1. Please don’t get carried away and give your dogs chocolate! It still contains ‘theobromine’ which is toxic for dogs! You may not notice any outward signs right away(especially from larger dogs), but it is a fact that this toxin is serious, so please do not risk even a crumb! “… another serious danger is posed by the fat and sugar in the fillings, which can sometimes trigger life-threatening pancreatitis several days later. The most common victims of theobromine poisoning are dogs, for which it can be fatal. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobromine_poisoning). Acai berries contain even higher concentration of this toxin, so avoid them, too!
2. Your dogs may not have any idea of what “V-day” is, but they can certainly sense the feelings which their humans have in response to this occasion. If you are celebrating, please include the pups by offering extra special play dates and healthy treats!
3. Please continue to check labels and avoid ALL things ‘made in China’ for dogs. Cutesy, red, heart-shaped toys may be tempting, but if it’s made in China (a country well-known for poisoning dog foods and treats) it would be best to pass. You don’t want to find out later, after your pup gets sick, that there was also some crazy toxin in his/her toys!
OK! Now for the Doggy Heart Beet recipe everyone has been waiting for!!!
1 c. coconut flour OR oat flour
1 c. flax meal
1 c. beet pulp(from the juicer) OR a few tblsps. beet juice(no water needed)
2 tblsp. coconut oil
couple tsps. each: anise extract, ground clove, cinnamon, cayenne, chamomile
Press into small balls(cherry tomato-size) then press flat onto cookie sheet (My human found heart-shaped cookies sheet at Michael’s craft store).
Bake @ 300* for 45 minutes OR freeze em! (Our human bakes for travel, freezes for raw goodies at home.)
|“Did somebody say ‘treat’?” (photo bomber)|
Hope everyone has a lovely and yummy V-day!
P.S. Don’t be alarmed by the bright red poops!