Happy Holidays! While this year’s celebrations may be smaller than usual, we can at least still enjoy some delicious treats and meals with our loved ones. If you like baking, why not make Fido some treats? A Gresham, OR vet offers a few suggestions below.
You can make Fido his own eggnog by combining plain yogurt with two jars of organic baby food. Use any flavor you like, as long as it contains only ingredients that are safe for dogs. Add 2 eggs, and use a blender or immersion blender to make it smooth and frothy. For extra tail wags, put a cute dog biscuit on top.
Combine boneless turkey with egg, cheese, sweet potatoes, peas, and/or spinach in a food processor. Divide into small portions, and cook for about 20 minutes at 375.
Pureed pumpkin mixed with natural peanut butter forms the basis for this treat. Add an egg and some whole-wheat flour, and mix it into a batter-like consistency. You can add water if you need to. Then, divide into small portions and cook for about 30 minutes at 350. You can also use banana instead of pumpkin.
The main difference between Fido’s meatloaf and ours is that you’ll need to skip the garlic and onions, which are toxic to dogs. Use minced turkey or beef as a base. Next, add eggs, breadcrumbs, whole-wheat flour, peas and carrots, and parmesan cheese. Cook at 350 for about 75 minutes.
Did you know that sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition that is great for pets? Slice some sweet potatoes into long, thin strips. Cook at 250 for about 3 hours to make Fido his own jerky. You can also do this with deboned turkey or beef, though with longer cooking times.
Combined canned chicken or turkey with bacon bits, organic baby food, cheese, whole-wheat flour, and sodium-free broth. Mix into small portions and cook at 350 for about 15 minutes.
These are just a few suggestions. There are many more online! Just don’t use anything that isn’t safe for your pooch. This includes garlic, onions, or chives; raw foods; meat on the bone; grapes, currants, or raisins; caffeine; chocolate; alcohol; avocado; pitted fruits; or nuts. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe treats.
Happy Holidays from Wildwood Animal Hospital. Call us anytime!