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Back To The Basics ~~~~~ And It Is Easy Breezy!

Before we jump into the fun stuff, let me start with telling you about a store bought treat that I was using.  I had used, several times, Golden Rewards treats from Walmart, with what seemed to be success.  While buying another bag, and new flavor, (sweet potato wrapped in chicken), I decided to check, when I got home, if I could get products from the company to promote.  

Well, it took me a couple days to get to my research, and what I found were articles about dogs who had gotten sick from eating these specific treats.  Also, in this time frame, I had fed our pups 3 treats each.  When my husband and I went out for dinner and then came back, we found poor Hendrix in a kennel full of poo!  His tummy was very upset for a couple days.  After a not-so-fun clean up job, I grabbed the treats to throw them away.  On the way to the trash I read the back closer, and had not noticed before, (not sure why since I almost always check), they were made in China!  

So, back to the basics for treats at our house!  

While I try to choose more healthy ingredients for making the dogs treats, I don’t stress it too much.  For me, it just feels good knowing exactly what is in the treats, and that I know they are fresh.  You could use “better” flour options but this is what I had on hand.

4 Cups Flour

2 Eggs

3/4 Cup Applesauce

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Mix all ingredients together with peanut butter being last!  I used a spoon for a little bit, and then I finished mixing it together with my hands! 


Roll out on a flat surface to 1/4 inch and use any cookie cutters  you have on hand. Dogs don’t care what they look like! LOL! 

I placed the treats on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.  The treats don’t really expand, so you can put them pretty close together.  Bake in a 350 degree, preheated, oven for approximately 20 minutes.  They will be dry and starting to brown on the edges when done.  Completely cool on a wire rack before storing in a container that seals, or a zip lock bag.

Saity has gone hunting with her man human, so she will get to indulge when she gets back!  Hendrix and Bonnie ate their treat rations lickety split!! 

Happy treat making!!! 

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PAWSitively Yummy!!

So, I couldn’t resist figuring out how folks make the cute little paw shaped dog treats. Perhaps I have a little too much time on my hands, with being cooped up in the house because of over 100 temps outside! 🙂  Here’s the easy breezy results! 

Take 2 bananas, and smash them up. (The more ripe they are, the easier it is to mash them.)  Mix together with 1/2 to 3/4 cup Greek yogurt.

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If you want to try to have multi colored paws, mix next ingredients in a separate bowl:  1/2 to 3/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup XYLITOL FREE peanut butter. (Creamy works better.)  Other wise, you can mix all the ingredients together. 

Now just put mixture(s) in molds.  I started with the banana mixture, followed by a small dash of Turmeric, and finished up with the peanut butter mixture.  Place in freezer!

When “paws” are frozen, simply turn out of the molds, and enjoy.  I put paws in a freezer bag, for storage.  

(You can get your molds here > Silicone Bone and Paw Molds ! (affiliate link))

As a side note:  While there are some great health benefits to Turmeric, it is best not to give too much.  If you are going to use it in your dogs diet, do your research on what is an acceptable amount.  



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PUP Cycles ~~~~~ Summertime Fun!

At our house, there are a lot of things to love about summer time, and making pup cycles is one of them!  AND, they are super easy, and is fun to give the dogs fun treats! 

Just like this short blog post, making these pup cycles is fast!

Start with these ingredients: 

Mix peanut butter and yogurt together; equal parts.

Fill pop cycle containers with mixture, and then place in the “stick”.  Oh!  And you can lick the bowl!  It is actually yummy! REALLY!

Place in freezer.  When frozen, and you are ready to give a treat,  just run the bottom under warm water, and gently lift the pup cycle from the tray, holding the stick close to the frozen mixture!  

And that’s all folks!

What treats do you like to make for your animals? No, not the human kids; the fur babies! ; )   

Would love comments and shares! 

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