The holidays are a time for gathering with loved ones, enjoying delicious foods, and making special memories. But what about our canine companions – how can we include them in the festive fun while also keeping them happy and healthy. In this article, we’ll share five fun and festive treat ideas your pup will love that won’t upset their stomach.
Christmas Tree Cookies
Cut out festive shapes like trees, bones, or gift boxes from baked wheat-free biscuits or plain instant oatmeal bread. You can use cookie cutters in a variety of shapes or get creative with a paring knife. Top each cookie with a smear of creamy peanut or pumpkin puree to resemble “icing.” Then decorate with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, or small shredded pieces of wheat-free bread to resemble ornaments hanging from the tree. Your pup will love searching for each printed detail with their nose. As an added bonus, the soft texture is gentle on their tummy compared to hard biscuits or chewy treats. Watch their tail wag as they crunch up the Christmas tree cookies, guaranteed to put them in the festive spirit!
Frozen Yogurt Pops
Blend together a few ingredients for a delicious frozen treat your pup will admire! Start with plain Greek yoghurt free from additives or sugar for its probiotic powers. Then mix in a full spoon of our formulated Dig-In Digestive Gravy Powder powder to support healthy digestion as your pup enjoys this snack. Finally, stir through a little mashed banana or pumpkin puree for natural sweetness and extra vitamins. Pour the blended mixture into sturdy pop or ice cube moulds and freeze solid before serving as pupsicles. On hot summer days, the cool fruity yoghurt on a stick will be much appreciated. Your dog will happily lick away and may even try to catch their pop as it melts! Keep some extras frozen to enjoy as happy pup pyramids.
Take one of your pup’s regular wheat-free biscuits or a small piece of bread and lightly coat it with a sprinkling of our all-natural Dig-In Digestive Gravy Powder. The unique blend of prebiotics in our formula supports balanced gut health. Then crumble the coated biscuit or bread onto your dog’s regular dinner, creating a mix of textures reminiscent of a hearty stuffing. The smell of the extra topping combined with the familiar crunchiness of their kibble will have your dog’s mouth watering. As they gobble up their meal plus the tasty stuffing crumbles, they’ll be getting extra digestion-optimising support from Dig-In. It’s an easy way to jolly up their bowl and bring some festive flavours they’re sure to love!
Get creative by preparing your dog food bowls with a fun festive presentation your pup will go wild for! Start by filling each bowl with your dog’s regular kibble. Then add a hearty sprinkling of our Digestive Gravy Powder which contains natural fibres to fuel their gut. To really complete the gift theme, tuck in a few miniature training treats shaped like gift boxes tied with string, tiny Christmas trees, or bone shapes sure to spark their interest. Watch them manoeuvre around the bowl investigating each new scent and texture. The mental workout of this interactive snack spreads as much cheer as the taste. It’s the perfect festive mealtime activity you both can enjoy!
Festive Fruit Skewers
For a delicious holiday snack packed with nutrition, assemble some festive fruit skewers. Simply thread crimson cranberries, robin’s egg blueberries, and small cubes of orange pumpkin or yellow sweet potato alternately onto thin bamboo skewers. These colourful kabobs become not only eye-catching for your pup to see, but also provide a mental challenge as they determine the best way to consume each piece. As your dog nibbles away, they’ll be treated to the naturally occurring antioxidants in each fruit and vegetable while enjoying the various crisp and tender textures. Watch them happily lick their chops for more! Fruit skewers are a cheerful way to offer something healthy and heartwarming during the festive season your furry friend is sure to relish.
Wishing you and your Furry Friends a Merry Christmas
All of these Christmas treats incorporate our prebiotic powder, which contains 100% natural ingredients formulated to balance the good and bad gut bacteria. With prevention-focused solutions like Dig-In, hopefully fewer dogs will struggle with food allergies or sensitivities in future. So round up some festive supplies, get creative, and your furry friend will be merry and bright – plus light on their paws! Let us know if you have any other questions. Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and healthiest of new years!