Christmas treats for our furry friends

We Aussies treat our furry friends more like family. And rightfully so! Their unconditional love really is the ultimate feeling.  

And like we do with every other family member, Christmas is the perfect time to treat them, too. 

We’ve got some deliciously purrrr-fect recipes that will make your pets barking mad this Christmas season! 

Homemade festive recipes for your dog:

Chrissy Cookies


190g wholemeal flour 

2 eggs 

65g tinned pumpkin 

30g peanut butter 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 



Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4. 

Mix all the ingredients together to make a dough, making sure everything is well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add a small amount of water. 

Put some flour onto your surface and roll the dough until it’s ½ inch thick. 

Cut out the dough using a Christmas tree or other Christmassy shaped biscuit cutter. 

Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are hard to the touch. 

Leave to cool thoroughly. 


Snowball cakes


1 ripe banana 

75 g peanut butter 

1 egg 

35g honey 

50 g wholemeal flour 

35g rolled oats 

1/2 tsp baking powder (optional) 

60ml water 

 For the snowy topping (optional) 

One tsp of cream cheese or Greek yogurt per snowball 



Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan 

Mash the banana and mix in the egg, honey and peanut butter. 

Add flour, oats and baking powder and stir until thoroughly combined. 

Mix in the water, a small amount at a time. 

Divide the mix between six cupcake cases (12 for smaller furry friends), and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown

Leave to cool thoroughly and remove the pupcakes from their cases. 

Coat the top of each pupcake with a teaspoon of cream cheese or Greek yogurt. 


Homemade festive recipes for your cat:

Christmas Chicken Bikkies


1½ cups cooked and shredded chicken 

½ cup chicken stock 

1 cup whole wheat flour 

1/3 cup cornmeal 

1 tbsp soft margarine 



Preheat the oven to 180ºC

Mix and blend well the chicken, stock, and margarine

Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough and roll to ¼ inch thick.

Cut into one-inch sized pieces or use your favourite kitty cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 180ºC for 20 minutes. 

Tuna Crunchie Bites 


170g undrained tuna

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1/3 cup water 



Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Mix all of the ingredients together

Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut into your favourite kitty shapes

Place baking paper onto your tray and cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 


Finally, if you don’t get the chance to make anything, here are some Christmas treats you can buy for your furry family: 

Merry Furry Christmas! 


Disclaimer: The above recipes are designed for dogs and cats. But please be aware of your pets’ intolerances and allergies and substitute out ingredients as you see fit. 

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