Dear beloved readers and furbabies! At SouthPaw Pet Supply, we believe that special occasions should be celebrated together with our four-legged friends. Treats and Tips, treats and tips – that has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? As we approach Independence Day, we’re excited to share a delicious and organic treat recipe that both you and your furry companions can enjoy. In addition, please check out our 5 Tips for a Safe 4th of July holiday below. Get ready to create some paw-somely SAFE and wonderful memories with our Patriotic Paw-Fection treats!
The Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Frozen Delights
– 1 cup organic strawberries, hulled and chopped
– 1 cup organic blueberries
– 1 cup organic unsweetened coconut milk (make sure it’s pet-friendly)
– 2 tablespoons organic honey or maple syrup (optional)
1. In a blender, puree the strawberries until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mash the blueberries using a fork until you achieve a chunky consistency. Set aside.
3. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl and whisk in the honey or maple syrup, if desired, for a touch of sweetness.
4. Fill your popsicle molds or ice cube trays with alternating layers of the strawberry puree, mashed blueberries, and coconut milk mixture.
5. Insert popsicle sticks or small dog-friendly bones into the molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.
6. Once frozen, remove the treats from the molds and let them thaw slightly before serving.
The Delightful Experience:
Now that you have your homemade Patriotic Paw-Fection treats, it’s time to celebrate with your furry friend! These frozen delights are not only organic and delicious but also visually appealing with their red, white, and blue layers.
Take a moment to capture the joy on your pet’s face as they enjoy the refreshing flavors of strawberries, blueberries, and creamy coconut milk. The treats provide a cooling sensation, perfect for those warm summer days.
While your furbaby indulges in these frozen delights, why not treat yourself as well? Join your pet in savoring these guilt-free treats, knowing that they are made with organic ingredients that prioritize health and well-being.
Remember, it’s essential to supervise your pet during treat time to ensure they’re enjoying the treats safely. If you have any concerns or dietary restrictions, consult with your veterinarian before offering any new foods to your furry friend.
Lastly, don’t forget to keep your dog safe on the July 4th Holiday!
The July 4th holiday weekend has the highest pet runaway rates than any other time of year with a 30% minimum increase in lost pets during that time. Remember to keep your pets safe — here’s a few tips:
- Approach the holiday with up-to-date records. Be sure they have their collars on and that the microchipping company they’re associated with has the most current contact information for you.
- Reduce pet anxiety by keeping close to them. Sit on the couch or someplace close to them and give reassuring touches and love as you tell them they’re safe.
- Stay calm and try not to be reactive to the loud noises yourself. They’re prone to following your behavior and cues.
- Stay inside with them. As tempting as it may be to go outside, it’s best to stay with them and watch the festivities from inside to help them feel more secure.
- Lastly, if they do get lose post pictures as quickly as possible on social media sites like NextDoor, Facebook, community pages and even send in an electronic report to your local area pet shelters. Those that don’t have that feature, send in an email with a photo and do a follow up phone call before you head down to the facility.
As we commemorate Independence Day, let’s celebrate the freedom and bond we share with our beloved pets. Our organic Patriotic Paw-Fection treats along with these 4th of July Safety Tips are a delightful way to mark the occasion and create cherished memories with your furry companions.
At SouthPaw Pet Supply, we strive to provide you with the best advice possible to care for your beloved pets and increase the bonds, peace of mind, love, joy and happiness to homes everywhere!
Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day filled with wagging tails, purrs, and unforgettable moments of togetherness. Cheers to the bond we share with our furbabies!
Happy Independence Day from SouthPaw Pet Supply!