Gummies for Dogs? Of course! Gelatine based treats are a great low-calorie alternative for dogs who like to snack.
The options are near endless, from simple bone broth treats that are great for joint health, to all kinds of fruity flavours and nourishing vitamin blends.
These Turmeric and Coconuts Gummies are great for the cold months, as they boost your pups immune system and help them with their skin and fur health.
You most likely have the ingredients already at home, or if not you can find them in any grocery store.
- Coconut milk is rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Tt can improve your pups skin and coat, boost the immune system, and makes a great energy source for active dogs.
- Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help with joint pain, improve digestion, and reduce oxidative stress in the body.
- Honey has antimicrobial properties and can help soothe sore throats and upset stomachs.
- Flaxseed contains omega fatty acids and is especially high in the omega 6 fatty acid Linoleic Acid. Linoleic Acid helps to support skin hydration.
If you want to learn more about dog friendly superfoods, take a look at this article were I talk about different ingredients you can share with your dog.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp honey
- Optional: 1 tsp of flaxseed flour
- 4 tbsp gelatine / 8 sheet gelatine*
- Silicone moulds or baking tray
* make sure you use a high quality gelatine, without any additives – especially no sugars!
1. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk
2. If you are using sheet gelatine, soak the sheets in cold water for 5 minutes, squeeze and add to the saucepan. With the powder gelatine, add right away and stir until dissolved.
3. Let the mixture warm up, but never boil!
(If you are using the paw moulds and are going for two-layer gummies, pour a small amount of the coconut mix in and let it set in the freezer for 5 minutes)
4. Add the turmeric, honey (opt. flaxseed flour) to the saucepan mix over medium heat until well combined
(The flaxseed flour will make the mix really goopy, but I like the health benefits for Oddy)
6. Pour the mixture into silicone gummy bear molds and refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.
7. Once set, remove the gummy bears from the moulds and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months
Note: Always make sure to check with your vet before giving your dog any new foods, to ensure that it’s safe for them to consume. Especially if your dog is on any medication, check with your vet, as turmeric can interact with certain medications and has a blood-thinning effect, it could cause stomach upset if fed too much, so start with small amounts and see how your dog reacts.