Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 23rd, 2022

Do you buy for your dog biscuits and do you make them yourself?

I have mixed feelings about dog biscuits. When I put my dogs on a raw diet I stopped buying them. They get the odd one from other people occasionally, like when we meet on walks or have visitors, but that doesn’t happen very often.

Me, my dog, and our allergies.

On top of this, since I had my dogs tested for allergies, I’ve been a bit more strict with their diet. I know from my own experience that it pays off. Years ago I had myself tested and to my horror, I found out I was intolerant to most of my favourite foods and drinks. Foods such as bananas, almonds, apples, strawberries, wheat, and even coffee! I was like, “OMG, what am I going to eat?” Obviously, that was an overreaction. There was plenty that I could still eat.

Starting then, I made it my mission to eliminate all these foods for three months and when I went for the test again, the results were terrific. There were only a few things I was still intolerant to, like gluten, eggs, and dairy. Luckily these didn’t bother me much. On a positive note, my allergies to dog hair, dust mites, and some of the tree pollens even improved! A great result by just changing my diet.

It’s because of this that I know how beneficial an adjustment to my dogs’ diet can be too. They’re all intolerant to barley and white rice also doesn’t agree with Tinker Bell. Most of them are intolerant to fructose (fruit sugar) too, which means no fruit. This one is really hard as my dogs love apples, blueberries, and bananas. I’ve had to make up for this by giving them broccoli stalks, cucumber, and cauliflower to munch on. It doesn’t stop there though. Three are intolerant to sweet potato, pumpkin, courgette, spinach, and even asparagus too.

So, as you can now see, we’re a bit limited when it comes to buying dog biscuits. Reading the ingredients on each pack can become quite tedious so I’d just rather not buy. I actually used to make them apple and peanut butter bites. I know they’re not biscuits, but dogs don’t know that, so now I replace the apple with finely chopped broccoli or cauliflower. 

Super easy and super tasty dog biscuits.

I bet you’re all interested in this super easy and super tasty recipe. Well, look no further!

Ingredients:

300g white flour (I sometimes use coconut flour)

1 egg

150ml vegetable or lamb stock

Method:

1// Mix it all and knead the dough until it forms a ball.

2// Roll the dough out until it’s about 1 cm thick.

3// Cut into squares, bones, or heart shapes – whatever you feel like!

4// Preheat your oven to 150 ̊ C to 170 ̊ C

5// Place the dough pieces onto baking paper and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. 

Once cooled down, let your dogs enjoy! But remember, everything in moderation –  even on International Dog Biscuits Appreciation Day!

2 thoughts on "Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day"

  1. Judith Robinson ( 24th February 2022 at 7:45 am )

    Why did you get the dogs tested and which company did you use? I have an itchy dog, I’m using your products but it would be good to see if this is food related

    Reply
    • jitka ( 24th February 2022 at 8:32 am )

      I had Tank and Richard tested first because even being raw fed they had ongoing ear problems. I had to clean their ears a few times a week to keep on top of it. When I took them to the vets, they got medications, which helped for a bit. But in a few weeks, the issues appeared again. The medication wasn’t treating the cause only the symptoms. After seeing improvement with the boys, I had the rest of my dogs tested as well. I use company Holistic Remedies http://www.holisticremediesuk.co.uk/ Hope they can help your dog as well 🙂

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