Are you looking for the best Halloween dog treats for the 4-legged trick or treaters?
Why not include dogs in the Halloween activities? It’s super fun to dress them up and make them part of our costumes.
And I know that my dogs would love to eat the treats in our Halloween trick-or-treat baskets.
But they really shouldn’t.
Chocolate and sugary candy doesn’t sit well with dogs. But we still don’t want them to miss out on the fun!
So, let’s provide our furry friends with their favorite safe, delicious and nutritious treats in their favorite flavors.
In this post, I will:
- Give you ideas and links to 23 Halloween Dog Treats for all sizes and shapes of dogs.
- Give you some recipes for homemade dog snacks as well.
- Provide you with tips for safe trick or treating with dogs.
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Top Flavors Dogs Love
Let’s start with a short list of the best flavors out there that dogs just love.
- Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats
- Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- Meat Flavored
- Veggie Flavors
- Mix of all of these.
Now, there are a LOT more treat flavors out there in the world but these are the ones that you’ll find the most of. You’ll find some unique ones in some of these links I’m sharing with you. Feel free to use alternate flavors and experiment on some of those DIY recipes later on in this post.
I’m going to start with some treats you can buy online as a convenient and money-saving option.
Milk Bone Soft & Chewy Milk Bones
Milk bones are wholesome and delicious treats that you can feel great about giving to your dog. And these are soft and chewy treats with great flavor. They are also fortified with vitamins and minerals to keep your dog healthy and happy.
2. Good n’ Fun Kabob Treats
3. Smart Sticks Peanut Butter Treats
Pup-peronis are a favorite with my pooches. I even think they smell delicious! They are tender jerky treats without the guilt. You’re pup will want to sneak some out of their Halloween bucket, so you’ll need to keep an eye on that.
Soft, melt in your mouth treats are a favorite for any dog. If your dog has sensitive teeth or even no teeth, these treats should definitely be one to include in their Halloween buckets.
5. Soft Baked Cookies
My Doggy Soft Baked cookies are perfect for Fall and Halloween. They are loaded with pumpkin flavor and carob chips that are all natural with no preservatives. Your dog will be drooling and wanting more after the first one.
6. Hills Soft Baked Treats
7. Hills Soft Savories
8. Natural Balance Jumpin’ Stix
Bonus: Jumpin Six helps support healthy hips and joints.
9. Blue Buffalo Sizzlers Dog Treats
Dogs love to work their teeth by chewing and crunchy treats are perfect for this.
10. Boo Bars
These were made for Halloween! They are also made with wholesome whole grains and nutritious vegetables. The fact that they are fortified with Omega fatty acids and antioxidants makes them a spooky healthy choice for a Halloween dog treat.
11. American Journey Oven Baked Treats
These treats are American made and Protein-rich. They have real meat as the #1 ingredients, so you know your dog will love the real taste. Of course, they are also super crunchy and meaty. The perfect canine treat.
12. Milk Bone Biscuits
Milk bone is always a great choice. It’s crunchy texture helps to clean teeth and freshen breath. It’s a wholesome, tasty treat you should feel great about giving.
13. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck Treats
14. Ultra Oatmeal & Pumpkin Biscuits
This is an exciting treat your dog will love that is oatmeal and pumpkin flavored! It’s perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs and very easy to digest. It’s nutrient-packed and naturally preserved.
15. Nutro Crunchy Treats
These are tasty treats mainly for dental and anxiety for your dog. If only we humans had treats what would do this for us!
16. Nutro Tarter Control Treats
Who knew that a Halloween treat could care so much? The Natural Choice scrubs away tarter and fights plaque buildup. It also freshens breath, which means extra puppy kisses!
I’ve used Greenies to keep my dogs’ breath fresh for many years. Greenies are an amazing treat choice for dogs who could also use a breath freshener. One greenie per day can really make a huge difference in the dental health in your dog.
18. Denta Stix
With a unique X-shape design, these treats are dog Halloween bones specially designed for adult large breed dogs. Just one dentastix per day can make a huge difference in the dental health of your dog.
19. Blue Buffalo Health Bars
20. Smart Bones Calming Care Sticks
If your dog is nervous about what he/she looks like in their Halloween costume, this would be a great treat of choice. This calming care treat is made with real herbs, such as Chamomile and Lavender. As well as real meat, such as chicken and vegetables. It’s rawhide-free, making it easy to digest and chewy to promote healthy teeth.
21. DIY Tasty Dog Treat Recipe
Here’s a super easy recipe to make your own dog treat.
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flower plus 3/4 Cup more
1/3 Cup Powdered Milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
Blend all the dry ingredients listed above and then add:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup oil or bacon drippings
Mix well and Roll out into 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or use a mold. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
DIY Homemade grain free dog treats
22. Here’s a Sweet Potato dog treat from thehealthymaven.com.
- 1 1/2 Cups Almond Meal
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 2 tsp. pountry seasoning
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 1/4-1/2 cup water
- Cookie cutters or cookie mold
- Mason jars to store them.
First of all, preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Grease two baking trays with coconut oil. In a large bowl, combine almond mial, coconut flour and poultry seasoning. Add in the sweet potato and 1/4 cup of liquid and stir until well-combined. Add in more liquid if needed. Then, divide dough into two parts and roll out each part using your hands. The dough should be 1/4 inch thick. Mold or cut the dough into shapes.
Place pieces on cookie sheets. Bake for 25 minutes, then swap the trays and bake for another 25 minutes. Turn oven off and let cookies cool in closed oven. Remove from oven and let cool completely on tray for at least 1 hour. Store in mason jars for up to one week.
DIY No Bake Dog Treats
23. Peanut Butter Treats recipe originally from prettyfluffy.com. My dogs just love these and they are so easy to make.
- 3 Cups Oats
- 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
First, mix the peanut butter and yogurt. Then, roll in the oats and form balls.
Place balls on a wax papered cookie sheet. Put the sheet into the refrigerator to chill for an hour. These make about 30 balls that can last up to a week in the fridge.
Safe Dog Trick or Treating
Now that you have your doggie treats all ready to go, it’s time to share them! Make sure you ask owners if you can give their dog a special treat. And always keep your dog on a leash with you at all times just in case he or she gets spooked with all the scary ghouls running around.
Enjoy a Safe & Fun Halloween with your Dog!
I’ve given you some awesome doggy treats that I recommend and buy for my own dogs as well as some recipes I use if I want to make my own.
And I hope this helps you to decide which dog treats to share this Halloween. Have a happy and safe one!
~ Much Love ~