Dog Pie

Prep Time - 30 Mins

Cook Time - 20 Mins

Dog Pie - A cooked pie on a cloth on a table, next to a rolling pin and a small pot containing flour

Homemade pie is one of the biggest traditional meals in the UK, but have you ever wondered if homemade pie is dog friendly? 

Of course, a pie can be dog friendly, just make sure you skip the sugar and other non-dog-friendly ingredients. 

We have searched for the best dog-friendly pie recipes around and discovered a foolproof method that you can tweak to make any flavour imaginable.


1 1/4 cups Plain Flour

4 tbsp Unsalted Butter

2-4 tbsp Cold Water

Optional add-ins: crack in an egg for protein, grated cheese or oatmeal!


Mix the butter into the flour with your fingers or using a food processor.

When the butter is incorporated with only small pieces of butter visible, sprinkle in 2 tbsp of cold water.

Mix until the dough begins to come together, but is still a little crumbly, then form it into a ball. If your dough is too crumbly, add some more water a bit at a time.

Wrap the dough tightly in some cling film, or an alternative like beeswax wraps, and press the dough into a disc about 2.5cm thick.

Stick the dough in the fridge for at least an hour.

Pull the dough out and empty it onto a floured surface. Roll the dough out to a thickness of around 0.5cm and cut it to fit your tin/dish.

Put the pie crust in the fridge until you're ready to use it, up to a day. The dough can be frozen to last up to 3 months. Defrost it in the fridge.

Pie Filling

You could make a meat pie with some chicken, beef or lamb, and add some veggies to add some extra nutrients.

Many fruits are good for dogs, from blueberries to apples and fruit pies always go down well in our house. You can even add some peanut butter as a special treat.

Make sure to buy peanut butter that doesn't contain Xylitol, as it is extremely toxic to dogs. Baking time varies a bit depending on the type of filling and whether you’ve precooked the ingredients.

Generally, 20 minutes at 180˚C should do, just as above.

Pie Topping

Your topping can be as simple as a dollop of unflavoured yoghurt.

If you’re feeling fancy, pop a can of coconut milk in the fridge, a few hours in advance, then use your whipped cream maker for the ultimate dairy-free sugar-free topper — coconut whipped cream.