If you own a dog , you have most likely have or will have to give them some kind of medicine at point or another. Sometimes they eat it, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes you can hide it in their food, and sometimes even that doesn’t work. Sometimes you are chasing them around the house only to have open their mouths and drop the pill down their gullets. Getting your dog to eat a pill could take A LOT of work! I’ve used commercially made pill pocket in the past to trick my pooch, but those scare me for several reasons. The ingredients in them are a bit questionable. What kind of synthetic chemicals or gelatinous material am I giving to Dexter dog?!?! Also, Dexter is on a restricted unprocessed food diet. (check out The Honest Kitchen diet I feed Dexter HERE!) So giving him something with all of those weird ingredients, is not something I’m comfortable with. I decided to make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. I also use these as treats since they have minimal ingredients and Dexter loves them so much. Thanks to my great friend Jess for sharing this amazing recipe with me! Now, I can share it with the world and all the furbabies out there….
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Here’s what you need:
- 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
- 1/4 cup arrowroot flour, plus or minus this amount so that you can get the consistency that you want.
(Arrowroot flour is derived from the root of the arrowroot plant native to the tropics. It is a starch-like powder used in numerous cooking applications as an emulsifier and thickener. It is safe for dogs to consume.)
Here’s what you do:
- Add the arrowroot flour to the peanut butter in a bowl. Mix together until you get a non-sticky dough.
- Once your dough is formed, roll a small amount into a small ball- about the size of a small marble. Make sure you use is needed to accommodate the pill or medicine you need to give.
- Make an indent into the ball the size of the pill.
- Use your fingers to pinch the excess dough around the pill to enclose it.
- If handling the dough makes it sticky or soft, dust with more flour.
- Store these in an airtight container inside the refrigerator, They should last about a week or so in the fridge.
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