Monday, May 30, 2011

Busy Bones Go Organic with Organix

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© Carrie Boyko
Ready to Make Busy Bones?
Have you been entering the drawing for our 12-bag giveaway of Organix? Your options for entering were shared at the giveaway post here. Today I'm here to share Tanner and Oliver's favorite Busy Bone recipe. It's organic and super tasty. In addition, it keeps the boys busy for 20-30 minutes whenever I need to be free of pup responsibilities. Here's how it works:

  • Several sterilized beef bones. You can purchase these at pet supply stores or on Amazon. Choose the sizes based on your dog's size. As you can see, I have 2 short ones for Oliver and 2 longer ones for Tanner's much lengthier tongue. These bones may come filled, but can be washed in the dishwasher to clean thoroughly before re-use.
  • Organic sweet potato leftovers, mashed. Other options that work well are banana, cooked carrots, green beans, broccoli, leftover bits of cooked chicken or turkey, or even grated cheese, yogurt or a little peanut butter. We choose organic, but it generally comes from leftovers to help use them up and save us money.
  • Organix dry kibble
  • Organix canned food
  1. Using a table knife, you'll be able to insert some canned Organix into the opening of the sterilized bone. Press it down into the bottom of the hole. This procedure works well with Kong toys, as well.
  2. Next sprinkle a layer of kibble to offer a change in texture. This keeps the pup's interest when they discover new tastes as they work through the layers.
  3. Finally, add your leftovers and fill the bone to the top.
  4. Place in sealable containers and freeze.
  5. © Carrie Boyko
    Step One

    Canned Organix in the Bottom
  6. Serve when you need a few minutes of dog-free time to attend to a visitor, phone call or other activity that requires your full attention. I love to use Busy Bones on Thanksgiving to keep the pups occupied while dinner proceeds without the boys drooling over our feast.
© Carrie Boyko
Step Two

Add Kibble in the Middle

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Step Three
Delicious Sweet Potatoes

© Carrie Boyko
Ready for the Freezer
Is Fido drooling now? Mine did while I made these. I'll have to spoil them with a snack shortly. Give this a try and find out how well it works for you.

Have you missed any of the earlier posts in this series? Check them out here:
Tanner and Oliver are offering up their tips on how to dig out the goods over at 5 Minutes for Fido. When you stop in for a visit, feel free to leave them a comment too. I don't want them feeling left out.  Don't miss tomorrow's post on tips for saving money at the pet superstores. Happy tails!

Full disclosure: All Things Dog Blog has not been compensated to provide this review of Castor and Pollux and Organix.  We have not been paid to provide our opinion of these products, and the opinion provided is our own.


Carol Bryant said...

I learn so many natural green and eco-friendly fun things from you, Carrie. TY!

buy a dog house said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing I think my dog started drooling just seeing the pics.

Kristine said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe. This may be even better than a stuffed Kong!

Paris said...

What a fun idea...I've got to make these this afternoon! It's another 100 degree day here so a frozen treat will be perfect!

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

More recipes coming throughout the week: Organix Crumb Cookies and Organix Pupsicles. Mmmmm!

katie mitchell said...

My pets love sweet potatoes too, now that I have 2 dogs I might just have to make these for them!

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