Who says Christmas treats should only be for humans? If you’re like me, your dogs are not just your pets; they are your “furry babies,” and you want to make their holiday as special as you would for all your other loved ones.
Our dogs — Spencer and Luciano — tend to get spoiled at Christmas (come to think of it, they get spoiled every day of the year, but that’s another story). Of course, Santa usually brings them several new toys but last year, I decided to experiment with homemade dog biscuit treats as well. In the face of countless pet food recalls, trusting a commercial company to make your dog treats is sometimes a bit questionable. Christmas was the perfect time to bake some dog treats from scratch, ensuring our pups were getting the most wholesome, safe treats possible.
But we didn’t stop there: Spencer and Luciano wanted to share their treats with their doggy friends, so we decided to make them into gifts! We wrapped them up and attached festive, descriptive tags and handed them out to our fellow doggy mommies and daddies to share with their own furry babies.
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I used a biscuit recipe from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit, which offers a lot of fun recipes and includes three biscuit cutters (I also purchased some additional cookie/biscuit cutters to have more shape and size options to choose from). And if you don’t feel like baking yourself, this all-natural dog cookie mix with cutter from Sur La Table makes a great gift too!
Spencer and Luciano wish you a very Merry (and Furry) Christmas! (Woof woof!)