Easy Homemade Pill Pockets for Dogs Recipe

How do you make a dog pill pocket?
These homemade 
pill pockets for dogs couldn't be easier! 

With just 3 ingredients you already have, you'll whip up a batch for pennies - and your dog will love them!

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UPDATE: Max von Schoodle loves these so much, I'm experimenting with other flavors of homemade pill pockets for dogs - stay tuned for more pill pocket recipes coming soon!

Around dinner time last night, I fed my pup Max von Schnoodle his homemade food, and gave him his twice-daily medication - hidden (as usual) in a pill pocket for dogs.

He's an older guy now, and at about 10.5 years old a little pain reliever goes a long way towards his quality of life! (This is also the reason I invented the PocoPet Dog Carrier sling for him...)

So every evening I wrap his capsule in a pill pocket and give it to him as a treat. Usually it's the simplest thing in the world...

Except last night I pulled a pill pocket out of the bag and it crumbled in my hand! All the rest of them in the bag were dry and crumbly, too, despite having carefully sealed the bag.

This put me in a tough spot. Max needed his pill... but it was 8pm and the last thing I wanted to do was run out to a pet store, only to spend $8 on yet another bag of pre-made pill pockets. Those things add up!

So I did what any other crafty/frugal dog owner would do: I made my own DIY pill pockets. And you know what?

Homemade dog pill pockets are quick and easy - and only require 3 ingredients you probably already have on hand. Plus they are incredibly inexpensive to make!

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Homemade Dog Pill Pocket Recipe - Flour

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter (containing no salt, no oil, no sugar)
  • 1/2 cup flour (any kind)

1. In a small bowl, combine all 3 ingredients and mix well.

2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper.

3. Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of dough into balls, and place on lined baking sheet. Use the back end of a chopstick (or something similar) to form indentations in each ball.

4. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost more as needed.

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     Oat Homemade Dog Pill Pocket Recipe

    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter (no sugar or sweetner)
    • 3 Tablespoon oats (add more if needed for consistency)

    1. Put the oats into a food processor or blender, and pulse until it turns into flour.

    2. Combine the water, peanut butter and oats in a mixing bowl.

    3. Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of dough into balls, and place on lined baking sheet. Use the back end of a chopstick (or something similar) to form indentations in each ball.

    4. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost more as needed.

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    Looking for a recipe for homemade dog pill pockets without peanut butter? Here you go:

    Pumpkin Homemade Dog Pill Pocket Recipe

    • 1 tablespoon of water or milk (cow or plant-based)
    • 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin
    • 2 tablespoons of flour (wheat, almond, oat, or rice)

    1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

    2. Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of dough into balls, and place on lined baking sheet. Use the back end of a chopstick (or something similar) to form indentations in each ball.

    3. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost more as needed.

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    Looking for a meat (beef, chicken or turkey) recipe for homemade dog pill pockets? Here you go:

    Beef or Chicken Homemade Dog Pill Pocket Recipe

    • 1 lb lean ground beef
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup of oats

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    2. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray, or use a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper.

    3. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

    4. Roll the meat mixture into balls

    5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

    6. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost more as needed.





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