Happy Holidays! Many people love cooking at this time of year. Why not make some snacks for your canine companion? A Lewisville, TX vet lists some great recipes for Fido below.

Doggy Biscuits

Mix wheat-germ oil, eggs, whole-wheat flour, shredded beef or chicken, bacon grease, bacon bits, and cheese. Use a mini-cupcake pan to portion out the mix, and cook at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Tuna Tidbits

Your kitty can also have some of these! Combine some plain canned tuna or chicken in water with plain yogurt and parsley. Divide into small bites, and cook at 375 for 20 minutes.

Liver Woofs

Puree whole-wheat flour, eggs, and beef liver in a food processor. Then, pour the mix into a brownie pan, and cook at 350 until firm. (Note: too much liver isn’t good for Fido, so limit these treats.)

Turkey Yums

This is a great way to use leftovers! Mix boneless ground turkey meat with egg, spinach, cheese, parsley, and/or bacon bits. You can also add spinach, sweet potato, peas, and/or whole wheat flour. Divide it into small portions, and cook at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.

Turkey Bites

Combine ground turkey, shredded cheese, whole-wheat flour, and parsley. You can also add egg, bacon bits, and/or spinach. Roll into meatballs, and cook at 375 for 15 minutes.

Pumpkin/PB Bits

Mix pureed pumpkin with whole-wheat flour, eggs, and natural PB. Use a cute bone-shaped mold to divide it into small portions. About 15 minutes at 375 should do it!

Beef Snacks

Combine shredded beef with liver powder, eggs, bacon grease, whole-wheat flour, shredded cheese, peas, and chopped carrots. Divide the mixture up into individual portions, and cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Meat Yums

This one’s a definite tail-wagger! Mix ground beef or turkey, whole-wheat flour, cheese, eggs, and ground beef in a food processor. Pour the mix into a brownie pan or cupcake tin. Cook for about 20 minutes at 350.


When cooking for Fido, be sure to use only safe, healthy ingredients. Some things to avoid include garlic, onions, and chives; chocolate; nuts; avocados; grapes, currants, and raisins; meat on the bone; and xylitol. Also, limit fatty treats to one or two a day. Ask your vet for more information.

Season’s Greetings from all of us here at Riverchase Animal Hospital, your Lewisville, TX animal clinic. Call us anytime!