Today marks the second of two grueling days of non-stop work…but I got up early this morning, because I wanted to make some natural dog greats for Beatrix. The Internet has a plethora of recipes, so it was a little difficult to decide which ones to try. Chihuahuas can be more susceptible to allergies than other dogs, so I had to be careful about the ingredients, and I will watch her diligently to make sure she doesn’t have a bad reaction.
My neighbors are meat eaters, and I asked them if they would give me a little chicken broth in exchange for a batch of my macadamia nut/white chocolate chip cookies. They thought it was a fair trade. 🙂 So this morning, I concocted some dog biscuits. I like the idea of being able to control the ingredients that go into what my puppy eats. That way, I can keep her safe and make sure she gets solid nutrition without preservatives and harmful additives. One never knows what is really in store bought dog treats.
I chose a very simple recipe that the “dog whisperer” had on his website, but modified it a little.
2-1/2 C. oat flour <–I chose oat flour because this is supposed to be good for dogs/people with allergies
3/4 tsp finely ground sea salt <–finely ground for better distribution
2 egg whites <–whites are less likely to stir up allergies than yolks
1 TSP. chicken broth <–farm raised/local, cage-free chickens/ no GMOs/grain fed
1/2 C. hot water
Mix everything together and form into shapes. Some people make bone shapes. For lack of time, I just made little circles. I don’t think Beatrix cared one way or the other. 🙂 bake in a 350 degree oven for half an hour.
So….the big question was…would her picky self turn up her nose…or would she actually take the treat and eat it? See for yourself…
Now…back to DAY #2. of hell. SO much work to do! ugh.