolate for both humans and dogs, which makes this treat yummy, sweet and ideal for canines. With mashed banana in the recipe, this is a healthy treat your dog is sure to love!
Check out the recipe here.

If you’re worried about introducing new foods to your pup, you should run it past your vet near Rockhampton!

Biloela Veterinary Clinic
Providing professional and compassionate care for small and large animals, Biloela Veterinary Clinic is a leading vet surgery in Biloela. With a clean and welcoming practice, as well as advanced equipment, you can be sure your dog or other pet is in caring hands. Give the friendly team a call today to book an appointment.
Where: 26 Gladstone Rd, Biloela, QLD 4715

Harbour City Veterinary Surgery
From flea and tick treatments through to general check-ups and surgical procedures, at Harbour City Veterinary Surgery your pup’s general health needs are covered. Whether your furry friend needs their vaccinations or you need to check your DIY dog treats are suitable for your pup’s age and breed, the friendly and professional team at Harbour City Veterinary Surgery can help. Give them a call today!
Where: 23 Dawson Rd, Gladstone, QLD 4680


Do you love making treats for your dog? Share them in the comments below!