Homemade Dog Treats -
Four Herb Tuna Tots

This recipe for homemade dog treats uses delectable tuna and savory herbs. These tuna tots contain fish oil for dogs. Learn about the health benefits from tuna and the other fishes you can use in your dog treats.

Don't let your cat fool you, dog's love tuna, too. You'll love giving these tots to your dog because tuna is very high in protein and is easily prepared into dog treats. Tuna also contains a high amount of Vitamin D, and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Four Herb Tuna Tots homemade dog treats with tuna


  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 5 oz can tuna in oil (do not drain)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, cornmeal, flour and herbs.
  3. In a blender puree the tuna, oil, water and egg.
  4. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture and pour in the tuna mixture.
  5. Stir until combined.
  6. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Using a 1 inch cookie scooper, pack the dough into the scooper with your hands and release on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing - These homemade dog treats will keep fresh in the refrigerator for about one week. Keep them fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Yield - Using a 1 inch cookie scooper, you will yield about 32 tuna tots.

Tips & Techniques

  • Substitute the Tuna - Make varieties of these dog treats with canned salmon or chicken. If you use other meats that are larger than a 5 oz can of tuna, omit the 1/4 cup of water. You may need to add a bit more flour, too.

  • Different Herbs - You can use other herbs, too. Try rosemary or tarragon for variety.

  • Fresh or Dried - If you prefer to use fresh herbs, you can. Substitute fresh for dry on a 3 to 1 ratio. For example, you would need 1 tablespoon of minced fresh thyme instead of the 1 tsp of dried thyme that the recipe calls for.

  • Hand Packed - Be sure to hand pack this dough into your cookie scooper. It is very thick and needs to be packed together to create a solid homemade dog treat.

Besides being very tasty, this tuna dog treat recipe will help make your dog's fur shiny. Also, because the aroma of tuna is so tempting, once your dog has had a taste, we're sure you can use these tuna tots for dog training treats or just rewards for being your special companion.

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