Recipes for dogs for the festive season

We’ve made it to the end of the year, and it’s time to celebrate all our achievements! And what better way than with food? We know that you also want to include your dog in your celebrations, so here are a few recipes to try out.


For starters – Bear’s blueberry flapjack recipe

This recipe is especially good for that lazy Sunday morning feeling. Who doesn’t like flapjacks, especially when they’re healthy? Blueberries are filled with antioxidants and fibre, and they’re low in calories. And you can even make a batch for yourself – just add some honey, and voilá – yummy food for both you and your dog.

Servings: 9-12 flapjacks

What you’ll need

  • 150g rolled oats
  • 50g blueberries
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 20cm square baking tin, lined with parchment paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oats, egg, blueberries, peanut butter and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Press the mixture into a lined tin, making sure it’s evenly spread.
  4. Dot the coconut oil over the top.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until set and golden brown.
  6. While the flapjack is still warm, cut into squares, then allow to cool before serving!


Main meal – green cuisine: booster bones recipe

This veggie-packed recipe is ideal for a hot summer’s day. It’s super simple and contains broccoli, peas and low-sodium stock and yet is a nutrient-rich, low-calorie treat for your dog. Being a real veggie boost, it is ideal as a main course for your dog.

Serving: 12-16 treats

What you’ll need

  • 50g broccoli
  • 50g peas
  • 200mℓ low-sodium beef or chicken stock
  • Blender or food processor
  • Freezer-safe mould or ice cube tray


  1. Blitz all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into the tray.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. Enjoy!

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