Posted by: absolutepetcareaz.com | July 1, 2011

Frozen Dog Treats


As great pet owners, we’re always searching for something extra we can do for our pets.  Making treats for them is a great way to show them just how much we love them.  Yes, we can always purchase treats from the store, but reading all of the ingredients on the label may take so much time.  Making the treats from home lets you be in charge of the ingredients while also adding as much love as you like.

There are so many great recipes to choose from.  Two rules I always obey: 1. Always use the healthiest ingredients possible (try to limit the amount of sugar, fat and calories).  2. Always pay attention to the ingredients.  Refrain from recipes containing Corn, Wheat or Soy.  The most important thing is to keep your dog healthy.  Corn, wheat and soy have no business being in your dog’s diet.  Make sure these ingredients are not in their regular dog food, treats or the homemade treats you make for them.

Frozen treats are real pleasure for most dogs.  Plus, they are usually quite simple.

Here are a few easy ones to try.  I avoided listing the names.  It might be more fun to name them yourself while you create and make them your own.

#1.

These frozen doggie treats can be made in ice cube trays.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of honey

3 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 ripe banana

16 ounces plain yogurt

1. Mix the peanut butter, honey, and fruit together until well blended—mash with a fork or use the blender.

2. Add the fruit mixture to the yogurt and mix well (may also add a small amount of water to adjust freezing consistency).

3. Freeze in ice cube trays.

4. Crack trays and release treats as needed!

#2.

Ingredients:

1-32oz. container of vanilla yogurt

1 cup of peanut butter

1. Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted.

2. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl.

3. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers and freeze.

#3.

Ingredients:

1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 cup of fat free milk

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)

1 (1.5 oz.) Sugar Free Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

1. Whisk the vanilla pudding mix, milk and pumpkin pie spice until dissolved.

2. Gently stir in the pumpkin puree.

3. Scoop pumpkin pudding into small paper cups.

4. Place in freezer and let freeze completely, approximately 3 to 4 hours.

5. Remove the servings from freezer and let them sit on the counter for five minutes.

6. Release and serve.

Try these out and let me know how it goes.  As always, it’s important to be aware of any and all allergies your dog may suffer from.   Know which ingredients they should not be eating and which ones are okay.

Thanks for caring!

Tim Heise
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care, LLC
Scottsdale, AZ
AbsolutePetCareAZ.com


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