Making your own pets' treats recipe


Ideas from from Hills Pet Nutrition


Using dry food:


  1. In a blender, add 2 cups of dry food and grind into a powder.
  2. Pour powder into a mixing bowl and gradually add about 1 to 1 ¼ cups of water, stirring until it forms a dough consistency.
  3. Shape into individual "treats" or "cookies" and flatten the dough using the back of a spoon (the cookies will not flatten like standard "people cookies" do.)
  4. Place treats on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Store baked treats in the refrigerator and discard leftovers after 5-7 days.
  6. Homemade treats should not exceed 10% of your pet's total daily intake because heat alters the nutritional characteristics of the food.
  7. Do not freeze homemade treats.
To enhance flavor, sprinkle oregano powder over the dry food treats.
However, do not add oregano to homemade treats when Hills Prescription Diet™ z/d™ or d/d™ foods are used.
Cookie cutters make treats fun to make and serve.
Only Hills Prescription Diet™ a/d™ Canine/Feline food, Hills Prescription Diet™ n/d™ Canine and Hills Prescription Diet™ s/d™ Canine foods cannot be made into homemade treats using the above recipe.


  • Roll the canned food into little balls and place in the freezer to serve later as a frozen treat. Since it is not possible to bake Hills Prescription Diet n/d™ Canine into treats, this is a great alternative. Also, this is refreshing to pets during the hot summer.

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