Dandelion greens are abundant in most of the Country at the moment and so here is a recipe and benefits of using dandelion greens in your dog’s homemade treats. They are packed with iron, calcium and vitamins K, E, B and C. The greens also contain more protein than fresh spinach. The best part is they are gluten-free and could be easily adjusted for paleo or vegetarian treats.
1-1/4 cup brown rice flour
1-1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup combination of vegetables (squash/dandelion greens, beets/dandelion greens,
sweet potatoes/dandelion greens)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Chop all wet ingredients in a Magic Bullet or food processor until well blended. Mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn the dough onto a board and roll out to cut with desired shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and store in a non-airtight container such as a treat jar on the counter.
Share below on how you adjusted this recipe for your furry family member or another veggie combination with dandelion greens.
Goat’s Rue is an herb that has been known to be effective for treating diabetes in dogs. This herb can lower blood glucose levels without causing them to fall to dangerously low levels. It also seems to aid in reducing the risk of cataracts too.
Winston is doing fantastic now that we have starting home-cooked meals. His stool is healthy looking and solid again. It took two days to get his stool changed and he has his energy back. No medications involved but just organic human-grade food. Sweet potatoes, peas, rice, a little apple, beef and he loves it. I do recommend that you give them a canine multi-vitamin when feeding them homemade meals.
If you have a furry family member that doesn’t get excited with his meals, isn’t eating well or have a consistently loose stool…..consider cooking homemade meals and freezing them for the week. I do this one evening a week or on a Saturday afternoon. It isn’t that much extra work for one or two dogs.
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Welcome to DiabeticDogBakery.com blog. We are excited to relaunch our bakery since relocating from Minnesota to North Carolina. Our 4 year anniversary is just around the corner on February 13, 2012. As we have redesigned our website for easy maneuvering by our clients and a faster shopping cart checkout system, we can only remember how our bakery has matured since we began in 2008 while living in San Antonio, TX.
I was reading some blogs and websites with diabetic dog treat recipes and was surprised at some of the ingredients. Diabetic dog treats must be made with totally different ingredients than a dog treat given to a young and healthy dog. By using whole wheat flours or even barley fours, you are just exchanging for the white flours that some dog bakeries use everyday. These are not beneficially helpful for a diabetic dog.
Personally, I am appalled that anyone would bake a dog treat with garlic, whole wheat, liver and onions or any kind of fruit. I realize there have been debates for years about using garlic but with so many other healthy alternatives, why would anyone use it and take a chance with a reaction. Whole wheat flour has been controversial for causing allergic reactions. Onions are just too dangerous and not worth taking a chance. I will discuss fruit dangers in a future post, as well as giving liver to diabetic dogs.
So…..Let me get to the point! Below are some ingredients to use or not use with diabetic dogs. This is not a complete list but definitely a start.
Use oat flours in dog treat recipes.
Use low-glycemic vegetables.
Use fresh herbs in your dog treats.
Do not use any kind of fruit in your treats.
Do not use sugar, artificial flavorings or colors.
Do not use decorations. Those are for the humans and the dogs don’t care. It’s all about the TASTE.
Enjoy your four-legged family members and make a batch of fresh dog treats. You will be surprised at how they react to the smell. Better yet, bake them a ‘meat cake’ and they will do a dance across the kitchen floor. Happy Howl-ing!