Holiday Treats for Your Pets


Will you be doing any baking with your family for the holidays?  Don’t forget to make some treats that your pets can enjoy too!  Here are a few pet-friendly holiday cookie recipes to try this week.

Holiday Recipes for Pets:

Doggy Egg Nog

1 (7 oz) contain of plain greek yogurt
1/4 of a (4 oz.) jar baby food (organic sweet potato & chicken works well)
1/4 cup of water
1 egg
Gingerbread buddy biscuits (topping)

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until frothy
2. Top with a small dog treat like buddy biscuits

View the full recipe here.

Frozen Pupcakes

1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
splash of unsweetened almond milk (or water)
Mini & regular muffin tins

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
2. Add a splash of water or almond milk, add more as necessary.
3. Pour the mixture into the muffin tins.
4. Freeze the muffins until solid.
5. Remove from the freezer and let it sit for a few minutes to thaw slightly before feeding them to your pup.

View the full recipe here.

Holiday Dog Treats

2 cups fresh sweet potato puree
1 egg
1/2 cup of oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Peel and cube two medium sized sweet potatoes.  Bring the potatoes to a boil in a pot of water and reduce to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.  Drain the cooked potatoes and puree using a blender or food processor.
3.  In a small bowl, stir together the flour, oats and cinnamon.
4.  In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, sweet potato and peanut butter.  Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
5.  Pour onto a floured surface and roll the dough out until it is about a quarter inch thick.  Cut out the dough using a Christmas cookie cutter.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
7. Place your holiday dog treats on a cooling rack and let cool thoroughly.

View the full recipe here.

Of course, you should always contact our office if you have any questions about what your pet can or cannot eat.  Always make sure that your pet slowly adjusts to a new diet and doesn’t overinduldge in holiday treats.

If you have any questions about your pet’s health during the holiday season, contact one of our offices below!

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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