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A holiday treat recipe your pugs will love!

Tis the season for holiday baking...and you don't want to forget the pugs in your family! This a great and healthy treat your dogs will love!

This recipe is based upon Ayoka’s from her rottendogblog, but I’ve modified it a bit.

Tender Tuna Treats by Ayoka Bubar, CPDT-KA

Ingredients: 2 cans of canned tuna in water (One can substitute just about anything for tuna)

2 Eggs

1.5 cups Tapioca Flour/tapioca flour starch

I have used unsweetened applesauce, canned pure pumpkin, canned sardines, tripe, liver, etc as the main “protein” source in this recipe depending on the dog’s preferences and/or dietary requirements.


  • Preheat oven to 350

  • In a blender or food processor, puree tuna and eggs until smooth

  • Add tapioca flour. You can use any flour, but the tapioca flour (sometimes called tapioca flour starch) gives it the texture I like. Puree again

  • Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and pour batter onto it, smoothing it to the edges

  • Bake for 35 minutes depending on oven

  • Remove from oven, flip the baked treats over and let cool

  • Cut into strips and let air dry for several hours

  • Cut strips into whatever size you wish. I keep some out for treating and freeze the rest.

If you want a firmer treat, add another ½ cup of flour to the mix. If I’m using sardines in a tin I use three or four. One can of Tripette works for a batch. With applesauce, pumpkin, etc, I “eyeball” amounts

Step 1: Pour mixture on to parchment lined cookie sheet

Step 2: Spread mixture evenly across cookie sheet and bake

Step 3: Cut into portions after it has cooled.

Step 4: Feed to your pug!


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