6 Merry and Bright Holiday Treat Recipes for Pets

6 Merry and Bright Holiday Treat Recipes for Pets

Add a dash of love to your pet's holiday season with these irresistible homemade treat recipes. Packed with nutritional benefits and crafted with pet-friendly, organic supplements, these recipes are guaranteed to delight your four-legged family members. Indulge your pets in guilt-free treats, and enjoy a Merry, Healthy, and Bright holiday season.

 

Homemade treats, when given in moderation, are a special way to let your furry friends know how much you love them this holiday season. Here are some of our best holiday treat recipes for pets that are sure to delight your four-legged family members. 

How to Make Holly, Jolly, and Healthy Treats for Dogs and Cats 

If you want to make your homemade recipes as healthy as they are delicious, try adding a natural pet supplement to the mix. Not only will you be adding essential vitamins and minerals to their snacks, but some pet supplements can be used to address specific health concerns. 


Here are just a few examples that are sure to get your pet into the holiday spirit: 

  • Pumpkin Plus Fiber Support: This organic blend is perfect for baking into treats or simply sprinkling onto your pet’s kibble. The high quantity of fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants naturally found in pumpkin makes it ideal for supporting normal digestive function.
  • Fish Oil + Vitamin E: Most pets love the taste of fish oil both on its own and in treats. Plus, the high concentration of EPA & DHA and Omega-3 fatty acids could support your furry friend’s skin & coat health, immune system, and more. 
  • Calming Support for Dogs and Cats: The holiday season can be a stressful time for our pets, too. If you have a holiday party coming up or you’re simply searching for an easy way to keep your pet relaxed during the festivities, this powdered blend of herbs, amino acids, neurotransmitters, and probiotics can help support normal emotional balance. 

6 of the Most Festive Holiday Treat Recipes for Pets 

Dog Treat Recipes  

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Christmas-themed cookie cutters

Instructions: 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix pumpkin and peanut butter in a bowl.
  • Add flour and cinnamon, then mix until a dough forms.
  • If you wish, roll out the dough and use Christmas-themed cookie cutters to make festive shapes.
  • Place the shapes on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Let the treats cool before giving them to your pup.

Christmas Turkey and Cranberry Dog Treats

  • 1 cup cooked and shredded turkey
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • Water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix the shredded turkey, dried cranberries, whole wheat flour, and egg in a bowl.
  • Add water as needed to form a dough.
  • Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to make shapes from the rolled-out dough. 
  • Place the shapes on a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Let the treats cool before serving them to your dog.

Christmas Dog Treats - Reindeer Paws

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • Carob chips (safe chocolate substitute for dogs)
  • Red and green dog-friendly icing

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, applesauce, peanut butter, rolled oats, and egg until a dough forms.
  • Roll out the dough and use a paw-shaped cookie cutter to create paw-shaped cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Melt some carob chips and use them to create reindeer noses on the paw prints.
  • Decorate with red and green dog-friendly icing to add some festive flair to the treats.

Cat Treat Recipes 

Tuna and Catnip Christmas Treats

  • 1/2 cup canned tuna in water, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried catnip

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a food processor, combine tuna and egg until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in whole wheat flour and catnip.
  • Roll the dough into small balls or shape with cookie cutters.
  • Place the treats on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Let them cool before offering them to your feline friend.

Chicken and Cheese Cat Christmas Treats

  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (use a cat-safe cheese)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, mix shredded chicken, grated cheese, oat flour, and the egg.
  • Form the dough into small balls or shapes.
  • Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow the treats to cool before serving them to your cat.

Christmas Cat Treats - Salmon and Sweet Potato Stars

  • 1/2 cup cooked salmon, flaked
  • 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 egg
  • Catnip (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, combine the flaked salmon, mashed sweet potato, oat flour, and egg. Add a pinch of catnip if your cat enjoys it.
  • Roll out the dough and use star-shaped cookie cutters to create star-shaped treats.
  • Place the stars on a baking sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely before serving them to your cat.

Remember to check for any food allergies or dietary restrictions your pets may have before making these treats. If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian. Enjoy! 

Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours 

On behalf of all of us at Fera Pet Organics, happy holidays! We’d love for you to join us on our journey towards better pet supplements and healthier pets into the new year. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to have more pet health tips, recipes, and product announcements sent directly to your inbox.