These homemade dog treats are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The blend of cranberries, apples, celery and mint not only look appetizing but are easy to make and healthy for your pup. My dachshund, Rocket gives these treats 5 paws!
One and a half minute video. Full recipe below.
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You have to admit, these treats look good enough for us humans to eat! Honestly, there is no reason not to. Every ingredient is just as good for us as it is our hound. *Commence snack sharing with pup.
I tried to add ingredients that provide some sort of health benefit to dogs. According to the AKC.org, celery is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, promotes a healthy heart and even freshens doggy breath. Apples are an excellent source of fiber as well as vitamins A and C. Just remember to never give your dog the core or seeds as they contain cyanide, a toxic substance. Wild mint, spearmint or peppermint can freshen your pup's breath and help with digestion. Just a tip: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warns that the only species of mint that is toxic to dogs is English pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). It's toxic to humans as well so I don't think you will find this at your local grocery store anytime soon.
Related Post: Have you checked out our Holiday Gift Guide For Dogs?
I used these Dog Biscuit Cookie Cutters to make the cute shapes.
Instead of begging for table scraps this holiday season, your pup will be begging for these homemade dog treats!
*Be sure to talk to your vet about any allergy concerns.