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Compound Your Dog Supplements and Medications at Home
Taking care of your pooches these days sometimes requires the administration of
supplements and medications. If you have a dog that will eat anything you feed
it without a care in the world, count yourself lucky. If you have dogs who will
take their medications and then one day roll their eyes with disdain at the
sight of their supplements, then you’ve probably tried a plethora of methods
like I have. I’ve wrapped pills in cheese, stuffed peanut butter sandwiches,
mixed into every single piece of their food, or tried shoving it down their
Vesta is playing clean up.
After thinking of ways to convince my dogs to happily take their supplements, I
came up with this idea based off of coconut oil chocolate fudge. Here’s a
for a version of it. I add coconut butter to mine in addition to the coconut
oil. The texture is very satisfying. I
bake supplements into cookies. However, this recipe is much easier to make, and
it doesn’t heat damage any of the supplements.
This recipe is appropriate for dogs who are active and lean. It is quite
caloric, so I wouldn’t recommend it for dogs who are watching their caloric
intake. My dogs already get coconut oil as a daily supplement so it isn’t too
much different from what they already get. My dogs also get fish oil daily, but
they eat those gel caps like candy. You can also make a
golden paste "base" and add it to this recipe. Golden Paste is a
based recipe that can be used or dogs or humans.
Homemade supplements treats!
Make 12 days supply of supplements.
Ingredients (adjust to accommodate the amount you are making):
1 cup of cold-pressed organic coconut oil
¾ cup of smooth peanut butter
12 day portions of supplements. I'm a huge fan of turmeric. You can make a
"golden paste" base and combine with the rest of this recipe.
In the pan, gently warm the coconut oil and peanut butter.
Whisk to combine. Do not overheat the mixture. It just needs to melt and mix
Once mixture is at body temperature, add in your supplements
and whisk to combine.
You can transfer this mixture into a shallow pan and slice
into 12 pieces after it chills. OR you can portion these into 12 cupcake
liners. Whichever way you choose, make sure to chill in the fridge into they
are solid before feeding.
Feed to your dogs on their regular supplement schedule. Store
in the fridge as they can become a little melty when warm. If they do get
melty, just chill in the fridge again.
Dog supplements are pretty diverse. This recipe is versatile and appropriate for
supplements that are heat sensitive. Just a reminder: do not overheat the
mixture. If you’re curious what I give my dogs, here’s a list of supplements
I've given my dogs.
coconut oil and peanut butter.
gentle in a pan.
few of the supplements I give.
peanut butter and oil are melted and mixed together, you can start adding the
supplements. Here's turmeric, fenugreek, and ginger.
here's the kelp and phytoflex.
what this looks like. The dogs will eat it anyways.
is portioned, I chill and store stacked in the freezer.