Okay, we're a little early for Halloween, but there's no time like the present when it comes to discussing what our furry friends can and can't eat.
Home-baked delights are totally in vogue at the moment, and your paw-pals deserve to get their share of treats. When preparing delicious treats for our pets at home there are a few golden rules we need to keep in mind:
These are TREATS. Not "all-the-time" food. Not even "sometimes" food. More like "every-now-and-again-when-you've-been-a-super-special-fur-kid" food.
No chocolate. None. Nada. Not now. Not ever.
Keep it low in fat. You want to avoid pancreatitis!
No artificial sweeteners! (I'm looking at you, xylitol!) They're toxic to pets.
Avocados are cool, but not for pets.
No one likes onion breath. Pets can't eat any onion, or anything related to onion.
Oh grape. They can't have grapes either.
Now that we have the rules out of the way, it's time to get baking!
500gm mince/pet mince
That's literally it. Mix the cracked egg in with the mince, and once combined roll in to balls. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. Done!
If your pet would like a condiment with their meatballs, plain greek yogurt makes a pretty wild aioli!
Plain icecream cones
Your dog's favourite wet food
Treats to decorate (muttellos, liver treats, etc)
Stand the cones up on a tray. In a bowl mix together your pet's favourite wet food with
some spoonfuls of plain yogurt. Heap the cones full with the meaty mixture. Spoon some more yogurt over the top, and decorate with some extra treats. Pop in the freezer until solid.
Allow them to defrost at room temperature for a few minutes before giving them to your pet. These are the perfect summer treat!
Tasty Turmeric Treats
2 cups of flour (your choice - rice flour, coconut flour, wholemeal flour)
3 tablespoons of ground tumeric
2/3 of a cup of peanut butter
1/4 of a cup of water
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a tray with baking paper. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until crumbly. Roll in to cookie sized balls and flatten on the lined tray, or if you're feeling fancy you can roll the mixture flat with a rolling pin and use cookie cutters to make fun biscuit shapes. Bake for 20 minutes. When the time is up, turn the oven off but leave the cookies in for another 10-15 minutes. Take them out and leave to cool at room temperature before feeding to your furry friend!