Cranberry juice is as good for dogs as it is for humans, with its antimicrobial properties that are especially good for the urinary tract.  Seaweed acts as a prebiotic, along with its many other benefits.  Yogurt soothes the digestive system with probiotics, adding a boost of beneficial bacteria.

Cranberry Christmas Cookies for Dogs

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1 1/2 cups barley flour
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 tsp raw sea salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground seaweed/algae
1 egg
2/3 cup pure, unsweetened cranberry juice
1/4 cup pure honey (Manuka Honey offers more mineral benefits)
6 ounces organic plain yogurt

  1. Preheat Oven:  350F
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Roll into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheets greased with a bit of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are lightly touched with golden brown.

Nutrition bite:  Raw sea salt and seaweed adds minerals, helps to balance electrolytes and reduces acidity.

Check out this article to add some naturally festive color to homemade dog cookies.

Please note: This recipe isn’t intended to be a source of complete, daily nutrition. It can be included as part of a nutritious diet for dogs in limited, treat quantities.

Picture is of the human version.


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10 thoughts on “Dog Treat Recipe: Cranberry Christmas Cookies

  1. Healthy can be good and it has to be for dogs so they’ll eat it…..this recipe fits the bill!

  2. The wife made this dog food recipe and I almost ate one before she told me ha ha ha She had to make me some after tha because there’s no way the dam dog is going to be treated better than I am!

  3. I never thought I’d be baking for my dog LMAO! Little Snuggles loves it though so bake I will. 🙂

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