Recipe: Low Protein Dog Treats

low protein dog treats

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These treats are made with some superfood ingredients, like flaxseed. They pack in a lot of nutrients, but offer a minimal amount of protein. Scroll to the bottom of the recipe to see the nutritional facts for these treats.


  • 1 apple (shredded)
  • 2 cups carrots (shredded)
  • ¼ cup & 2 tbsp. molasses
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour


Preheat your oven to 300°F. While it’s preheating, whisk together the flaxseed, oats and whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add the apple, carrots, molasses and water. 

Knead the recipe until it forms a smooth ball of dough. As you will see in my video guide above, I place small balls of dough on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. You could also roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface until it’s about 1/4″ thick and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. If your dog has dental issues or he just prefers softer treats, take them out of the oven after only 20 minutes.