DIY Icing for Natural Dog Treats

Doggie frosting can be used on homemade or store-bought dog treats.
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Making doggie "icing" for treats and biscuits is a snap. Since you need to avoid giving your dog sugary foods, a basic topping that lacks processed sugar provides a healthy flavoring. With just a few ingredients, you can easily create different types of icing, accommodating dogs with discriminating tastes.

Step 1

Allow 4 ounces of cream cheese to sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes to soften before making the icing.

Step 2

Place the unwrapped cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat it for one to two minutes to give it a creamy texture.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Mix thoroughly with the electric mixer, using a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Refrigerate the mixture for up to half an hour if the icing is not as thick as you like.

Step 4

Frost doggie treats with a knife or dip them into the icing; store leftover topping in the refrigerator and use it within three days. Store dog treats topped with this icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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