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DIY Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

DIY Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

With the holidays rapidly approaching, everyone will be enjoying delicious food. Shouldn't your dogs get something extra special as well? We're sharing a recipe brought to you by The Honest Kitchen for Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats. Made with gluten-free flour, these are great for any pooch, but especially for those with diabetes or digestive issues.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour

1/2 cup of The Honest Kitchen Spruce Formula (available at all three Healthy Pet locations)

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup of water

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix buckwheat flour and dry spruce formula together

3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and honey.

4. Pour olive oil and honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add egg and peanut butter and stir until well combined.

5. Knead dough with hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Slowly add the water to help the dough come together.

6. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. *The dough will be moist so spray the rolling pin with oil to prevent sticking.

7. Cut treats out with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.

8. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

9. Remove from oven when done and let cool on racks.

10. Let your pups enjoy!

Notes:

Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container.

Santa is Coming to Healthy Pet!

Santa is Coming to Healthy Pet!

Santa Claus is coming to Healthy Pet! He'll be visiting all three locations for $10 photos. Proceeds from each location's pictures will benefit a different local animal rescue. We'll also have samples from your favorite vendors! 

Dates and times:

Seaholm, Saturday, November 24, from 12-4 pm

South, Saturday, December 1, from 12-4 pm

North, Sunday, December 2, from 12-4 pm

We can't to kick the holidays off with y'all!

Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for everyone to get together and to enjoy everyone's company. However, a lot of popular holiday items are harmful to your best friends. Here are some tips to make sure everyone stays safe!

Avoid seasonal plants and decor: 
Mistletoe, holly and poinsettias should be completely avoided or kept out of reach from animals since they can cause many issues when ingested. Wires and tinsel should be out of reach to prevent cats from tearing them down. Christmas trees need to be secure so they won't fall down and cause injuries.

Holiday food dangers: Pets should be kept away from the dinner table, but since we all know they love trouble, keep everything secure and out of reach, including sweets, alcohol, bones, and fatty and spicy foods.

Presents: Your pets deserve presents too! We have a variety of fun and safe toys for cats and dogs, as well as healthy treats that they'll love.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Meet sweet Delilah! She's a 10-year-old mix who is currently in a foster program with Austin Animal Center. Right now she is staying with the inmates of the Travis County Correctional Center. They provide her with daily care and give her lots of love. As much as they help, she's helping them by bolstering their spirits with never ending smiles and kisses. The inmates say she is very loving and is always there to comfort them. They even recently celebrated her 10th birthday by throwing her a party!

Delilah's time in the foster program is coming to an end and she will be headed back to the shelter soon, which is why we're trying to find her a furever home! She loves early morning walks and enjoys watching the sunrise. She loves to be rubbed and is a huge treat lover! She will always be there to comfort you and give lots of kisses.

If you or anyone you know might be interested in adopting Delilah, you can email lorian.epstein@austintexas.gov.

Healthy Pet Lakeline's 3rd Birthday!

Healthy Pet Lakeline's 3rd Birthday!

Come out to the Lakeline store on September 29 to celebrate with us!

Healthy Pet Seaholm's 1st Birthday!

Healthy Pet Seaholm's 1st Birthday!

Come out to the Seaholm store on August 25 to celebrate with us!

The Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion

The Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion

Summer is in full swing, which means temperatures are sweltering. If it’s too hot for us, imagine how your pets feel in their fur coats. Even though we want to enjoy the sunshine with our best friends, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of heat exhaustion.

Some of the signs include:

  • Excessive panting

  • Collapse or convulsions

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • Gums or tongue turning blue or bright red

  • Less responsive

  • Glazed eyes

  • Excessive drooling

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Dizziness or lack of coordination

  • Fever

  • Lethargy

If your dog exhibits any of these signs, here’s what you can do:

  • Immediately move him to a cooler area, either indoors with air conditioning or in the shade

  • Check his temperature. If his temperature is above 106, he’s at risk for heat stroke, and you should call your vet immediately.

  • Cool your dog down with cool, wet cloths, or let him go into a pool or lake.

  • Give your dog cool water but don't force it. If he can’t or won’t drink, wet his tongue with water.

  • Get him to the vet. Call ahead so they can provide immediate assistance.

It is important to note that certain dog breeds are more prone to heat exhaustion than others, though all dogs can suffer from it if the conditions are right. In high heats, pay special attention to brachycephalic breeds (dogs with short noses and flat faces: shih tzus, pugs, boxers and bulldogs), working and hunting breeds (shepherds, retrievers and spaniels), dogs with thick coats or long hair, very young or very old dogs, overweight dogs and dogs with medical conditions.

 

Happy 6th Birthday, Healthy Pet!

Happy 6th Birthday, Healthy Pet!

Come out to the Arbor Trails store on June 16 to celebrate with us!

DIY Dog Wash

DIY Dog Wash

We have two washes at our Downtown location, just 10 minutes away from Health Pet South! We offer 1-hour parking validation next to Trader Joe's in the Seaholm district.

*Coupon valid at Seaholm location ONLY

Rogue Pet Feed

Rogue Pet Feed

Rogue Pet Feed is a College Station-based company that is paving the way for nutritional dog food. Their Origins Canine Supplement is a 5-in-1 whole food supplement that adds nutrition and supports gut health. All you have to do is add it to your dog's dry food!

Find the food in all three stores today!