Greek Yogurt, Pineapple and Mint are the three healthy ingredients that make up these Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats. Koby loves these treats!

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Twice this week, Koby has climbed the stairs and scratched on my door early in the morning to go poop. Once was was at 5:30am. Yikes!  He’s done this only one other time. Good thing I’m on break right now.

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The blessing is that it is proof he’s feeling better. Until recently, he struggled to climb the stairs and avoided it all costs. I have mentioned before that he waits dutifully for me at the bottom of the stairs every morning:)) So, I am happy that he some of his energy back!

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If you follow my posts regularly, you know that Koby has had a host of medical problems. Poor guy has chronic eye, ear and skin infections. Lately, I’ve had some concerns about his growing belly and excessive panting. When I brought my concerns up to the vet, she thought he might have Cushing’s Disease. I allowed them to do a Thyroid test to rule that out (it came back fine.) But the cost for Cushing’s testing is very expensive and (from I’ve read) the medication would be life-long and expensive as well. I opted not to have the tests done.

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Koby got to the treats before I was done photographing!

Of course following that visit to the vet, I googled natural remedies and this product came up.

It’s not cheap, but it got great reviews, so I decided to try it. I think it working! Koby is not panting nearly as much, his belly is getting smaller and he now climbs the stairs to wake me up;)

Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats http://marlasmuffins.com/probiotic-dog-treats/
Ha! He managed to knock one out of the bowl!

Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats

Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats http://marlasmuffins.com/probiotic-dog-treats/

 

Back to these Probiotic Dog Treats. The inspiration struck while out rooting around with Koby in the dark as he pooped, haha! I wanted to make him a treat that would be good to his belly. He likes these and I like that he’s getting a healthy snack. I just hope he lets me sleep in tomorrow;)

Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

9 mini muffins

Frozen Probiotic Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C Chopped Pineapple
  • 1 tsp Mint

Instructions

  1. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Spoon into mini muffin tin
  5. Freeze at least 6 hours

I used Fage Yogurt because of the high probiotic content.

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I hope your dog loves these!

“A dog is a vehicle, you know; a dog is a window to Mother Nature, and that’s the closest species we have.” ~ Cesar Millan

Keep Well,

Marla