Tuna Dog Biscuit Recipe

With Oats and Sunflower Seeds

This tuna dog biscuit recipe is a winner - simple ingredients, easy to make, nutritious, and super delicious. My dog loves the biscuits and no doubt your dog will love them too.

Tuna Dog Biscuits Recently, I have been busy preparing for our move back to Canada from Japan, and I have not been able to bake too much for my dog, Hana.

Yesterday I realized, a bit too late, that she was running out of biscuits!

As most of our things have been packed for shipping back to Canada, so to my dog's horror, our pantry shelves right now are rather depleted (gasp!).

Fortunately, yesterday I did manage to improvise. I took out what we had in the pantry and the refrigerator and made up this tuna dog biscuit recipe. The biscuits turned out quite delicious (according to my dog), and yeah, they are healthy and nutritious as well.

Phew! Problem solved and I could go back to my packing, guilt-free!

Health Benefits of Ingredients

  • Tuna: Tuna is a great protein source, rich in selenium, which is a powerful antioxidant. It is also a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which as you know, are important for the health of the skin, joint, heart, and brain.
  • Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a good fiber source, rich in the antioxidant selenium, and B vitamins and are particularly good for the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
  • Yogurt: Please visit this page for more information on yogurt benefits for dogs.
  • Sunflower Seeds: Please visit this page for more information on the health benefits of sunflower seeds.

Recipe: Tuna Dog Biscuit


  • 70 gm (2.5 oz) canned tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 370°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add oatmeal to a large bowl, and use an immersion blender to grind the oatmeal into oat flour.
  3. Add sunflower seeds and coarsely grind them for easy digestion.
  4. Add chickpea flour and rosemary (if used), mix well.
  5. Add tuna and yogurt and mix well.
  6. Knead a few times until you have a dough ball. If the dough is too dry, add a bit more yogurt.
  7. Make 1" balls and place them on baking sheet.
  8. Flatten balls with a fork.
  9. Put in oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Let cool and store in an airtight container.

GR with a rolling pin

Fido's Tips

  • Instead of chickpea flour, you can use other flours.
  • If you are not sure if fish such as tuna is safe for dogs, read this page.