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Homemade Holiday Treats for Fido

As the holiday season gears up into full swing, many of us are enjoying those delicious holiday foods. Your canine buddy will also appreciate a special snack. Why not make some holiday treats for Fido? A Bolingbrook, IL lists some great options below.

MuttLoaf

This one is very similar to a meatloaf you’d make for people. In fact, you can split this yummy dish with your pooch! Combine minced beef or turkey with eggs, breadcrumbs, carrots, peas, tomato paste, and parmesan cheese. About an hour and a half at 350 should do it.

Peanut Butter Bites

Mix water, olive oil, natural peanut butter, whole-wheat flour, and wheat germ. Separate them into cookies, and bake for a half hour at 350.

Dog Nog

Fido will love this dog-friendly version of the classic holiday drink. Combine organic baby food with plain yogurt, an egg, and some sodium-free broth. Use a blender to combine it. Put a doggy biscuit on top for extra tail wags.

PB Treats

Natural peanut butter mixed with pureed pumpkin, eggs, and whole-wheat flour form the basis for this one. Divide it into small sections with a cute paw print cookie cutter, and bake for a half hour at 350.

Turkey Bites

Need to use some leftover turkey? Grind it up and mix it with shredded cheese, parsley, and whole-wheat flour. You can also add egg, spinach, liver powder, or bacon bits. Roll the mixture up into meatballs, and cook at 375 for about 15 minutes.

Beef Snacks

For this one, start by combining shredded beef with liver powder, eggs, shredded cheese, peas, carrots, and bacon grease. Once you have the batter divided into individual portions, cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Sweet Potato Yums

Dried sweet potatoes make a delicious and healthy snack for Fido! Cut some prewashed sweet potatoes lengthwise, into ¼ inch pieces. They’ll take about 3 hours at 350.

Tips

Only use ingredients that are safe for Fido. Cooked, shredded meat, fish, or poultry is always fine. Natural peanut butter, olive oil, ripe bananas, cheese, eggs, and liver powder are also safe. Never put garlic, chocolate, onions, or scallions in your dog’s treats. Avocados, grapes, currants, raisins, chocolate, nuts, alcohol, and xylitol are also dangerous, as is meat on the bone. Ask your vet for more information.

Happy Holidays! Please reach out to us, your Bolingbrook, IL vet clinic, anytime.

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