Valentines Treats for your doggie
I am a little bit picky when it comes to choosing treats for my dogs. I always look for natural and healthy choices for them, so I decided to make some yummy heart shaped treats to celebrate Valentines with my girls!
My doggies absolutely love yogurt! and I don’t blame them, It does not only have a creamy texture and taste great, but it’s also high in protein, calcium and folic acid, and a great way to give them healthy probiotics which could be good for their digestive system, so that’s the main ingredient I’ll be using for today’s recipe.
* Please note, although yogurt is not toxic for dogs, those who are lactose intolerant might have trouble digesting it, causing gas, diarrhea and vomiting. If your doggy shows any of these reactions, be sure to check in with your vet.
1 cup of unsweetened plain greek yogurt (you could use non-fat if needed)
1 Ripe organic banana (sliced)
20 Organic Blueberries
1 Tablespoon of Peanut butter (make sure it does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
First, put all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy. The amount of treat mixture you’ll prepare depends on your dog’s size. With the quantities mentioned above I was able to fill two molds (for ten hearts Thickness of each heart: 0.51" / 1.3 cm)
Next, Fill a silicone mold or an ice cube tray. I chose a heart shaped one for extra valentines cuteness, but you can also decide what mold to use depending on the size of your dog. For big dogs, full-sized cubes from the ice cube tray works well.
Tap on the counter to ensure there are no air bubbles and the mixture is evenly distributed.
Freeze for at least 2 hours.
Pop out of molds and serve to your fur baby.
Keep leftovers in the freezer.