A Healthy Dog Loves Healthy Treats

To have a healthy dog it is so important to serve your pampered pup only the best in healthy treats. Now how do you know if they are really and truly healthy ... well, make them yourself. I know this sounds like a big deal, but it really isn't ... and I use the dehydrator to make mine and they will last a long time without spoiling ... that is if they aren't all scarfed up .... hehehehe!

Healthy Dog Treat Recipes 

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Super simple dog chew/treat to make ... your dog will love this one.

  • Thoroughly wash sweet potatoes. 
  • Slice the sweet potato into 1/4" slices or cut down the middle lengthwise and slice into 1/4" strips. 
  • Dehydrate at the highest setting 145 - 155 until done. 
  • Drying approximently 6-8 hours will leave them with a chewy texture. 
  • For crunchier treats dehydrate longer until the desired consistency.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons peanut butter ... sometimes I use Almond butter .. no sugar added
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup oats
1/4 C Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

  • Mix up in a big bowl the flour, cornmeal, oats and wheat germ. Stir in oil, peanut/almond butter, vanilla, and water.
  • Knead till smooth, adding more flour or water as needed. 
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick.
  • Shape into bars or use a fun shaped cookie cutter.   
  • Dehydrate at the highest setting 145 - 155 until done.
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours.  Add time if needed as treats should be VERY dry.
Chicken Jerky

This is Houdini's very fave ... Houdini is my personal healthy treat tester ... LOL!

  • Take your slightly frozen boneless, skinless chicken breast and slice against the grain into 1/4" strips.
  • Place on your dehydrator tray ... make sure they are not stacked up
  • Dehydrate at the highest setting 145- 155 until done ... usually 5-6 hours
Just watch the results ... Oh MY!

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It is a great feeling to know that you have provided the best healthy treats for your dog ... nothing artificial, no chemicals ... best of all not shipping from foreign countries ...

I use the best dehydrator that I could find ... mostly because we use it for ourselves also, when we eat raw.  So if you don't have one be sure to check out the Excalibur Dehydrator ... for the price it will last longer and provide you and your pampered puppies and dogs with service for a very long time.

Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator, Black


  • 9-Tray dehydrator, 15 square feet of drying space, Built in on/off switch and adjustable thermostat with 26 hour timer
  • Includes a flexible poly-screen tray insert to prevent foods from sticking
  • Great for large families, gardeners, and sportsmen.
  • Please refer below Use Care Manual and Trouble shooting steps under product details
  • 7-inch fan, 600 watts, VOLTAGE: 110V, Unit Dimensions: 12-1/2 H x 17 W x 19 D (inches)