These colorful gummy dog treats are not only lovely to look at, but they are packed with healthy nutrients and full of flavor.
We included coconut oil in this recipe because it does wonders for Rocket's dry and flaky skin. We also added blueberries because they are loaded with vitamins, fiber and are even shown to improve the health of animals. Blueberries also happen to be Rocket's favorite fruit so I can't deny him of his top choice!
The magic ingredient that gives these treats their gummy texture is gelatin. Before researching gelatin, I only knew it was somehow used to make my favorite childhood snack, Jell-O. What I didn't know is how healthy it is for dogs!
Gelatin derives from collagen taken from animal body parts. In dogs, gelatin aids in digestion, helps inflammation and is excellent for skin, bone and joint health. You can make gelatin from scratch by boiling chicken, but if you don't have hours to do so, you can buy it in the store.
When you buy gelatin, it's essential you chose plain, unflavored gelatin with no artificial colors or sweeteners. Anything else can be toxic to dogs. I use Knox Gelatin.
Enjoy this recipe for Blueberry Coconut Gummy Dog Treats below!
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