Vegan dog treats not only taste delicious to dogs but are also better for their health, the environment, and, of course, the animals who didn’t have to suffer and die to be used as ingredients in them.
My dog, Baxter, is a kind-hearted gentleman, and he would never want to hurt other animals to satisfy his sweet tooth. That’s why he eats only vegan dog treats. The following snacks are 100 percent Baxter-approved!
Bonus: All these vegan dog treats can be found online, at Target, or at pet-supply stores—but please don’t shop at stores that sell live animals.
Be sure to review package instructions and ingredients before giving any treats to your dog.
Sweet potato is super-healthy and also delicious! Doggos everywhere love it.
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Threepaws is proudly owned and operated by vegans, and its beautiful doggie biscuits truly are gourmet!
V-Dog is an awesome company. It makes Baxter’s favorite kibble, and it recently started making treats as well. These long-lasting bones come in two sizes and give your dog fresh breath.
Won't eat their old food anymore??! "This is Kylo, he's a #chiweenie ? and he loves #vdog ? food and bones?! People say you're supposed to mix the old food with the new food but Banks (chihuahua) and Kylo (chiweenie) won't eat their old food at all?! They love V-dog❤️! #vdogtestimonial — Ashley ? @officialchihuahuas
The vegan company also makes organic heart-shaped biscuits, which are perfect for a tasty reward.
DIY Vegan Dog Treats
Icy Pumpkin-Apple Treats
Our Human Resource assistant, Ashley, loves making these treats for her dog, Eisley. They’re perfect for summertime! All you need is a can of real pumpkin and an apple—then follow these steps:
- Fill each cavity of an ice-cube tray with the pumpkin.
- Chop up the apple (be sure to remove the core, seeds, and stem) and press a few pieces down into each cavity.
- Freeze until solid.
- Remove 1 frozen cube from the tray and let your dog enjoy an icy treat!
Tip: To avoid a mess, let your dogs enjoy these treats outdoors.
To make your treats look extra-cute or festive, use a shaped ice-cube tray. Check out these Halloween-themed ones:
Peanut Butter–Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
We know that dogs love both pumpkin and peanut butter. This recipe combines the two and is an office-dog favorite here at peta2.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (be sure to use 100% pumpkin, not the pie filling)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Mix in the pumpkin and peanut butter, then slowly add the water. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add more water.
- Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out whatever treat shapes you desire.
- Place the treats 1/2 inch apart on a nonstick baking pan or a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Let cool, then give your dog a taste!
How many of the treats from this list has your dog tried? Let us know! For more delicious doggie snacks, check out our list of human foods that you can share with your pup.