Christmas Dog Treats – 5 Recipes You Can Make At Home

Hello everyone, and welcome to another brand new River Dogs Christmas dog blog! Dog swimming near me has all but dried up now that the weather has become so cold, and with our dogs getting into the doggy Christmas spirit, all of our dog day care customers are already looking forward to opening their doggy Christmas presents from the one and only Santa Paws this December 25th. But as planning for the big day starts to kick up a notch, some of our food-loving four-legged friends (which is pretty much all of them), are also licking their lips at the thought of some of the tasty treats that they are going to consume come Christmas morning. 

The thought of a big fat dog with a sack of pressies coming into your doggy home might be exciting, but the list of Christmas Dog treats in this snack-a-licious article might be enough to turn your attention away from gift-giving and towards the ever-growing rumbly in your tumbly. Let’s put all four paws into the kitchen cupboard and grab some of our favourite cooking accessories as we dive into some of the best Christmas dog recipes on the planet!

1. Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

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Nothing says Christmas like a lovely Gingerbread biscuit, especially when it’s in the shape of a winter cabin or a lovely Christmas tree. Gone To The Snow Dogs has stuck to the traditional Gingerbread Person style biscuit with this dog-friendly recipe, using molasses, honey, and spices to make a scrumptious tasty treat that your boy or girl can enjoy while you’re having an after-dinner drink. All of the ingredients are 100% doggy friendly and also human-friendly too, so it doesn’t matter if you get a little peckish while you’re making them!

2. Dog Candy Canes

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Candy canes are an integral part of the Christmas tree, and what better Dog Chrismas treats to put up on the branches than an edible red and white cane made from dog-friendly dough with a hint of peppermint for lovely fresh breath. This festive treat comes from the genius minds over at Dog Treat Kitchen and is one of the more time-consuming recipes on our list, but it’s totally worth it and the end result both looks and tastes incredible! 

3. Christmas Dog Carob Mint Dog Cookies

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I know that Chocolate isn’t good for dogs, which is where Carob comes into play. Carob is a sweet and much healthier substitute for Chocolate, and it’s also dog-friendly too! Not only do these doggy treats look as though they could be part of your Christmas table centrepiece, but they’re also mega tasty. The best bit about this baking mixture recipe from Paw Luxury is that you can create whatever doggy shapes take your fancy – make them into bones, Santas, collars, paws, or even tennis ball-shaped cookies for you and your favourite four-legged pal to share after the turkey has been carved and everyone has watched the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special. 

4. Nutty Bacon Dog Treat

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If your dog thinks that meat is a real treat, then this next meaty-licious recipe from Dog Hill Kitchen will be right up his or her street. This bacon, egg, and maple syrup snack is perfect for big and small dogs alike, but unlike some of the other snacks on our lists, this one is certainly not for human consumption. I think that this one is more suited to our furry friend’s tastebuds unless you really like mixing your sweet and savoury foods ‘Buddy-the-Elf-style’. 

5. Festive Christmas Cookies

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With only five ingredients to contend with, the last recipe on our list of tasty dog Christmas treats is one of the easiest and quickest snacks to whip up on Christmas day. Flour, baking powder, peanut butter, non-fat Greek yoghurt, and water are the only things that you’ll need to make these yummy festive biccies. My mouth is watering already, but this sensational BarkPost recipe is supposed to be for your poochy-pals, so don’t eat up all the mixture before they get a chance to taste them!

Thanks for checking out our recommendations for some of our favourite Dog Christmas snacks that you and your family can bake together with your furry friends on the best day of the year. We hope that you try some of them out and that they become firm favourites in your Christmas cooking calendar. Remember though folks; if you’re unsure as to whether your dog can have any of the ingredients above or if they are safe for your dog’s current diet, then speak to your vet or contact a representative at your local veterinary practice for more information. 

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