Homemade Healthy Dog Treats: Ingredient List and Ingredient Benefits



After all of the treat and dog food recalls, Mommy decided that she was not going to take the chance of us getting sick or worse yet, dying from all of the tainted treats and dog food on the market these days.  After working in a cookie factory for over 25 years, she has learned a thing or two about baking and figured she would try her hand at making healthy treats for us and all of you, using only human grade and all natural ingredients.  Our sister, Mercedez is allergic to wheat, many dogs are, so we only use rice flour in our recipes. We recently developed 2 new Grain/Gluten Free recipes We will be adding a list of ingredients that we use, and their benefits……example:  Did you know that Vitamin E is an antioxident that help reduces inflammation and soothes painful joints?  Well, we do and that is why we include it in our recipes….it is also used as a preservative!


Rice Flour:  High in fiber, great source of magnesium and selenium, rich in antioxidents, promotes weight loss, helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

Bananas:   Great source of vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.  Acts as an anti-inflammatory.  High in Vitamin C, easily digested, promotes bowel regularity.  Contain antioxidents that are good for fur n skin.

Blueberries:   Great source of fiber, manganese and Vitamin K. Help improve heart function, lower stroke risk, contain anti cancer fighting properties.  Help control dogs sugar levels and cardiovascular health.  They have been shown to help older dogs improve cognitive function.

Cranberries:   Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, full of minerals and antioxidents.  Contain nurtients that fight plaque.  Help promote urinary tract health.  They contain polyphenol, an anti cancer fighting agent.

Apples:  Good source of fiber, vitamin A and Vitamin C.  They are low iin sodium and sautrated fat.  They also add to a dogs skin and coat health by adding omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Oats: High in protien, soluble fiber and B vitamins.   Oats also act as a general nerve tonic and are used for treating a variety of nervous disorders.  They also act as a digestive aid to calm the intestinal tract.  Reduce risk of high blood pressure, prevent artery clogging and help boost the immune system.

Peanut Butter:   Good source of protien, contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin and Vitamin E.    (We us unsalted peanut butter in our treats and salted peanut butter in our pb cups)

Pumpkin:   Good source of fiber, beta carotene/vitamin A.  It can help keep the GI tract moving and can aid with digestive issues.

Yogurt:   High in calcium and protien.  Can act as a probiotic and is good for the digestive system.

Apples:   Good source of fiber, vitamin A and C.

Cinnamon:   It is an antifungal as it works to combat the fungus that causes yeast infections.  Dogs who suffer from allergies are usually prone to yeast infections.  Cinnamon slows down the spoilage of food.  Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory, great for arthritis.  It can also lower blood pressure and slow the growth of leukemia and lympohoma cancer cells.

Ginger:   Reduces pain and inflammation, great for managing arthritis, reduces gas.  It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation

Coconut:   Can clear up skin conditions like flea allergies, dermatitis and itchy skin.  Deodorizes doggie odor, reduces bad breath.  It regulates and balances insulin and thyroid levels.  Helps with arthritis or ligament problems.  Coconut is rich in fiber and can aid in removing worm eggs.

Coconut Oil: Can help aid a dogs digestion, improve their coat, reduces allergic reactions prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, aids flea allergies and itchy skin.

Turmeric:   Contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, anitbacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anit-inflammatory properties.  Loaded with nutrients such as protien, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin k, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.   Among helping with many other health issues there are now reports coming out claiming that turmeric may help in the fight against cancer!!!!

Vitamin E:  Used as a preservative.  Known to heal diseases of the circulatory system (and preventing them), helps in dissolving tumors and relieving disc problems in dogs.  Vitamin E oxygenates the blood and improves the function of all internal organs.  Its antioxident abilities protect the lungs.

Flax Seed:   Loaded with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Contains fiber and protein.  Fiber is important to a dog’s digestive health while protein provides energy and keeps the immune system strong.  They also contain lignans, which can improve cardiovascular health and may help fight cancer.  It is considered an anti-inflammatory and can help with arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function and maintain healthy skin and coat

Tapioca Flour:  Gluten free, grain free and nut free.  It is low in calories sugar and fat


Austins Apple Pie:  Rice flour, Applesauce, Apples, Oats, Cinnamon, Ginger, Vitamin E

Bubbas Banana/Blueberry Oat Balls:  Rice flour, Oats,  Banana, Blueberries, Yogurt, Vitamin E

Kiah’s Coconut Crunch:  Rice flour, Shredded unsweetened coconut, Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Oats, Cinnamon, Coconut oil,  Turmeric, Vitamin E

Puppyhead’s Pumpkin Peanut Butter:  Rice Flour, Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon,  Coconut Oil, Turmeric, Vitamin E                                            

Ty’s Breath Fresheners:  Rice flour, Parsley, Mint, Banana, Peanut Butter,  Eggs, vitamin E oil

Hailey’s Healthy Hearts:  Rice flour, Banana, Cranberry, Blueberry,  Eggs, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E

Banana Peanut Butter:  Rice Flour, Bananas, Oats, Peanut Butter, Eggs, Vitamin E

Carob Chippers:   Rice Flour, Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Carob Chips, Cinnamon,  vitamin E oil

Carob Chips Ingredients:   Sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, carob powder, sorbitan monostearate (an emulsifier).

Yogurt Chips Ingredients:   Sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, whey powder, nonfat yogurt powder, titanium dioxide, soy lecithin, salt, artificial flavor.

Tapioca Icing Ingredients:   Tapioca Starch, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Titanium Dioxide

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Healthy Dog Treats: Ingredient List and Ingredient Benefits”

    1. Go ahead Mattie, my favorite are the PB/Pumpkin 😉 My kids get mighty jealous when Mommy jumps into the treat bag on long rides 🙂

    1. I use a teaspoon per 1 1/4 lb of treats. Each batch yields about 2.5 lbs and I use 2 teaspoons. I only use it in one recipe otherwise I use Vitamin E Oil

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