Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Here is another treat recipe for your pets

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Servings: Approximately 45 medium-sized treats

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

This is a repost of a recipe by Stephanie from the The Cozy Cook

Ingredients
  • 1-cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¾-cup (180ml) nonfat milk
  • 1-large egg (or ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2-cups (244g) whole wheat flour. Unbleached all-purpose flour is also safe for dogs
  • 1-Tablespoon baking powder
  • ⅓-cup (30g) oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)
  • 4-strips bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a large spoon or spatula. Switch to a whisk to make sure no lumps remain.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto the counter and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and chopped bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into ¼” thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Treats freeze well, up to 2-months.

May (and November) are Pet Cancer Awareness months

It is unclear why Pet Cancer Awareness chooses May to hold Pet Cancer Awareness Month when the American Veterinary Medical Association lists National Pet Cancer Awareness Month as November. However, whether Pet Cancer Awareness wants their message to reach further than the national scale or whether they just wanted a day on their own, ONE of the months to raise awareness of cancer in pets is just around the corner and it may affect your exotic pet someday.

Personally, having lost Divinity to cancer on September 10, 2014, the more awareness the better!

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Senior Pups has created a wonderful interactive map that contains the locations of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs.

Note: This map is a work-in-progress, and will be updated as Senior Pups acquires additional listings of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs.

Rescues, sanctuaries and special shelter programs devoted to the care of homeless senior dogs. Listings with * mean that the organization is recommended by Resources for Dogs. A senior dog program is only listed if the program is promoted on the organization’s website. 

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

Senior dogs visit local Wisconsin Veterans Home

Many have a special spot in their hearts for hounds, and one Eau Claire, Wisconsin non-profit is using that bond to give back to the community by pairing senior citizens with senior dogs.

One senior hugs another senior

One senior hugs another senior

 

Katie and Gary Vorce have volunteered with Bob’s House for Dogs for six years. Once a month the couple take dogs from Bob’s House to visit seniors at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls.

Note: this is a repost from KQOW TV News

“It’s an incredible thing to do to give back to the veterans. Being a veteran myself I know it means a tremendous amount to the folks at the home here,” Gary said.

Katie said, “This maybe where we are someday and hopefully somebody will bring these loving dogs to see us when we’re here,”

The Wisconsin Veterans Home is one of 19 facilities Bob’s House visits on a monthly basis. “We’ve had some that maybe haven’t spoken that start to speak, or haven’t really communicated at all with anybody or anything. And they do, they start petting and talking to the dogs,” Katie said.

The sweet pups bring a twinkle to the eye and spark memories of pets past. “I think the senior dogs are especially great at this because they have that calm demeanor,” said Amy Quella from Bob’s House for Dogs.

Senior dogs on the lap of a Senior Resident

Senior dogs on the lap of a Senior Resident

 

When Bob’s House first started taking dogs to senior living home six years ago, they served about six facilities. They now have 19 on the list and do about five different visits to various homes each week.

 

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