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Sardine Dog Treats Recipe {Your Dog Will Love These}

If you share your home with a cat as well as a dog, you know one fact: dogs LOVE cat food. While cat food has too many calories for dogs to enjoy, you can replicate those flavors in an easy dog treat that’s good for your dog: Sardine Dog Treats!

Sardine dog treats recipe

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Are Sardines Good for Dogs?

Sardines are high in Omega 3 and 6–a super food according to some people–but your dog will just call them very tasty!

Canned sardines from your grocery store are easy to use in this recipe; you can choose sardines in olive oil or sardines in water. (Be sure you don’t get a spicy sardine combo!)

How to Make Sardine Dog Treats

This treat is very easy to make; you’ll just need one can of sardines (in olive oil or water), brown rice flour, grated Parmesan cheese and an egg.

I used Anthony’s Brown Rice Flour…it was very finely ground and had a good texture for the treats.

Add a 1/2 cup of rice flour to a bowl then add a tin of sardines (juice and all), one egg and two teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese.

Gradually add a 1/4 cup of water, stirring and mixing everything completely so the sardines flake apart.

The dough is heavy; I dropped it by the spoonful into tiny muffin cups:

sardine dog treats

You can also drop it directly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment-lined cookie sheet!

Pop it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Allow the treats to cool completely before serving or refrigerating. These treats will last four days in the refrigerator (although ours didn’t last nearly that long, thanks to Tiki and Barli!)

recipe for sardine dog treat

You can also freeze the treats for longer storage.

They’re easy to break apart into training treats and moist enough to tuck a pill inside, if you need a pill pocket.

Sardine Dog Treats

Sardine Dog Treats


  • 1 can sardines in olive oil
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup water


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Add all ingredients to large bowl and, using a fork, break
      up sardines. Mix ingredients thoroughly.
    3. Drop sardine mixture by spoonful onto lightly greased or
      parchment-lined cookie sheet or into small cupcake wrappers.
    4. Bake for 45 minutes.
    5. Cool completely then store in refrigerator for four days or

Would your dog love this recipe?

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Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

My dog (and cats) LOVE sardines which they get right om the can! Buy packed in water for myself and to share!


Monday 14th of September 2020

I made these today and my dog loves them! Very easy recipe too!


Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Made these today and my dog LOVED them!!

Puppy Foodie

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

All the time i bake sardine with a bit of rice

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