Blueberry Venison & Sweet Potato Gelatin Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe

Gummy Paws dog treat recipe

Since learning about the health benefits of natural gelatin, I’ve been experimenting with adding it to my own diet. In case you haven’t heard, gelatin is said to be great for healthy skin, hair, nails, joints and digestion. I really like the Kosher Grass Fed Beef Gelatin and usually buy this brand. You can  add it to smoothies, cereal, yogurt and other foods, but my favorite thing to do with it is to make gummy snacks. You basically add hot water and whatever else you like, refrigerate overnight and create super fun and highly nutritious gelatin gummy snacks that even the pickiest hubby or kiddo will love!

After having success making them for myself, I decided I’d try creating a dog treat recipe so that Daisy could enjoy the health benefits and yummy gummy goodness, too! You’ll want to make sure to use flexible silicone molds like these because I’ve learned the hard way, that these treats are super difficult to get out of the hard kind of mold trays. With the silicone ones, you can push them out easily. Molds are fun because you can make cute shapes for different holidays and occasions, like Easter if you find cute bunny or egg-shaped ones. And they are multi-purpose since they are oven-safe, so you can bake with them, too. But if you want, you can also just pour the mix into a brownie pan and then cut them with cookie cutters or a knife once the have gelled in the fridge overnight.

gummy treats for dogs

Blueberry Venison & Sweet Potato Gelatin Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe

Once you learn this technique, you can experiment with any ingredients you like. You need the gelatin, a liquid, plus some fresh or frozen fruit (try pumpkin puree or ripe bananas), canned dog food (optional) or even veggies like you’d use in a green smoothie. You can also add herbs and seasoning to make it fancy, but remember NOT to use these people foods to avoid feeding your pets!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup of natural canned dog food (I use Natural Balance L.I.D. Venison & Sweet Potato)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth (make your own unseasoned, or check label carefully and avoid onion and garlic)
  • 4-5 Tbsp Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the boiling water and gelatin, in your blender or food processor until mixed/pureed completely, like you’re making a thin smoothie. I like to use my NutriBullet Mixer for this.
  2. In a bowl, mix the gelatin powder and boiling water until completely dissolved.
  3. Add pureed mixture to the bowl and stir well.
  4. Pour into square pan or silicone molds and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight if possible.
  5. Cut shapes from pan or remove from molds and enjoy!

Let us know if you try making your own Gummy Snacks and what ingredients you used. The recipe is super flexible, and measurements don’t have to be exact, so experiment and tell us how it goes. We’d love to hear from you!

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Custom Photo Blanket ($21 OFF)

mother's day blanket deal

Fur kids, here’s a very special deal on a cuddly warm surprise for your Woof Woof Mama! Why not have your dad or grandparents help you create a personalized photo blanket for a truly unique Mother’s Day gift?!? They are on sale right now for $18.99 with InkGarden promo code BLANKETMOM (that’s $21 OFF the regular price).

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Here’s the details:

  • Customize each blanket as much as you like.
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Mom is going to LOVE curling up with you under her new blanket…especially if it has photos of YOU on it! (If you have human siblings, you should probably include them, too).  And pet parents, there are several CUTE designs if you want to make one just for your fur kids and take advantage of the special discount, too. In fact, you can use this deal to create a blanket for dad, grad or any other special person.

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Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

 

Daisy and pals at the Dog Lake

  • Socialize your Dog: Socialization is one of the keys to a well adjusted pooch. Check your community for local dog meet-up groups, visit a dog park, or schedule a doggy play date with pals. Since Daisy sometimes gets anxious with too many new dogs at once, we love play dates the best so everyone can feel relaxed and have FUN!

dogs being dogs

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relaxing with Daisy

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dog treat jars

I just spotted some really cool and unique pet treat jars on sale over at Zulily today! It’s part of the Pet Shop Bakery Sale and everything is up to 40% OFF. If you’ve been following the blog, you’ve probably heard about Zulily and how much we love their members-only 3-day sales.  In addition to the pet treat jars, you’ll also find Puppy Cake gift kits, KONG Chewy Dog Treats, Bully Sticks and more yummy snacks and treats for your fur kids.

dog snacks and treats on sale

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