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Holiday Cookies for Fido

At this time of year, many people are busy baking those delicious seasonal foods. If you like cooking, there’s a pretty good chance that your dog will be paying close attention when you are in the kitchen. Why not make something special for your pooch? Here, a Salem, VA vet list some simple holiday treats you can make your dog.

Fido’s Festivus Treats

Combine natural peanut butter, bacon grease, whole-wheat flour, plain yogurt, and a little baking soda. Roll the batter out, and then cut it into cute shapes. You’ll need to bake these treats for about 15 minutes at 375.

Pumpkin Bites

Mix pureed pumpkin with natural peanut butter, eggs, and whole-wheat flour. Combine everything into a batter, and portion it out into small servings. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350.

Sweet Potato Bites

For these treats, you’ll mix a cup of canned sweet potato with some brown rice flour and an egg. Cook at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Jerky

This one is super easy! Slice sweet potatoes, apples, boneless chicken, or steak into thin pieces. Cook them for several hours on 250, turning once.

Tuna Yums

Both Fido and Fluffy can enjoy these treats! Combine canned tuna or chicken in water with plain yogurt and parsley. Once you have the mixture divided into small portions, cook for 20 minutes at 375.

Doggy Biscuits

These snacks consist of sodium-free beef or chicken broth, liver powder, shredded cheese, bacon bits, eggs, whole-wheat flour, and a little salt. Mix everything together, and then divide into small portions. Cook at 350 for a half hour.

Chicken Snacks

Combine diced or shredded chicken, cooked rice, rice flour, tablespoon of parsley, and an egg in a food processor. Portion out the batter, and cook at 350 for 20-30 mins.

Tips

Although your pooch won’t care what his snacks look like, it’s always a cute touch to use a bone-shaped mold. This also can help distinguish your dog’s snacks from other holiday cookies. Put the finished product in a mason jar, and tie a festive ribbon around it. These are also a great gift option for Fido’s canine buddies! Also, be sure to stick to pet-safe ingredients. Never use garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; nuts; grapes, currants or raisins; xylitol; chocolate; pitted fruits; avocado; caffeine; or alcohol.

Please contact us, your Salem, VA vet clinic, anytime. We’re here to help!

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