Easy 3-Ingredient DIY Pill Pocket Recipe for Dogs

These easy homemade DIY pill pockets couldn't be simpler! 
With just 3 natural ingredients (that you probably already have), you'll whip up a big batch for just pennies - 
and your dog will love them, too!

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Around dinner time last night - just like every other night - I fed Max his food, and gave him his daily medication.

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!

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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DIY Dog Pill Pocket Recipe

  • 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. Using a measuring spoon (see below), scoop balls of dough onto the baking sheet:

  • For small dogs, use a 1/4 teaspoon (this will make approximately 60 pill pockets)
  • For medium to large dogs, use a 1/2 teaspoon (this will make approximately 30 pill pockets)

Congratulations - you just made your first batch of healthy homemade pill pockets!


Put 7 pill pockets into a container in the fridge, to use this week.

Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 2 hours, then transfer the frozen balls into a container.

Each week, move 7 frozen pill pockets into a small container in your fridge, to defrost and use for the week.

Your dog will love these homemade treats, and you'll never have to do a late-night pet store run again!