Do you enjoy baking for the holidays? If so, why not make Fido some homemade dog treats? These are also great gifts for the other dogs in your life! A Bucks County, PA vet lists a few recipe options below.

Gingerbread Cookies

This one is fine for both people and pups! Start with a cup of molasses. Add honey, water, and olive oil. Next, add dry ingredients, such as cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, whole-wheat flour, and chopped ginger. Divide into small portions and cook at 350 for 20 minutes.

Pumpkin/PB Bites

For this tail-wagger, you’ll combine pureed pumpkin with natural PB, an egg, and whole-wheat flour. Divide the batter into small portions. You can use a cute bone-shaped cookie cutter if you like. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350.


Regardless of your opinion on eggnog, it’s probably safe to say that Fido will love this one. Combine sodium-free broth with organic baby food, plain Greek yogurt, and an egg. Pour it into a bowl and put a cute dog biscuit on top.

Beef Yums

Mix beef, whole-wheat flour, eggs, and cheese in a food processor. Then, pour the mix into a brownie pan. About 20 minutes at 350 should do it.


Cut beef, chicken, salmon, turkey, or sweet potato into thin slices. Cook on low for several hours. Voila!


Doggy meatloaf isn’t all that different from regular meatloaf: the main thing is you’ll need to leave out garlic, onions, scallions, and chives. You can use minced beef or turkey, combined with traditional ingredients like carrots, peas, parsley, eggs, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and tomato paste. Cook at 350 for about 40 – 45 minutes. You can also use this recipe to make meatballs.

Bacon Snaps

Mix a large egg with a third of a cup of sodium-free beef or chicken broth, some bacon fat, and two slices of chopped meat, such as bacon. Use whole-wheat flour to thicken it. Cut into small portions, and cook at 350 for about 50 minutes, turning halfway. Don’t give your pet too many at once, as they are high in fat. Keep refrigerated.


You’ll find many more recipes online. You can also try your own. Just be sure to only use ingredients that are safe. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Bucks County, PA veterinary clinic, anytime!