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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 your dog, or you can do something they’ll really enjoy: bake homemade Christmas dog treats!

We’ve gathered 10 delicious recipes that teach you how to make Christmas dog treats and put you in the holiday spirit. Like your holiday feast, you can choose from recipes with festive ingredients like turkey, cranberries, cinnamon, and pumpkin. 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

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What is 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.

2. Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Calvin’s Christmas Cookies (Dog Treats)
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Applesauce, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds come together in this simple, healthy dog treat recipe. Add a little honey to make a festive treat!

3. Strawberry Mint Dog Treats

Christmas Cookie Dog Biscuit Recipe To Spoil Your Pups This Holiday
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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 oat and almond flour to keep pups with wheat allergies itch-free.

4. Lentil & Cranberry Dog Treats

Cranberry, Lentil and Oat Christmas Dog Treats
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These dog treats might look like cookies, but they include surprise ingredients like celery and chicken stock. Your pup will love these savory snacks!

5. Dog-Friendly Peppermint Pinwheels

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You can add a little wow factor to your pup’s holidays with these impressive treats! These beautiful cookies are sure to please and feature bananas, peppermint, and grain-free oat flour.

6. Snickerdoodle Dog Biscuits

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

7. Christmas Turkey Trees

How To Make Christmas Turkey Trees
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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!

8. Candy Cane Dog Treats

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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.

9. Simple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Are you 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 has suggestions for fun additions like dried blueberries and chia seeds!

10. Cranberry Apple Christmas Dog Treat Recipe

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

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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 choose a turkey Christmas tree, a beet-red candy cane, or a cranberry reindeer, your dogs will love being included in the festivities. It’s time to start cooking and celebrating!

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