Pet-Friendly Holiday Treats
It’s the holiday season, which means many of us will gather around a table with family and friends to enjoy our favorite seasonal dishes. Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, you name it! But as responsible pet parents, we know that many of these dishes are filled with too many spices, sugar, or toxic ingredients and we shouldn’t share them with our pets. Metro Paws is here to help! We’ve put together a list of pet-friendly foods you can prepare for your fur-babies so they can feel a little special on days you celebrate—or any other.
Remember: Every pet has a different stomach and dietary restrictions. Please consult your vet if you aren’t sure about any of these ingredients.
For something savory, try these 4-ingredient Chicken and Biscuit Treats! Remember, the chicken shouldn’t be too seasoned or fatty.
(Photo Credit: Two Healthy Kitchens)
With turkey, sweet, potato and cranberry, this dish will be like your dog is sitting right there at the table with you! You might actually want to take a bite of it yourself.
We are big fans of peppermint here! It is said that peppermint is beneficial for stomach problems, plus the smell can help freshen their breath. Plus, you’ probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already.
Give your pup some veggies by sneaking them into these tasty treats! Spinach, carrot, and zucchini are all great sources of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Some ingredients of traditional gingerbread cookies can be harmful to dogs. This recipe uses a blend of spices that are safe for your pup’s stomach.
(Photo Credit: Spoiled Hounds)
Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and antioxidants for pets. If you have any leftover pumpkin puree from baking a pie, use it on these treats.
Take your kitty’s favorite meat and turn it into a tasty treat. This blog post also has a list of human foods that your cat can eat that you’ll want to check out.
(Photo Credit: Leaping Cats)
Pumpkins can be enjoyed by humans, dogs, and yes, your cats too. This recipe is extremely easy and contains minimal ingredients.
Cats can’t resist tuna! It’s great in moderation and can provide kitties with nutrients. If your cat prefers a different meat, you can easily swap for their preference.
(Photo Credit: CatVills)
This list has our creative juices flowing and we can’t wait to make them something filled with love. Let us know in the comments if your pets enjoy these foods.