Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

This recipe is perfect as a topper for your dog’s regular food or as a treat…best of all it’s easy to make.

  • 2 lbs of chicken bones
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 -2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, sliced
  • small bunch parsley
  • small bunch basil

Place chicken, water, carrots, potatoes and herbs in the slow cooker and turn on low for 8 hours. Remove the fat by skimming the top after 6 hours. Strain the entire mixture (discard all the bones and vegetables) before placing in an air tight container. Keeps for 3 days in the fridge.

 

Honey Coconut & Pumpkin Dog Treats

Honey Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats

These yummy treats are a good source of fiber and vitamins (like beta carotene).

  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tblsp water or more
  • 1 3/4 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp pasturized honey
  • 1/2 tsp of canola or olive oil
  • 1 tblsp of unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Mix all dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Add enough water to form ball. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut out ½ “ rounds. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle a small amount of coconut on top. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are brown.

Makes 3 doz. cookies.

Doggy Ice Cream – A Sweet Treat for Summer

Original Photo: John Wright

Original Photo: John Wright

There’s nothing better on a warm sunny day than ice cream, so why not treat your dogs to their own tasty version?

  1. 3 cups of plain yogurt (you can add ¼ cup buttermilk for creamier ice cream)
  2. 1 teaspoon softened honey
  3. ¾ cup of softened peanut butter (you can replace peanut butter with ½ cup fresh mashed strawberries or one ripe mashed banana)

Soften honey and peanut butter in microwave for 10 or 15 seconds. Mix all ingredients, pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight.

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Heart Healthy Wheat-Free Dog Biscuit

hearthealthyThese heart healthy dog biscuits are packed with the goodness of superfoods.

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 medium carrots finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fish oil
  • 1 mashed bananas or 1/4 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1-2 tbsp water or enough to mix
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the dry ingredients together then incorporate the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined and dough can be rolled out.  Place on a lightly floured workspace and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Bake for 11-13 minutes. For a crunchier biscuit, turn off oven and leave biscuits to cool inside for an hour. Store in an airtight container.

Doggie Cloud Cookies

You will need:

  • dogcookis3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of white sugar
  • Food coloring (optional)

Beat 3 egg white on high until soft peaks form and slowly add sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. One or two drops of food coloring may be added and folded gently in eggs. Drop by teaspoon on to parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Cook for 20 minutes or more at 230 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn off over and leave cookies in long enough to dry them out.

Frozen Yogurt Treats

Frozen Yogurt Treat for DogsYou will need:

  • Ice cube tray
  • Container of flavored yogurt (lactose free preferably)
  • Pieces of fresh ripe fruit (blueberries, strawberries, pitted cherries, bananas or bits of pineapple)

Combined the above ingredients and scoop into individual ice cube tray cups.

Freeze for several hours and voila! A cool and healthy summer treat for your canine friend!

Beat The Heat With These Cool Recipes

summer dog recipes

Frozen Yogurt Treats

1 cup of regular or lactose free yogurt (many dogs are lactose intolerant and most dogs cannot digest regular milk therefore lactose free yogurt is a great alternative)

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed blueberries or strawberries (fresh or defrosted)
  • Mix and freeze overnight

 Doggie Pops

Freeze low fat, low sodium chicken, beef or veggie broth (make sure onions are not part of the ingredients as they are toxic to dogs)

You can add carrots, kibble, apples or berries to the frozen goodies

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Cookies

  • peanut butter and banana dog cookies1 & 3/4 c brown barley flour
  • 1/4c quick rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4c peanut butter
  • Half of a mashed banana
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together. Depending on the size of the banana, you may be required to add a tablespoon or two of water if dough is too dry. Roll out dough and cut out small 1 inch cookies (you can use a plastic tablespoon measure to cut out cookies). Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Dog Friendly Pancakes

Photo: Derek Preston

Photo: Derek Preston

1 cup whole wheat flour (if your dog is allergic, use brown rice flour)

4 tablespoons corn flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon canola oil

1 large egg

In a small saucepan, heat a small amount of canola oil and cook each pancake about 1 minute on each side. Cool and serve. Can be frozen.

Pumpkin Blueberry Dog Cookies (wheat free)

blueberry pumpkin dog cookies

These cookies are not only tasty but good for their tummy as well!

  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin filling
  • 1/4 cup of mashed blueberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tblsp water or more
  • 1 3/4 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of canola or olive oil
  • 1 tblsp of grounded flax seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Mix all dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Add enough water to form ball. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut out ½ “ rounds; place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are brown. Shut off oven and leave in the oven for 2 hours or more to harden.

Makes 3 doz. cookies.