Tips to create homemade Cupcake Day treats for your furry friends!

Tips to create homemade Cupcake Day treats for your furry friends!

Cupcake Day for the Ontario SPCA is all about helping animals in need, and we are calling on animal lovers in Ontario to dust off their aprons, pre-heat their ovens, and bake the world a batter place for animals in need across the province!  

By raising funds for Cupcake Day, you are changing the lives of vulnerable animals in your community. All funds raised through Cupcake Day initiatives will be used to provide urgently needed care and shelter for animals waiting to find a loving home.   

When you register for Cupcake Day and collect donations, you can thank your donors by whipping up some sweet treats for them, or their furry friends! We have some tips for making pet friendly treats that have simple ingredients, and tail-wagging results.  

So, gather your ingredients, and let’s whip up some treats that will have tails wagging and cats purring! 

Tailored treats 

The beauty of homemade treats lies in their simplicity. You have control over the ingredients, allowing you to prioritize your pet’s health and flavour preferences. Opt for wholesome ingredients like flour, oats, peanut butter (without xylitol), and unsweetened applesauce. These basics provide a nutritious foundation for your treats. 

Experiment with different flavors, such as adding shredded carrots, blueberries, or even a dash of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Consider consulting your veterinarian to ensure the chosen ingredients align with your dog’s health requirements.

Make baking fun for the whole family 

Baking treats for your furry friend is a fun and rewarding process. Get the whole family involved—your canine companion might even enjoy watching the baking magic happen! Keep in mind that dogs and cats have a heightened sense of smell, so the aroma of fresh treats baking in the oven is sure to have them eagerly awaiting the final product. 

Selecting shape and size  

Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes that add an extra touch of excitement to your dog’s treats. Whether it’s bone-shaped, paw-printed, or heart-shaped, the visual appeal adds a delightful element to snack time. Be mindful of the treat size, ensuring it’s appropriate for your dog’s breed and size. 

Storage and enjoyment 

Once your homemade treats are ready, allow them to cool completely before serving. Store them in airtight containers to maintain freshness.  

Most importantly, treat time becomes a bonding experience between you and your pet, reinforcing your connection and showing them the love, they deserve. So, show the furry friends in your life, and those special animals in the lives of your donors, how much you appreciate them and bake a difference this Cupcake Day! 

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