5 Dog Treats to make your dog this summer

Summer can get hot and miserable sometimes if you want to find fun D.I.Y ideas for ways to cool him down and treat him, here are several ideas:

 

1. PB & Fruit Ice

This is an easy one. No oven, no cookie cutters .. just some waiting and happy, happy dogs.

Ingredients
Water
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Chopped Fruit (I used strawberries)
2 tablespoons Flax seeds

Directions
1. Blend the peanut butter and water and pour into the bundt or cake pan.
2. Add chopped fruit and flax seeds.
3. Allow to freeze for 4 to 6 hours before placing in the grass for your pups.

 

2.Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

 

Makes about 3 dozen medium biscuits

  • 1/2cup natural, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1cup water
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oil (or use the oil that has separated from the natural peanut butter inside the jar)
  • 1 1/2cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter, water, and oil.
  3. Add the flours gradually, mixing until the mixture comes together to form a smooth dough, 2 to 3 minutes. (This can also be done by hand, though the kneading will take longer -- 6 to 8 minutes.)
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out biscuits using a floured cookie cutter, and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Leave at least 1/4 inch between each biscuit to ensure even baking (the biscuits don’t spread much).
  5. Bake until golden brown on the bottom and edges, about 12 to 18 minutes (depending on the size of the cookie cutter). Cool completely before serving to your pooch.

3. Summertime Homemade Dog Treats

1.Get a 32 Oz of yogurt. Plain or Vanilla is good. Dump it in a bowl.

2.Next, get a large banana, 2-3 table spoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of honey.

3. Mix all together with a blender. Yummy goodness already.

4. Then get some ice cub trays. Your dog might not care what they look like… My kids love stars, so I found a set of 2 star ice cube trays at Walmart for $1.50

You’ll pour the mix into the ice cube trays and then put in your freezer.

Here is the fun part for the kids. These are healthy and just the right size. Freeze for 10 minutes then put a tooth pick in the center of the ones for the kids.

5. Summer time is Ice cream and Popsicle treats for the kids. But what about your dog?  We’ve had our dog for over a year and the only treat we’ve given her are Begg’n strips and even though I’m okay with them, they’re just not that much fun in the summer time. So, I did some research on homemade treats for dogs and found one that even the kids could eat. YES…. I said, even your kids can eat these.

Here we go….. Dog Treats (2)Get a 32 Oz of yogurt. Plain or Vanilla is good. Dump it in a bowl.

Dog Treats (3)

Next, get a large banana, 2-3 table spoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of honey.

Dog Treats (4)

Mix all together with a blender. Yummy goodness already.

Dog Treats (5)

Then get some ice cub trays. Your dog might not care what they look like… My kids love stars, so I found a set of 2 star ice cube trays at Walmart for $1.50

You’ll pour the mix into the ice cube trays and then put in your freezer.

Here is the fun part for the kids. These are healthy and just the right size. Freeze for 10 minutes then put a tooth pick in the center of the ones for the kids.

After they’re frozen, get a Tupperware container and store in your freezer to get out whenever the kids and your pooch want a nice refreshing treat.

 

4. Protein-Packed Vegan Dog Snacks

2 cups of chickpea flour
1 cup of plain flour
2 tablespoons of dried parsley
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes
1 cup of warm water

combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. slowly add the water. turn the dough out onto a sheet of baking paper and roll out to a thickness of about 1-2cm. cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter, place onto a baking sheet, and bake in a 180°C (350°F) oven for 15 minutes.

turn off the oven, leaving the dog treats in the oven for 6-8 hours until they cool and crunchy. serve to your fur family for their enjoyment.

depending on the size of your cookie cutter, this recipe makes about 3 cups of small biscuits.

energy: 903kJ; fat: 2.2g; fibre: 4.5g; carbs: 35.8g; protein: 10.4g (per 1/2 cup of biscuits)

 

 

5. Treats For The Pup

 

INGREDIENTS
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon dried or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (this helps give doggies fresh breath)
½ cup nonfat dry (powdered) milk
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup peanut butter
½ cup or more cold water

 

PREPARATION
1. Preheat the oven to 300°F and lightly grease two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

2. Mix together flour, oats, parsley, milk powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs and peanut butter and stir until the mixture is combined (it will be crumbly). Slowly drizzle water over the dough, stirring as you go. Add just enough water to let the dough come together.

3. Roll the dough out to about ¼” thickness and use a small (about 1.5-inch) dog bone-shaped cutter to cut out biscuits, transferring to the baking sheets as you go. Collect any scraps and re-roll them, repeating until you’ve used all the dough. Note: If you don’t have a dog bone cutter, you can make round dog “cookies” by dropping small (walnut-sized) balls of dough on the baking sheet and flattening to ¼” thick.

4. Bake the biscuits for about 25 to 40 minutes (“cookies” will take longer), or until they’re golden brown and dry and crispy all the way through. Let the biscuits cool on the pans and transfer to a jar when they’re completely cool. Biscuits will keep for several months in a closed container.

 

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