20 Healthy Dog Biscuits For Fidos of Every Kind

Every dog is unique. Just like each of your human children, each furry family member also has different taste preferences and dietary needs. In light of National Dog Biscuit Day, we’ve gathered a variety of recipes to show you how to make the tastiest but easy treats to meet your dog’s needs.


Your fur baby will not only appreciate the biscuits, but the process of making them together is a great bonding experience for you both. So on this day, pick a recipe (or three) that jumps out at you and enjoy a warm night in with your furry friend. We think a glass of wine for you pairs very well with any of these recipes :)


Healthy Homemade Dog Biscuits Under 5 Ingredients

We all enjoy homemade food, because it’s fresh and we know exactly what goes in it. But no one wants to spend all of their leisure time cooking or baking either. So for those of you who want to make some healthy treats to bring on a hike, to enjoy while snuggling up your pooch on the couch, these are the perfect recipes.


Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit (from Puppy Leaks)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water

Heart Shaped Pumpkin Biscuit (from BarkPost)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (can also be substituted with grain-free flours)
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs

Easiest Organic Whole Wheat Treat You’ll Ever Make (from Dog-Milk)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients (2)

  • 2 cups 100% organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food

Chicken Lover Biscuits (from Bake At Mid Nite)

Pre Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients (3)

  • 1¼ cup flour (not white, but any other kind you want. I used whole wheat)
  • 3 tbs oil
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth/stock

Banana-Almond Puppy Bites (from Pretty Fluffy)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 Organic Pasture Raised Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Almond Butter
  • 1/3 of an Organic Banana
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Tasty Vegetarian & Vegan Dog Biscuits


More and more people are making the life choice of becoming a vegetarian and vegan for health and/or animal advocacy purposes. Whatever your reasons are, you probably want to keep the diet consistent for your fur baby. Here are some great and easy to make dog treat recipes that use all the ingredients that you would feed your own body and may already have in your kitchen.


Banana-Flax Seed Biscuits (from Healthy Slow Cooking)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients (8)

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 cup rolled oats (or Irish oats, which are stone-ground)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup water

Anti-Inflammatory Dog Biscuit (from Proud Dog Mom)

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients (5)

  • 4 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg

Carrot & Banana Natural Dog Treat (from 17 Apart)

Pre Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Ingredients (8)

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 bunch fresh carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • 2-3 fresh bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (*optional, we went without)
  • ½ cup cold water

Blueberry-Greek Yogurt Biscuit (from Homemade Dog Treats Now)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15-18 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water
  • ⅔ cup oatmeal

Dog Breath Be Gone - Activated Charcoal Biscuit (from Best Dog Treat Recipes)

Prep Time: 55-75 mins

Cook Time: 50-60 mins

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Peppermint Leaves
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons food grade activated charcoal

Diabetic Dog Treats


In general, diabetic biscuits should be low-glycemic and made with complex carbohydrates because it can reduce the need for insulin medications. Naturally, you’ll want to avoid using sugars, including artificial sweeteners and healthy sugars like blackstrap molasses. Fiber intake is healthy for any dog but especially for diabetic dogs because it slows down digestion and helps keep blood sugars balanced.


Some key ingredients that will keep your diabetic fur baby healthy are:

  • Whole grain, whole wheat, barley or rye flours (instead of white flour)
  • Raw seeds like sesame seeds or sunflower seeds
  • Brewers’ yeast – help to control blood glucose
  • Beans – complex carbs
  • Peanut butter – controls blood sugar level
  • Brown rice and brown rice flour
  • Pumpkin – increases insulin level and decreases blood sugar
  • Carrots – Recent studies have shown that carrots may actually prevent diabetes
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Flaxseeds
  • Cinnamon – increases metabolism and controls blood sugar

Beef Liver Diabetic Dog Biscuit (from Allrecipes)

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients (3)

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ pounds beef liver, cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs

Dog Bagels with Sesame (from Best Dog Treats)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 60-70 mins

Ingredients (8)

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup barley flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal

Simple and Easy Skim Milk Biscuit (from Genius Kitchen)

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup skim milk

Pumpkin Cinnamon Dog Treat (from DogAppy)

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Ingredients (10)

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup canola oil
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Senior Dog-Friendly Pumpkin Peanut Butter Biscuits (from 101 Cooking For Two)

Pre Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients (7)

  • 7 oz can pumpkin
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 egg whites or 2 whole eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ to ½ cup water
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Grain Free Dog Treats


Dogs have no biological requirement for carbohydrates or starch. Grains are carbohydrates, which breaks down into starch then sugar in human as well as our dog’s bodies. Often times, conventional vets believe in and promote grain-based diets for dogs; however, most holistic vets recommend the opposite.


For some pet parents, it is a matter of choice. However, if your vet has specifically instructed a grain-free diet for your fur babies, you should stick to that in order to prolong their life. Below are some treats to make your fido’s grain-free life as tasty as ever!


Coconut Lover Dog Biscuits (from Proud Dog Mom)

Pre Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 3 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil

Sweet Potato Dog Treats (from The Healthy Maven)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients (7)

  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed (about 1 large)
  • ¼ -½ cup water (or other dog-safe liquid)
  • Bone-shaped cookie cutters, if desired
  • Coconut oil, for greasing pan

Buckwheat Chicken or Beef Biscuit (from The Spruce)

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients (5)

  • 2 cups​ buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds (flax meal)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup chicken (or beef stock)

Minty Fresh Dog Biscuit (from Pet Helpful)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 18-22 mins

Ingredients (8)

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped mint
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbs + natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Did Someone Say Bacon?! (from With The Grains)

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 12-15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 5 organic eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 slices of hormone-free, organic bacon, cooked & chopped

Disclaimer: Waggit is not not a veterinarian or an animal nutrition specialist, so if your dog has special dietary needs or health conditions, consult your vet before feeding your pet these treats.