You love you dog, which is why you want to make sure they have a merry Christmas as well. And what do dogs love? Eating! So give your furry friend the ultimate gift this holiday season and give them food. With that in mind, here are some fun ways to make dog friendly vegetables to put in gelatine for your pupper.

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What's one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” - Jon Katz

The Fruit Cake

Here's a great way to celebrate with your dog
Here's a bona fide treat for Fido. Source: Pet Connect Store

Many families enjoy eating fruit cakes for the holiday season, and your dogs are no exception to family. So make them a treat that no doggo could resist. This dog friendly Christmas cake is the ultimate holiday dish for your pet. And here’s a quick breakdown of the dog christmas cake recipe.

  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Canola oil

Christmas Treats

Conversely, you can make little sweet treats for your pooch that are actually healthy for them. Doggie digestive systems can handle dry fruit like papaya, pineapple, and cranberries, which is exactly what this recipe uses for a safe homemade snack. Your dogs (and their tummies) will thank you. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the recipe entails:

  • Molasses
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Dried fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Flour

Dog Cookies

Make cookies for your puppies
Dog friendly and healthy. Source: Blogspot

Another great way to treat your doggo right during the holidays is to make doggie cookies. They’re fairly straightforward to make, they are healthy for your pet, and they let your little furry companion know that you’re grateful for their company this holiday. Try doggie hash browns for a little treat. Alternatively these pecan delights can impress your pooch. Otherwise, a flat out fruit cookie can really make their doggie day.

What Not to Put in a Dog Treat

No no no no no to chocolate for your dog
Don't let your dog near chocolate. Source: Chocolate

There are, however, some things you shouldn't feed your dog. The ASPCA warns that many human foods are toxic to pets, and some can cause outright death. The big thing to keep in mind is chocolate because believe it or not, it contains an enzyme that dogs cannot break down. It’s one of the worst things to feed a dog and also a food item that dogs will actively seek out. This is exactly how to make a dog sick. A list of harmful foods is as follows.

Never put the following food in

  • Alcohol
  • Nuts
  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Onions
  • Human medicine (with some exceptions like benadryl, if the vet allows)

Human Foods that are Good for Dogs

Is he eating the carrot or playing fetch with a farmer?
Carrots are good for dogs! Source: The Smart Canine

Finally, here are some treats that are actually good for your puppies. While limited, the main emphasis for human to dog food is generally going to be high in protein. Here’s a list of human foods that dogs can eat, and are actually good for them to do so. You can give your dogs:

  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Pumpkin
  • Yogurt
  • Green beans
  • Eggs
  • Apples
  • Oatmeal
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Salmon

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