'Tis the season and treat your pup to the magic of homemade holiday dog treats! Embrace the festive spirit with our curated recipes featuring classic flavours and creative shapes. From Sugar Cookie Dog Treats to Gingerbread Cookies and Peanut Butter delights, let's explore how to make this holiday season extra special for your pup.
1. Sugarless Cookie Dog Treats with Festive Cookie Cutters:
These Sugarless Cookies are filled with healthy almond and coconut flour, almond butter, and maple syrup. Along festive cookie cutters transforms these treats into holiday-themed cookies that your pup will find irresistible. Decorate with dog safe ingredients like frosting with kefir and decorating with carrots and black sesame seeds. Bring these along to the dog park and quickly become the most popular dog parent.
2. Gingerbread Christmas Cookies for Dogs:
Channel the holiday spirit with Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs. Infused with cinnamon and ginger, these treats bring the warmth of the season to your pup's taste buds. Get creative with shapes using dog-friendly cookie cutters. Your dog will love the festive twist on this beloved holiday classic. Remember to not to include any nutmeg when making these christmas dog treats. These make the perfect christmas gift your dog your dog’s friends.
3. Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Nutritious and Irresistible:
For peanut butter enthusiasts, our Dog Child Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs make the perfect holiday dog cookies! This recipe combines the goodness of peanut butter and banana, ensuring a tasty and nutritious treat. Crafted with oat flour, it's an excellent choice for dogs with wheat sensitivities. Shape the dough into holiday-themed designs using cookie cutters for a festive touch. You can either make these soft or crunchy depending on your dog’s preference.
4. Apple Chip Dog Christmas Treats :
With only 1 ingredient, these apple chips are simple, delicious, and nutritious. Apples are the perfect source of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants. These apple chips can be fed as a simple snack. If you want to make them more holiday cut the apples into fun Christmas shapes.
5. Frozen Cranberry Dog Treats for a Cool Holiday Treat:
Even in the winter, your pup will appreciate a cool treat. Try Dog Child's Frozen Cranberry Dog Treats for a refreshing and festive option. Made with cranberries, raspberries, and bone broth, these frozen treats are not only delicious but also provide a burst of antioxidants for your dog. Remember to ensure your bone broth has no onions in it.
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Don’t stop at just holiday cookies and biscuits. You can also make delicious holiday meals too. At Dog Child, we believe our dogs should enjoy fresh whole foods just like we do. Whether the occasional treat or make it your every day, let's elevate your pup's dining experience with holiday meals that are wholesome, balanced and festive!
1. Holiday Loaf for Dogs:
Tis the season of Holiday Loaf for Dogs! Crafted with Dog Child Meal Mix & added fruits and vegetables making it the perfect balanced meal! food traditions with a gorgeous holiday-inspired meal for your pup -
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Our Meal Mixes - Cook your dog fresh delicious meals in 15 minutes a week, with the confidence that they are getting the optimal nutrients. In just 3 easy steps, mix in cooked protein (beef, lamb, turkey, chicken or pork), Dog Child Meal Mix, water and oil. Bon Appetit!
2. Turkey Thigh Thanksgiving Feast for Dogs:
Thanksgiving isn't just for humans, and your pup deserves a special feast too! Try our Turkey Thigh Thanksgiving Feast recipe that combines lean turkey thighs with squash and green beans. This wholesome meal is a dog-friendly version of the classic Thanksgiving dinner, offering a balance of protein and vegetables.
3. Homemade Beef Mushroom Barley Stew:
Bring warmth to your dog's bowl with a Homemade Beef Mushroom Barley Stew. Packed with beef, hearty barley, and nutrient-rich vegetables, this stew is a delightful winter treat. It's a perfect option for dogs that enjoy a comforting, savoury meal during the .
