Treat Your Pet for the Holidays

holiday treats

Treating our dogs with special homemade goodies is not only a great way to include them in the festivities, but also ensures they have fun, healthy and tasty treats. We all love our fur kids so let’s include them in our holiday celebrations!

Here are two easy and delicious recipes for holiday dog treats that will have your furry companion wagging their tail in delight.

Cranberry and Oatmeal Bites

Cranberry and Oatmeal Bites is a classic, simple recipe for your dogs. These tasty treats are full of antioxidants from the cranberries and provide an energy boost from the oats.


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. In a bowl, combine dried cranberries, rolled oats, unsweetened applesauce, and honey.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Form small balls with the mixture and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 325°F for approximately 15-20 minutes until lightly crispy.

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits are another holiday treat that your pup will think they are stealing from you!   These fragrant treats will make your home feel cozy and fill the air with holiday joy.

Ingredients :

  • 2.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½  teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½  teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, egg, and unsweetened applesauce.
  2. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. Roll out the dough and use gingerbread-shaped cookie cutters to create adorable biscuits.
  4. Bake at 325°F for about 15-20 minutes or until firm.

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to be mindful of what foods and ingredients can be harmful to our furry friends. Many of the things we enjoy during this time of year can be dangerous for dogs, and it’s important to avoid feeding them these items. Chocolate, for example, contains theobromine, which can be toxic to dogs. Similarly, foods that are high in fat, such as turkey skin and gravy, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Other holiday favorites like onions, garlic, and raisins can also be toxic to dogs if ingested in large amounts. When in doubt, it’s best to stick to a healthy, balanced diet for your dog and avoid sharing your holiday treats with them and make them their own instead!

Remember to consult your vet if your dog has specific dietary needs or allergies before introducing any new ingredients into their diet. Making these homemade holiday dog treats not only provides a safe and delicious feast for your pet, but it also allows you to show them love and appreciation during this joyous season. Share the holiday spirit with your furry friend and let them join in the celebration of delicious treats made just for them.

Royal Paws wishes you and your fur kids a happy and joyous holiday season. We greatly appreciate our clients; we consider it a privilege to serve them. Please contact us if we can help you with your pet transportation needs.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!