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Stuffed Cow Hooves Recipes- Natural Treats For Dogs

Updated: Feb 7

Stuffed Cow Hooves Recipes- Natural Treats For Dogs

Why using DIY stuffed hooves are a good source of enrichment for your dogs, as well as a tasty treat to help relieve those chewing urges.

Cows Hooves With Ingredients
Cows Hooves With Natural Ingredients

I'm sure we all have or have had a dog that needs to chew, during the years with their sharp puppy teeth, when their gums are settling with their adult teeth around 18 months old or depending on the breed they might like to just chew. Well, we have something that might just help keep your dog satisfied! Using our Stuffed Cow Hooves Recipes - Natural Treats For Dogs you will have a happy hound &

My dog Joey loved the natural yoghurt and berries in his cows hoof, frozen for the hot weather. Will be use this again with some of the other recipe's –Jane Williams

Having 5 collies, all needing different enrichment activities for their ages, personalities and tastes, we wanted to tell you about how we keep them busy, using our cows hooves filled with some of our treats as well as healthy foods for your dog.

We are going to start with Stuffed Hooves Recipes because it's summer & there are some days, that are just too hot to take the dogs out during the day. Let's keep boredom at bay and keep our dogs happy!

Here's our two most popular stuffed hooves, we use these recipe's with our dogs!

At the end of this blog, we will give you a list of recipe ideas you can try with your pooch. Be imaginative with their favourite foods, the possibilities are endless.



Stuffed Hooves Recipes - Natural Treats For Dogs


Cows Hoof Filled with Sweet Potato, pate, vegetables
Cows Hoof Filled with Sweet Potato, 100% Meat Pate, Vegetables

Recipe 1: Pate & Natural Yoghurt With Fruit & Vegetables

Ingredients For Pate Filled Hooves:


Using all natural ingredients for these yummy 100% meat pate stuffed hooves. By using all natural dog friendly ingredients you're sure to keep your dog happy:

  • 200g 100% Meat Pate - We use Jr Pure Pate range

  • Empty Cow Hooves - Any size

  • x2 Fresh pea pods or a tea spoon of fresh peas

  • x1 Small apple

  • x1 small carrot

  • 2 Tablespoons of natural yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon of water

  • A blender

  • 1 cup or glass

  • Either a spoon or a spatula

Directions for Stuffed Cow Hooves Recipes - Natural Treats For Dogs

Here's our 5 easy to follow directions to make your dog's new favourite summer boredom busting treat.

  1. Make space in your freezer or fridge for your filled hooves. Frozen treats last longer and are recommended for medium chewers, for light chewers you can put them in the fridge to keep them fresh or cool. Grab your blender and put your hooves you want to fill in cups/glasses and a sealed container as they last 2 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer (if they last that long.)

  2. Put 200g pate into a blender with 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt, small apple chopped, a grated carrot, fresh peas and 1 tablespoon of water. Blitz it all together until well mixed.

  3. Place your cow's hoof into a glass / cup and fill the mixture into the hoof, leaving space at the top for adding any chunky treats

  4. Place in the fridge upright to use when your ready (if refrigerated they will only last 1 to 2 days) or in the freezer using a container for upto a month. They should be frozen within a few hours but we like to leave them in overnight for the stronger chewers to make it more of a challenge.

  5. Give your dog their hooves in a supervised area, they can be messy, so we recommend outside in the shade or an easy clean surface such as an empty crate or hard floor.

Never leave your dog unattended whilst with any treat, and always provide fresh drinking water.


Cow hoof filled with natural yoghurt and summer berries
Cow hoof filled with natural yoghurt and summer berries

Recipe 1: Pate & Natural Yoghurt With Fruit & Vegetables

Ingredients For Pate Filled Hooves:


Using all natural ingredients for these yummy 100% meat pate stuffed hooves. By using all natural dog friendly ingredients you're sure to keep your dog happy:

  • Empty Cow Hooves - Any size ( you may need more or less mixture depending on size)

  • 1 Pot of natural yoghurt, make sure it has no other ingredients

  • 1 strawberry

  • 2 blueberries

  • 2 raspberries

  • A small drizzle of natural honey (optional)

  • 1 cup or glass

  • Either a spoon or a spatula

Directions

Here's our 5 easy to follow directions to make your dog's new favourite summer boredom busting treat.

  1. Make space in your freezer or fridge for your filled hooves. Frozen treats last longer and are recommended for medium chewers, for light chewers you can put them in the fridge to keep them fresh or cool. Put your hooves you want to fill in cups/glasses and a sealed container as they last 2 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer (if they last that long.)

  2. Chop your fruit into pieces, you can keep some of the smaller berries whole if you wish.

  3. Place your cow's hoof into a glass / cup

  4. Fill 1/4 of your hoof with of natural yoghurt, then add some fruit into the yoghurt. Repeat until your dog's hoof is filled. You could add some chunky fruit on the top.

  5. Place in the fridge upright to use when your ready (if refrigerated they will only last 1 to 2 days) or in the freezer using a container for upto a month. They should be frozen within a few hours but we like to leave them in overnight for the stronger chewers to make it more of a challenge.

Don't forget to give your dog their hooves in a supervised area, they can be messy, so we recommend outside in the shade or an easy clean surface such as an empty crate or hard floor. Never leave your dog unattended whilst with any treat, and always provide fresh drinking water.



There are so many tasty recipes for filling natural cow hooves that don't include fillers, cereals or grains, which are normally found in hooves from the supermarkets or pet shops. In our experience,(and yes we made the mistake of purchasing these) we found that our dogs had upset tummies for days, the hooves and filled bones were never finished and thrown away.

We then decided that we wanted to use enrichment ideas for our dogs and came across natural stuffed hooves. We have tried 100's of theses but the ideas below are our dog's favourites.

You can find a list of dog friendly fruit and vegetables here and those to avoid from the PDSA'S website


Here's some of the other recipe's we use for ideas to fill empty natural cow hooves:

  • 100% Meat chicken pate with celery and sweet potato mixed with natural yoghurt and topped with crunch lamb spaghetti sticks

  • Dog friendly peanut butter mixed with sweet potato and sprats

  • 100% Natural cold pressed salmon oil mixed with sweet potato and lamb spaghetti chunks

  • Hooves filled with mashed banana, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, topped with natural yoghurt and chucky apple slices.

Here's some of our products you can use to fill, top or add to use dog's hooves





Just remember that your dog's should be supervised with any treat and fresh drinking water is available.

We also have a mix and match on Pate and Treat sticks here so you can create plenty of tasty recipe's for your dog!

Thank you so much for reading this blog, we hope it helps your dog's to keep cool in the summer heat as well as keeping them mentally stimulated.

Our next blog is focused on Lick Mats and other enriching activities.


With Love,

The Woofy Box



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