Homemade Healthy Dog Treats with Whole Wheat and Rice Flour
Family Fun Activity
Making homemade dog treats with your loved ones is fun and easy to do. Kids love to make them and dogs love to eat them making it a perfect activity for the whole family. After all, fido is just like any other family member and he or she also deserves a special treat on occassion. These doggy delights make great gifts for the holidays or just to have for taking those daily walks with your fine furry friend. There are lots of fun cookie cutters and packaging ideas to add a personal touch for that pampered pooch.
Ingredients and Recipe
After researching several different recipes online, I noticed some of the ingredients that were being used weren't really that healthy for your dog. I decided to take a basic recipe I found online and replace some of the ingredients to make them much healthier. Each ingredient provides certain nutrients to make it a healthy treat. Some recipes may add garlic or onion powder which are very bad for your dog's intestinal system. So beware before trying some homemade recipes. Each ingredient used in this recipe has been carefully selected before I created it. But it is always good to do your own research first.
The recipe I have created calls for whole wheat flour as a good source of fiber, protein, and vitamin B. Rather than using corn meal, I use rice flour which is better for dogs who suffer from allergies. Olive oil is used to replace butter because it provides omega 3 fatty acids to help with dry skin and reduce flakiness. I also added carrots to provide vitamin A and beta carotine. which helps protect the heart, reduce the risk of cancer, and provide better eye health. I added parsley which helps remove toxins and is good for the teeth and breath. This recipe is healthy and has a very nice texture and consistency. It is easy to clean up and creates great cut out shapes.
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup Rice Flour
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 Large Egg
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 cup Chopped Carrots
1/4 cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
Preheat oven to 350. Combine and mix together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and stir together. Then kneed to form a ball and create soft consistency. Flour counter surface to prevent sticking. Roll dough to approx. 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Poke tops of cut outs with a fork in several places to help them bake evenly. Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until the center of biscuit feel hard and cooked evenly. Makes approx. 1.25 lbs of biscuits.