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Homemade Dog Treats–They’ll Love Them

Homemade dog treats with cod liver oil –


Our dogs have always loved these homemade dog treats.  You can make them any size or shape that works for your fur babies.

The key to making these homemade dog treats firm and crunchy is to bake it at a low temperature for a long time.

I bake them at 275 degrees for about 50 minutes, and let them cool before you package them up.

No artificial ingredients here!  These can have a strong smell when they are baking, so don’t make them when fussy people might show up.

This recipe makes a lot of treats – you can cut it in half, thirds, etc.

Cod liver oil can be pricy, but you only use a tiny amount in each batch.  A little bit goes a long way.

Even with the cod liver oil, these treats are still a lot cheaper than most dog treats at the store.

Missy's Dog Treats

Dogs love this treat! The cod liver oil really gets their tails wagging, and its a healthy snack that can be adapted to any size pooch.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • oven


  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons cod liver oil
  • 1 1/2 cups bouillon or broth
  • 3 cups oats (whole or quick)
  • 1/2 cup bacon grease, lard, shortening, or margarine
  • 2 eggs


  • Mix everything together and prepare like cookies. You can drop spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet, or flatten them with a fork like peanut butter cookies. Flatter ones will bake more quickly. Bake until fully cooked all the way through at a low temperature--between 250 and 300 degrees F. I bake mine at 275 for about 50 minutes.

Fun Shapes –


Discriminating dogs may prefer their treats in the shape of bones.  You can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters for refined pooches.  You’ll need to dust the dough with flour before rolling.

Bone-shaped cookie cutters can be found at Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Bass Pro Shops, and other fine locations.

That cod liver oil/bacon grease combo really gets their tails wagging!


Photo by Chevanon Photography


Feature image by Pixabay

Recipe photo by Juris Freidenfelds

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