FIDO’S FRUITY SALAD
Cottage cheese and mixed fruit with lightly toasted wheat germ, or a probiotic supplement make these homemade dog desserts a delight. Easy on the tummy which helps digestion.
- 225 gram/8 oz tub of low-fat cottage cheese
- Handful of blueberries
- Half an open melon, chopped into small pieces (without skin!)
- 2 tablespoons of toasted wheat germ or a probiotic supplement
Prepare your melon, making sure that all seeds have been removed.
In a mixing bowl, pour the cottage cheese and add the melon and blueberries. Mix well together. Add half the wheat germ/probiotic and mix again.
Top the dish with the remaining wheat germ/probiotic – doggy will love the smell!
PUMPKIN AND PEANUT BUTTER
Every dog deserves a bowl of ice cream at his or her party, and this one is very natural and would do no harm to your dog at all. Like everything else, treats should be given in moderation, not just because doggy is putting his paw down and saying, ‘I don’t fancy that – give me some ice cream!’ This recipe makes quite a lot, so make sure you have some plastic tubs to freeze it down.
- 850 grams/30 oz of natural pure pumpkin puree
- Half a cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of 0% plain yoghurt
Mix all of the ingredients together, stirring well to make sure everything is combined. Place in your plastic tub/s and freeze. After about an hour, take out of the freezer and mix around again. Replace in the freezer for another 2 hours. Take out and stir one more time and leave in the freezer until ready to serve – simple!
Watch out for dirty faces when they dive into this ice cream!
MIGHTY MUESLI STYLE MOUTHFULS
These really are a ‘sweet’ tasting treat and full of goodness and essential vitamins such as B and C. The blackstrap molasses also add a good source of iron.
- 200 grams/7 oz of oats
- 3 tbsp of sunflower oil
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tbsp of ground rosehips (try to get these, they are available in health food shops and add a wonderful dimension to the treat recipe)
- 100 grams/4 oz of apple baby food
- 50 grams/2 oz of ground sunflower seeds
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F. Lightly oil or grease an oil a baking tin.
In a bowl, mix the apple baby food, oil, molasses, and rosehips together.
Pour the ground sunflower seeds and oats into a saucepan and stir to combine.
Mix the apple mix and oats mix together in the saucepan, stirring continuously until the mixture is all melted together, should be a nice thick gooey mess!
Pour the mixture into the baking tray and flatten or smash it down with the back of a tablespoon. Put the tray in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes – the mixture should be a lovely golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Cut it into bars and store it in the fridge for up to a week in a well covered airtight container.