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Gluten Free Dog Treats


Gluten free dog treats are great for any dog owner who owns a dog who suffers from celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Your dog doesn’t have to have issues that are related to gluten, many dog owners choose to have their dogs on a organic gluten free diet as it is healthier.

Making your own gluten free dog treats gives you a lot of control over the ingredients going into them. Dogs that are gluten intolerant can develop various health issues, including allergies, joint pains and epilepsy. If you think your dog has a gluten allergy, there are symptoms to look out for. For owners who are not sure what gluten is, it is a protein found in certain grains, wheat, Kamut, spelt, triticale, rye, and barley.

When you think of cookies and treats, the baker in you lists off a variety of ingredients, with flour likely at the top of the list – but if you have a dog that is sensitive to wheat or other gluten products, flour is not an option. Dog treats without flour are very possible. There is no need for your dog to miss out on amazing treats, just because he has allergies. Making your own homemade dog treats, allows you to give great treats to your dog without the worry of upsetting his delicate tummy!

I have put together a list of healthy gluten free recipes below that will help you make homemade gluten free dog treats with confidence.

Common Gluten Free Ingredients Found In Dog Treats

  • Gluten Free Flours (see below)
  • Seeds (e.g. flaxseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
  • Beans
  • Buts
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Fresh Meats, Fish and Poultry
  • Fruits and Vegetables (e.g. pumpkin, sweet potatoes)
  • Brewer’s Yeast




Gluten Ingredients In Store Brought Treats

Dog treats manufacturers add glutеn into their treats іn mаnу ѕеvеrаl different methods. Dog treats that contain rісе, gravy оr сеrеаl аrе thickened with gluten containing flоurѕ. Glutеn can trouble many so-called “gluten free dog treats”, еvеn іn dоg’ѕ medicines and natural vіtаmіnѕ. Prevent glutеn free dоg treats that contain emulsifiers, flavorings, hydrolyzed vegetable рrоtеіn (HVP), natural flavorings, ѕtаrсhеѕ and ѕtаbіlіѕеrѕ bесаuѕе these ingredients regularly contain gluten.

There is a possibility of commercial organic gluten free dоg treats containing a small amount оf glutеn, but this іѕ rеgаrdеd a secure amount. In the U.S the FDA uѕеѕ the term (gluten-free) іn gluten free dоg treats with lеѕѕ than 20ppm of gluten. However, ѕіnсе the tеrm “glutеn free” dіffеrѕ іn different nаtіоnѕ, mаnу dо nоt еnсоurаgе labeling оf gluten-containing items. Thеrеfоrе, brands revealing “100% gluten free dоg treats” аrе not always 100% gluten free. Ongoing glutеn visibility, even in a tiny amount, саn gradually existing ѕеrіоuѕ wellness repercussions for dogs that have a ѕеrіоuѕ problem with glutеn.

Homemade Organic Gluten Free Dog Treats

Gluten Free Flours

  • Almond Flour (contains: manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium)
  • Amaranth Flour
  • Quinoa Flour
  • Buckwheat Flour (good source of copper and magnesium and high in fiber and contains antioxidant properties)
  • Chickpea Flour (high in digestible fiber)
  • Coconut Flour (high in fiber)
  • Oat Flour
  • Brown Rice Flour (very similar to all-purpose flour. Contains selenium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and vitamin B3)
  • Quinoa Flour

Dehydrated Sweet Potato, Apple and Carrot Mix

These are great gluten free dog treats that you and your dog can enjoy, and they are very healthy! Dehydrating fruit and vegetables, allows the treats to keep their nutrition. Whereas oven baking can reduce the amount of nutrition that is left in the treat. If you know your dog is not a huge fan of the ingredients in the recipe, you can mix it up with fruits and vegetables that you know he likes –  to make it extra special!


  • 1 Organic sweet potato
  • 1 Organic carrot
  • 1 Organic apple
  • 1 Tablespoon of organic parsley (optional)


  1. Slice the potatoes, carrots, and apples as thin as you can.
  2. Sprinkle over the parsley evenly. (optional)
  3. Place into your dehydrator and cook for 4 hours at 135F. You can adapt the time until you have achieved your desired texture. Store these treats in a cool area inside an air-tight container.

Optional: These can also be baked in the oven at 180 degrees for 3-4 hours. Place the sliced sweet potato, apple, and carrot on parchment paper on a baking tray.

Gluten Free Cheddar Bone Cookies


  • 1 1/2 Cups of organic white rice flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups of grated organic sharp cheddar cheese
  • x3 1/2 Ounces of organic butter
  • Few drops of organic milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 325F.
  2. Mix together the grated cheese and butter.
  3. Add the rice flour to the mixture and knead it into a ball (add a drop of milk, if needed)
  4. Put the dough ball in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  5. After 30 minutes, roll the dough out onto a floured surface until approx 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cutters, cut the shapes out of the dough.
  7. Place parchment paper onto a baking tray, and then place the cookies onto the tray and into the oven for 15 minutes.

* If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can put the mixture into silicone molds. After 15 minutes, leave the cookies in the turned-off oven for an extra 15 minutes. This will allow the cookies to become crunchier.

What About Corn & Soy?

While corn and soy are gluten free, they are not recommended to use in dog foods or treats. Doe’s your dog food or treats contain corn or soy? These ingredients are highly known to be potential allergens to sensitive dogs. As these ingredients have a sticky texture, they cause problems to the small intestine – These ingredients act as glue and can clog the lining of the intestinal wall.



Final Thoughts On Gluten Free Dog Treats

Now you have become an expert n making gluten free dog treats, we implore you to check out our other treat guides. the good thing about making these treats yourself s that you get to select what your dog will eat. You can view our dangerous dog treats to see what ingredients can be bad for your dog’s health.


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