Homemade Holiday Food Gifts for the Pets in Your Life
Give your fur babies a happy holiday.
Our pets are part of the family, right? This holiday, spoil them a little with special homemade dog and cat treats made with ingredients you trust.
For Good Doggos
Reviewers have found many ways to vary this recipe, but they all agree their dogs love it. Change the flavor by using chicken or beef bouillon, or omit the cheese and bouillon and add a cup of peanut butter.
Tip from Terminatrix: Omit cornmeal, which is a common allergen for dogs, and use some extra oats and whole wheat flour instead.
"My dog Jackson loved these," say SusannahLocketti. "He is an older mini Daschund and despite having few teeth, he was able to eat these just fine. If you have kids, make these with them and bring the kids down to the local animal shelter to donate them. Shelters loved to be remembered this time of year and your kids will remember the act of kindness for years to come!"
Tip from the recipe submitter TheBritishBaker: These dog biscuits require the use of wheat flour — which some dogs are sensitive to. It's so easy to modify this recipe, simply substitute one cup of wheat flour for 1-1/4 cup of rye or oat flour or ¾ cup of rice, barley, or potato flour.
"The dogs loved these!" raves Amber. "I looked up every ingredient to make sure they were safe for dogs, and sure enough, they were."
Purrfect for the Cat
It takes just two simple ingredients to make catnip-laced cat food treats for your feline friend.
Treats the Dog and Cat Can Share
Pet treats made with baby food? Yup, you heard that right. Make sure the baby food you use (or broth) does not have onion or garlic in the list of ingredients.
DISCLAIMER: These treats are only suggestions. There is no guarantee that your pet will like them, or that the treats follow the special dietary needs of your pet. Please consult with your pet's veterinarian before making changes to their diet. Keep treats in a sealed container in the refrigerator to ensure they stay fresh!
Related: Get more homemade pet food recipes.