4. Dog Child Gravy Topper for an Extra Flavour Boost:
Elevate your pup's holiday meals with Dog Child's Gravy Topper. Drizzle this flavourful gravy over your dog's regular meals to add an extra burst of taste. Made with dog-friendly ingredients, this gravy topper is an easy way to enhance the dining experience for your furry friend during the festive season.
This holiday season, spoil your dog with the joy of homemade treats. Whether you opt for the classic charm of Sugarless Cookie Dog Treats, the warm spices of Gingerbread Cookies, or the nutty goodness of Peanut Butter Dog Cookies, your pup is in for a delightful surprise. Bake up a batch, share the love, and enjoy the magic of the season with your dog’s friends. After all, the holidays are all about making cherished memories – and what better way than with delicious, homemade dog treats!
Can I use regular peanut butter for the dog treat recipes?
While regular peanut butter can be used, it's essential to choose varieties without xylitol, a sugar substitute harmful to dogs. Opt for natural peanut butter without added sugars or salt for a healthier option.
Are the holiday dog treats suitable for dogs with allergies?
Many of our recipes use alternative flours like almond, coconut, or oat flour, catering to dogs with wheat sensitivities. However, it's crucial to be aware of your dog's specific allergies and alter recipes as needed.
Can I substitute ingredients in the recipes?
Yes, you can make substitutions based on your dog's preferences and dietary needs. For example, if your dog is allergic to a particular ingredient, you can explore alternative dog-friendly options. Always ensure any substitutions are safe for canine consumption.
How long can I store the homemade dog treats?
Proper storage is key. Most treats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about two weeks. For longer shelf life, consider freezing treats. Be mindful of ingredient freshness for optimal taste and quality.
Can I customize the Holiday Cookbook recipes based on my dog's preferences?
Absolutely! Our Holiday Cookbook For Dogs provides a variety of recipes to suit different tastes. Feel free to customize ingredients while ensuring they are safe for dogs. Cooking for your pup allows for flexibility to accommodate their preferences.
Are the treats suitable for puppies and senior dogs?
While many treats are suitable for puppies and senior dogs, it's essential to consider individual health needs. Adjust treat sizes for smaller mouths and be mindful of dental health. For specific concerns, consult with your vet to ensure the treats align with your dog's life stage requirements.
Can I use cookie cutters for holiday-themed dog cookies?
Yes, festive cookie cutters add a holiday touch. Get creative with gingerbread shapes, Christmas trees, or dog bones for an extra flair.
Any DIY ideas for holiday dog treats with peanut butter and carob?
Absolutely! Explore our blog for DIY dog treats with natural peanut butter, carob, and creative hand-decorated options.
Are there grain-free or low-calorie dog biscuits available?
Yes, some recipes, like the Dog Child Holiday Loaf featuring our Grain Free Meal Mix, and Sugarless cookies with almond and coconut flour cater to dogs with grain sensitivities. These options prioritize alternative flours and ingredients while maintaining a delicious and nutritious meal for your furry friend. Discover low-calorie treats for pups watching their weight during the holiday season.
How can I creatively decorate gingerbread dog treats with dog-safe icing?
Hand-decorate with pet-safe icing and festive colours. Consider using cream cheese or kefir as the base & no sugar. Another way is natural colour from fruits & vegetables such as beets, raspberries or cranberries for red and for green spinach or pacaloriesrsely.
Any treats catered for dogs who prefer a chewy texture, like jerky-style treats or those with sweet potato?
Absolutely! Find jerky-style treats or those with chewy sweet potato or our apple chips for dogs who love a satisfying chew during the holiday season.
Can I use natural peanut butter in dog meals, like in Peanut Butter Banana Cookies?
Certainly! Many recipes, including Peanut Butter Banana Cookies, feature natural peanut butter for a safe and tasty treat. Remember that peanut butter should be fed in moderation due to its high fat and carlories.
Why use human-grade ingredients in holiday-themed dog meals?
Human-grade ingredients ensure the quality and safety of your pup's meals, providing wholesome and nutritious options.