Home made treats are the perfect way to reward pets in isolation. Our pet pooch Baloo has been an absolute isolation queen! It’s been a bit of struggle balancing getting her and the threenager and the terrible toddler all out at the same time!
She is a barmy pugpup. Just over two she’s full of beans and anyones for a biscuit. Being food motivated we often resort to entertaining her with treats. But baby getting back and on more than one occasion this mother’s cupboards have been bare of puppy treats. That’s where my rainy day supply of homemade frozen treats has come in handy. Also the perfect cool down for any pet in isolation, during the hot weather.
Before We Begin
Remember treats are just that; a treat! They should not be meal fillers and nothing beats a good well balanced kibble! Here’s a free comprehensive guide on how to choose the right dog food for your dog from the guys at Dog Advisor.
To make your own frozen pup treats you will need:
1 carrot (washed and peeled)
1 apple (peeled and cored)
1 chicken stock cube
500 mls of boiling water
1 large ice cube tray
I also like to add the oil of one of her Antinol supplement capsules, into each cube. Antinol is a green lipped mussel oil, used to help in the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis, but you could use any oil supplement (check guidelines for use). I do this by simply piercing the capsule and squeezing the oil into the pre-frozen, treat mix.
•Melt the stock cube into the water.
•Grate the apple and carrot.
•Add your apple and carrot to your stock and mix.
•Allow the mix to cool down.
•Pour into your ice cube tray.
•Pop in the freezer.
•And voila, you’ve the quickest supply of frozen, bites of distraction to wow your dawg! Paws up, who’s a good mama!
How do you keep your fur kids entertained? Let me know your top tips for pets in isolation, in the comments below.