Dog-friendly jubilee recipes you need to try

As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is just round the corner, here’s some dog-friendly recipes to celebrate!

Pet experts, Bob Martin, have put together a roundup of recipes and advice for pet owners for the Jubilee weekend.

Union Jack puddings

It’s easy to create a pudding that dogs can eat, as they need lots of different foods in their diets. By using healthy ingredients such as yoghurt, xylitol-free peanut butter, and eggs, you can whip up a pud that your pooch will love.

To give things a regal twist, you can use a few dried red cranberries and blueberries for decoration. These fruits are safe for dogs to eat in small amounts, and provide fiber and nutrients.

Yoghurt is another food that is safe in small amounts, as long as your dog doesn’t struggle with digesting lactose.

If you are unsure, you can give your dog a tiny portion to try ahead of the jubilee weekend, or check with your vet.

Pick these ingredients up and you’ll be good to go:

  • 60g peanut butter
  • 7 table spoons wholewheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • Yoghurt and cranberries

Here’s the recipe:

  1. Melt the peanut butter until it softens, then take it off the heat and mix it with the flour in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg, and combine the ingredients into a dough.
  3. Press the mixture into the desired rectangle shape and place on a baking tray.
  4. Bake the treats at 175°C for 25 minutes or until they look crispy.
  5. To give these treats the look of a Union Jack, allow them to cool, and then spread a spoonful of yoghurt on the top and add some dried cranberries and blueberries as decoration.

‘Pupicles’

With a predicted heatwave for the jubilee weekend, why not make your dog their very own pupsicle?

For a healthy, hydrating snack blend a handful of their favorite fresh fruit or veg and freeze in silicone molds, so you can easily pop them out into your dog’s bowl whenever they need to cool down.

Vets often suggest feeding bananas to dogs, as they are a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, and can benefit your pet’s digestive system. These are therefore a great staple ingredient to use in your homemade pupsicles.

On the other hand, if your pooch prefers their treats savory then a chicken recipe is sure to be a hit: mix a cup of low-salt chicken stock, half a cup of water, and about 50 grams of finely shredded chicken before freezing this in a silicone mold.

You could even use carrot as the pupsicle stick to make these chilled treats as healthy and refreshing as possible

Fruits and vegetables to avoid

Grapes and raisins are highly toxic for dogs, even the smallest amout could cause serious damage, and could potentially be fatal.

Avocados cotain a toxin called persin, which can be lethal for some animals. The majority of the persin is found in the leaves and skin of the plant, but there’s also some found in avocado flesh, so it’s best to stay cautious and keep pets away from the guacamole!

Will you be trying these recipes? Send in your pictures to newsdesk@salisburyjournal.co.uk.

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