Homemade Treats That Are Safe For Man's Best Friend

Dog-lovers know that some dog food and treat ingredients may not be the best for their pups — you won't believe what's in some pet food.  Grains and fillers can irritate dogs' stomachs, which can lead to some unfortunate "presents" left for their owners to take care of.

There are a few natural ingredients, though, that are great for dogs. Apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, eggs, and meat are just some examples of real ingredients that are good for dogs and won't compromise their digestive systems.

Making your own dog treats is easy, cost effective, and good for your best friend. You can control the ingredient list and tailor the size to be specific for your dog.

Check out these homemade treat recipes brought to you in part by The Daily Meal's awesome Culinary Content Network of food bloggers. 

Apple Crisp Ice Pops

Made with apples and Greek yogurt, this chilly treat is great for humans and dog alike. Find the recipe here.

Banana and Sun Butter Mini-Muffins

Your dogs will think they've been invited to your human brunch when you make these delicious banana nut butter muffins for them. For the recipe, click here.

Carrot Cake Bones

These cute carrot cake bones are filled with apples, carrots, and sweet potatoes and are made extra fancy with the addition of tasty cinnamon. Your dog won't be able to get enough of them! For this recipe courtesy of Cindy's Table, click here.

Chicken Broth Dog Biscuit

The enticing aroma and flavor of chicken will make their tails wag. You can include puréed vegetables for added nutrition, or use this recipe as a base dog biscuit for decorating with dog treat icingFind this recipe here.

Easy Bake Five Ingredient Savory Dog Treats

This recipe combines chicken broth, egg, carrots, bacon, and oat flour. If it's possible your dog could love you more, these treats might just do the trick. Find the Easy Bake Five Ingredient Dog Treats recipe here.

Hotdog Meatballs With Peas and Carrots

Cindy, of the food blog Cindy's Table, loves to make treats for her sweet pup, Jake. Here she scoops up balls of hotdogs, peas, and carrots, all bound together with an egg. Click here to see her original recipe.

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Bananas, peanut butter, oats, and egg are stirred with a little baking soda to help them rise into fun little cakes your dog will just love. Get the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Grain-Free Dog Treats

What dog can resist peanut butter and pumpkin? This recipe is grain-free and uses coconut oil, coconut flour, and eggs to bind the ingredients together. These are especially awesome if your dog is experiencing some digestive issues. Find the recipe here.

Simple Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats make the perfect present for all of your furry friends. Add healthy and delicious flavors your dog will love like peanut butter, banana, and chicken stock. Get the recipe here.

Sweet Potato Dog Treats (or Vegan Jerky)

Another human and dog friendly treat, this recipe slowly dehydrates sweet potato slices in the oven, making them leathery and chewy. Get the recipe courtesy of Accidental Locavore here.