Christmas Foods For Your Pooch – How To Spoil Them Right!
December 16, 2020
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Why should humans be the only ones to enjoy special treats during the holidays? Here are our tips on the best ways to spoil your pooch over Christmas, the right way
Keeping Them Busy
Treats that occupy your pooch are always great for keeping them away from all the foods they shouldn’t have during lunch! It’s also a good idea if your pooch isn’t accustomed to the excitement of children to give them a bit of time out on their own. Goat Horns, Beef Ears and Pork Lung Bites are a great treat that will keep your pet entertained and way from the Christmas table!
Some dogs are sensitive or may even be on a diet so you can try substituting safe fruits into your pet’s diet. Green beans are very low in calories, as are carrots and celery
Dental chews are a great option on Christmas day. They act as a toothbrush and some brands can even help with doggy breath!
Dental chews work by acting like a toothbrush and the action of chewing and grinding a hard surface can remove tartar and plaque
Fruit and Veggies
Apples (with seeds removed), bananas, blueberries, carrots, celery, cucumber, melons, peaches, pumpkin, zucchini, strawberries and green beans are a nice treat and change for your pooch
There are a lot of commercially made pet treats and biscuits available, but why not make your own? You can use a cookie cutter to make them into Christmas treats.
Here is our quick recipe of Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats:
2 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
½ cup of cooked pumpkin
2 tbsp peanut butter
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius
Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Once all ingredients are mixed together, you may need to add a small amount of water to get to the right consistency.
Roll the dough into a ball then flour a hard surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to ½ inch thick.
Use the cookie cutter to make into shapes
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until hard.
From all of us at Jim’s Dog Wash, we wish you and your furbabys a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for your ongoing support and being such an important part of helping us remain the number 1 pet grooming service in Australia and New Zealand.
We look forward to seeing you and all your pooches next year!
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