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10 Homemade Christmas Dog Treat Recipes (Vet-Approved)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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‘Tis the season, so why not bring your dog into the holiday celebration? You can attach reindeer antlers to Fido, or you can do something he’ll really enjoy: bake homemade Christmas dog treats!

We’ve gathered 10 delicious recipes that teach you how to make Christmas dog treats that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Choose from festive ingredients like turkey, cranberries, cinnamon, and pumpkin — just like your holiday feast. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

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The 10 Vet-approved Festive Dog Treat Recipes:

1. Easy Christmas Dog Treats

The easiest way to turn dog treats into Christmas dog treats? Pull out your holiday cookie cutters! This recipe uses sweet potato, cinnamon, and peanut butter to make an irresistible holiday treat. Get the recipe here.

2. Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Applesauce, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds come together in this simple, healthy dog treat recipe. Add a little honey to make a festive treat! Get the recipe here.

3. Strawberry Mint Dog Treats

Strawberry and mint may seem like an unusual dog treat combination, but it’s certainly intriguing! This grain-free Christmas dog treat recipe also uses a combination of oat and almond flour to keep pups with wheat allergies itch-free. Get the recipe here.

4. Lentil & Cranberry Dog Treats

These dog treats might look like cookies, but they include surprise ingredients like celery and chicken stock. Your pup will love his savory snacks! Get the recipe here.

5. Dog-Friendly Peppermint Pinwheels

Add a little wow factor to your pup’s holidays with these impressive treats! Featuring bananas, peppermint, and grain-free oat flour, these beautiful cookies are sure to please. Get the recipe here.

6. Snickerdoodle Dog Biscuits

Cinnamon-heavy snickerdoodles are a classic Christmas treat, and they’re surprisingly easy to make for dogs. Combine gluten-free oat and brown rice flour with cinnamon, eggs, and vanilla. Delicious! Get the recipe here.

7. Christmas Turkey Trees

These festive dog treats are made with lean ground turkey and naturally colored green with dried oregano and spirulina powder. Throw the mixture into your dehydrator to make a tasty forest! Get the recipe here.

Related Read: How To Keep Dogs Away From a Christmas Tree (5 Proven Methods)

8. Candy Cane Dog Treats

It’s hard to think of Christmas without candy canes, so why not try making these fun treats? They’re naturally dyed red with beet juice and feature peanut butter, pumpkin puree, and whole wheat flour. Get the recipe here.

9. Simple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Looking for a recipe that’s easy, affordable, and endlessly customizable? Try this one, which uses basic ingredients like whole wheat flour and peanut butter. It also offers suggestions for fun additions like dried blueberries and chia seeds! Get the recipe here.

10. Cranberry Apple Christmas Dog Treat Recipe

Applesauce, cranberries, and cinnamon make these cozy winter treats irresistible. Pull out your favorite holiday cookie cutters to take them over the top! Get the recipe here.

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Conclusion: DIY Christmas Dog Treats

We hope learning how to make Christmas dog treat recipes helps make your holiday season truly magical. Whether you opt for a turkey Christmas tree, a beet-red candy cane, or a cranberry reindeer, your dogs will love being included in the festivities. Time to start cooking — and celebrating!

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