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Drool Dog Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Chicken Jerky

strawberry-lemon-jerky3-516x387 It’s summertime, and strawberries are in season! High in Vitamin C and nutrients, strawberries give a satisfying taste to any dog recipe. This week we are featuring a Recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef: Strawberry Lemon Chicken Jerky!

Ingredients
1 cup pureed Strawberries
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon dried Mint
1 to 2 cups Water
2 – 3 Chicken Breasts

Directions

See Doggy Dessert Chef’s website for how to make these delicious treats your dog will love!

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Thanks to Doggy Dessert Chef for sharing this excellent summertime recipe!

If you don’t have  time to make these treats, try Best Bully Sticks USA-made Chicken Jerky!

For more delicious dog treat recipes, see our Drool Dog Recipes.

 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Dog Treats

 

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It’s that time of year…
when the temperature is rising, and you AND your dog just wanna stay cool! Today we are featuring an easy dog treat recipe from Lindsay of the Lean Green Bean!

Many dogs love icy treats, and this one combines the great flavor of nutritious sweet potato and peanut butter.

Cool off and let your freezer do the work!

 

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Recipe Best Bully Sticks Dog Blog

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup roasted sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

Directions

1. Peel skin from sweet potato.

2. Mash sweet potato in a bowl.

3. Add peanut butter and mix well.

4. Scoop into an ice cube tray.

5. Freeze!

6. Transfer to an airtight container when frozen and give your pup 1-2 frozen treats a day as an everyday treat or a cooling one  on especially H-O-T days.  summer Sun Best Bully sticks

 

To see more easy pupsicle combinations, see the Lean Green Bean blog.

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Dog Care 101: Caring for a Sick and Dehydrated Dog

Got Water? Water is essential to humans and pets for a healthy & happy life. When dogs becomes ill, it’s very easy for them to become dehydrated & lethargic.

Canine dehydration is a serious issue that can become life-threatening if not properly treated. It is important to constantly hydrate your dog back to health.

Here are some simple tips on how to care for a dehydrated sick dog and get him on the road to recovery & back to his old tricks again:

1. Seek out a certified vet. Your dog may be too ill or dehydrated for you to nurse her back to health and may need vet observation of emergency assistance.

2. Ready, Set, Hydrate! Place your dog on a strict water diet by hydrating your sick dog every 1/2 hour to an hour. If your dog refuses to drink, it is important for you to be persistent. Your dog may be to weak to drink on his or her own, so bringing your sick dog water throughout the night is important.

3. Electrolytes to the Rescue! Make your dog a 5o/50 mixture of Gatorade & water. Gatorade contains sugar and electrolytes that help your dog’s body better hydrate.

4. Hydrate with a dropper. You can use a store bought plastic dropper to administer fluid. Your dog may be too weak to suck on the dropper. One trick: place the dropper in the corner of her mouth and push it in about 1/2 an inch. Squeeze the dropper and release the fluid in the back of the throat. Hold your puppy’s head up for a second or two after each squirt to make sure she gets all of the fluid.

5. Chicken & Rice Diet. Stick to a very simple diet of rice that has been really saturated with chicken or beef broth. Giving your puppy regular food could cause him to develop diarrhea and become even more dehydrated.

6. Revisit the vet if health does not improve. If your dog ‘s condition worsens, make sure you go to the vet immediately as a precaution.

Here are some Frozen Treat Ideas to Keep Your Sick Dog Hydrated

  1. Watermelon Slush Recipe
  2. Berry Chicken Pupsicles
  3. Frozen banana slices

Doggie Granola Bars

This week we are featuring a fun recipe from My Dog’s Breakfast: Doggie Granola Bars. These wholesome treats feature whole grains and chicken broth that your dog will love.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients

DOGGIE GRANOLA BARS:

2 cups of flour (rye or whole wheat)
1 cup of rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup of wheat germ
½ cup of cooked quinoa or other seeds such as pumpkin
2 TBP of dry milk powder (*optional)
¼ tsp salt (*optional)
1 egg
1 cup of no salt or low sodium chicken broth
½ cup of water
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2 mixing bowls
Rolling pin
Baking tray
Parchment paper (optional)

For instructions, see My Dog’s Breakfast’ Breakfast of Champions post!

