Antioxidants. Healthy fats. Whole grains. What’s good for you is good for your dog, too! It takes only a few minutes to make these tasty treats submitted by our friend at the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson, Steph Spackman.
Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene and antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E. These vitamins help to lower the risk of cancer, cataracts, and heart disease.
- 1 15 oz. can mashed PURE pumpkin
- 3/4 cup dry Cream of Wheat (or rice cereal if wheat-sensitive)
- 1/2 cup dry powdered milk
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Drop small spoonfuls (I use about half a tablespoon) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Wheat Free Burt’s Biscuits
This is a good base recipe. You can add dried parsley for “doggie breath,” grated cheese, peanut butter, chicken, cranberries, etc. Depending on what you add, you may need to increase the liquid. Our furry friends love the taste!
- 2 cups oat flour (you can use whole wheat flour if your dog is not sensitive to wheat)
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 2/3 cup vegetable, meat or chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the egg. Pour in the oil and honey; mix well. Next add the broth and dry ingredients, mixing everything together. Roll out dough onto a floured board to about ½ inch thick. Use cookie cutters or cut the dough into squares or diamonds, or make circles using a glass. Bake 20 minutes. Take cookies out; let cool on tray for 10 minutes. Carefully turn over, and return to oven. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Turn off oven. Leave biscuits in the oven to cool and dry overnight. These biscuits should be kept in the refrigerator or a tight container.
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