Post # 17
PrncssDva – I saw it on a dog trainer show to change up the food, so I throw in the little Caesars to mix it up and she thinks its a treat. She knows when I bring in toys and treats, she will follow me around and sit up and beg until I take them out of the bags.
Sometimes it takes her awhile to dig all her stuff out of the stocking, by time she’s done she is ready to curl up in her new bed with her new blanket and take a nap.
Post # 18
One of our dogs needs one of these: http://www.thundershirt.com/. It’s like a constant hug for animals that get scared.
Our dogs really like C.E.T. HEXtra chews. Sometimes their eyes roll back in their heads because they are so happy. They are much cheaper on Amazon than at the veterinarian’s office.
ETA: Toys like Bad Cuz and Kong have survived awhile too.
Post # 19
Here’s what a bully stick looks like – it’s a hard chewie stick that dog’s totally love
I’m not sure where my mom got the candy (I can ask her), but it was carob. Carob is safe for dogs (unlike chocolate, which is not safe for them). It was special treat sort of thing, she would get 2-3 small pieces every so often, but she would go *nuts* if you picked up the “candy jar” where they were kept.
Post # 20
I usually get my dog the treats for bigger dogs, because he goes through them so quickly. If I can find these I’ll definitely get him one.
Post # 21
I have a stocking for both my dog and bunny. They get toys, treats, and i got my dog a new collar.
Post # 22
LOL and yes… they LOVE the bully sticks as well!
@prncessdva-The deer antler is actually a LOT tougher to chew so it doesn’t break into little pieces the way that rawhide and pigs ears do. It should be safe for your little dog. If you are concerned about him choking I would just check with your vet.
The cookie recipe is:
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. wheat germ
6 tbl shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp molasses
1/2 c. water
Mix the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening. Add egg, water, molasses and mix well. Knead dough on lightly floured surface. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch and cut into shapes. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until dough is firm to touch.
Other Recipe- meant for smaller pups (i’m tripling bc my pup is a big boy!)
3/4 c. flour
1 tbl honey
1 tsp peanut butter
1/4 c. shortening
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat honey and peanut butter in microwave until pb is melted (about 20 seconds). Mix in other ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfull onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Post # 23
My baby thinks that every bag that crunches is a treat, lol.
LOL @ “eyes roll back in their heads” now THT’s delicious
Thanks for the info. I’ll be looking
Post # 24
Ugh, I got my little diva a stuffing-less stuffed animal. I am so sick of her destroying $15 chew toys from petsmart. Hopefully this one lasts us a couple weeks???
That and some homemade dog biscuits from my mom 🙂
Post # 25
I’ll get him a color too 🙂
Thanks for the recipe!
Post # 26
Where’d you find the stuffingless one? My dog likes to take the stuffing out too
Post # 28
We have a hedghog which is Mr. Shefs life so as a surprise Christmas Eve, when he goes to sleep, I am going to slip out, do my “Mrs. Claus” thing and put up a tiny “hedgie” stocking with lots of bugs (dried of course) and the little medicine cups he loves playing with! Its silly but cute.
Post # 30
I found the antlers at a specialty dog stuff store locally but I’ve also found them online here: http://www.petexpertise.com/dog-toys/antler-chews.html?sef_rewrite=1&sef_rewrite=1