It’s the holiday season, and it’s time to spoil your pups with these scrumptious ginger dog treats!

Since the infamous holiday gingerbread man cookies should not be fed to your dogs, we’re sharing this homemade recipe that is a safe alternative for your four-legged friends. Ginger is a safe ingredient for your dog to eat in small doses. It contains antioxidants that can support dogs with motion sickness, nausea, and gastrointestinal upset. Ginger can also have anti-inflammatory properties which can help decrease joint swelling and pain.

These ginger dog treats are made with wholesome ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. As you gear up to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends, you can make these ginger dog treats so your furry friend(s) can also partake in the festive spirit!

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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe
Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 ¼ cup oat flour or whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • More flour for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add eggs, oil, and molasses to a medium mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until combined.
  3. Mix together flour and spices in a smaller mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until dough forms.
  4. Flour the counter or a large cutting board and roll the dough out to about ¼” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Reroll the scraps and continue cutting into shapes.
  5. Place cookies on a baking sheet between ½” to 1” apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan, flip cookies, reduce oven temperature to 300°F, and bake for another 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Recipe inspired by This article contains recipe information that is considered suitable for pets. However, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before offering your pet any of the ingredients contained in this recipe.


Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA

Dr. Melody R. Conklin is originally from Youngsville in northwestern Pennsylvania and earned her BS at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2003, where she majored in Animal BioScience and minored in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning her VMD in 2007. Dr. Conklin worked in companion animal general practice until 2015 when she joined Zoetis’ Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support department while finishing her MBA at Penn State Great Valley in 2017. Dr. Conklin currently works full-time in a companion animal practice while working with Zoetis US Petcare Medical Affairs in a consultant role. She lives in Sinking Spring, PA with her 4 cats, Vegeta, Fluffzor, Poof, & Butter, and 3 guinea pigs, Pascha, Elena, & Caroline.