What have you done to celebrate national blueberry month? And most importantly how are you celebrating with your dogs? Have you taken your dog to a blueberry festival? Have you taken your family to a U-Pick farm at all this summer? Our fave U-Pick farm near Portland is Columbia Farms. Dogs are not allowed in the fields, but this is typical with many farms during the summer months. They are allowed in the pumpkin patches though in October!
And blueberries are a super food! “The fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content in blueberries supports heart health. The absence of cholesterol from blueberries is also beneficial to the heart. Fiber content helps to reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease,” according to Medical News Today.
And you don’t need to be a contestant on the TV show Chopped to prepare some of our top picks for blueberry dog treat recipes! Start celebrating this week! If you do prepare any of these please tag us on your social channels and show off how your dog is celebrating with these treats! You should also use this popular hashtag on Instagram when you post.
Note that it is fine to substitute all purpose grain free flour where you see wheat flour for dogs with a grain intolerance. Check out these five dog treat recipes:
- Blueberry Oatmeal Dog Treats -The Little Epicurean
- Blueberry and Banana Dog Treats – The Honest Kitchen
- Blueberry Dog Treats Recipe – Two Little Cavaliers
- Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe -The Pet Guide
- Blueberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe
Ask our staff about Nummy Tum Tum’s blueberry puree as this can be used for cooking and you can mix that with pumpkin puree for any of your dog treat recipes. Enjoy these recipes!