A Yummy, Gummy Paw Treat

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If you’re an avid dog-lover like us (and we’re guessing you are … you are reading this blog after all), you want to do the very best for your canine family member especially with their food and treats.

So, when we saw this yummy, gummy paw treat recipe on PuppyDogPro, we just had to share (because sharing IS caring)!  With just TWO ingredients (what’s NOT to love about that?!), this simple, easy and healthy treat is a dream come true … for YOU and your dog!

Bone appetit!

Gummy Paw Treats

1 cup chicken stock (or beef stock if you prefer)

2 tablespoons or packets of unflavored gelatin

  • In a small pot, bring the stock to a boil.
  • Remove the pot from heat and let it cool for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in gelatin until no clumps remain.
  • Let the liquid cool off for a few minutes and pour into molds or ice cube trays.
  • Refrigerate for several hours until set. (You could also put them in the freezer for about 90 minutes to speed up the process. If you do freeze them, let them thaw before offering to your dog in order to not damage his teeth. )
  • Serve treats when they are solid, but jiggly (like Jello).

Store treats in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Want them to last longer? You can freeze them for a couple of months.

(Source: PuppyDogPro: Chicken Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe)

6 thoughts on “A Yummy, Gummy Paw Treat

    • Absolutely! But, make sure it’s “unflavored gelatin” (like Knox Original Gelatin) … NOT “Jello” that has colors, tons of sugar and unwanted preservatives.

      (From Modern Dog Magazine: “Any flavoured or artificially sweetened gelatin products like Jell-o brand can be potentially toxic to dogs, so make sure to use plain, unflavoured varieties of gelatin.”)

      Specifically, gelatin contains valuable amino acids beneficial for a dog’s skin, hair, and joint health. It may also potentially help control seizures (canine epilepsy) in dogs.Gelatin can also help address arthritis and hip dysplasia.

      In addition, Dr. Joanne Carson, a Metabolic Therapist and Founder – Canine Epilepsy Guardian Angels, offers this important information:

      “Gelatin (which a carnivore normally gets from eating things such as skin and tendons and cartilage) has anti-inflammatory and brain-protective actions, that are especially important during aging and under stress. Glycine, the main amino acid in gelatin, protects against seizures and brain damage. In a mature animal, gelatin can make up half of the dietary protein intake, but as little as two teaspoonful per day is beneficial for a 50 to 75 lb dog.” (http://canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/gelatin.htm)

      And of course, we ALWAYS recommend getting your vet’s advice relative to YOUR dog when deciding on frequency and volume of any supplement.

      There’s more information AND great recipes at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/gelatintreats.

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