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Homemade Salmon Dog Treats

These homemade salmon dog treats only contain 3 ingredients and they’re super easy to make.  They’re also no-bake dog treats so you don’t have to worry about them leaving a lingering fishy smell in your house. 

I always keep a stock of frozen dog treats in the freezer for Odin, Finn and Lou. 

Carrot brothsicles and frozen blueberry + yogurt treats are always in the rotation but I also like to add in a new frozen treat here or there. 

Last month I made some fresh watermelon frozen dog treats and yesterday I made a batch of salmon treats. 

Lou is a big fan of anything fish. 

homemade salmon dog treats

He loves when it’s sardine night and he gets a few sardines mixed in his food and he goes crazy over the freeze-dried treats from Icelandic. 

He’s never had salmon before so I decided to buy a small can of salmon packed in water and make him stinky frozen salmon treats. 

frozen salmon and apple dog treats in silicone dog molds

Homemade Frozen Salmon and Apple Dog Treats

You guys know that I like to keep things easy and these frozen salmon dog treats are no exception and they only contain 3 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. 

All I used to make these homemade treats were canned salmon (in water), an apple and a small amount of chicken bone broth from Open Farm.  (I did not link this because it’s super expensive on Amazon. I get mine from our local Hollywood Feed)

If you don’t have dog-safe bone broth, don’t worry, you can use water or low-sodium chicken broth too!

Keep it simple!

ingredients for homemade salmon dog treats: canned salmon packed in water, apple and Open Farm chicken broth

Ingredients

The 3 ingredients for these easy salmon dog treats are pretty basic:

  • (1) 6oz can of skinless and boneless salmon in water (not drained)
  • (1) medium to large apple peeled, diced and core and seeds removed
  • 1/4 c of dog-safe chicken bone broth 

These are the ingredients that I used and you can adjust them as needed to fit your budget or needs. 

If you don’t have bone broth-you can either skip this part or use water. 

I believe I used a Gala apple for this recipe. 

canned salmon, apple and bone broth in blender

Instructions

  • wash and peel the apple
  • chop into slices or cubes and remove seeds and core
  • add canned salmon, apple and bone broth to a blender or food processor
  • blend until smooth
  • carefully spoon the salmon mixture into silicone molds or ice cube trays
  • place silicone molds in the freezer
  • freeze for 2-3 hours
  • serve to your dog!

The amount of servings this salmon recipe will make depends on the size of the molds or ice cube trays you use. 

I used a combination of small and large silicon molds so I got about 32 salmon treats.

When properly stored, these frozen salmon dog treats should stay good for 3-4 weeks but ours are usually gone in about 7 days.

frozen salmon dog treats in freezer safe container

Tips & Tricks

  • Before you fill your silicone molds or small ice cube trays with the salmon mixture, place them on a baking sheet or cookie sheet. This makes carrying the treats to the freezer a lot less messy. 
  • Use distilled or filtered water in place of bone broth.
  • This recipe calls for canned salmon packed in WATER with no salt added. Please make sure there are no other ingredients listed.
  • Make sure to remove your salmon dog treats from the mold or ice cube tray and store them in a freezer-safe container or bag. 

homemade salmon dog treats in dog silicone molds being stored in freezer

Can Dogs Have Salmon?

First things first, is it ok to give dogs salmon?

It’s ok for me to give my dogs salmon in moderation but if you have any questions you should always speak to your veterinarian about adding new foods to your dog’s diet. 

Not every dog is going to like salmon and not every dog can tolerate salmon so always keep that in mind. 

According to the American Kennel Club, ” Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the immune system, may decrease inflammation, and can keep your dog’s coat looking shiny and healthy. ” 

Salmon is also a great source of protein for most dogs. 

canned salmon for dogs

However, not all salmon is created equal so it’s usually recommended to cook or freeze fresh it because it could contain a parasite called Neorickettsia helminthoeca that can cause salmon poisoning.

I’m not a fish person, I don’t like fish so I really know nothing about it other than what our vet told us and the information I gathered online. 

Since we don’t have fresh fish in our home, I bought canned salmon in water with no added salt. 

I always look for fishy foods that are stored in water over those that are stored in oil or contain salt because my dogs don’t need that. 

I buy Wild Planet sardines at our local grocery store so that’s the brand I bought in the wild pink salmon. 

These were also skinless and boneless so I didn’t have to do any extra work. 

dog begging for salmon dog treat

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Additional Frozen Dog Treat Recipes

Looking for other frozen dog treat recipes for your dog besides homemade salmon dog treats?

These are some of the most popular dog recipes that our readers like:

Carrot Brothsicles

Blueberry & Banana Pupsicles

Famous Watermelon Frosty Paws

Refreshing Cucumber & Watermelon Frozen Dog Treats

3-Ingredient Pumpkin & Apple Frozen Dog Treats

As with any new dog treats or new foods, always introduce them to your dog slowly and speak to your veterinarian if you have concerns or questions.

The storage container I use to store my frozen dog treats in the freezer is a divided veggie tray🙂

frozen dog treats in freezer storahe container with lid

frozen salmon and apple dog treats in silicone dog molds

Homemade Salmon Dog Treats

Yield: 32
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

These homemade salmon dog treats only contain 3 ingredients and they're super easy to make.  They're also no-bake dog treats so you don't have to worry about them leaving a lingering fishy smell in your house. 

Ingredients

  • (1) 6oz can of skinless and boneless salmon in water (not drained)
  • (1) medium to large apple peeled, diced and core and seeds removed
  • 1/4 c of dog-safe chicken bone broth

Instructions

  • wash and peel the apple
  • chop into slices or cubes and remove seeds and core
  • add canned salmon, apple and bone broth to a blender or food processor
  • blend until smooth
  • carefully spoon the salmon mixture into silicone molds or ice cube trays
  • place silicone molds in the freezer
  • freeze for 2-3 hours
  • serve to your dog!

Notes

The amount of servings this salmon recipe will make depends on the size of the molds or ice cube trays you use. 

I used a combination of small and large silicon molds so I got about 32 salmon treats.

When properly stored, these frozen salmon dog treats should stay good for 3-4 weeks but ours are usually gone in about 7 days.

Always speak to your veterinarian when adding a new food to your dog's diet.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

will vary based on size of treats

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