Showing posts with label vegetable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegetable. Show all posts
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.

Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Homemade Dehydrated Dog Treats

It's drool drool drool dehydrator treat time in our current special FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting mini-series topic all about DIY dog treats! When I (and probably many other folks) think about dehydrated dog treats, homemade jerky treats are probably the first thing that comes to mind, but there are all sorts of different options for dehydrating. Here's an introduction to DIY dehydrated dog treats, safety, treat storage, and a few handy tips.

Dalmatian dog sniffing food dehydrator full of dog treats

Friday, 23 August 2019
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{RECIPE} Beef and Carrot Meatball Puppy Party Snacks

Homemade meatball dog treats on a birthday party buffet table

I have a tendency to go a bit (just a wee little bit...) overboard on birthdays. Haha! My package of beef was bigger than needed for the turf layer of the Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake and I already had pre-cooked ground beef on hand in the freezer so in an effort to be slightly practical, I baked dog-friendly meatballs with the extra beef instead.  Meatballs are quick to make, easy to handle/serve, freezer friendly, and can be defrosted as individual extra special treats or used to top/crumble onto food. Since carrots are Humphrey's favourite veggie, I included some grated carrot in his birthday meatball mix.

Monday, 29 April 2019
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Oli's 13th Birthday (Plus Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake!)

Elderly Dalmatian dog wearing a "Happy Birthday" bandana

Wowzas! Our beautiful boy is 13!  Thanks for all the social media love and birthday wishes you've shared with Oli for his birthday. We're always grateful to celebrate another milestone together, but after Oli's medical emergency last year and Tiger's recent passing, we've been feeling extra mindful and thankful this time around.  Now that our little blogging breaktime for Easter celebrations and ANZAC Day commemorations is past, we're back with photos from Oli's barkday and the details on our latest crazy cake: a doggone droolworthy surf'n'turf layer cake!
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, 10 September 2018
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin Spice Latte Gummy Dog Treats

Dalmatian dogs begging for a bone shaped dog treat

It is springtime here in New Zealand, but every September our social media feeds still fill up with the tempting allure of pumpkin spice everything. Kiwis love cooking with pumpkin pretty much all year round and our dogs LOVE pumpkin, so I thought, why not create a PSL inspired gummy? 


Monday, 21 May 2018
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{RECIPE} "Kitchen Sink" Super Puppy Patty Dog Treats

Drawstring bags of orange dog treats on a wooden table

These dog treats are packed with doggone delicious flavours and boosted with healthy ingredients, including some dog-friendly super foods.  Unlike many of our treats, these super food puppy patties include a wide variety of ingredients, hence the kitchen sink nickname. :)  Not to worry; however, as you can also easily customise the recipe to adjust quantities or make substitutions to suit your preferences and your dog's tastes.

Monday, 14 May 2018
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{RECIPE} Banana Beetroot "Red Velvet" Pupcake Dog Treats

Red beet muffins on a blue polka dot table with a card saying "A party without cake is just a meeting"

These doggy muffin treats are delicious, dense, moist, and a deep dark "red velvet" shade thanks to a yummy (and healthy!) combination of carob and beetroot. We don't often do doggy cakes here other than barkday parties, but I couldn't resist working on a velvety red pupcake recipe and here it is in honour of our third blogiversary! Three years ago (after much encouragement from folks who knew about my crazy treats and toys) the dogs got their own blog and the makings of Dalmatian DIY were born. Thanks to all of you who have joined in our crazy antics along the way, opened your hearts to Oli and Humphrey, and been part of our blog and social media world. We look forward to creating and sharing more in years to come.

Monday, 20 November 2017
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{RECIPE} Bacon Bone Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Herbs

Homemade pumpkin dog treats shaped like bones

It is a rare thing for my poor deprived dogs that there would be bacon cooking in the house (I'm a vegetarian), so when there was bacon for one of my husband's grilling recipes, how could I not take a little and make a few special dog treats? Oli was still very vision-impaired in his cataract surgery recovery, but he could definitely smell the doggone delicious scents of sizzling bacon, baking treats, and...sniff sniff sniff....taste testing!


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.
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

Thursday, 20 April 2017
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{RECIPE} Layered Pumpkin and Beef Dog Birthday Cake


Homemade layered meatloaf dog birthday cake with number 11 birthday candles

Mmmm...cake!  It's not a real party until there's cake!  Our beautiful boy Oli turned 11 this week, and we (of course!) had to celebrate...and that meant there HAD to be a doggone delicious barkday cake!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017
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Using Natural Colourings for Homemade Dog Treats

Bowl full of small gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like hearts in a rainbow of colours

Since we've been including lots of interesting natural colours/flavours in recent posts (more to come!), I thought I would slip a bonus post into our cycle about natural food colouring options. A full St. Patrick's Day rainbow of treat ideas! I personally have absolutely no issues whatsoever using food colourings in homemade dog (or human!) treats and I occasional do so, as animal experts currently advise that standard human food colourings (not alcohol based ones of course) are pet safe. Of course, just like with humans, there can be individual sensitivities and expert advice is always subject to possible change and new information emerges. Dogs couldn't care less about how pretty their treats are - as long as they smell and taste great - all that pretty prep is just for us crazy humans. Whether you are not keen on artificial colourings or just want to mix things up, here are some natural foods and add-ins to create colourful dog-friendly treats.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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.

Monday, 3 October 2016
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin and Salmon Dog Treats

Homemade pumpkin and salmon dog treats in a drawstring treat bag

These pumpkin and salmon treats are packed with healthy goodness.  Our dogs LOVE their fish treats and the strong smell is simply irresistible. Our "Stinky Pinky" treats were a doggy hit, so we decided to create an adaptation that stretches the salmon into a much bigger batch of treats that are still stinky and fishaliscious using the healthy addition of delicious and nutritious pumpkin. Yum!


Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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{RECIPE} Turkey Meatloaf Birthday Layer Cake

Homemade dog birthday cake topped with two edible candle treats

You can easily make a dog-friendly birthday cake using a meatloaf-style dog cake or adapt a doggy pupcake/cupcake recipe, and a layer cake really makes things feel like a special celebration, doesn't it?  Humphrey's birthday cake was made from tasty turkey meatloaf iced in mashed potato frosting sprinkled with homemade dog jerky garnish, topped with edible birthday candle treats (recipe tomorrow). Special indeed!