I’ve made these treats especially for our newcomer Luka, as he had to get teeth out last week and I want to make sure that I have some soft and yummy treats for him. There is also lots of evidence showing that honey is a remarkable antiseptic food, which will hopefully help Luka heal as well! I have included the link to a great article about the benefits of honey for dogs, it’s a really interesting read!
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of wholemeal flour
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 jar of peanut butter
- 1/2 jar of unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 big teaspoons of honey
Preheat your oven to 300° and mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl using your hands.
Knead until you have a smooth ball of dough and then roll out.
Use cool cookie cutters or your hands to make the dough into the shapes want.
Bake for 30 minutes or if you want the dog treats to be softer, take them out 10 minutes earlier.\
Apples – this fruit is a great source of fibre and vitamin C & A. It also helps to freshen dog breath and clean their teeth!
Banana – this fruit is rich in vitamin C and potassium. Potassium helps to regulate enzyme function and maintain the health of nerves and muscles, including those of the heart. It is also essential for maintaining an optimal fluid balance in your dog’s body.
Oats – oatmeal is a great source of soluble fibre, which helps dogs with bowel problems. It is also thought to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease.
Honey – as I already mentioned at the start of this post, honey is a remarkable antiseptic food. It is known to help reduce the symptoms of allergies, fight infections and also heal wounds. In the article mentioned above it shows how honey can be applied to wounds to help the healing process. Unlike other topical antiseptics, honey prevents microbial growth without causing tissue damage. To find out more have a look at the link above.