Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Do you enjoy baking around the holidays? At this time of year, many people are cooking special seasonal treats for their friends and family members. If you have a dog, why not make Fido some holiday snacks of his own? Read on as a North Las Vegas, NV vet lists some homemade doggy treat recipes.


Man’s Best Friend loves this yummy treat! Fido’s meatloaf really isn’t very different from one you might make yourself. Use minced meat, peas, carrots, parmesan cheese, eggs, and whole-wheat breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 for an hour.

Doggy Nog

To make Fido his own eggnog, mix plain yogurt with organic baby food. Be sure to choose a brand that does not contain garlic or onions. Add a little water or sodium-free broth to thin it out. Put a cute doggy biscuit on top for a finishing touch.

Pumpkin/PB Bites

Mix some pureed pumpkin with peanut butter, whole-wheat flour, and eggs. Flatten the batter out, and then use a cookie cutter to divide it into small portions. Bake at 350 for about a half hour. Instant tail wags!

Turkey Treats

Cook up some ground turkey, and mix it with some shredded cheese, parsley, and whole-wheat flour. You also add egg and/or spinach if you like. Divide it into individual meatballs, and cook at 375 for about 15 minutes. Just be sure to let them cool before giving them to your furry buddy.

Doggy Biscuits

Try mixing shredded meat with bacon grease, whole-wheat flour, wheat-germ oil, eggs, and shredded cheese. You can customize your canine pal’s treats by adding bananas, peanut butter, bacon bits, or plain yogurt. Mix the batter, divide it into small portions, and cook at 375 for about 15 minutes.


Dried meats and fruits make great doggy treats! You can slice a sweet potato lengthwise, and dry in in the oven by cooking it on low heat for several hours. This also works with boneless chicken, beef, or salmon.


When cooking for your canine buddy, always choose ingredients that are safe for dogs. Some of the things to avoid are garlic and onions; chocolate; nuts; grapes, currants, and raisins; alcohol; and caffeinated products. Ask your vet for more information.

Happy Holidays! Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us! As your local North Las Vegas, NV animal hospital, we are always happy to help!

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