A Holiday Recipe for your Hungry Hound

The Holiday season is upon us, which means we are all preparing for that enormous family feast! We all love to give our critters table scraps but we have to make sure Fido isn’t consuming harmful foods.


Common holiday foods to avoid include chocolate, nuts, onions, grapes, and raisins. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what your pup has had to eat, especially if you have a lot of generous guests!


A great idea is to make your own homemade dog treats that will even have some of your guests jealous. Check out this recipe for a delicious dog-friendly take on a traditional turkey and cranberry dinner from Doggy Dessert Chef!

Turkey and Cranberry Cookies:

1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained
1 cup dried Cranberries
1 tablespoons Honey
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Milk
2 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/2 inch thick and cut with the cookie cutter of your choice.
4. Place cookies on your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies

Decorating Tips:

  • Use Christmas and dog themed cookie cutters to shape your cookies!
  • Spread on a bit of Peanut Butter, yogurt, or cream cheese for a delicious icing!
  • Add a few carob chips (mock chocolate chips) for a chocolaty treat!


If your pooch has gotten into some chocolate be sure to head HERE to check out the chocolate toxicity calculator so you know if you’ll need to make a vet visit.

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