How To Include Your Pooch At Christmas
November 25, 2021
Our pets are part of our family and why shouldn’t we spoil them at Christmas time? No matter what your plans are over Christmas, it’s important that we can include our pets to make it a fun holiday for everyone.
We have some great ideas how you can include your pup in your Christmas celebrations:
This is one of the favourites. Ask a friend to be a photographer (or hire one) and take some family portraits to remember the festive season and your furry friends. Add a Santa hat or a Christmas bow for your pooch to wear to make it extra Christmassy!
Dress Up Time
There are so many cute Christmas themed pup outfits and accessories for your pooch to wear, alternatively you can make your own using a red or green t-shirt and decorate it with ribbons and glitter. Make sure you cut the hole big enough at the neck and arms so it’s not too tight
Everyone loves presents and giving gifts doesn’t have to be limited to the human family. Your pup will love a special gift. You can make a stocking, or wrap up treats to go under the tree on Christmas morning
The best part of Christmas is all of the food! You can include your pup by cooking up dog friendly treats. Cheesy bites, tuna or dog biscuits are a fun option so they can feast while you are. Check out our recipe below for Minty Carob Christmas cookies to help freshen your pups breath
Take a photo of your pooch, put it in a small frame and you can use it as Christmas decorations on your tree. There are lots of craft stores that sell small decorations that you can glue onto the frame to make it extra festive
Don’t forget to include your pup in Christmas cards. Dress up in a Christmas themed photo and send to friends and family to wish them a merry Christmas
Extra time off work during the festive season means extra walks and playtime than normal. More than any gifts or food, your pup will appreciate extra time with their favourite human
Minty Carob Christmas Biscuits
2 Cups of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1.5 cups of plain flour
¼ cup of low salt chicken broth
½ cup of carob chips (do not use chocolate as it’s toxic to dogs)
Mix the mint and flour. Form a valley in the centre of the mixture.
Crack the egg and put it in the centre.
Use a fork to gradually mix.
Pour the chicken broth over the top and mix it up to form a sticky dough.
Put the dough into a zip-lock bag or seal it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Roll the dough out with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1/8- to 1/2-inch.
Use your Christmas cookie cutters to cut the dough into fun Christmas shapes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until the biscuits are firm.
Let the biscuits cool while you melt the carob chips in the microwave
Dip each biscuit into the melted carob mix and leave on wax paper to set
Biscuits can be stored in the fridge