This recipe is a little different. At Call Me Fudge, we have a furry friend who loves a treat – in fact she knows exactly which cupboard door they live behind. Today we thought we’d give her an extra treat with this tuna fudge recipe. After all, why should she miss out on all the fudge fun?!
For those who enjoy making homemade dog treats, this tuna fudge recipe is sure to get your pups tail wagging. All you need is tuna, flour, eggs, coconut oil and water. The great thing about this dog friendly fudge recipe, is that it can be balled up into bite sized pieces or rolled and cut into shapes.
You can even use this tuna fudge as your dog training treats. Our Cavapoo is rewarded each time she goes on a long walk and when she’s out for an afternoon run. Run? Yes, she need too in order to burn off all the delicious treats she is consuming!
Can dogs eat fudge?
Dogs should not eat human fudge due to the high sugar content found in this type of candy. Furthermore, if its chocolate fudge it will lead to digestion problems. Chocolate is intoxicating for dogs as it contains a substance called theobromine, which is poisonous!
Please note: we are not veterinarians, so please consult with your local vet before making these dogs treats. Your vet will be able to advise you against any allergies your dog may have and whether this recipe will be suitable for their doggy diet.
For more information regarding if dogs can eat fudge, read this.
Tuna fudge for dogs recipe
Ever wondered what ingredients are actually in the dog treats you feed your dog? If you make your own dog treats at home, you’ll be sure to know exactly what they’ll contain.
Our doggy friendly fudge contains tuna – a great source of protein for most dogs – as well as coconut oil, a binding the ingredient that helps to give your dog a healthy shine to their furry coat. Although we use tuna for this dog treat recipe, you may wish to opt for salmon instead depending on your dogs preference.
These dog treats can last up to 3 days when serving fresh, but can be used for to a month if frozen. Just make sure that they are fully thawed before feeding them to your dog.
Equipment needed for tuna fudge for dogs
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Silicone spatula
- A large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Mini cookie cutter
- We made made our oat flour by grinding oats in our NutriBullet. You can do this simply by adding whole unprocessed oats to your food processor until it resembles a flour.
- Next, open and drain the canned tuna.
- Place the tuna into the bowl and mix in the coconut oil.
- Mix the two ingredients together with the spatula until a paste has formed.
- Next, add in the oat flour and mix again.
- Put in the flour and parmesan cheese and combine. If the mixture looks or feels a bit dry you can spoon in some water to help the mix bind.
- Once this is done, you can either shape balls from the dog treat dough or roll out onto to a lined cookie sheet, and cut it into the desired shape for your dog.
- If you want to freeze them, do this whilst they are in the lined cookie sheet or place them into your refrigerator if you’re not shy of the smell.
- Once they have set, place them into an airtight container. These will last for 3 days in the fridge or up to a month frozen. Just make sure you thaw them thoroughly before feeding them to your dog.
What foods are toxic for dogs?
Dogs have very sensitive stomachs, which is why it is not recommended to serve them human food unless you know what ingredients are contained. Many foods are toxic for dogs and can be incredibly harmful.
Below are just some of the ingredients you should steer clear of serving your dog:
- Anything from the onion family such as onions, spring onions and garlic.
Please note these are only some foods, not all foods.
If you do feed your dog something that you believe could be toxic to dogs then early intervention is key to successful treatment.
Please do not wait until they start to show signs of feeling sick such as extreme thirst, vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and rapid breathing, take them to a veterinarian immediately.
What is the healthiest treat for dogs?
Though there are certain foods that dogs should be kept away from such as the toxic kind and those that are highly processed, there are some foods perfect for treating dogs such as:
– Cooked sweet potato
– Apples (seeds removed)
Is cheese bad for dogs?
Dogs can eat cheese (our Cavapoo adores it), however it is best to steer clear of serving up an entire cheese board for your pooch and instead limit it to just small amounts.
Cheese is high in saturated fats and in salt, so if you can imagine if a human were to consume a large amount of cheese, a dog would suffer greatly.
Cheeses which are unsmoked and plain are perfect options for dogs such as traditional cheddar.
Can you use all purpose flour for dog treats?
f you can find unprocessed, unbleached all purpose flour (preferably wholewheat or wholemeal flour) then this is best for dogs.
Fudge for dogs, who would have known there was such a thing?!
We know most dogs love their food and the stinkier the better! Once in a while, a treat is a great motivator for your dog. So, making your own dog training treats with your added love and care will not only send their tail wagging for days, but should save you money in the long run.
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