Delicious Christmas Dog Treat Recipes
That’s right – Christmas is coming! Too early? Never!
Christmas is the time of year where families come together, eat copious amounts of food and overindulge. Now we’re not saying overfeed your furry friend BUT it would be a shame to have them miss out on some festive fun.
Whether it be a stocking filler or a tasty treat for your dog, these recipes will have your dog drooling and well and truly in the Christmas spirit this year.
Dog Candy Canes
What better way to kick off Christmas than to make your very own doggie candy canes? Here you can find the perfect recipe to make sure your dog gets in on the candy cane action.
They may not be able to hang their own on the tree but at least they can join in the festivities on the lead up to the big day. These Christmas dog treats will take up no more than 30 minutes of your time – winner!
Jen is onto something here with her Christmas dog cookies! Filled with healthy, whole ingredients for dogs, these cookies are simple to make and if you’re old school, she’s made the recipe printable for you. What a great way for your dog to join in with the fun and stay in a healthy routine.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies
Simple, quick and inexpensive. What’s not to love about Brittany’s homemade PBP cookies? They may not last as long as your typical shop bought Christmas dog biscuits but that’s only because they don’t include all the preservatives and instead just a whole lot of good stuff. You can store them in the fridge to keep them a little longer. That is if your dog doesn’t gobble them all up right away!
Peppermint Holidog Treat
It really is beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. Peppermint and peanut butter may not be your first choice in combinations but they go down a treat (pun intended), with our doggos! Did you know that peppermint is believed to be beneficial in treating stomach problems too? Christmas is really delivering the goods this year.
Apple, Cinnamon and Oatmeal Treats
Is it even Christmas if you don’t combine apple and cinnamon in a recipe? Even better – a 3 ingredient and super easy recipe! The chances of you already having these ingredients in your house and ready to go is pretty high, so there’s no excuse to not get involved. You can make these into whatever shape you like – many people opt for the bone shape – Christmas dog bones at your service!
We should be experts at whipping up gingerbread men by now – after all, they are the food symbol of Christmas right? Well now you can involve your dog too. Be careful to read the notes included in this one, there are some substitute options for you depending on your dog’s preferences.
Nutty Bacon Treats
Who has a dog that doesn’t love bacon? Or should we say who doesn’t love bacon? This nutty bacon treats recipe will be a big hit if your dog is partial to an American style treat. With maple syrup to tickle your dog’s taste buds and sweeten them up, these treats will be hard to resist. Although, your may have a hyper pup to entertain for the rest of the day!
Dog Advent Calendar
Why limit your dog’s festive fun to one day? Why not enjoy the build up together too? The whole month of December is dedicated to advent calendars and it’s about time we get our furry friends involved too!
You can mix this one up by adding a mixture of the above treats (provided that you time it well enough for them to last!), seek out some appropriate toys or you can even fill up your advent calendar with the gift of health this Christmas - with our tasty supplements for dogs. Imagine all your advent calendars together and enjoying the Christmas spirit as one big happy family – it doesn’t get better than that!
Of course, there are many more recipes out there. These are just our very favourites. If you have any that are not to be missed then get in touch! We’d love to share your festive fun for everyone to see! There’s nothing we love more than bringing dogs and their owners together.
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