Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Treats

Don't forget to your dog during this years 4th of July celebration. Check out these fun summer recipes that your LuckyPup will be sure to enjoy.

Pupsicles




Ingredients:
2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth
2/3 cup water
2 or 3 ice cube trays
Small rawhide sticks

Directions:
Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into popcicle trays. Place in freezer and serve cold. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing. This recipe is quick, easy, and fun. It's probably best to serve this dish outside.



Dog Ice Cream Peanut Butter Banana Freezies

Ingredients: 
1 Cup Plain Yogurt
1 Banana, peeled
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 T Honey
1 T Brewers Yeast

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix/blend until fully combined. Spoon batter in to desired containers and freeze. You can use three 4 ounce ramikens for this recipe. An ice cube tray will also work. These treats freeze very solid. It is recommend to slightly defrost before giving them to your dog.



Bite Size Doggie Ice Cream Treats


Ingredients:
2 cups vanilla yogurt (or plain low-fat)
Mashed bananas
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:
Mix ingredients and freeze in ice cube tray. Voila...sweet, cool bite-size treats for your pooch!

Use these bone shaped ice cube treys to make your pup feel extra special!



15 comments:

  1. So many fun ideas... thanks!

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  2. i love it! my dog loves being outside in the summer now i can feel less worried when she begs to go out. THANK YOU!

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    1. why would you be worried?my dogs all except one spend all day and all night outside.

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    2. that is very bad because when it gets cold they are freezing... when your cold they are cold.. they want to be inside with someone whos wanting to love on them

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    3. I agree with you. My dogs have NEVER spent a night outside.

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    4. I think it is not good that one dog gets to stay inside and that the rest have to stay outside. I have two and they have never spent on night outside even though it is always summer since we live in a tropical country!

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  3. Please be aware of the beef/chicken broth you use. Broths may contain onions and garlic, which are toxic to dogs in any form.

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    1. thanks for letting me know!

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  4. I love these ideas and plan to make them. Also, some broths contain alot of salt, so might need to check that, as well.

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  5. My popcycle tray only holds 4 so I used 1 cup chicken broth with 1/3 cup water.

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    1. nice idea!!!!!! Mine only holds 4 too:(

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  6. Please be advised that giving you dog ice or very cold anything can be very hazardous. I would recommend making inquiries to your vet before presenting this to your dog. While its a great idea for humans the affect has been known to pet dogs into shock and caused problems with the stomach

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  7. I have been making something similar, yet even easier for years. Whenever I use a can of spring water tuna, I drain it into a yogurt cup with a lid and freeze it. After a long walk with my dog, I pop one out for her to cool down.

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  8. We live in upstate NY and for about the next 5 days we're expecting 90 deg. temps. I made these for our dogs this morning and they're out enjoying them (in the shade) right now. Thanks for the idea!

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