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.

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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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Printable Pet Coupons: Nutro Ultra, Meow Mix, PetArmor + More

Looking to save money on pet food and other stuff for the fur kids? Here are the latest printable pet coupons for you to snag now! Save on Ultra Dog Food, Meow Mix for Cats plus PetArmor Products and more:


$2.00 off (1) bag of ULTRA™ Food For Dogs
Buy (4) ULTRA™ BOOST trays, get (1) Free
$1.00 off any bag of GOODLIFE™ Dry Food for Cats
Buy any Meow Mix wet cat food, get one free
$1.00 off one bag Meow Mix Dry Cat Food
$2.00 off Vetscription Calming Diffuser for Cats
$3.00 off any one (1) PetArmor Plus IGR product
$2.00 off ONE Dry IAMS Cat Food
$2.00 off ONE IAMS SO GOOD Dry Dog Food, 6.3 lb 

Don’t see what you’re looking for or want even more money-saving coupons? Search the printable coupon database to find more printable grocery, household and pet coupons.

Natural Balance Printable Coupons: $5 OFF Dental Chews + More!

Natural Balance Pet Coupons

As brand ambassador for Natural Balance Pet Foods, Daisy gets to test out all their great stuff and tell you all about it. And we also get to help spread the word about their printable coupons and pet store deals so you can save money on their products.  About a month ago we reviewed the new Grain-Free and Limited Ingredient Dental Chews from Natural Balance. They have quickly become a daily part of our routine, in addition to regular tooth brushing.

Today I spotted some printable coupons from Natural Balance, including one for $5 OFF the Dental Chews. There are also 2 Natural Balance promotions listed in this month’s Petco Store Ad, so be sure to take advantage of the extra savings by stacking the coupon with the sale!

Natural Balance Coupons and Petco Sale

Printable Pet Coupons: BOGO Pro Plan, $2 Iams + More

Here are the latest printable pet coupons for dogs and cats, including Vetscriptions Calming Diffuser for Cats, PetArmor Plus IGR products, Iams Pet Food, Fancy Feast, Nature’s Miracle and more! Just click the ones you want to print them or GO HERE to browse for more free printable coupons anytime!


$2.00 off Vetscription Calming Diffuser for Cats
$3.00 off any one (1) PetArmor Plus IGR product
$1.00 off SIX Wet IAMS Cat Food
$2.00 off bag of Purina Dog Chow Light & Healthy
$1.00 off one Hartz Dog Pad
$1.00 off one (1) bag Fancy Feast Dry Cat Food
BOGO Pro Plan brand Cat Food

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WIN Dogswell LiveFree Holistic Dog Food FOR LIFE! #LiveFree4Life

Drop whatever you’re doing (unless you’re scooping poop; that could get messy!)because I’ve got super exciting news for all you dog parents, and you are NOT going to want to miss it!

To celebrate the launch of their new holistic LiveFree dog food line, Dogswell is having a very special contest and one lucky dog is going to WIN Free Dog Food for Life!

Win free dog food for life!

Yep…for LIFE! That’s one bag of LiveFree dog food (up to 28 lb. size; Maximum ARV: $64.99) and one case (12 cans) of LiveFree dog food (ARV: $40), per month for the natural life of winner’s dog.

Dogswell LiveFree holistic dog food

What is LiveFree?

It’s Dogswell’s new holistic line of ultra-low glycemic, grain and potato free food for dogs, available at independent pet retailers across the United States. LiveFree is high in animal protein sources to align with a dog’s natural diet. The ultra low glycemic recipe prevents spikes in blood sugar levels and supports slower digestion and sustained energy for proper absorption and healthy weight. LiveFree is free of grains and potatoes, which are common high glycemic fillers. LiveFree is available in dry food (chicken, lamb, salmon, turkey recipes) and canned food(chicken, lamb and salmon stew recipes) for puppy, senior and adult dogs.

How to enter to WIN LiveFree Dog Food for LIFE:

Since their motto is “Live Long. Live Happy. Live Free”, they’re making it super EASY to enter! Watch this quick and adorable video for details:

 

 

To summarize: just post a photo (to Facebook or Instagram) of your dog cutting loose, living free and doing funny dog things. Be sure to use the hashtag #LiveFree4Life to be eligible AND to check out all the other entries!

That’s it! You can CLICK HERE to visit Dogswell’s LiveFree sweepstakes page on Facebook. And here’s the official contest rules if you want to check them out for yourself.

This post is sponsored by Dogswell LiveFree. We only present info, products and promotions that we feel will be of value and interest to our readers!

Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 4/6: Hartz Multi-Cat Litter, Purina + More

list of pet coupons in Sunday's newspaper

Time to get your weekly inside scoop on what pet coupons will be in the Sunday newspaper coupon section with our Sunday Pet Coupon Preview! This week there will be 2 coupon inserts in most papers: 1 SmartSource and 1 P&G coupon inserts. There are only a few pet coupons this week, so you don’t see what you’re looking for, be sure to check back next week for a new preview. And you can always find more pet food and grocery coupons by browsing the printable coupon database anytime!

Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons 4/6 SmartSource

  • Harts $1 OFF Multi-Cat Litter (5/31)
  • Purina B2G1 3oz Cans of Cat Food (7/6)
  • Purina $1 OFF 3lb Bags of Dry Cat Food (7/6)

Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons 4/6 RedPlum

  • GoodLife $2 OFF Bags of Dry Cat Food (5/31)

 

Remember that coupons and values can vary by region or publication so always take a look inside before you buy the paper if you are purchasing it to get specific coupons.

Don’t see what you’re looking for or want even more money-saving coupons? Search the printable coupon database to find more printable grocery, household and pet coupons.

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