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Showing posts with label favourites. Show all posts
Monday, 16 September 2019
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Why (and How) to Make Homemade Dog Treats

Making bone shaped roll-and-cut dog treats

It's another special segment of our FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting topics, and this week we're sharing (and drooling) all about DIY dog treats!  Before I jump into tips and troubleshooting for specific types of homemade dog treats, here's an introduction to why I started making our own dog treats, the potential benefits and pitfalls, and different approaches to treat making.

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, 16 July 2018
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{RECIPE} Super Simple DIY Dog Treats Using Coconut Oil

Paw shaped coconut oil dog treat and pink silicon paw print mold

If you're into supplementing your dogs with coconut oil, here are two of the doggone easiest ways to turn that supplement into treats.  Like my love of gelatin gummies, coconut oil based treats are low-guilt treat in our house, turning dietary supplements into occasional small treats. Win win! I find making simple refrigerated coconut oil treats particularly handy in summer time when coconut oil has a tendency to be liquid at cupboard temperature in many homes (our place included).

Monday, 6 November 2017
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{RECIPE} Smooth Roll-and-Cut Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade peanut butter dog treats shaped bones on a geometric blue background with ribbon, gift tag, and scissors

Did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Oh yeah...we LOVE our peanut butter! In honour of peanut butter lovers everywhere and in preparation for some fun variations on this base recipe used in our upcoming holiday posts, we're sharing our smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat dough. Yummy!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017
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Our Go-To DIY Dog Treat Recipes: Puppuccinos

DIY puppuccino and carob hot chocolate for dogs in small bowls on a table with ingredients

Make it in May!  Today's easy homemade favourite started as an occasional indulgence on chilly weekend mornings - puppuccinos! Pavlov's Oli quickly developed a love for the sound of the coffee maker, and those puppy dog eyes are just so doggone hard to resist.  Whether it is a simple fluffy, a carob "hot dogolate", or something a tad fancier, whipping up a puppuccino-style treat has become a frequent part of our family coffee ritual. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
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Our Go-To DIY Dog Treat Recipes: Healthy Gelatin Gummies

Dalmatian dog eating a homemade gelatin gummy dog treat

Make it in May!  Today's easy homemade favourite is one that our dogs consider to be a treat, but it's really kind of a health supplement too! Homemade gelatin gummies for dogs - yum! A batch of gummies can be whipped up in just a few minutes and then popped into the refrigerator to set. Done! Although I often make gummies with add-ins or in shaped molds, neither are necessary for a tasty healthy treat.  

Monday, 1 May 2017
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Our Go-To DIY Dog Treat Recipes: Simple DIY Jerky for Dogs

Make it in May!  We're kicking off the month with a special post series on our personal go-to dog treats plus simple easy treats (and shortcuts) for healthy homemade fun.  When I tell people that I make most of our dogs treats, they often assume (1) I'm crazy (2) I have way too much time on my hands (3) our dogs are spoiled. In honesty, they're probably right, but it is incredibly affordable, healthy, and quick to make your own dog treats.  As much as I love baking and sharing cute treats here on the blog and with our dogs, the simplest things are still go-tos in our household. What treat do our dogs love best?  No question about it, it's plain and simple jerky.

Bowl of homemade beef jerky dog treats surrounded by more treats

Saturday, 12 September 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Loop Tug Toy

Homemade woven fleece dog tug toys on a table with treats

For those of you who loved our square knot fleece dog tug toy (thanks!), you'll be happy to hear that we find ourselves needing to make a new tug toy every month or two, thanks to the destructive dog teamwork of "Sharky McFang" and "Oli the Ripper"!  Oli prefers a nice loop to get his mouth through, so here is a simple little variation for turning a basic square knot fleece dog tug toy into a loop and tail tug toy.

Monday, 3 August 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Tug Toy

Dalmatian dog tugging on a homemade woven fleece dog tug toy

As some of you may already have seen on our social media posts, our puppy is much harder on his toys than our older boy ever was. I won't name any brand names here, but some VERY expensive heavy-duty dog toys have lasted for mere minutes in his happy little mouth. I am in no way a pioneer of fleece dog toys (there are many different DIYs out there).  After a number of less than robust attempts, we finally made with a toy that both dogs enjoy and is able to survive for weeks of vigorous play, so we though we would try and share some simple visual instructions to help others who would like to try something similar.