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    Holiday Treats for Dogs

    Do you do a lot of cooking? If so, you’ll probably be spending quite a bit of time in the kitchen over the next few weeks. Of course, your canine pal will likely be right there with you, practicing his most effective sad-puppy expression, the one most likely to score him some yummy treats. Why not make your dog some yummy snacks of his own? Just be sure to only use pet-safe foods. A Pickerington, OH vet offers some safe options below

    DogNog

    While you don’t want to share traditional eggnog with your pet, you can make Fido his very own version of this seasonal treat. Use a food processor to combine plain yogurt with organic baby food and water. Once it’s smooth and frothy, put a doggy biscuit on top and serve to your furry best bud.

    Turkey Nibbles

    Use a food processor to combine plain, boneless turkey with oatmeal and chopped carrots. You can add an egg and some bacon bits if you like. Divide into small portions, and cook for 20 minutes at 400.

    Tuna Snaps

    Combine canned tuna with plain yogurt and parsley. Divide into small servings, and cook at 350 for 20 minutes. This one’s safe for Fluffy too!

    Pumpkin Bites

    For this yummy snack, start by mixing pureed pumpkin with some peanut butter, eggs, and whole-wheat flour. Mix it into a batter, and then use a cute cookie cutter to divide into small portions. You’ll want to bake it at 350 for about 30 minutes.

    Sweet Potato Yums

    Combine cooked sweet potato with whole-wheat flour, a little peanut butter, and two eggs. You can also experiment a bit, and add applesauce, baby food, bananas, or canned salmon or chicken. Divide into cookies, and pop it in the oven for about a half hour at 350.

    Gingerbread Dog Cookies

    For this snack, you’ll need whole-wheat flour; ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; molasses; water; and olive oil. Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, and then combine them. Roll the batter out and then use a cookie cutter to form shapes. Cook them on a lightly-greased pan for about 20 minutes at 325.

    Mutt Loaf

    To make Fido’s meatloaf, you’ll want to use minced beef, tomato puree, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, peas, carrots, and eggs.

    Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Pickerington, OH pet hospital, for all of your pup’s veterinary care needs.

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