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Holiday Recipes for Dogs

December 19, 2018

Your dog is a member of the family, so it is only natural that you want to include them during your holiday dinner. However, the incessant begging at the dinner table could irritate your guests, and table scraps can potentially make your dog sick. To help make it a pleasant dinner for everyone, we’ve gathered some dog-friendly holiday treat recipes that will allow your dog to join in on the holiday celebration.

Rice, Vegetable & Giblet Stuffing

Serve this meal to your pup just before you sit down to dinner - this will keep your dog occupied and won’t be as tempted to beg for table scraps! 

  • Giblets from one turkey (liver, heart and gizzard, about 6.5 oz.)
  • 1 cup brown rice (cooked)
  • Mixture of carrots and/or broccoli (cooked)
  • 2.5 cups of water

Directions:

  • To cook the giblets: combine water and giblets and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the giblets and let the water cool a bit. 
  • Mix giblets with cooked rice and vegetables.

Boneo Tip: Slow down chow time - this recipe is so tasty that your pup might just gobble it up in seconds, so it’s a great idea to serve this in a slow feeder dog bowl. 

Recipe from Whole Dog Journal

Apple Carrot Treats

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten free flour
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350°F.
  • Mix ingredients together until dough forms.
  • Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Press dough down slightly so the biscuits are about about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake until golden brown and let cool on a wire rack.

Recipe from My Baking Addiction 

Peppermint Holiday Cookie

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 2 Tbs all-natural salt free peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, molasses, peanut butter, water, olive oil and peppermint extract until smooth.
  • Kneed flour on a floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with festive cookie cutters and place on non-stick cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. 

Recipe from Pet Guide

During the holidays it’s hard to resist sharing human food with your dog, but there are many ingredients in these foods that can make your dog sick, such as onions or mushrooms. So, before you fork over any table scraps or leftovers - be sure to check our blog for the full list of holiday foods to keep away from your dog.

Happy holidays from Boneo Canine!

About the Author

Bevi Edlund, Blog Editor

Hi, I'm Bevi Edlund. I'm a graduate of communications and journalism from Cal State University, Fullerton. I am also an animal rights activist and a huge dog lover! I think there is nothing more comforting than coming home after a long day than to your furry best friend. Here at Bio-Rep Animal Health, I'll be in charge of writing posts about lifestyle, nutrition and connecting with all of our readers.