We all want what is best for our fur babies right? Did you know that it can be super easy to make them treats in your own kitchen. There are tons of recipes out there. Most require the cooking of the veggies first though. These recipes take out that step and make this quick to mix and bake.
Fruits and veggies are just as important for our dogs as they are for us. These two recipes use 3 of our flavors. Avocado, Sweet, Potato and Banana.(All of our flavors are good for your pets 😀)
First, let's talk about dogs and avocados. There is a common misconception that they are not good for dogs. They are in fact non- toxic, but, like many things they may not be great in large amounts. In these biscuits though there is 1 pack of our avocado which is about 1/2 an avocado and can provide many benefits to your pups. Just as they are superfoods for humans they also are for dogs. Avocados are full of nutrients like fiber and contain vitamins A, C, and E, as well as B6. Avocados are rich in folate, potassium, niacin, essential fatty acids crucial to good skin and coat health as well as good overall health. In the recipe below we mixed the avocado with sweet potato so we will talk about their benefits to pets next.
Why should you feed your doggies sweet potato? Because they too are a great source of nutrition. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A. This vitamin promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles and is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent disease and infection. Besides the vitamin A they also a rich source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, potassium, calcium, and iron, among many other essential vitamins and minerals. We used sweet potato for both of these recipes. In our other recipe we combined them with Bananas.
Bananas are another food that should only be eaten in moderation for dogs. Because these treats are meant for snacks this fruit is a great addition. The nutrients in Bananas include vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6. Just like for humans vitamin C is great for immunity it also is particularly helpful to older pets that may have joint pain because it helps maintain the health of collagen.
Now, let's talk about why we used the flours we did. As you know (if you have read any of our other blogs) we try and limit the amount of grains we eat to protect our guts. So we do the same with our pets. Dogs, just like humans can have both gluten allergies and intolerances. While you would probably notice things like weight loss and chronic diarrhea if they have an issue with wheat you can feed them gluten free treats like these even if they don't have apparent issues. Flours like the buckwheat and coconut we used have added benefits and nutrition.
Buckwheat is full of vitamins and minerals. Some of its nutrients include Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Phosphorus. There have been many (human and animal) studies that show it may help reduce inflammation, manage diabetes, lower risk of heart disease and cancer and more. There are both light and dark varieties of this flour. We used the dark one which is what gave our biscuits their color.
For the avocado sweet potato recipe we just used gluten free all purpose flour for some variety. Feel free to play around with different flours for these recipes. I bet they will come out just as great 😊. Or if DIY isn't your thing you can buy these treats from our Etsy shop here
Hope your pups enjoy these as much as ours did! Let us know in the comments below!
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