Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has created a series of materials, including videos, to help Girl Scout Brownies earn their Pets badge at home!
- Step One was to find out what care different pets need.
- Step Two involved learning about keeping pets comfortable.
- Step Three focused on keeping a pet healthy and safe.
- Step Four was all about making your pet feel loved.
Let’s move to the last step, Step Five, feeding a pet.
Be in charge of scheduled mealtimes. Talk to your adult at home who is in charge of feeding your pet and learn the information you need to take charge of feeding your pet. Set an alarm to make sure that you are feeding your pet on time and commit to feeding your pet at their mealtimes for at least one week.
- Ask what times your pet eats. Breakfast and dinner? Just at breakfast? Just at lunch?
- How much food? One cup, a half a cup, or just a pinch?
- What kind of food? Wet and canned, dry, or a special diet?
- Where does your pet eat? In their crate or separate room? Which bowls are used?
Make your pet a homemade, healthy treat. Dogs love receiving extra tasty treats as a reward for tricks they learn, good behavior, and just because! Make your own homemade dog treats for your pet using one of the recipes below. Make sure to ask an adult for help when using kitchen equipment.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- One cup flour
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- One egg
- Two tablespoons water
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Rolling pin or something similar, like a long bottle to roll out dough
- Butter knife or cookie cutter
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper, aluminum foil, or nonstick spray
- Sealable container, like Tupperware
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together flour, peanut butter, eggs in large bowl until slightly combined.
- Add in a little bit of water, about one teaspoon, at a time until the mixture is wet enough to roll out as dough.
- Roll out dough and cut into small squares or use a cookie cutter to make fun shaped treats.
- Place treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 15 minutes.
These will keep in the pantry for a week in a sealed container.
Frozen Apple Dog Treats
- One apple
- ½ cup Greek nonfat plain yogurt
- Cutting board
- Ice cube tray
- Sealable container like Tupperware
- Slice the apple into small pieces, removing the seeds and core.
- Mix the apple slices, yogurt, and a splash of water in a blender and blend until it’s a liquid consistency.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until solid. Store in a Tupperware in the freezer.
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