I make our Gummy paws often so Kirby can have a few each week since gelatin is so good for him. Gelatin is normally consumed by wild carnivores from their fresh kill. The main ingredient is collagen, a protein found in animal tissues, ligaments, tendons, bones and skin. Glycine, the main amino acid in gelatin, is said to protect against seizures and brain damage. I do, on rare occasions, simply pour some unflavored Knox gelatin over his meal.
I wasn't sure if these would have enough flavor but he loves them so I guess there is just enough sweetness. Of course he really loves watermelon.
Watermelon Gummy Paws
Cook Time: 1 minute
4 calories, 0 from fat
- 1 cup seedless watermelon
- 2 tablespoons or 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor.
- Pour into a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Whisk in the gelatin until dissolved. Make sure you feel no graininess when rubbing between your fingers.
- Allow the mixture to cool and then pour into silicone molds or pour into a jelly roll pan.
- Refrigerate for several hours. Remove from molds or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter