Since we are all stuck at home, here are a few crafts and treats you can make your pets that will keep you busy and will keep your fur friends entertained.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats:
These easy to make treats will have your pooch begging for more. The ingredients are as followed:
2 ½ Cups of Flour
½ Cup Canned Pumpkin
2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter (MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT HAVE XYLITOL AS A LISTED INGREDIENT)
Mix everything into a bowl - you can add a little bit of water to help make the dough workable. Next you will want to preheat the oven to 375. You will want to have a cookie sheet and evenly space out the treats. I personally use an ice cream scooper to form the treats. I also will have a bowl of water to help keep the dough workable. Once the treats are on the cookie sheet, you want to bake them for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Of course, make sure to let the treats cool off before you give them to your pets. One great thing about these treats is that if you freeze them, they will be good for up to 2 months! I posted a video on Facebook a few months ago, so if you are a visual learner, watch the video down below!
Another quick and tasty treat for your dogs are “pup”sicles!
This only requires 2 ingredients.
Milk Bones or any type of bone shaped biscuit
Peanut Butter (MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT HAVE XYLITOL AS A LISTED INGREDIENT)
You will need an ice cube tray and a freezer for this treat! You are going to take 2 to 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter and place that in the ice cube tray. Next take the Milk Bone and push them all the way through the peanut butter making a popsicle stick. Place the tray into the freezer and leave in there for 24 to 48 hours or until the peanut butter is completely frozen. These treats will also last a few months if kept in the freezer.
For our feline friends, we have Kitty Kisses and the recipe is super simple. All you'll need is the following ingredients:
1 3oz Can of Wet Cat Food
1 Teaspoon of Catnip
Make sure to preheat the oven to 350° and line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Next put the cat food and catnip into a blender and puree until it looks like cake frosting. You'll put the mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner, then start to squeeze the mixture into about ½ inch circles. These will bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Of course make sure the treat is cooled off before giving to your cats and store in a container or plastic bag.
Now, for the easy to do crafts. This first one is for all of our feline friends and it is called the Cool Cat Lounge and all you need is a tee shirt and a box. You’re going to want to put the shirt on the box with the head hole where the box is opened at and then just tuck the sleeves into the shirt. BAM, you’re done. This easy lounge will provide your cat a nice cool place to hide and relax. If you have any old tee shirts and you're not sure what to do with them, you can tie a bunch of knots and make a rope toy for your dog. Or you can use the tee shirt for cool pet bandanas, if you have a tye-dye set, or pick one up here. Whatever you choose to do during quarantine, include your four-legged friends and use the #LombardVeterinaryHospital to share photos or videos with us!