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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Get Up To $50 FREE Doggyloot Credit with Purchase!

free doggyloot credit

To celebrate the return of spring, the fun folks over at doggyloot.com want to give you and your pup a gift. Starting now and through Wednesday, you’ll earn a free credit for every purchase of $30 or more. It’s a great chance to try shopping with them for the first time, or to snag some new deals if you’re already a member. Either way, it’s free to join and get access to their great daily deals for dogs. Free Shipping is included and you’ll earn shopping credit as follows:

  • Spend more than $180, get $50 in credit
  • Spend more than $95, get $25 in credit
  • Spend more than $50, get $10 in credit
  • Spend more than $30, get $5 in credit

The credit will automatically apply to your next order. Pick up a new chew, treat, or toy now! Or check out the products available on subscription, including Toy of the Month or Treat of the Month. Start shopping now!

Pet Treat Jars, Dog Snacks and Puppy Cake Kits 40% OFF

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

Popular items sell out quickly, so head on over to Zulily.com to check it all out for yourself. If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up for FREE here and get daily access to all their awesome deals for pets and people.

Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 4/13: Nudges, Friskies + More

List of pet coupons in the Sunday 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 3 coupon inserts in most papers: 2 SmartSource and 1 RedPlum coupon inserts. Doesn’t look like a lot of 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 4/13 SmartSource

  • Purina $1 OFF Busy Chew Dog Treats (7/13)
  • Purina One $1/2 Smartblend Wet Dog Food (6/2)
  • Purina One $2 OFF Smartblend Dry Dog Food (6/2)
  • Purina Pro Plan B1G1 Sport Prime or Refuel (7/7)
  • Nudges $0.55 OFF Dog Treats (6/7)

Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons 4/13 RedPlum

  • Purina Friskies $1 OFF Cat Treats (6/30)

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.

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

Dog Treat Cookbook, Dog Training for Kids + 6 More FREE Kindle Dog Books

free dog books

Each week, we search the Kindle store on Amazon and put together a list of some of the best free books for pet lovers. This week’s roundup of FREE book downloads is ALL dogs! Titles change frequently and without warning, so be sure to snag these 8 new FREE eBook downloads while they are available at no cost. You can read them on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for long so hurry on over and download them now! Always verify price still shows $0.00 BEFORE completing each transaction, since prices change quickly and without notice.

8 Free Kindle Books About Dogs

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