Think your dog can’t have treats due to a limited diet? We’ve got an easy homemade dog treat solution for you!
Simply blend a can of your dog’s prescription canned food with two eggs for a tasty treat your dog will sit up and beg for.Print
Canned Dog Food Treats for Dogs with Special Diets
If your dog can’t have anything but her prescription food, here’s your “Haily Mary” pass! Simply dice up a can of prescription food into bite-size pieces and pop them in the dehydrator until you get your preferred texture—chewy or crunchy.
No dehydrator? Use your oven at the lowest temperature for a similar result.
Pro tip: a food dehydrator is great for making healthy homemade jerky and dried fruits and veggies for you AND your dog. You can get one for less than $40 on Amazon these days.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 tray 1x
- Category: Special Diets
- 1 can dog food of your choice
- 2 eggs
If your dog can’t enjoy eggs, here’s how to make a flax substitute.
To replace one egg, combine 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 2 tablespoons of warm water and let it set a few minutes until thickened.
Need to adjust the consistency? You can add a little oat flour to thicken or water to thin your mixture.
Preheat oven to 350º
- Mix the can of dog food with the eggs until smooth. You may opt to use a food processor or blender to get a perfectly smooth texture.
- Using a wide mouth frosting tip, pipe small circular buttons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Not ready for pasty bags? Just press the batter into the baking sheet and bake as one large cookie and break or cut into smaller pieces when done.
Bake for 25 minutes or until just brown around the edges and the cookies firm up for a soft treat, bake a little longer until completely crisp for a crunchy cookie that will not require refrigeration.