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Christmas with dogs - With exclusive baking recipe

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Christmas with dogs - With exclusive baking recipe

The Christmas season is a beautiful and contemplative time spent with the family. But we know that it can also be quite stressful. Procuring all Christmas gifts, preparing Christmas dinner, visiting relatives, etc. What's with our dog at this time? The biggest and most beautiful Christmas gift for our best friend is to spend time with him and not to forget him. In this article you can read useful tips for the Christmas time with your dog.

Christmas with dogsTony is looking forward to a relaxing Christmas time

Every year we celebrate the feast of feasts, by decorating the house for Christmas, preparing lots of delicious food, buying Christmas gifts and be visited by relatives and friends. For our dog this is unusual and is not a normal daily routine. There are many impressions, different smells, noise, visits, etc., which can overwhelm our little friend. Therefore, it is of particular importance during this time to consider some things and not, if possible, to change the daily routine of the dog.


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Christmas Tree and Christmas decoration

During the Christmas season there are various sources of risk for the dog in our house. Christmas tree and Christmas decorations are often sniffed and nibbled. When buying a Christmas tree, it is useful to take the dog immediately after entering the apartment familiar with it. The tree should also have a good fortitude, so that it can withstand a potential storm of the dog. A good tree stand will solve this problem quickly.


 Christmas tree decorations can perceive by dogs as toys and can cause serious problems. Glass balls can break, smaller tree decoration can be swallowed and cause intestinal obstruction. Alternatively, you can use decoration from natural materials, such as wood, felt or clay. The tree decoration should be placed at an unreachable height for the dog. Even with lighted candles you should be careful. These should be placed beyond the reach of the four-legged friend. The dog should never be left with lighted candles unattended alone in a room.

Visits by relatives and friends

At Christmas, relatives and friends visit each other. This can sometimes be stressful even for humans. For dogs, it's no different. Dogs have their own daily rhythm and this is disturbed by visits, noise, other odors. Our little friend needs to handle new people in his familiar territory or is allowed to move only restricted in a foreign territory. An overstimulation for the dog is preprogrammed.

Here you can remedy this by doing a nice walk with the dog, play with him, pats him and give him a possibility to retreat. This can be a separate room where no visitors should have access. Here the dog can then relax and rest while the annual Christmas trouble goes on. It is important that you do not neglect your dog.

Delicious food at Christmas

At Christmas, the tables are fully covered with treats, like cookies, chocolate, or the traditional festive roast. Much, however, is harmful to the dog. For example, chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts or cocoa products are toxic for our friend. Find more information about toxic food in the article Dangerous and toxic food for dogs . Accordingly plates with candies should not be accessible for our four-legged friend.

Even bones from festive roast or fish bones can splinter and get stuck in the throat. Poultry bones splinter only through cooking or frying and can be very dangerous. Also the festive roast itself is unsuitable for dogs, because it contains too many spices and is too greasy, which can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.




If you want to pamper your best friend with something special, you can of course cook for him or bake something. Tony is currently writing his cookbook, which will be released next year. I can tell you exclusively a great and fast recipe that is from his book.

Exclusive Recipe: Tony's Fruit-Chips

Recipe from Tony's Dog Cookbook - Delicious and quick gourmet recipes for dogs (Will be released in spring 2014)

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for 1 baking sheet:

  • ½ apple
  • ½ banana
  • Approx. 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes

Mash the banana with a fork. Peel and grate the apple, then mix it with the banana. Add the oats and coconut flakes and mix it well.
On the baking sheet with baking paper you can put about a teaspoon of dough into a round cookie cutter and press it on. Then carefully pull out the form. Now repeat this until the dough is used up. At 140 ° C (280° F) bake it about 20 minutes in the oven, then let it become hard in the off oven.

Tip: Best is to bake the Fruit- Chips in the evening and let them become hard the whole night in the off oven. Then they become particularly crispy.

 Dog recipe - Tony's Fruit ChipsTony's delicious Fruit-Chips

And so Tony's Fruit Chips are prepared: not only delicious but also healthy! – Tony proved!!

A gift for the dog?

Do you have a gift for your dog under your Christmas tree? That would be nothing unusual, because according to a survey by the market research institute in Bremen "The Consumer View" almost two thirds of the German holders have a gift for their darling under the Christmas tree. Popular gifts are toys and treats as well as collars, leashes or dog baskets. The dog will be glad by one or the other treat or toy, but the most beautiful gift that you can make him is just to spend time with him. These include a nice walk, playtime or petting and cuddles.

We wish you and your family a beautiful, relaxed and doggy Christmas time! Take care of your best friend!


Tony der Mops Pfote   &  Carmelo Hand


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Read also:

---> Winter holiday with your dog

---> Dangerous and toxic food for dogs

---> New Year's Eve with your dog

---> Diarrhea in dogs




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