Holiday gifting can be difficult, even when you know what the recipient wants. So shopping for someone who actually can't tell you what they want, like your dog for instance, is, pardon the pun, ruff. You might think your pup wants that luxury dog bed you spent hours googling, and end up disappointed but unsurprised when they hop into bed with you instead. One thing your pup definitely will love, though, is a homemade goodie made especially for them. These easy holiday dog treat recipes will be a huge hit on Christmas morning.
Sure, you could just buy your dog some treats or a bone as their holiday gift, or you don't have to get them anything at all if you're not feeling it (they don't know what Christmas is, guys), but a store-bought snack may not be the healthiest for your dog, and as University Animal Hospital points out, you have more control over what your dog is eating if you make the treats yourself. Plus, I know I always end up giving my dogs a taste of whatever I'm eating when they look at me with those begging eyes, and maybe if I had treats for them prepared, I wouldn't end up giving them so much people food that isn't good for them.
All of the recipes below are super easy to make, which means you can bring some holiday cheer to your pup's day with minimal effort.