St. Patricks' Day Dog Treats

Even if you don’t own an Irish terrier or Irish Wolfhound, your dog will feel very lucky this St. Pat’s Day with these easy to make Shamrock Dog Treats.

Posted: March 14, 2013, 10 a.m. PST

St Patricks' Day dog treats

Based off the flavors of the traditional Irish-American dinner of corned beef and cabbage, these treats are much healthier for your dog than the human version.

In fact, one of the common spices in corned beef, paprika, can actually be harmful to dogs. According to the ASPCA, paprika and turmeric contain irritants  that could cause irritation to your dog's skin and gastrointestinal tract.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • ½ cup low-sodium beef broth
  • Parchment paper
  • Shamrock cookie cutter


  1. Mix flour, carrots and parsley together in mixer
  2. Add flaxseed oil, mix
  3. Add beef broth; mix until all dry ingredients are moistened
  4. Roll dough out on floured surface to a 1/8” thick sheet
  5. Cut into shamrocks using a cookie cutter
  6. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes

Makes about 10-15 cookies, depending on size of shamrock.

Be sure to let the treats cool thoroughly before giving to your dog. These make great party favors for St. Patrick’s Day guests, or just to spoil your own Irish-loving pup!

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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liantsim   Waterloo, IA

3/15/2013 3:58:45 AM

I wish there was a picture of what the treats would look like.

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Web Editor   Mission Viejo, California

3/14/2013 9:08:22 AM

Steffy, nothing in the recipe mentions adding salt, and in fact it specifies the beef broth should be low in sodium.

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Steffy   Perth, International

3/3/2013 7:47:11 PM

Why add salt?? This is not good for dogs.

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

12/7/2012 4:05:55 AM

I did not know that paprika was poison to dogs, I am glad I read this article.

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