Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Monday, 28 October 2019
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Styling a DIY Reversible Dog Bandana for Versatile Wear

Two Dalmatian dogs in matching homemade bandanas

Feeling stylish, furfriends? Here's a easy way to style a basic triangle dog bandana with four different design options for more versatile wear, plus DIY instructions for sewing your own bandanas. Pawfect! Doggy dress up around our place usually means a simple bandana (perhaps a bow tie for extra special occasions). As much as I like dressing our boys in matching bandanas sometimes, I'm also a realist about the impracticality of having a full duplicate wardrobe.  Similarly, as much as I like holidays, it's also nice to use each bandana more than once or twice a year. Here's an easy compromise that lets me play dress-up with more variety and greater options.

Monday, 14 October 2019
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin Gelatin Gummy Dog Treats

Small bowl and napkins on a wooden table with homemade pumpkin gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like paws and bones

We love experimenting with interesting treat recipes and playing fun little shapes, designs, layers, and other decorations; however, quick, simple, and wholesome is still a go-to for treat making even in our treat crazy kitchen. The dogs don't care about looks, just deliciousness! We usually have a batch of simple gummies in the fridge all the time, either made with simple stock or boosted with spices/herbs, and occasionally I'll include fruits or veggies as well.

Monday, 7 October 2019
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog (Trick or) Treats

Dalmatian dog begging for homemade Halloween dog treats in a small orange treat bag, with bone shaped treats stamped "TRICK" and "TREAT"

Mmmm....pumpkin! Harvest is here for our northern furfriends and with it the silly season of all things pumpkin (and pumpkin spice), but here in New Zealand we like to enjoy pumpkin all year round. Pumpkin is delicious and nutritious, and we like to keep some cooked cubed pumpkin on hand in the freezer for quick and convenient use in baking/cooking for both humans and dogs.

Monday, 19 November 2018
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{RECIPE} Spiced Apple Gummy Dog Treats

Bone and paw shaped gummy dog treats on a black and white background with gold stars

Yummy, healthy, and easy to make! These spiced apple gummy dog treats are quick and delicious. Like most gummy treats, they're low guilt at our place where the dogs absolutely love their gummy treats and we love that they are getting the health benefits of quality gelatin in sneaky "treat" form. 

Monday, 5 November 2018
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin Pie Gelatin Gummy Dog Treats

Hand holding a layered paw shaped gelatin gummy dog treat over a table of treats

These treats smelled soooo good! Ridiculously good. I almost convinced hubby to taste one. :) I probably would have myself to be honest, but being vegetarian I'm not into eating gelatin.  I liked working with pumpkin in gelatin for our Pumpkin Spice Latte Gummies, and decided to play around with a fancy variation to create a special pumpkin pie inspired gummy.  The results? Doggone droolworthy!

Monday, 1 October 2018
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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dog Treat Tags and Labels

Printable brown yellow and orange Thanksgiving dog treat tags and labels

Woofs!  Who isn't doggone grateful for pets and all the love and joy they bring into our lives?  Thanksgiving isn't really celebrated here in New Zealand, but this special request freebie has been created for our furfriends celebrating elsewhere and is being shared a little earlier than our American puppy pals will be getting ready for their feast as our Canadog furfriends will be celebrating next weekend.

Monday, 18 June 2018
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{RECIPE} Cranberry and Herb Gelatin Gummy Dog Treats

Cranberry gelatin gummies shaped like paw prints

It is early winter here, and autumn harvest time had cranberry on my mind (and in my freezer...mooohahah). Thanksgiving isn't celebrated here, but these would be doggone delish for a special Thanksgiving doggy treat.  They were also a great opportunity for me to put my "suspended solids" gummy experiments to the test with a combination of chunky berry puree and light floating herbs - details below on how to beat the sinking/floating problem that often plagues non-soluble add-ins during gummy making!  Woohoo!

Friday, 17 November 2017
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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Homemade pumpkin dog treats stamped to look like pies with drawstring treat bags

If playful puppies picked a piece of pumpkin pie, where the piece of pumpkin pie that playful puppies picked?  In their tummy, of course! We're popping in with a bonus post this week especially for our American furfriends who will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week and for lovers of pie in general. Mmmm...pie.  

