dog treats

  • Happy Howl-O-Ween! Your dog deserves a Treat, don’t you think?!

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    Who says Halloween treats are reserved for humans only? Here’s a simple, healthy and ThunderWorks approved treat that you can make for your dog this Halloween!!! These peanut butter dog treats provide a good source of protein for our pups and the pumpkin adds extra fiber and digestive properties to your dog’s diet!

    Ingredients:

    (makes 25 treats)

    • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Instructions:

    •  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    • Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
    • Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

    MMMM…. Here’s to treating (and not tricking) your furry friend!

  • Wishing you a “Thunderful” 4th of July! Now, let’s have a treat!

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    What a better of a way to include out pets in on the patriotic fun than to whip up these delicious red white and blue treats!

    We found this recipe from one of our favorite bloggers, Sugar the Golden Retriever and thought they make the perfect cool and summery treat for our favorite four-legged pals!

    Frosty Yogurt Berries Bone Parfait

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    Ingredients

    ~1 tablespoon of Greek Yogurt

    ~1 tablespoon of Plain Yogurt

    ~2 teaspoon of fresh blackberries juice (=3 pieces of blackberries)

    4 x-small pieces of strawberries

    1 teaspoon of homemade toasted coconut honey oats (using old fashion oats, coconut oil and honey)

    Directions

    Use a Bone cookie cutter as a mold. Place it on a flat surface. We used a clear plate.

    1. Pour into the mold ~ 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt.* Freeze it for about an hour.

    *This is the first time we used Greek yogurt for frosty paw recipe. It does not freeze well unlike the regular plain yogurt.*

    2. Pour ~2 teaspoons of the fresh blackberries juice. Smashed blackberries can be added too. Freeze it for about 20 to 30 minutes.

    3. Place little pieces of strawberries.

    4. Pour ~1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Freeze it for 20 minutes.

    5. Place the tasted oats on top. Freeze it for another 10-15 minutes.

     

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Treats

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    Well as you may or may not know, we at ThunderShirt LOVE any reason to celebrate our furry friends!  We hope you enjoy this fun, healthy St. Patrick’s Day dog treat recipe… who knows maybe it will bring you both good fortune!

    Based off the flavors of the traditional Irish-American dinner of corned beef and cabbage, these treats are much healthier for your dog than the human version. In fact, one of the common spices in corned beef, paprika, is actually poisonous to dogs.

    Ingredients:

    1 cup flour
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tablespoon parsley
    1 tablespoon grated carrots
    2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
    ½ cup low-sodium beef broth
    Parchment paper
    Shamrock cookie cutter

    Directions:

    1. Mix flour, salt, carrots and parsley together in mixer
    2. Add flaxseed oil and mix
    3. Add beef broth; mix until all dry ingredients are moistened
    4. Roll dough out on floured surface to a 1/8” thick sheet
    5. Cut into shamrocks using a cookie cutter
    7.  Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
    8. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes

    Makes about 10-15 cookies, depending on size of shamrock.

    Be sure to let the treats cool thoroughly before giving to your dog. These make great party favors for St. Patrick’s Day guests, or just to spoil your own Irish-loving pup!

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  • In Our Pet Recipe Box!

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    We wanted to share this  easy, nutritional and pet-friendly recipe for you to try with your favorite furry companion!

     Dried Cheese

    This easy recipe is a great way to create training treats, or just something extra special for your pup.

    1. To begin, slice a firm cheese like Cheddar or Monterey Jack into 1/4" or smaller cubes.

    2. Spread cheese in a single layer on paper towels on cookie sheets or trays and place in a room temperature, dry, protected location where the dogs cannot get it. Run a fan on the cheese for 24-72 hours. The exact amount of time depends on the cheese, the size of the pieces and the ambient humidity. Stir the pieces daily so all sides dry evenly.

    3. The cheese is done when it turns a darker color and has a hard texture. The oil in the cheese will come to the surface. Roll the cubes in paper towel to rid them of excess oil. The cubes can be combined with kibble or other dry food which absorbs the oil and makes the food more appealing to the dog.

    3. The cheese will keep for up to a month at room temperature, depending on ambient humidity, for six months in the refrigerator or a year in the freezer

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