8 Paw-some Treat Recipes for Pets


If you’re like every other pet parent, you love spoiling your furball (and hey, they deserve it); but do you know what’s in those biscuits you toss into their bowl every night? Unsurprisingly, the best way to know what goes into your pet’s treats is to make them yourself. We’ve put together a list of eight surprisingly easy, delicious and totally nutritious treats for your four-legged companions. From targeted support to tasty rewards, there’s something for every dog and cat in your life. Get ready for tails to wag!

1. Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
Wood Bowl Full of Bone-Shaped Dog Treats | Vitacost Blog

When you toss your pup a reward, give them one that’s actually rewarding (and not full of artificial ingredients).


2. Vegan Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Close Up of Bone-Shaped Dog Treats on Baking Mat | Vitacost Blog

With only three ingredients, you and your kiddos can whip up a batch of treats dogs will “woof” down. Bonus? They make great last-minute gifts for dog lovers!


3. Homemade Whole Wheat Dog TreatsWhole Wheat Dog Treats in Bowl | Vitacost Blog

Is your pup more interested in your food than his own? Whip up these homemade dog treats, made with apples, peanut butter and carrots, to get his tail wagging.


4. Organic “Bedtime Biscuits” for DogsTop View Dog Biscuits on White Wood | Vitacost Blog

Another ruff night? Made with chamomile tea, pumpkin seeds and oat flour, these organic biscuits will guide your pup into a restful slumber.


5. Carrot & Broccoli DIY Dog TreatsCarrot & Broccoli Dog Treats in Bone and Heart Shapes | Vitacost Blog

Just as tasty as they are healthy, these veggie-packed treats are good for your pup and they’ll get you lots of licks in return. That’s what we call a win-win.


6. Pumpkin Spice Soft Dog TreatsSmall Circular Dog Treats Next to Small Pumpkin and Cinnamon Sticks | Vitacost Blog

Though your dog might not be able to drink your favorite fall-inspired coffee, they can still enjoy a pumpkin spice treat all year long with this easy recipe.


7. DIY Calming Dog TreatsPile of Bone-Shaped Dog Treats on Gray Background | Vitacost Blog

With a small amount of calming liquid in each biscuit, these treats will help keep your paw-tner chill during everyday stresses.


8. Hairball Control Cat TreatsTreats Scattered In & Around Cat Bowl | Vitacost Blog

Though you might not be able to eliminate hairballs completely, you can minimize the occurrence with this healthy – and tasty! – treat.