Recipe: Turkey Jerky Dog Treats

Making your own dog treats will save you a lot of money, and you'll know that you are providing your dog with a healthy snack. These turkey jerky dog treats are easy to make and add some great nutritional benefits to your pup's diet.

Commercially made jerky treats for dogs have been some of the most commonly recalled pet products, but they are our Labrador's favorite type of treat. A couple of years ago, I decided to make my own jerky treats for dogs, and we've never looked back!

Not only are these turkey jerky treats healthy, but they are also SO easy to make. They require more time than most dog treat recipes, but that's because you have to bake them for at least 2 hours.

You can use this recipe to make jerky treats with other meats as well. I made these treats with turkey, but you could also use other protein sources, including:

  • beef
  • venison
  • duck
  • chicken
  • bison

…and any other meats approved by your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist.

Turkey Jerky Dog Treats Recipe

Turkey Jerky for DogsNothing is more appetizing to a dog than meat. If you have a picky pooch, these treats are sure to tempt his taste buds!

They are also a great choice for dogs with allergies. If your dog has allergies or sensitivities, these treats may be exactly what you need to make him happy and keep him healthy.


Recipe: Turkey Jerky Dog Treats

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Nothing is more appetizing to dogs than meat. These turkey jerky dog treats are sure to tempt even the pickiest dogs' taste buds.

With just 3 ingredients, these treats would also be a great option for pets with allergies or stomach sensitivities.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 150 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 24 treats 1x
  • Category: Jerky Treats
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced parsley
  • 1 lb. leftover turkey meat


Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Slice the turkey into thin strips. They should be about 1/4″ thick. The thicker you slice them, the longer it will take to dehydrate them.

Place the turkey strips in a large bowl, and pour the oil over the top of them. Sprinkle the parsley over the oil.

Shake or mix or until the turkey is evenly coated with the oil and parsley.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and place strips on it. Bake in your 250 degree oven for about 2 hours. The strips are done when they are crispy and crunchy.

Allow the strips to cool completely before serving them to your dog.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 38
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: .4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg

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How to store: Store the leftover turkey jerky dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Remember that homemade treats 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.

For More Information

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.