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Dog Treats

Here are some recipes for treats you can give your pup!

Freezer Pops for Fido

Help your dog cool down this summer with this easy homemade frozen dog treat recipe.

Prep time = 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1.5 lbs. of apple slices (make sure there are no seeds)
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken broth

Directions:

  1. Chop apples into small pieces or bigger pieces if you have a larger dog. Portion them evenly into small containers or ice cube trays. Fill each container or the ice cube tray with chicken broth and
  2. Freeze for 4 hours.
  3. Ta Da! Freezer pops for Fido.
  4. As with any frozen treat, please supervise your dog while they are playing with or eating frozen treats.

Banana Pumpkin Popsicles

Keep Fido cool during the heat wave. Try making these delicious Banana Pumpkin Pupsicles for your dog.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 banana

Directions:

  1. In a blender, add banana and puree until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, add yogurt, pumpkin puree, mashed banana and honey. Stir until well combined.
  3. Spoon mixture into ice cube trays. Once each mould is full, wrap in plastic wrap or place in a Ziploc bag to avoid a mess.
  4. Place in and let freeze completely, overnight.
  5. As with any frozen treats, please supervise your dog while they are playing with or eating the treats.

Frozen Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Dog Treats

Tails will be a wagging when you pop these out of the freezer for a cool and refreshing treat. They are perfect in the summer, but the doggies can enjoy them all year round. They are good and good for them, so if you have about 10 minutes to spare today, whip up a batch of these frozen delights and surprise your pup. They are the pawfect treat!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sliced strawberries or a 16-ounce bag of frozen strawberries
  • 1½ cups plain greek low-fat yogurt
  • 1 sliced banana (if you have two, use them both. Banana’s add creaminess)
  • ¼ cup of skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons of honey

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender.
  2. Turn on the blender to a medium speed.
  3. Blend for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into the moulds of your choice or use ice cube trays.
  5. Freeze for 4 hours or more.
  6. Pop out of the moulds.
  7. Ready to ENJOY!
  8. To store: Use Zip Lock bags for a tight seal or use some Tupperware, Rubber Maid or any tight sealing container. Sealed and stored properly these will keep in the freezer for 2 months, but they will never last that long because your pups will have them gone in no time.

Please note: You can replace the strawberries with watermelon, blueberries, mango or pumpkin. NEVER USE GRAPES. You can even add some peanut butter.

Written by Diane, Practice Manager

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following policies are up-to-date as of Tuesday April 7, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Please call 204-269-8162 when you arrive for your appointment or ring the doorbell, and one of our staff members will meet you at the hospital entrance to admit your pet for their exam. Once the veterinarian has finished the exam, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept 2 routine appointments per day, per doctor, but priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. The hospital is still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday to Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

The boarding and grooming building is CLOSED until further notice.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice physical distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital