In addition to ice cream and soft drinks, gelatin is another classic summer food, it is rich in vitamins, and there are many flavors for you to choose the one you like best. But what about our dog? Can dogs enjoy this summer delicacy with us?
Today, we want you to know the precautions you should have with this food and other food alternatives that you can offer your friend in summer.
Is it good to give a dog jelly?
You are likely consulting this after observing the little face of curiosity that your dog has put on while watching you enjoy your jelly. We must confess that surely the taste and texture of the jelly will delight your dog and also help him fight the heat.
However, some caution must be taken. Commercial gelatin, in addition to collagen, has a high content of artificial sugars, dyes, and sweeteners, its ingredients are not healthy for your dog.
Therefore, although you can give your dog jelly in small quantities and in a timely manner, otherwise, misuse of this intake will lead to poor eating habits and health problems, such as high blood sugar levels or dental issues.
Anyway, a whim occasionally does not hurt, so you can offer a bit of jelly to your dog to cool and enjoy the summer flavors. Of course, keep in mind that the smaller the size of the dog, the smaller the amount offered.
Special jelly recipe for dogs
If your dog is excited about jelly, fortunately, we can count on alternatives to commercial jelly that will be much more recommended and healthy for your friend. Prepare paper and pen and aim!
Recipe: Pork Hoof Jelly
To prepare this jelly, you will need:
- 1 pork hoof
- 2 liters of water
First, you must put the water to boil in a container. Next, chop the hoof and add it to the boiling water, letting it cook for two hours over medium-low heat. If you have an express container, cooking time will be reduced to only half an hour.
Once that time has passed, pour the liquid from the pot into some molds or bucket and let it cool in the fridge, always a minimum of two hours, although it would be advisable to wait until the next day to enjoy the food.
To unmold the jellies, you can help by introducing the bucket or molds to the water wash. Wait about 20 seconds and remove it. You could already take out the jellies and give them to your furry friend to enjoy it.
Recipe: Chicken Broth Jelly
To prepare this delicious jelly recipe, you will need:
- 2½ tablespoons of gelatin
- ¼ tablespoon chicken stock
- ½ cup bone broth
For this second delicious snack, pour all the ingredients in a container and let them simmer for about 10 minutes for the gelatin to dissolve. You must stir continuously.
Then, pour the mixture into a bucket or small molds and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator for several hours, as in the previous recipe. The next day it will be ready to taste.
Remember that these jellies, although much more appropriate than the commercial alternative, do not replace his usual balanced diet, it will only be a fun and healthy complement for your dog to enjoy his favorite dessert with you.