Thank you to Jen for sharing her great recipe!

Bone appetit!

Weekly Drool Recipe: Blueberry Venison & Sweet Potato Gelatin Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe

Blueberry VenisonThis week we are featuring a scrumptious recipe from Woof Woof Mama: Blueberries Venison & Sweet Potato Gummy Paws!

Blueberries, sweet potatoes, and venison in a gummy– this is something your dog is sure to love!




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

Head over to Woof Woof Mama for Recipe Directions!

Thank you, Woof Woof Mama, for sharing your fun recipe with Best Bully Sticks!

Bone appetit!

Weekly Drool Recipe: Carob Dipped Bully Sticks

If you have given your dog(s) a bully stick, you know that he or she is perfectly content to feast on that chew by itself!

But if you want to make Fido’s favorite pasttime even more special, try this easy DIY dog treat recipe – Carob Dipped Bully Sticks – from our founder and CEO himself!

Ingredients

Optional Toppings

What you’ll need

  • Double Boiler / Fondue Pot
  • Silicon Mat / Non-Stick Surface
  • Spatulas

Let the Cooking begin!

This VIDEO marks our 1st video cooking demonstration at Best Bully Sticks, so we hope that you enjoy!

For more fun videos on treats and chews found on BestBullySticks.com, see the Best Bully Sticks YouTube channel.

Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Today’s Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipe teams up with Sprinkle Bakes blogger and author Heather Baird to bring your pups a delectable birthday surprise. So, shhh… don’t tell them, but we’re making Peanut Putter Pupcakes!

Of course your precious pup is special, so why not make them a special treat on their special day? Heather was kind enough to share the birthday recipe she made for her pug, Churro. Whether it’s your dog’s birthday, adoption anniversary, or just a fun treat, Sprinkle Bakes’ Peanut Butter Pupcakes are low-fat, dog-friendly treats that are sure to let you dog know they’re loved! Here is Heather’s original post:

It’s Churro’s birthday!

Well, sort of.

We don’t really know when his birthday is.  And we don’t know exactly how old he is either, but we still like to celebrate the day we welcomed him into our family. Churro is a rescue -yes, a pound puppy.  His history is somewhat of a mystery to us, but we were told that he came from a pretty bad situation. You’d never know that from his demeanor. He’s the sweetest real-life teddy bear you’ll ever meet! And he instantly fit right in with Biscuit-the-pug and our three kitty-cats. Words cannot express how gentle and loving he is.  It breaks my heart that there are so many animals of similar docility that get taken to the shelter.  I don’t like to think about that too much, but I felt that I must mention it.

Maybe someone out there looking for a furbaby will remember Churro’s happy ending and decide to rescue. read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Fruit n’ Oat Pupcakes

Fruit n Oat Pupcakes Does your canine companion have a birthday coming up? Or would you perhaps just like to surprise him with a tasty treat? Well, it’s time to batter up! Whip up a batch of these simple, healthy and delicious Fruit n’ Oat Pupcakes for that special canine in your life. These pupcakes are topped with a special low fat dog-friendly frosting. Dig in!

Pupcake Batter Ingredients

3 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg

Directions

1. Mix bananas and applesauce together, then beat in egg.

2. Toss in all the dry ingredients, and beat until mixed.

3. Bake at 180C (350F) for 25 minutes.

4. Frost when cooled (if desired).

Dog-friendly frosting Ingredients

180g (6 oz) light cream cheese
2 tblsp plain yogurt
2 tblsp honey
Flour

Directions

1. Beat cream cheese, yogurt and honey until smooth.

2. Add enough flour to thicken until you reach a good spreading consistency.

Courtesy of all-about-cupcakes.com

Stay tuned for delicious dog recipes every Thursday!