Memorial Day Dog Treat Recipes
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While the seasons don’t technically change for another month or so, everyone knows Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s been a long time coming, and I think every Chicagoan can agree that we’re long overdue for some sunshine and barbecue. Our dogs included!
If you’re hosting or going to a Memorial Day celebration this coming weekend, you’re probably busy figuring out your menu and shopping for all the essentials. In the midst of your party planning, don’t forget about the four-legged partygoers who will be in attendance! Making a special Memorial Day treat for your pups will not only help them feel included, they’ll also be less likely to hang around the grill waiting for something tasty to hit the floor.
Before you run to the grocery store to pick up hamburgers and hotdogs for the festivities, we encourage you to browse through our list of Memorial Day dog treat recipes. Your pup will thank you!
Frozen Star Treats by Irresistible Pets If you can make a smoothie for breakfast you can make these Frozen Star Treats for your pup. They couldn’t be easier to whip up!
Ingredients: 1 cup water 8 strawberries ¼ cup blueberries
Rinse strawberries and blueberries. Cut stems off of strawberries
Mix ½ cup water and strawberries in the blender. Blend until liquefied and set aside.
Mix ½ cup water and blueberries in the blender. Blend until liquefied and set aside.
Pour both mixtures into ice cube trays.
Freeze for 2-4 hours or overnight.
Once they are frozen, pop them out and serve 1-2 cubes to your dog.
Bacon “Bark” Sticks by Spoon Fork Bacon If your dog is anything like mine he’s going to be begging for a piece of meat at your Memorial Day barbecue. Give him his own special treat with all of the bacon-y goodness he loves with one (or two) of these Bacon “Bark” Sticks.
Ingredients: 1 egg 1 ¼ cups goat’s milk (dairy milk is okay as well) 1 tablespoon honey 4 tablespoons bacon fat ¼ cup bacon, crumbled 2 3/4 – 3 cups Oat Flour
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl whisk together the egg, milk, honey, bacon fat, and bacon.
Stir the flour in, ½ cup at a time until full incorporated.
Knead the dough until fully combined.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a 4” by 12” rectangle.
Using a pizza cutter, cut out 4” by ½” sticks until all the dough has been used.
Line the sticks on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
Cool completely before serving.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Will you make a special Memorial Day dog treat for your pup? Share your recipes with us on The Doggy Dojo Facebook page!