Friday, 10 November 2017
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A Paws for Gratitude - Thanksgiving with Pets {Guest Post}

Table with dog treats, a pumpkin, and autumn coloured craft supplies

Two weeks until Thanksgiving for our American furfriends! Are you ready for family, friends, and feasting fun? Today's guest post is brought to you by Casey Dickson and Courtney Heitter from Rover.com, with helpful tips on planning for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations.  Holidays can be crazy, hectic, and stressful at the best of times; however, they can be even moreso with pets. A little advanced planning and preparation can help keep things lower stress for you and your pets, whether you'll be celebrating at home together or across the miles this Thanksgiving. 

Monday, 2 October 2017
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin (Puppy Pupkin) Spice Dog Treats

Homemade pumpkin dog treats shaped like autumn leaves on a plaid table with drawstring treat bag, leaves, and spices

It is springtime here, but our social media is all a-flutter with our northern pals and their pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. We're big pumpkin fans in any season, and I have to say that these tasty treats smell downright divine.  In honour of our Canadian fur-friends who will be celebrating Thanksgiving next weekend and autumn-loving pups everywhere, here's how we made these all-natural dog-friendly pumpkin (puptastic pupkin!) spice leaf treats.
Monday, 14 November 2016
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{RECIPE} Coconut Molasses Bites | Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats spilling out of a drawstring bag onto a plain table cloth with a tag that says "THANKS so very much"

I love the rich sweet smell of molasses and coconut in these treats, and my dogs do too!  These flavours would be great for Thanksgiving (or for Christmas) and the firm cookie-style treats could also travel well in doggy bags for furry friends.  On the subject of giving thanks, since this is our last blog post before we start Christmas content (stay tuned for tons of fun!), I'd like to say THANKS so very much to all of our awesome readers, commenters, followers, and friends. You make this whole blogging madness worthwhile, and I am grateful to have you with us.


Monday, 17 October 2016
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{RECIPE} Harvest Pumpkin and Rosemary Dog Truffle Treats


Homemade truffle dog treats on a wooden table with drawstring treat bags

Packed with harvest flavours and healthy add-ins, these truffle-style homemade dog treats are very easy to make and pretty doggone healthy too.

Friday, 16 September 2016
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DIY Autumn Leaf Squeaky Dog Toy

Dalmatian dog with a homemade autumn leaf stuffed toy in his mouth

It's almost autumn for our northern fur friends, and while we hope you are still enjoying some sweet summer sunshine, we have an easy autumn dog toy DIY for you to get ready for autumn fun ahead.  Rolling around in leaf piles is crazy fun as is running wild through falling leaves, but leaf squeakers are pretty pawesome too!  So pawesome in fact that if you accidentally let the dog have the leaf before taking blog photos, well...


Wednesday, 25 November 2015
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{RECIPE} Super Simple Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats stacked on napkins on top of a plaid tablecloth

Fancy treats are fun (and delicious of course), but your dog(s) will be just as appreciative of  a quick and simple treat.  Celebrating American Thanksgiving this week?  It's not too late to include you pup!  These two ingredient treats take mere minutes to whip up (great for cooking with kids!) much to the joy and delight of your eagerly awaiting taste-tester pups, and can be easily customised to any dog friendly flavour.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
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{RECIPE} Easy Pumpkin Halloween Dog Treats

Homemade Halloween dog treats shaped like pumpkins

Halloween (Howl-oween!) is coming!  Why not make your dog a batch of puppy pumpkin treats as a special present or to share with furry friends?  Tricks for treats?  Yes, indeed!

Friday, 9 October 2015
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Giving Thanks - Pawesome Thanksgiving Dog DIYs

Happy Thanksgiving this weekend to all of our Canadian furfriends and readers!  Here is a round-up of some pawesome ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with your dog, because you know they deserve a special thank you treat for all the love and happiness they bring into your life.

Homemade Thanksgiving dog treat recipe ideas (collage)


Wednesday, 7 October 2015
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{RECIPE} Harvest Pumpkin Dog Truffle Treats

Whether you are looking for a harvest treat, planning a little something special for your dog's Halloween, or simply looking for a new (and health conscious) homemade recipe to try, these truffles are a hit!

Homemade pumpkin truffle dog treats flax crumb coating