DIY Immunity Building Gummy Dog Food Toppers Recipe

Adding a variety of nutrients and herbs to your dogs diet can drastically improve their health over time. Theres even ways to help your dog heal from acute issues by creating taste treats that incorporating healing herbs.

Today we're going to go over how to make your dog immune building gummies that can be used as treats or toppers to their regular meals!

Lets get into it!

What you'll need:

  • 1.5 C. water

  • 1.5 TB. Reishi Mushroom Powder

  • 1.5 TB. Nettle leaf

  • 5 TB. Grass fed Gelatin

  • Cooking pot

  • Bowl or measuring cup

  • Wooden spon

  • Whisk

  • Strainer

  • Silicone gummy mold or ice cube tray

  • Cutting board

  • Tupperware container

How to:

  1. Simmer Reishi Mushroom powder in water on low heat for 20-40 minutes.

  2. Turn off heat, add Nettle leaf and cover. Let sit for 30 minutes.

  3. Strain liquid into bowl or measuring cup.

  4. Rinse out cooking pot and return liquid to the same cooking pot.

  5. Turn heat on low.

  6. Sprinkle in gelatin while whisking simultaneously. Go slowly so too many clumps are not formed.

  7. Pour liquid back into measuring cup (ideally). The spout of a measuring cup helps pour liquid into molds easier.

  8. Place silicone molds onto a small cutting board (for easier transportation to freezer)

  9. Pour mixture into molds.

  10. Transfer poured molds into freezer or refrigerator. If placed into the freezer for a couple minutes, they can soon be transferred into the fridge for couple more minutes and/or then popped out into a bowl so you can use the same mold in a short amount of time.

  11. Pop gummies out into a Tupperware container and store in the fridge.

These gummies can be used as treats or utilized as meal toppers. They have a very different texture than normal "biscuits". If the texture weirds your dog out, you can always add bone broth to the liquid. Most dogs seem to LOVE bone broth and will slurp up anything made with it!

Now, let's go over why you would feed your dog this blend and how it helps strengthen their immunity.

Reishi Mushrooms: Strengthen the immune system on a very deep level. Reishi works as a "builder" and builds up your dogs "castle wall". Check out the links to the left to read 2 different articles explaining the difference in immune building and activating herbs as well as antibacterial herbs. Pathogens need a suitable host to incubate. When we create a body that is not easy to infiltrate, we see less sickness and disease. Reishi helps create a healthy and strong immune system.

Nettle: Nettle is considered a nourishing herb and is very nutritive when taken often. Nettle is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. When our dogs have sources of dense nutrition added to their diet, their body builds up strength because it it getting the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

Gelatin: Gelatin is used as the binder in gummies BUT also has beneficial properties to help our dogs bodies. Gelatin is naturally found in animal tissue and contains the now well known compound, collagen! Gelatin is full of amino acids that help our dogs skin, coat and joints. The use of gelatin can help slow the progress of arthritis, which is a common issue for dogs. One of the amino acids contained, Glutamine, is healing to the digestive tract and promotes proper digestive function. When a dogs digestive system is working properly and is not trying to repair degenerative diseases, it has more time and energy to build up vitality, strength and immunity

When herbs are given often to help build immunity, you're essentially raising your dogs vitality, day after day. Knowing how to easily administer herbal medicine and supply different forms of dense nutrition, you are supporting your dog from the inside out!

What are some of your go to's that support your dogs immune system?


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