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Homemade Holiday Dog Treats

December 1, 2020
The holiday season is officially upon us. Many people really enjoy cooking at this time of year. Why not make your canine buddy some snacks? A local Columbia, MD vet offers a few suggestions in this article. 


Fido can have his own version of this holiday favorite. Combine plain yogurt with an egg and some sodium-free broth. Use a milk frother or blender to make it foamy. For extra tail wags, put a doggy treat on top.

Super-Special Doggy Snacks

Save the bacon grease from your next breakfast. Combine it with an egg, cold water, and whole-wheat flour. You can also add organic baby food. Divide into small portions, and cook at 375F for about 15 minutes. Just keep in mind that too much fat is bad for Fido. Offer these very sparingly!

PB Bark Bites

Want to get Fido’s cute tail going? Combine natural PB, bananas, an egg, and whole-wheat flour into a batter. (You can use pureed pumpkin instead of the banana if you like.) Roll it out, and then use a cute cookie cutter to divide it up. 20 minutes at about 350F should do it. However, you can cook the treats longer for added crunch.

Puppy Yums

Mix canned chicken with bacon bits, shredded cheese, organic baby food, and whole-wheat flour. You can also add some sodium-free broth. Divide into cookies, and cook for 15 minutes at 350F.


Don’t want to be eating turkey all week? Make this dish for Fido! Combine minced turkey with egg, parmesan cheese, whole-wheat breadcrumbs, carrots, peas, and tomato paste. Mix the batter into a loaf, and cook for 30 minutes at 400F.


There are lots of ways to make biscuits. For a base, you can use chopped, minced, shredded, or pureed meat; yogurt; organic baby food; yogurt; wheat germ; peanut butter; pureed pumpkin; mashed bananas; live powder; or sodium-free broth. You can also add things like egg, spinach, bacon bits, canned chicken or tuna, or kibble. 


No matter what you try, be sure to stick with safe ingredients. Some dangerous foods include grapes, currants, and raisins; anything with pits or seeds; avocado; garlic, onion, scallions, or chives; chocolate; caffeine; nuts; mushrooms; and meat on the bone. Ask your vet for more information. Happy Holidays from everyone here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital, your Columbia, MD veterinary hospital. Please contact us anytime!

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