Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are EXCITED at Companion Animal Hospital!

There are so many holiday related accidents that we see around Christmas time. Aunt Linda may have fed Buddy and too many fatty scraps from her plate even though she was politely asked not to do that. Now Buddy has a light case of colitis or even pancreatitis. Sassy may have looked through the trash can and found poultry bones and cannot digest it. Many holiday foods and treats contain xylitol, sugar, chocolate, macadamia nuts, grapes, garlic and onions which pose a serious toxic threat to your pet.

We want to treat our fur babies to treats around the holidays too. How do we do this safely you may ask? We need to keep our pets on their regular daily feeding routine with their normal foods. Just changing their diet can cause gastrointestinal upset. This does not mean we cannot alternate treats though right?

Take a look at this Holiday Cookie Recipe that is safe for canines!


  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup plain applesauce
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute any flour)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Microwave the applesauce and frozen cranberries together until thawed. This will give your cookies a light red coloring
  3. Pulse the fruit mixture and dried cranberries in the food processor until combined
  4. Pulse in the rolled oats and flour, then add the eggs and coconut oil until a dough forms
  5. Work the dough on a floured board, adding more flour as necessary
  6. Roll the dough to about 1/4 of an inch thick and cut into festive shapes using cookie cutters
  7. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool completely before serving