Soft Dog Treats Are Easy on Old Dog Teeth

Reader Andrea from NJ shares this soft dog treat recipe.

She calls them “Softies” since they are soft – excellent for older dogs who find it difficult to chew. You can also harden them by baking them a bit longer.

Here’s Andrea’s dog Sadie to introduce them.
Sadie the poodle loves soft dog treats

Softies Dog Treats


  • 1 6 oz. jar baby food (any flavor)

  • 1 can tuna in the water

  • ¼ cup powdered milk

  • ¾ cup Cream of Wheat

  • Directions:

    Dump all the ingredients together into a bowl and mix with a fork. Line an 8 inch square pyrex dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

    Bake for 15 min. in a 325 degree oven. Turn it off and let them continue cooking for another 5 minutes in the oven. Then take them out to cool.

    The consistency is that of slightly undercooked brownies. If you want to cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes, they will harden. It’s up to you.

    Makes about a dozen 1 x 1 inch treats. More if you cut them smaller. Refrigerate to store up to a week.

    I served them as a meal to Sammy, much to his delight.

    Increase the Cream of Wheat to 1 cup and the powdered milk to 1/2 cup. Other directions remain the same. This will be a harder treat.

    Thanks Andrea & Sadie! Sammy loved these!

    If you wanted to experiment with a non wheat flour, you could certainly do that. It'll just change the consistency.

    Here's another soft dog treats recipe.

    Here's a complete meal for your dog prepared by veterinarian Dr. Andrew Jones.

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