5 Easy Dog Treat Recipes to Make for the Holidays
Winter holidays are a great time of year to try your hand at homemade dog treats. With so much tantalizing people food lying around, it’s more tempting than usual to offer your dog a little people-food-snack than ever—but for the sake of your dog’s health and your wallet, don’t do it! Stick to their usual diet, and try making some homemade, dog-friendly treats. Here are five easy dog treat recipes you can try out.
Double Pumpkin Dog Treats
The most autumn-themed dog treat we’ve ever created, this combination of pumpkin puree and pumpkin seeds packs some extra health benefits for your pups along with a satisfying crunch. Be careful though, as these crunchy bites look tasty enough that your human guests may start rooting through the dog treat jar!
Harvest Apple & Bacon Dog Treats
These treats combine the sweet taste of in season apples with the savory flavors of bacon. Grab some extras when you go apple picking, save a little bacon from one of those over-indulgent holiday breakfasts, and you’ve got the makings of a delicious and slightly indulgent dog treat for your pup.
Quinoa, Peanut Butter, & Carob Dog Treats
Quinoa has risen in popularity over the years because it’s gluten-free, low-fat, and cholesterol free. Mix in some protein-rich peanut butter and a dash of carob, and you’ve got the makings of a tasty and healthy dog treat.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Even gluten-sensitive pups can get in on the holiday treat fun with these sweet potato treats. The cinnamon and coconut in this dog treat recipe will also make your house smell divine while they bake in the oven, so they're the perfect thing to stick in the oven early in the morning before guests come over.
Vegan Sweet Potato Dog Treats
This dog treat is one of our community’s favorite recipes for dogs who are sensitive to everything. Plus, with only three ingredients, these are a great beginner recipe and take very little time to make—perfect for the holiday season when we're all a little shorter on time than we'd like to admit.
Looking for more dog treat recipes to try? We have all these treats and more listed on our Treat Index at Good Dogs & Co.—tell us what treats you're planning to give your pup this holiday season!
Advocating for Animals – Victoria and Holly are joined by actor and animal activist, Peter Egan to discuss dogs, moon bears and...
Victoria is joined by dog behaviour expert and a driving force behind the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Andrew Hale to...
The rescue of 180 Chihuahuas sparks a larger conversation on how to transition dogs from crisis situations into homes.
Articles from Victoria Stilwell
- 2021 Dog Behavior Conference Announced
- Why I’m Not a Purely Positive Dog Trainer
- Becoming a Dog Trainer
- Social Bullying
- Does Your Dog Respect You?