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Recipe: Dog Treats for Sensitive Stomach

There is no way to cure your dog's sensitive stomach issues. There's also no recipe that is going to completely meet the needs of every dog with a sensitive stomach. The best thing to do in this situation is to work with your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist to figure out the best food and dog treats for sensitive stomach that work for your pet.

Different dogs are sensitive to different ingredients. While some dogs may have an issue with certain protein sources, others may suffer with a sensitivity to certain grains. Your veterinarian may recommend an elimination diet to figure out what ingredients are bothering your pup's stomach.

Once you know what ingredients to avoid, you can create homemade recipes that will meet your dog's dietary restrictions and also provide the balanced nutrition that he needs. These dog treats for sensitive stomach contain three ingredients, and you could use substitutions to cater them to your dog's needs.

Dog Treats for Sensitive Stomach Recipe

Dog Treats for Sensitive Stomach.mp4If your dog is sensitive to oats, you could substitute flour (any type including gluten free) for the oats. Unsweetened applesauce or plain yogurt would both be good substitutions for the eggs. Use 1/4 cup of yogurt or applesauce per egg.


Recipe: Dog Treats for Sensitive Stomach

This recipe is made with just three ingredients. It would be a great choice for dogs with allergies or food sensitivities. You can make ingredient substitutions that work best for your dog, but be sure to feed these treats sparingly as they will add calories to your pup's diet.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 72 treats 1x
  • Category: Baked Treats
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs


Preheat your oven to 350º F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix together well until it forms a ball of dough.

You can roll the dough out on a floured surface and use cookie cutters or a pizza cutter to make shapes. However, as you can see in my video guide above, I just roll the dough into small balls and drop them on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I use about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie.

Keep in mind that these treats will add calories to your dog's regular diet, so you don't want to make them too big.

Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 19
  • Sugar: .2 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: .4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: .5 g
  • Protein: .8 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg

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How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that these dog treats for sensitive stomach do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.