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What treats to avoid this Christmas; Dog friendly recipes

December 8, 2017

Although many of our foods and beverages at Christmas may be harmful to pets, we can still surprise them with pet-friendly festive treats!

Try these at home and let us know what your furbaby thinks!

Contact us on 07 888 8197  if you have any concerns to ensure a safe and happy Christmas for all.




  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yoghurt
  • Water
  1. Slice 2 apples into small pieces, removing the seeds and core.
  2. Blend the apple slices, yoghurt and a splash of water in your blender until you get a liquid consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours, or until hard.




  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix together flour, peanut butter and eggs until slightly combined.
  3. Add in one Tbsp of water at a time until the mixture becomes wet enough to roll out as dough.
  4. Roll out dough and cut your favourite shapes with some cookie cutters.
  5. Place treated onto baking paper and cook for 15 minutes.


If your pet is on a strict veterinary diet, try moulding their wet food into fun shapes and either baking in the oven, or freezing for a treat on a hot day! We don’t want them missing out on the celebrations.