Showing posts with label chicken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken. Show all posts
Monday, 29 July 2019
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{RECIPE} Strawberry Mint Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Chicken jerky dog treats in a bowl on polka dot napkins

We've been DIYing a lot recently, so here is something tasty to break things up on the blog! Mmmm...jerky! Jerky is doggone irresistible to our boys, no matter what the flavour.  Homemade dog jerky is very easy to make it is a great healthy treat option. There is absolutely no need to marinate at all - straight up plain jerky (usually beef) is our go-to meaty dog treat, but experimenting with marinades can be a fun sometimes as well. I've been trying to channel "What would Oli do?" inspiration on treats recently, and this jerky combines chicken with strawberries, which are one of his favourite fruits. You've got to be very quick to beat the dogs to a berry in our garden!

Monday, 24 June 2019
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FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting: Broth/Stock for Dog Treats

Frozen cubes of healthy homemade broth/stock for making dog treats

When we share a treat recipe idea that's made with broth (or the option of broth), we say to use an unseasoned low-sodium broth or stock. Tricky indeed as this is almost impossible to find if looking for a ready-to-use product. We're often asked what kind of broth we use when making treats, but there are no special recommendations or secret recipes in reply. We make (or save) our own. It's easy, healthy, and free! Pawfect! 

Monday, 25 February 2019
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{RECIPE} Cream Cheese Chicken Dog Treats

Dalmatian dog staring at a bone shaped green dog treat

These treats combine the irresistible flavours of grilled chicken and tangy cream cheese with tasty herbs, and use healthy add-ins to make a naturally green treat - just because! They are perfectly yummy au natural, but cream cheese dough is great for tinting and I felt like playing. As we were pre-prepping our St. Patrick's Day posts at the time, I went for green, but this dough would also make a great base for other tints. I may try a pretty pink beetroot powder adaptation next time!
Monday, 26 November 2018
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{RECIPE} Cranberry Chicken Christmas Cookie Dog Treats

Bowl of red dog treats on a green and white polka dot napkin

Mmmm...the holidays are so close we can almost taste them! It's one month until Christmas, and here's the first of our barkmas-themed posts for this year. Woofs! As blog dogs, our boys taste test holiday and special occasion treats well before the calendar (they never complain!) and if you are currently swimming in leftover turkey, dry turkey meat would make a great substitute for the cooked chicken in this recipe. You can bake and freeze your treats or (like often do, and as was used in these treats) freeze some small batches of cooked meat for future use. Winner winner, chicken dinner! 
Monday, 5 March 2018
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{RECIPE} Naturally Green Kale and Herb Gummy Dog Treats

Dalmatian dog begging for a green paw shaped dog treat

Gummies are some of the simplest treats we make, but they're also some of the healthiest. Pawesome! A batch of gummies takes only a few minutes to prepare, most of which is hands-off for blooming, and then they're off to set in the fridge. Easy peasy! In the spirit of our Year of the Dog pledge to always have gummies on hand in the fridge as "treats" we're playing with lots of flavour combos and mixtures, so you'll be seeing plenty of pawesome gummy ideas here on the blog. 

Friday, 5 May 2017
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Behind the Scenes: Homemade Dog Breakfast of Champions!

Make it in May! Our final post of this week's special mini series is a peek at our healthy homemade dog breakfasts.  It's not a treat, but it is something homemade that our dogs enjoy every day.  If you've ever though about switching to homemade dog food or mixed feeding (this is what we currently do), why not make this the month that you look into it further and see whether it might be right for you and your dog?  Mixed feeding is honestly much simpler and more economical than I thought before we made the transition, and our dogs are wild about breakfast. Their general health has also improved with our changes in diet - both bought and homemade.

Grated vegetables in a food processor for making homemade dog food

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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{RECIPE} Pink and White Puzzle Heart Valentine Dog Treats

DIY heart puzzle homemade dog treats (pink and white)

These fun Valentine's Day dog treats were made using naturally tinted beetroot dough and our new puzzle heart cookie cutter (a Christmas gift from Santa's "pet chef" stocking stuffers), aren't they cute?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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{RECIPE} Golden Gummy Stars + Coconut Oil Snowmen

DIY turmeric gummy Christmas dog treats shaped like golden stars

These golden gummy star treats are ridiculous easy to make, healthy, and our dogs are wild for them. What's not to love? We'll definitely be making these again!  This treat is a very simple twist on my chicken stock gummies, using turmeric to infuse the gummies with a lovely natural golden colour (and extra healthy goodness).  Flecks in the mixture naturally settle during setting to create golden topped stars on a jiggly translucent gold base. If you usually supplement with a turmeric and coconut oil combo, why not whip up an easy coconut oil treat to go with your gummies? All those lovely snowmen, snowflakes, and other festive wintry shapes are perfect for a bright white frozen coconut oil treat.  We gave our snowmen little carob top hats, just for fun and added flavour.

Monday, 7 November 2016
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{RECIPE} Healthy Gummies for Dogs: Scratch + Shortcut

If you don't know where gelatin comes from you may want to turn back now before it's too late...  If you're brave and love your dog, read on. :) As noted in our post on ingredients we use for homemade dog treats and why, bone broth is a healthy homemade treat for dogs (and humans, if you're keen) and quality gelatin has some of the same health benefits.  Here's how we use bone broth for our dogs as well as a (much quicker!) healthy gummy dog treat.

Heart shaped homemade gelatin gummy dog treats

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
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{RECIPE} Chinese New Year Dog Fortune Cookie

Dog-friendly homemade fortune cookie treats

This upcoming Chinese New Year celebration may mark the Year of the Goat transitioning to the Year of the Monkey, but EVERY year around here is the Year of the Dog! :) Fortune cookies typically include more sugar and fat than we like to have in our dog treats, so we set out to create an alternative, just for fun!  Since these are the very ingredients that make fortune cookies crispy, we made a few compromises but came up with two different dog-liscious options. These fortune cookie treats won't be snappily crisp like a real fortune cookie, but they're pretty darn cute and a whole lot healthier for your pup.