Several weeks ago — before all this insanity with all three dogs having various bouts of tummy problems started — I decided to make up a concoction of frozen treats they could enjoy on the warmer (then still) Spring days.
Here’s what I did. It’s so easy that there’s really no excuse for not trying…and it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare them for the freezer…
1 cup Canned Organic Pumpkin*
1 cup Stonyfield Yogurt**
* don’t use the pumpkin pie filling because the spices may make the treats difficult for the dog to digest properly.
** I use fat-free yogurt for my girls, but the low-fat, reduced fat, or regular will probably work just as well.
Mix ingredients well and use a teaspoon to fill each mold in an ice cube tray (or other trays with different shapes). Put the filled molds in the freezer and wait about 2-3 hours before serving. I used my small paw-shaped and dog-bone-shaped molds, as you can see in the photo.
Just a word to the wise: Use these as special treats only. While pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber, over-use can make your dog constipated OR give him/her soft/loose stools. The yogurt with its good bacteria might counteract the gastric upset; but I don’t want to be responsible for either.
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