We get many treats for the holidays, so why shouldn’t your dog? The best dog treats are not leftovers from your holiday feast. Instead, keep your canine friend both happy and healthy with treats made especially for him. Think about homemade treats for your dog that can also serve as gifts for other family canines – your gran-dogs or your furry nephews and nieces. If you are not into baking your own edible doggy gifts, the following describes a few safe dog treats guaranteed to put your pet in a holiday mood. You can see pictures of them (and more) by clicking here.
Rawhide Dog Treats
Dogs love munching on rawhide. Rawhide helps keep mouths clean, strengthen teeth, remove plaque and tartar, and get rid of bad breath. Note that these dog treats made with beef rawhide are so tasty you’ll need to ration them over several days.
- Rawhide Holiday Dog Stocking – Hang up a Christmas stocking for your dog. This Ranch Rewards’ rawhide treat is packed with super-licking delicious goodies.
- Holiday Rawhide – These dog treats from Dingo provide your dog with real chicken bits in every single bite. These Christmas goodies are gentle on the mouth and don’t break up or get gooey.
- Edible Card, Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas – Why not send your dog a Christmas card? These unique edible cards from Crunchkins are baked to provide your dog with that perfect crunchy texture. The totally safe holiday message uses water-based ink.
Santa Paws Classic Gourmet Dog Cookies
Your dog will love these cookies from Claudia’s Canine Cuisine. Each pack contains approximately fifty chunky pieces of delicious treats your dog will love feasting on throughout the holidays.
Santa Snacks Oatmeal & Cinnamon Biscuits
These biscuits from Blue Buffalo are oven-baked and crunchy. They have no ingredients that can cause allergies or stomach upset in sensitive pets. Your dog will be jumping off the floor to get one.
Pup Pie Treat
Why should people be the only ones to get dessert? This dog treat is a pie frosted with dairy-free vanilla yogurt and freshly-grated coconut. This mouthwatering treat is courtesy of The Lazy Dog Cookie Company.
Dog Nog Drink
While you are enjoying your Christmas egg nog, there’s no reason to leave your dog out of the celebrations. McSteven’s Dog Nog powder mix is a rich formula that just needs the addition of water. Stir until the powder dissolves and emits an enticing aroma that dogs love. Woof!
Doggy Challenging Treat Dispenser Toy
It’s unlikely that your dog will be bored during the holidays – there’s just too much excitement in the air. However, while your kids are enjoying their new toys, don’t leave your dog out of the fun. PetFun’s dog treat dispenser toy is made from non-toxic and exceptionally hard-wearing natural rubber.
Holiday Shopping for Your Dog
Whether it’s your own pet or someone else’s, keep in mind that some dogs have food allergies or sensitive stomachs. Also, senior dogs, dogs with dental issues, and puppies will have trouble chewing hard biscuits. So make sure your dog has a happy Christmas by only giving him safe doggy gifts. And if, unfortunately, your dog gets into something he shouldn’t, such as a box of chocolates left under the tree, rush him to a vet immediately. If you live in the Columbia, SC area, CVETS is here to take care of any holiday emergency.