Calling all pet lovers. National Spoil Your Dog Day is here! But we’re sure you already knew that.
And National Spoil Your Dog Day is about doing just that! Giving them one moment of free reign to sit on your couch if you admonish it every other day of the year, to bark at the little terrier a bit longer on your afternoon walk, or to have that coveted drink out of you know where instead of their dog bowl. Okay, maybe not the last one. Or not even the other two maybe depending on the kind of dog owner you are.
But an indulgence that all can comfortably observe (especially your dog!) as an option is a dog treat! How about strawberry banana smoothie biscuits for your best friend? We all love smoothies, so why not let them have a taste too!? Summer is still here. This is a time where your dog loves to be out with you on your morning runs or out by the pool with the entire family. How about treating them to some more sweet times with these.
What’s great for your pet is that this recipe is such a dog-friendly seasonal treat since bananas are typically a safe food for such animals. What’s great for you is that this recipe is also quick and easy. (However, a Note! These treats do however contain milk, so if your little-or big-guy or gal is lactose intolerant, please consider another safe dairy alternative to put in this recipe. Also, consider gluten-free flour substitutes if your pup is gluten sensitive.)
1/2 cup Strawberries, pureed
1 medium Banana, mashed
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, kneading well after each addition.
3. Roll out dough on heavily floured surface (the dough is very sticky) 1/4 inch thick.
4. Cut into shapes with the cutter of your choice.
5. Place cookies 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet and poke with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
6. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
Of course your little one shouldn’t finish all of those yummy bites in just one sitting, although we’re sure he or she would definitely do so if unsupervised. So how about a pretty cool DIY chalkboard dog treat jar specifically for your pup to designate it as off-limits to anyone else in the house? The chalkboard sides are a fun way to identify what’s in the jar, to write your pet’s name, or keep a list of your pet supply. The kids can join along too in showing appreciation to their buddy.
Supplies Needed for DIY Chalkboard Dog Treat Jar:
Instructions for DIY Chalkboard Dog Treat Jar:
Just like that, you’re all set. Now get to treating your dog to those dog-friendly strawberry banana smoothie biscuits in that DIY dog treat jar!