Tuna loaf

by | Dec 15, 2012 | 84 comments


This tuna loaf dog treat recipe was given to me by Alison, the owner of Brodie and Harris!  It’s mysimplest homeade dog friendly recipes that is prepared and cooked within 10 minutes!  We’re gonna be using a 1.1L food storage container found in any supermarker to make this but you can use a large bowl and cover with a large plate.


2 tins of tuna in oil or water, 2 eggs, 160g of flour (wholemeal or plain), 1 garlic clove or 1 small teaspoon of lazy garlic. But isn’t garlic bad for dogs?


tuna loaf ingredients

Our Ingredients

tuna in a mixing bowl

Add 2 tins of tuna in oil (use the oil/water).

eggs in mixing bowl

Add two eggs

flour in a mixing bowl

Add 160g (5½ oz) of flour

adding garlic to mixing bowl

Add 1 crushed garlic clove or 1 small teaspoon of chopped garlic

mixed dog cake dough

Mix everything together to form a thick paste-like consistency.

tuna loaf in a tray

Spread into a microwave-safe container. This is a typical 1.1L size available at every supermarket.

Or you can buy here.

dog cake in microwave

Lay lid slightly ajar on top and cook for 4 minutes, rest for 1, then cook for another minute.

tuna loaf cooling on window sill

It's very hot once cooked, so tap out of container and leave to cool.

chopping up dog cake

Once cooled slice up

tuna loaf dog treats in a container

And put the treats in a container.

dog tasting a treat

Have a taste test with the dog, fridge what you will use in a few days and freeze the rest.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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2 years ago

can this be dehydrated to store?

3 years ago

Can I use garlic paste instead of a garlic clove?

Michelle Redmond
3 years ago

My gang of 8 go mad for these, could you tell me how long they can be safely stored in the fridge in an air tight container please, need to batch cook as I go through loads at each treat sitting. Thanks

jamie shanks
1 year ago

storage instructions now on post

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Kobe Estacio
4 years ago

Since I lacked a bit of flour, I used half and reduced everything to half except for the clove I used, it was a bit small so I think it’s fine ^_^ They’re still cooking and I hope my 5 weeks would love it. He already loves tuna so this has to be something he should like <3

4 years ago

Can this be made in a loaf tin so it comes out more like a cake? I’d like to make it for my dog’s next birthday. Thanks.

4 years ago

can I bake them in a oven? And if so what temp? And can I Dehydrate these in a Food dehydrator ?

5 years ago

Can I use ordinary plain or self raising flour