Whether your family has a Lennon or a Baxter (or Jingles Saint Lick; get your dog’s elf name here), it’s important to remember our wonderful furry pals during the holidays too!
Sure, you can fork over the dollars and visit some of the dog bakeries in Auckland, but wouldn’t it be more fulfilling to make it yourself? Not only is it more cost-effective, but it’s fairly easy to do! In no time at all you can make a “bone-a-fide” doggy treat. Plus, YOU determine what goes into your furry family member’s treat, catering to their preferences and dietary specifications.
So, grab a few of your favourite holiday cookie cutters and you’re on your way to becoming the new German Shorthaired Ramsey in no time!
And please remember: the holidays can hold additional hazards and dangers for our furry friends such as tinsel, certain table scraps and poisonous plants. Please remember that certain ingredients humans consume can cause serious illness or can be deadly to our beloved pets! You can find a doggy list of harmful and deadly ingredients here.
Here is one of our favourite recipes from our pals from Paw Luxury: The “Gourmutt”Holiday Peanut Butter Dog.
- Mix 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour in a medium sized bowl.
- In a large bowl, mix 1 teaspoon molasses, 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Scoop into small balls and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten each ball with the back side of the fork in both directions, creating a crisscross score design. You can also get out your cookie cutters and have some yuletide fun!
- Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Cool before giving the treat to your dog. Store these treats in a sealed container for up to a week
Got a “bone-a-fide” doggy treat that never fails to impress? If you would like to share the recipe please give us a bell in store on 09 448 2227. Remember: sharing is caring!