I’ve gotten a few requests to post some of the recipes that I use for Bogey. This is a very easy one! I will provide links to the original recipes to give credit where credit is due. I just use Google to find what I’m looking for, bookmark it and then modify where necessary. Some of the baked goods I’m still trying to find the right balance of baking time and temp. This is due to the fact that I do not use wheat flour. I mainly use almond, coconut and oat flour. Occasionally brown rice flour. I’ll update recipes that I modify as I go along.
1/2 cup coconut oil solid
Silicone Mold (pick fun shapes)
Place one blueberry in each area, ie. each heart, Boba Fett, Bunny, etc.
Melt the coconut oil over the stove top, I use my Instant Pot.
Allow oil to cool a little.
Either pour oil into a bottle or very carefully pour it into the mold.
Put in freezer to solidfy. I usually leave mine overnight to be 100% safe, especially if use applesauce or something like that instead of a blueberry.
Pop out of mold and store in a Tupperware.
I did this with applesauce the other day instead of a blueberry. Bogey was not eating the blueberry out of the blueberry ones at first. He has since changed his mind and loves the whole thing. When I used applesauce, I used 1/4 tsp of applesauce per section of the mold. I tapped the mold on the counter and then poured in the oil.
I give Bogey one treat a day as his dessert. Coconut oil has excellent properties that help dogs as well as people. His ears tend to get wax build up and I’ve been told that coconut oil can not only be applied as a salve to clean his ears, but feeding him some coconut oil may help alleviate the build up. It’s recommended that you slowly increase the amount of coconut oil you give them. I’m not 100% sure what exactly it works out to with these treats, maybe a teaspoon or two?
Since he gets fish oil in the morning with breakfast, I didn’t want to overload him with adding coconut oil to his food at night. Plus, sometimes he doesn’t like things added to his food, like pumpkin, and will then not eat his dinner or breakfast. The coconut oil treats were a really easy way to test how he felt about it.
You can use any fruit your dog likes. I’m not 100% sure why the frozen fruit, but it may be because of the warm oil. Perhaps it doesn’t cause the fruit to soften too much when putting it in frozen. She has other great recipes on her site as well. I haven’t gotten to trying any of them yet, but I will post when I do!
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