Recipes For Dog Treats

For Dogs With Health Problems

This page gives a list of recipes for special purpose dog treats - Treats for dogs with health issues, such as food allergies, diabetes, motion sickness, and more.

Recipes for Dog Treats Just because your dog has a health problem doesn't mean that he cannot have any dog treats. On the contrary, he needs to be pampered for having to put up with all the treatments and medications, as well as the discomfort or even pain accompanied by the health problem.

Perhaps one of the best ways to pamper dogs is to give them food! Treat them nicely with delicious biscuits and treats!

However, many dog parents are wary of giving store-bought treats to dogs with health issues - heck, many of us are wary of giving store-bought treats to even healthy dogs - and may wonder if special treats have to be given to dogs with illnesses.

If you are one of them, this page is for you! I have put together a list of recipes for dog treats specifically for dogs with special needs due to their health issues. I will continue to make new recipes for dogs with other health problems not mentioned on this page, so please check for updates regularly.

A List of Recipes For Dog Treats With Special Purposes

  • Anemia: Dogs suffering from canine anemia need added protein, vitamin B12 and iron to help them produce red blood cells. Visit this page to see which food items are rich in the above nutrients. You can also find recipes for dog anemia treats.
  • Anxiety: Dogs that are always anxious, excitable, and/or highstrung may benefit from this biscuit with chamomile.
  • Bad Breath: Dogs with bad breath may have underlying health issues, such as digestive problems, dental and/or gum disease, and sometimes even cancer. Be sure to check with your vet if your dog has very unpleasant breath. If you want to freshen up your dog's breath, try this dog biscuit recipe.
  • Diabetes: Diabetic dogs can have treats too - You just have to choose the right ingredients. Follow this link to learn more about making diabetic dog treats, and here is a recipe designed for dogs with diabetes.
  • Food Allergies: To make "hypoallergenic dog treats" for YOUR dog, you have to first find out which ingredient(s) your dog is allergic to. Read this page for more information on food allergies and this page for information on hypoallergenic dog treat recipes.
  • Gas: Dogs with gas may be suffering from some health issues such as food allergies, chronic constipation, or other gastrointestinal problems. If your dog is sometimes gassy but otherwise healthy, try making him this biscuit with fennel seeds.
  • GI Issues: Dogs with sensitive stomachs tend to have bouts of loose stool or diarrhea, and they are more prone to inflammatory problems such as IBS and gastritis. This treat with slippery elm is soothing and calming to the stomach and can help alleviate some symptoms of GI issues.
  • Gluten Intolerance: Gluten intolerance (celiac disease) can cause a number of other health issues in dogs, including allergies, joint pain, and epilepsy. Be sure to read this page for more information on this health issue in dogs.
  • Joint Pain: Joint pain is rather common in older dogs, and some herbs can be used to alleviate the pain. Try to make this biscuit for your arthritic dog - the herb alfalfa in the biscuit is good for alleviating joint pain.
  • Canine Cancer: Dogs with cancer may not have as good an appetite as healthy dogs, and yet they badly need nutritious foods to strengthen their immunity to help fight cancer. Healthy, tasty and nutritious dog treats are useful in enticing these poor babies to eat more. Here is a recipe for liver dog treats that most dogs would love.

    And here is a recipe for a treat that is high in antioxidants that can benefit dogs with cancer.

  • Motion Sickness: Ginger is effective in relieving symptoms associated with motion sickness. Make this ginger biscuit for your dog if he unfortunately has this problem.
  • Prostate Problems: Dogs with prostate problems, such as prostate enlargement, may benefit from certain food items. these treats use such food items and are good for dog prostate health.
  • Renal (Kidney) Disease: Dogs with renal disease should be on a special renal diet. Treats can be given but the ingredients used should be chosen with care. Read this page to find out which ingredients are safe and how to make healthy renal diet dog treats.