Pupsicles -- Peanut Butter Treats for Dogs
Living in a sub-tropical climate, naturally it is usually pretty muggy in our neck of the woods. After the day heats up, and we have worked up a thirst barking at neighbors and hunting geckos, a cool-down treat is in order.
The answer--Pupsicles. Our dogs love peanut butter. They could happily live on it completely. Yes, peanut butter is fattening, but it also contains protein and oils, which are good for dog coats and skin.
Our hurdle is usually the container. Both our girls consider paper a delicacy, so muffin wrappers are downed along with the Pupsicle. We tried the small plastic containers sold in the plastic-ware section of the market, but it is so fun to crack the plastic in our jaws, it wasn't very cost effective.
Pupsicles are a bit like meat loaf, whatever works. But before you add a new ingredient, remember to check that is is not toxic to your dog. Here is a general idea.
1.5 cups water
5 - 6 heaping teaspoons natural peanut butter
sugar -- tablespoon is plenty
a few glops of low-fat, plain( NO chocolate) yogurt (optional)
a banana (optional)
Take a tiny bit of PB from the jar and put on spoons on floor to distract dogs away from drooling on your feet. Mix in blender. Pat dogs. Ignore. Consider putting more PB on spoons to distract. Pour Pupsicle liquid into plastic dixie cups, about half-way. Freeze. Serve one daily for snack. Your dog will be your BFF, if not already.
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Posted by Molly & Jessie at July 7, 2007 9:03 AM