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Holiday Cookies For Fido

December 1 2023

Cookie lovers, rejoice: National Cookie Day is December 4th! Our patients also enjoy cookies, though theirs of course look a bit different than ours. If you like cooking, read on! A Rancho Santa Fe, CA vet lists some simple recipes you can make your canine pal (and his buddies) below.

Liver Woofs

Use a food processor to whole-wheat flour, eggs, and beef liver, then pour into a brownie pan. 30 minutes at 350 should about do it.

Pumpkin Noms

For these, you’ll combine pureed pumpkin with natural peanut butter, egg, and some whole-wheat flour. You can add some water if the batter is too thick. Cook at 350F for 30 minutes.


Muttloaf isn’t technically a cookie, but we’re pretty sure Fido won’t care. Just like the meatloaf recipes you may use when cooking for people, this one is based on minced beef or turkey, mixed with eggs, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, peas, carrots, and tomato paste. The biggest difference is that you’ll need to omit the garlic and onions. Pop it into the oven at 350 for 75 minutes.

Puppy Yums

Mix bacon bits, organic baby food, whole-wheat flour, and sodium-free broth with canned turkey or chicken. Portion it out into individual servings and cook at 375F for 15 minutes.

Turkey Yums

Combine some cooked, boneless turkey with shredded cheese, bacon bits, bacon grease, peas, and/or spinach. Pour the mixture into a cupcake mold or divide into smaller portions, and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. 

Dog Nog

These are very easy to make, and are bound to get Fido’s cute tail going. Combine plain yogurt with two jars of organic baby food, using a blender or immersion blender. For extra tail wags, put a dog-biscuit on top.

Turkey Woofers

Mix boneless turkey with cheese, peas, sweet potatoes, egg, and/or other safe veggies in a food processor. Divide that batter into small portions, and then cook at 375F for about 20 minutes.

Yogurt/PB Bites

To start, mix some natural peanut butter and plain yogurt. You can also add mashed banana, wheat germ oil, pureed pumpkin, and/or or crushed up kibble. if you like. Divide into small portions, and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Unsafe Foods

Always stick with safe ingredients. Never use garlic or onions, grapes or raisins, chocolate, avocado, caffeine, alcohol, meat on the bone, or xylitol. Ask your vet for more information.

Happy Holidays from Santaluz Animal Care, your Rancho Santa Fe, CA vet clinic. Call us anytime!