DOG FRIENDLY HOT CHOCOLATE
The temperature is starting to drop and it's beginning to feel a lot like winter. It’s days like this where all you want to do is cozy up with a mug of hot chocolate and snuggle with your fur baby. During the frigid winter months, both humans and dogs can experience stiff muscles and dry skin. Hot beverages not only warms our bones, they can be beneficial for dogs too.
Help your pup survive the winter by serving him up a cup of dog-friendly hot cocoa. Obviously chocolate is toxic to dogs so I’ve whipped up a tasty, pup-approved recipe that is healthy and guaranteed to have your fluffy friend begging for more.
This recipe is made with carob powder, instead of cocoa. Carob is the only safe option to give your dogs. Again, feeding your dog actual chocolate is extremely dangerous. Chocolate contains chemicals that a dog’s body cannot process. Carob, however, is all natural and comes from a pod on carob trees. Inside the pod is a sweet pulp which is used to make powder, carob chips and bars.
Dog Friendly Hot Chocolate Recipe
Makes one serving
1/2 teaspoon carob powder
1/2 cup goat’s milk (I use Primal Pet Foods Raw Goat Milk, it also has turmeric which is a natural anti-inflammatory)
Dollop of whipped cream, sprinkled with carob powder
1. Whisk together carob powder and hot water, until powder is completely dissolved
2. Heat goat’s milk in the microwave or over the stove top, until warm (double check the temp before serving to your pup and make sure it’s not too hot)
3. Combine the dissolved carob powder and goat’s milk, stir until frothy
4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with carob powder
5. Snuggle up and enjoy!
High Paws and love,
Me, my doods and I