(Closed) Any great holiday treat/desert ideas for dogs?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How about the raw neck from the turkey? (Only raw bones, never cooked! Raw bones, even raw poulty bones, are safe, they are soft and digestible. Cooked bones are the ones that pose danger, even cooked beef bones, they are brittle and can splinter into sharp shards.) It will be yummy and fun to chew on.

If you her give pumpkin for dessert, make sure to only give “pumpkin puree”, not “pumpkin pie filling”.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a REALLY easy recipe for homemade PB dog biscuits…I just made them yesterday

What youll need

-1.5 cups whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup all purpose flour
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1 cup PB (smooth or chunky, smooth will be easier to work with but I used chunky)
-3/4 cup milk

1) In large mixing bowl combine flour & baking powder
2) In small bowl, whisk PB and milk until smooth
3) Make a well in the flour mixture and gradually stir in PB mixture til well blended
4) use hands to work dough into 2 pliable balls
5) Knead each dough ball on a floured surface for 2 mins
6) With a rolling pin, roll dough btwn 1/4″ to 1/2″ thickness
7) Cut with cookie cutter (I have a dog biscuit shaped cutter, anything will work though!)
8) Bake 15 mins at 400F
9) Cool on a rack and store in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I use that same PB Biscuit recipe, and my dogs love it!

I don’t give my dogs any poultry because one of them has gotten pancreatitis after eating turkey, and the vet has confirmed that it can happen in some dogs.  

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@strawbabies: do you have MacPherson’s K-9 cookbook??

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@trugem -It will be fine. Turkey neck has high bone content, so you shouldn’t have to worry about runny poos (bone firms poo).

@strawbabies – Pancreatitis is triggered by excessive fat (& skin) intake; higher risk from those things being cooked than raw.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@trugem: Thats a great idea to have a treat for your dog, I think I’m going to try this too, so I am commenting mostly just to mark this thread!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@PitBulLover:

No, I don’t have that cookbook–I actually found it in a magazine type thing I have about schnauzers.  It’s the only dog treat recipe that I use.  I tried a dog-friendly carrot cake recipe that I found somewhere else, and it was a disaster!  I stick with what works.  

I did make one little tweak to the PB biscuit recipe, though, and like to use natural peanut butter fresh from the grocery store’s deli.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

http://www.doggydessertchef.com – one of my favorites! One thing I also make for my dogs (even though it’s frozen, they love it any time of year) is a small amount of non-fat plain yogurt as a base, mixed with different things to form a puree and then frozen in an ice cube tray or a kong toy… I’ve used pb/banana/honey, or apple/cinnamon, to name a few. Yummy, and keeps them occupied for a decent amount of time. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You pup is lucky to have you!  🙂  We usually let the dogs snack on table food, but your idea is way more thoughtful and I’m sure they will love it!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I saw a recipe on pinterest for peanut butter bones for pups! But I’m at work right now and pinterest is blocked (boo. boo work.)

I’ll try to find it and post later!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper

I don’t have a recipe, but I know my dog loves anything with peanut butter! And I’m not sure where I was recently, but I saw a dog bone-shaped mold to make dog-bone shaped treats. So cute!

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