Happy Thanksgiving Dog
This Thanksgiving, why not treat our #FBFs to a treat of their own?
Rather than leftovers (which may not be the smartest move), prepare your four-legged best friend something extra this year!
Here are some rules to avoid when it comes to cooking for your FBF:
1. Salt: avoid anything over salted. Sodium can be harmful to dogs’ health and can cause vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
2. Cooking Oils: While many oils like vegetable oil aren’t toxic to dogs, it can still make them sick. Try to avoid food cooked heavily in any oils.
3. Dairy: Excess dairy can cause an upset stomach in your pup.
4. Certain Fruits: While some fruits like apples and melons may not harm your dog, others like cherries, lemon, lime, or other citrus fruits can cause a serious upset stomach. Here is a link to a list of fruits to avoid: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/fruits-vegetables-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/
With that said, keeping it simple is what it’s all about. Here’s an easy, no-bake recipe to make for your dog this Thanksgiving! If you have a blender or kitchen aid on hand, that’s even easier! This recipe has health benefits in all ingredients – including a little help from YUP PUP!
Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe
1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes
½ natural peanut butter
1 ½ cups of oat flour
- Put the sweet potatoes in a pot and fill with water about an inch over them with water – bring to a boil.
- Blend the oat flour in a food processor or blender and pour into a bowl.
- Poke holes in the sweet potatoes to see if they’re tender then, peel the skin off the sweet potatoes and mash with a fork in a large bowl.
- Next, add the oat flour and peanut butter to the bowl.
- Place into ice trays and top with YUP PUP!
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy