5 Tasty Pet Treat Recipes to Make with Your Dehydrator

Are you looking for something to spoil your pet, but worried about what is in commercial treats?

Making your own treats removes these worries by putting you in total control of the ingredients. Dehydrated pets treats are easy to make and could be the perfect option for when your pet deserves something nice.

Read on for 5 tasty pet treat recipes to try and make.

Sweet Potato

These orange root vegetables are packed full of vitamins and minerals.

  1. Wash the potato and pat dry.
  2. Thinly slice to roughly 1/8th of an inch.
  3. Place on the tray of your dehydrator, with a gap between each piece.
  4. Turn on to 70 degrees and set for five hours.

Keep in mind cats can find digesting some vegetables difficult. A small slice of dehydrated sweet potato as a treat is fine, but don’t give them too much!


Liver is a nutrient-rich treat that pets love. The Protein, vitamin A and fat helps to keep them healthy.

  1. Slice the liver to 1/8th of an inch.
  2. These are small treats, so you won’t need to cut them into strips or pieces normally.
  3. Place on the tray of your dehydrator, with a gap between each piece.
  4. Turn the heat to 70 degrees and set for seven hours.
  5. Liver is very moist so check this is enough, set for longer if necessary.

Be careful though not to give too much. Too much vitamin A, or hypervitaminosis A, can lead to built up toxicity which is very dangerous for your pet.


As one of the most available and commonly used meat sources for pets, beef is a great choice.

  1. Slice lean beef into 1/8th of an inch.
  2. Cut into treat sized, thin strips.
  3. Place on the tray of your dehydrator, with a gap between each piece.
  4. Turn to 70 degrees and set for six hours. If you want a more brittle treat, you can leave them longer.

Beef is high in protein and good, natural fats which all pets will enjoy.


As we all know, cats love fish! But most other pets do too.

  1. Drain a 6-ounce can of salmon and pour into a bowl. Tear into very small pieces.
  2. Cut 1/3 cup pet grass into pieces 1/3 and 1/2 an inch long.
  3. Mix the grass and salmon together.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the tray and set for two to three hours.

Salmon provides a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. This helps with the immune system, inflammation. It can also help keep coats healthy and shiny.


Chicken is easy to source and is a popular meat for pets.

  1. Cut the chicken into thin slices, around 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide.
  2. Place on the tray of your dehydrator, with a gap between each piece.
  3. Turn the heat to 70 degrees and set for five hours.
  4. They are done when the middle is dry and free of moisture.
  5. Cut into treat sized pieces.

Chicken breast is protein rich and it makes a great dehydrated pet treat your furry friend is sure to love.

This is one of my favorite dry food for pets to make.

Dehydrated Pet Treat Recipes

Whether your pet is partial to meat, fish or vegetables, you are sure to find something your pet will love in these dehydrated pet treat recipes. And when it comes to dehydrated recipes, these recipes only just scratch the surface.

If these recipes have inspired you to make your own dehydrated pet treats, then check out our picks for the best dehydrators to get you started.