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DIY Herbal Dog Treats

 

Many dog treats on the market today are mainly composed of flour and low nutrient foods. With the recent addition of a puppy dog into my life, who really appreciates treats, I’ve taken to making some of my own puppy treats with some of the same wholesome ingredients I love. I’ve been reading Dr. Kidd's Guide to Herbal Dog Care for a while now and picking through information to formulate special herbal blends for my furry friend.

The herbal blend I use in this recipe is intended to be consumed at least once daily during times of need in order to help support Fido's natural immunity. Baking a healthy treat is a great way to administer herbal supplements in your pup's diet, especially if your dog doesn’t enjoy the taste of pet safe glycerine extracts. Last week I was attending a Pie Party at a dog friendly house, so I tried out a seasonal recipe with my leftover amber cup squash and pie pumpkin puree. It was a huge hit! 

 

DIY Herbal Dog Treats

Ingredients

1 cup organic coconut flakes

½ cup organic hemp seeds

1 cup pumpkin puree or squash puree

2 Tbsp organic sunflower oil (great for a dog's coat)

1 cup flour of choice – I used a gluten free flour blend composed mostly of rice flour

1 organic egg or banana

Herbal Blend

1 Tbsp organic eleuthero powder

1 Tbsp organic astragalus powder

1 Tbsp organic echinacea powder

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Blend all ingredients together until well mixed.
  • Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut into shapes. I prefer using something at hand, like a skinny vase top or a butter knife to make triangles or squares. Cut them to about 1x1 inch in size.
  • Place on pre-lined baking sheet.
  • Cook for 15-25 minutes depending on how crunchy your dog pal likes their treats. 15 minutes makes a soft treat once cool, 25 minutes would yield a crunchy treat. I use mine for training, so I cooked them for 15 minutes, making them easy to break up into bits.

 

Herbal Dog Treats

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Alieta

Written by Alieta on January 17, 2015

Alieta, blog contributor, is an Oregon native currently studying at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and pursuing a second degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University. She enjoys spending her free time hiking in the woods with her labradoodle, Pepperoni, or enjoying the view from her garden with her cat and a bubbly beverage.