At dishing we love our dogs and like to spoil them with delicious treats as much as we spoil ourselves. A typical treat for my pups is an antler chew or a kong filled with peanut butter, but I felt like jazzing up their treats this week. After doing some research and chatting with some dog lovers around town, I tried out a few different recipes.
The first is a great way for our pups to beat the heat and is super simple to make. I took some antler chews, globs of peanut butter and milk bones and put them in a bowl filled with half water and half chicken broth. I froze the bowl and the next day took the ice mixture out and let my pups enjoy licking it until they got their treats.
The next treat that I made was a bone shaped peanut butter and pumpkin cookie. Of course, you don’t have to use a cookie cutter and could just roll these into balls, but using the bone shaped cookie cutter was so much fun. This recipe is super easy to make and includes 2/3 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 2 large eggs, and 3 cups whole wheat flour. Bake these for about 20-25 minutes at 350 F.
The last treat I decided to make was inspired by a conversation I had with some other dog mamas at Teton Tails. My dog had terrible breath when we adopted him, and between milk bones, chicken flavored toothpaste, and changing his diet to Merrick dog food we couldn’t figure out how to make it smell less stinky. I was told that adding some parsley to his dinner might help, and sure enough it did. These dog treats include parsley to help freshen breath and are irresistible because they include bacon fat. See the recipe below.
Make sure to swing into Teton Tails and chat about other treats for your dog and browse their selection of different bones, chews, and reusable treat toys.