Watermelon Gummy Paws

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

Watermelon Gummy Paws

Easy, tasty dog treat to provide gelatin

Yields: 24 – 1 inch dog treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute

4 calories, 0 from fat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons or 2 packets unflavored gelatin

Directions:

  1. Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour into a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the gelatin until dissolved. Make sure you feel no graininess when rubbing between your fingers.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and then pour into silicone molds or pour into a jelly roll pan.
  5. Refrigerate for several hours. Remove from molds or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter

They won’t melt and can be stored in an air tight container on the counter for a few days and in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.