If you’re anything like us around the holidays, you love baking. For even more holiday fun, you can bake up holiday-themed treats for your dog and his four-legged friends. These DIY dog cookies are easy to make and full of ingredients found in your very own kitchen. Intimidated by the homemade idea? We’ll kick it off with one treat you can buy, and go from there.
If you don’t have time for the DIY route, rawhide candy canes are an adorable holiday treat. Keep in mind that you should always supervise your dog when you give rawhide.
What is a more festive treat than eggnog? Have a frothy glass next to your dog during your next holiday movie night. Check out this recipe from Lola the Pitty.
To go along with the frozen weather we’ve been experiencing outside, Lola the Pitty has created a delicious recipe for frozen pupcakes. It’s easy, too! Simply throw peanut butter, plain yogurt, a banana, and a splash of water in a blender, and freeze the mixture in cupcake tins overnight. For a fun twist, try using a silicone paw print tray to freeze bite-sized versions.
The more treats to aid dog breath odor, the better! We love these cute Christmas tree mint cookies for your pup, from Gourmet Dog Treat Recipes. Swap out the Christmas tree cookie cutter for a dog bone cookie cutter to make these tasty treats year ‘round!
With all of the hearty table scraps your dog is likely getting this holiday season, we know it’s important to think about his health. Back to Her Roots has got you covered. From ground flaxseed to help with coat and skin, to pumpkin puree to help the digestive system, these biscuits are nutrient-dense.
What dog doesn’t love bacon, and what dog doesn’t love peanut butter? Combine these two ingredients in this recipe from Dog Hill Kitchen, and you have the ultimate dog treat. After your pet gets his first taste of these, you won’t be able to keep his paws out of the cookie jar.
As a holiday meal staple, you likely have sweet potatoes lying around the kitchen. Not only do sweet potatoes make delicious holiday casseroles, but they also combine to make tasty dog biscuits. Caution: according to Kaylee from Lemons and Basil, the combination of cinnamon, peanut butter and sweet potatoes may smell so good, you’ll want to taste it yourself!
One final peppermint treat to get your pooch in the holiday spirit. This recipe from PetGuide combines molasses with peppermint extract to make a sweet, minty combination that will leave your four-legged friend at your feet the entire time you’re baking.
Your dogs spend all year giving you nothing but love, so this holiday season, why not take time to make your very own dog treats? Pro tip: you can wrap them up for unique gifts for other dog lovers, too.
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