Windee Ring Pops for Dogs
Last week I promised a special treat using the Jones Natural Chews Windee Rings, and today I deliver. I’m calling them Windee Ring Pops. Take a look.
I gave each of the Aussies one, and it took them about five minutes to eat them. They left no mess or residue. I can’t promise that for a smaller dog, since my lap dogs are spending the day with grandma. I’ll let you know tomorrow how their treat time goes. I’m guessing it will take them far longer to work through an entire Windee Ring Pop.
How to Make the Windee Ring Pops
I cobbled together a stuffed Windee Ring recipe from Kolchak Puggle, as well as some treat recipes which Sugar the Golden Retriever has done over time. Together, the two ideas worked well. Let’s begin with the ingredients and tools:
- 100% pure pumpkin
- PLAIN yogurt (I had Greek yogurt on hand)
- 6 one inch Windee Rings from Jones Natural Chews
- tiny whisk (because it’s so cute)
- taffy or jerky from Jones Natural Chews – I had some leftover rabbit jerky
First, I whisked together two tablespoons each of the Greek yogurt and the pumpkin. The dogs licked the bowl once I was done stuffing the rings.
Then I arranged the Windee Rings in the pan.
Next, I stuffed the rings – just dribbled the mixture in using the spoon.
If you’d like, you can gently drop the pan on the table to get rid of air bubbles in the mix. Last, I broke the jerky pieces into about two inch pieces, then inserted in the middle of the Windee Ring Pops, turning them into popsicles. Cover with foil and freeze overnight.
Recap – measure, whisk, arrange, dribble, insert, cover, freeze.
Who Will Want This Treat
This treat will be great for just about any dog, providing they aren’t allergic to one of the ingredients. It’s a good summertime treat, being a frozen pop. With my big dogs, it was an adequate inside treat, since they devoured it before it could melt at all. Tomorrow, when I give each of the little dogs their Windee Ring Pops, they’ll get them on the back patio. I can’t imagine that they’ll be able to eat it before it melts. But we’ll see. They’ve surprised me before.
If you take a close look at the link I gave you for Sugar’s pumpkin yogurt treats, she explains why this combination is so good for dogs. I’ve been adding pumpkin to the little dogs’ food for about a year, since Gadget needs the extra fiber, but it has other great benefits.
Guess what? If your lucky dog wins our Windee giveaway, you could make these treats for your dog! Honest to Pete, it took about two minutes to make them, and that was with stopping to photograph every blessed step. I’m not a chef, y’all. This had to be simple and stupid for me to do it. And I had to have the ingredients on hand. Four ingredients. Easy peasy. And great for your dog.
So go! Click on this sentence, scroll to the bottom of the new window, click on the Rafflecopter and follow the directions. Tweeting daily increases your chances at winning! And your dog will love some Windees!!
Spreading the good chews …