How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Chews


From The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Adams Media) Dehydrated sweet potatoes make a healthy and tasty dog chew that’s a safe substitute for rawhide. If you don’t have a food dehydrator, dehydrated treats can also be prepared in the oven at 250 degrees F for 3 hours. Be sure to cut off any green parts you […]

Recipe: South Water Kitchen’s Doggie Treats

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South Water Kitchen in downtown Chicago has shared their recipe for SWK Doggie Treats, prepared by Executive Chef Roger Waysok. If you visit Chicago, your dog can enjoy the complimentary treats at the Dog Days on the Patio promotion this summer! Your pooch will receive complimentary house-made SWK Doggie Treats, and you will receive $5 […]

Dog Treats in a Jar #BlogPawsDIY


Do you need a quick gift for one of your favorite dog lovers? A treat in a jar gift is a quick and inexpensive gift to give a neighbor, dog walker, or new pet parent. Here’s what you need: A clean quart jar with a lid. I used a Mason jar with a two-part lid. […]

RECIPE: Smoky Maple-Glaze Salmon Supper #NutrishforCats


As you know from our cookbooks, we love to cook for our dogs for occasional meals and treats. Just as we like to prepare dishes for two-legged family members, cooking for our dogs gives us the chance to show our love through food. And it also gives us the opportunity to know just what’s in […]

RECIPE: Watermelon Slush for Dogs


Happy June! Summer is now really upon us (and we’re in the mid-90s already) so we wanted to share this fun and easy recipe from our latest book, The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Adams Media). Watermelons are a great seasonal buy in stores right now, and low-calorie watermelon is a tasty way to cool off in […]

RECIPE: Dehydrated Vegetarian Dog Treats


Today we have a special guest recipe from Excalibur Food Dehydrators – America’s top dehydrator manufactured since 1973. I know that many of you know that we’ve often written about our dehydrator (and you’ll find our dehydrator recipes in our The Healthy Hound Cookbook and My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook!) You can substitute […]

Blueberry Pops Recipe (& a Giveaway!)


This recipe is one of over 125 easy, healthy recipes in our new book, The Healthy Hound Cookbook! Blueberry Pops Along with serving as small treats, this ice cream also makes a fun filling for a stuffable rubber treat dispensing toy for some longer-lasting fun. Stuffable toys like KONG® rubber toys can be filled with […]

Recipe: Canine Catnip Cookies


We all know that many cats like catnip. (No, not all cats have a sensitivity to catnip, in spite of popular belief.) But did you know that dogs like catnip as well? Our dogs love catnip toys (so much that they try to eat them). And while I don’t want Irie and Tiki to eat […]

Recipe: Steamy Chicken and Quinoa Soup


Brr…what a LONG winter so many of us have had this year! If you’re looking for a yummy way to warm up your pup, we’ve got a recipe below from The Honest Kitchen! This recipe uses The Honest Kitchen’s Ice Pups, a great way to make a healthy broth from your dog (or your cat) […]

How to Make Eggshell Calcium for Your Dog


As you know, we’re hard at work on a new book right now: The Healthy Hound Cookbook. One of the recent recipes we were working on for that book is just such a great use of your time–and a money-saver–that we had to share it now! If you are feeding your dog a homemade diet, […]

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