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There are some flavours that just embody the holidays for me.
Spicy, fragrant gingerbread. Cinnamon sugar. Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte and After 8 Mints. There’s something about the smell of mint and chocolate that makes me just feel festive and I would love to share it with my dogs, but chocolate is very dangerous for dogs. Even a small amount of good chocolate can make your dog very sick. (If your pet ever eats chocolate, you should check out this toxicity calculator and consult your vet for advice.)
Luckily, there is a dog friendly chocolate alternative: carob.
I hate carob. I think it tastes like unhappiness feels: bad. It’s just so bitter and it lingers on your tongue like you’ve licked a toad or something. It’s awful. My dogs absolutely, 110% adore carob dog treats though. They love them. Just the scent of a carob treat makes Koly move it! move it! like a monkey. You know what they say, “There’s no accounting for taste.”
Our newest dog treat recipe brings two great things together: Koly’s favourite carob and my festive mint.
Since I can’t share an After 8 chocolate with my pups, these dog friendly carob & mint minimature cake bones are totally the next best thing. This easy dog treat recipe was mixed up in less than 5 minutes, baked in less than 20 and cooled, then decorated in under an hour. Easy peasy and fancy enough that these would make a lovely gift for the dog lover in your life. Nothing says “I get you” like remembering to bring a gift for the dog, amirite?