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10 Homemade Gluten-Free Dog Treat Recipes (Vet-Approved)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Are you trying to cut gluten out of your dog’s diet? Whether your dog has a gluten sensitivity or you’re just trying a new diet, you may want to try making gluten-free dog treats at home. To get started, you’ll need the right recipe!

Here are our 10 favorite gluten-free dog treat recipes from dog experts all over the internet. Keep reading to start cooking and learn how to make gluten-free dog treats of your very own.

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What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance in dogs?

If your dog has a gluten allergy, you may see symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss, itchy paws, a dull coat, or chronic ear infections. If you see these symptoms, talk to your veterinarian about the potential causes and treatments.

Which ingredients contain gluten?

Gluten is found in grains like wheat flour. You can avoid it — while still feeding your dog healthy dog treats — by substituting alternative flours like oat flour, coconut flour, or bean flour. These flours are all slightly different, so you may have to experiment a little to get a new recipe right. The recipes below have already done that work for you, letting you skip the experiments and get right to making tasty treats!

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Top 10 Delicious Gluten-Free Dog Treat Recipes:

1. Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Our first recipe uses gluten-free bean flour to make a simple and tasty dough. Add pumpkin puree and peanut butter for flavor and nutrition! Get the recipe here.

2. Slightly Sweet Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These beautiful treats wouldn’t be out of place in a bakery, but they’re also fully dog-friendly. Oat and coconut flour form the base, and there’s a dash of honey for a little sweetness. Get the recipe here.

3. Simple 3-Ingredient Dog Treats

Want a gluten-free dog treat recipe that won’t break your budget? This easy recipe only has three ingredients: peanut butter, banana, and oat flour. Give it a try! Get the recipe here.

4. Easy Frozen Dog Treats

One of the easiest ways to skip the gluten is to make frozen dog treats. These yogurt-based treats couldn’t be easier to make and include fun ingredients like blueberries and peanut butter. Get the recipe here.

5. Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Why not whip up some Elvis-inspired gluten-free treats? Your pup will go nuts for these tasty treats, which are made with brown rice flour — and drool-inducing bacon. Get the recipe here.

6. Banana & Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats

Here’s another easy frozen dog treat made with peanut butter, yogurt, and bananas. Through the ingredients in a blender, pour the mixture into a silicone mold, and freeze for a few hours. Easy, affordable, and delicious! Get the recipe here.

7. Simple Gluten-Free Dog Biscuits

These pretty dog treats use a mixture of brown rice flour and oat flour. They’re moist but hold together well — and the peanut butter goes perfectly with pumpkin puree! Get the recipe here.

8. Peanut Butter Cinnamon Dog Treats

This easy dog treat recipe from Betty Crocker uses naturally gluten-free brown rice flour. It’s deliciously flavored with peanut butter, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree. Get the recipe here.

9. Carrot & Spinach Dog Treats

These dog treats sound more like a salad than a biscuit, but your pup won’t know the difference! Whip together almond flour, nut butter, and nutritious vegetables like carrots, spinach, and pumpkin to make an impressively healthy treat. Get the recipe here.

10. Salmon & Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Does your dog love salmon? We recommend trying this simple recipe, which uses canned wild-caught salmon, coconut flour, and pureed sweet potato, squash, or pumpkin. Get the recipe here.

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Homemade Gluten-Free Dog Treats: Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve read through our list of delicious gluten-free dog treat recipes, we only have one question: which will you try first? We hope your dog enjoyed tasting as much as you enjoyed learning how to make gluten-free dog treats! Skipping the gluten doesn’t mean you have to give up on treats entirely. So what are you waiting for? Any of these treats will have your dogs licking their lips.

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