Celebrity vet’s tips for baking for your dog

Posted on 19 September 2018 by

George White

in the News and views blog

Pete Wedderburn, practicing vet and journalist, has shared his dog friendly recipe and advice for baking for your dog, in support of our Big Barking Bake Sale in October.

Pete created his recipe with the help of Catherine Leyden, one of Ireland's most popular chefs. He uses simple, healthy ingredients including wholemeal flour, which provides your dog a little bit of fibre, and a stock cube which gives it a taste that dogs love.

Pete said, “Use ingredients that are safe for your dog and avoid chocolate, onions and garlic. Try to stick to ingredients that your dog will like.

Pete Wedderburn shares his dog biscuit recipe

Pete ‘the vet’s’ dog biscuit recipe


  • 125g/4oz plain flour
  • 125g/4oz coarse wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp oil (to bind everything together)
  • 1 stock cube (dissolved in 150ml boiling water)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together into a soft dough
  2. Roll out and flatten and put into the shapes that you want
  3. Put them into the oven for 15-20 minutes 180 degrees centigrade

Pete Wedderburn's top tips on baking for dogs

Food bad for dogs

Avoid feeding your dog foods including; chocolate; onions; garlic; grapes; raisins; sugar; chives; avocado; alcohol; and macadamia nuts.

Food good for dogs

Food that is safe for dogs includes; broccoli; carrots; summer squash; courgettes; Brussels sprouts; pumpkin; cucumber; celery; spinach; kale; dandelion greens; apple (and unsweetened apple sauce); peaches; pears; strawberries; blueberries; and bananas.

Animal lovers wanting to hold a bake sale in October to raise money for vulnerable animals around the world can click here to register.

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