Low Protein Dog Treats

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by pam769

Cant take credit for this, I found here on the internet: http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/lowproteindogtreatrecipe.html Dogs with kidney failure seem to respond better to low protein as the kidneys don't have to work as hard to process the food. Talk with your vet to determine a special diet for a pet with kidney failure.

Top Review by enigma0526

I'm not entirely sure why this is, but I've heard that it's best to use rice or potato flour instead of whole wheat flour when making any kind of dog treats. Even all-purpose flour is better. Many dogs can not tolerate the wheat gluten, which can give them upset stomachs or uncomfortable bloating, etc.
Most recipes I have found use the wheat flour anyhow. To be on the safe side, try a different type of flour, or research this. If you find a solid answer-- please let me know! My furbabies will thank you! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients

  • 2 12 cups whole wheat flour
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder (optional, only use if recommended by your vet as alliums can be poisonous for dogs if not handled co)
  • 6 tablespoons low-sodium low-fat chicken broth
  • 12 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cooked vegetables (sweet potatoes, zucchini or winter squashes cooked and smashed or pureed)


  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flour and garlic powder. Mix in chicken broth and vegetable(s). Add enough cold water to form a ball. Roll out dough to 1/2" and using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes (your choice—I like to use one shaped like a bone or a heart). Place on a non-stick cookie sheet & bake for 25 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Since there are no preservatives, I recommend storing all homemade dog treats in the refrigerator.

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