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Stuffing Kongs and other puzzle toys
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Blueberries are packed with powerful antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals that can help keep your pet healthy. Just be sure to keep this recipe as an extra special treat, something ideal if you will be gone and your pup will be in a crate for a while, as too many blueberries can cause an upset stomach!
- ½ C. Blueberries, fresh or frozen and washed
- ¼ C. Cold water
- 1 Packet gelatin, I use Knox but any brand will do.
- ¼ C. Oats or oat flour
- ½ C. Boiling water
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- Combine cold water and gelatin in a bowl. Mix and let sit for five minutes until it sets.
- Note: If you do not like using gelatin you can substitute Agar Agar. Just be sure to check with your vet to make sure it is safe for your particular dog.
- Once set, combing blueberries, oats, flax, boiling water, and gelatin mix into a blender and blend until smooth. I love the Nutribullet because it gets the mixture quite smooth but any blender will work.
- Pour mixture into an ungreased 8×8 inch pan. A glass pan like this Pyrex helps prevent sticking.
- Allow setting for at least two hours in the fridge.
- Once set, scoop mixture into a toy and either give to your dog immediately or freeze for a longer lasting treat. If I have time I prefer to freeze the treats as this keeps your dog busier for longer.
- Keep leftover “pudding” in the fridge for up to three days or stuffed in toys in the freeze for up to a month.
This five-ingredient recipe is a great tasting way to keep your dog happy and healthy!
I’m a good ol’ Midwestern transplant that moved to Colorado for mountains and adventure. I love rock climbing, writing, and eating cookies. When I’m not on the side of a cliff you can find me walking my dog, Peanut, playing piano, and blogging about my climbing adventures on The Gobi Gazette.
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Does it freeze solid in the Kong or stay somewhat soft?
My freezer is stupid-cold, and it’s pretty solid!