Fit for a King

Nobody, not even your favourite four-legged friends, will deny that homemade biscuits blow the doors off anything store-bought. Industrial ones, with their additives, preservatives and other undesirable ingredients, are not always safe for dogs. 

But before you start baking, make sure you are not using ingredients that are toxic for them, such as chocolate and everything cocoa based, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, apple seeds, avocado, mushrooms, garlic, onions and other members of that clan, such as shallots, leeks and chives, cabbage, radishes, salt, potentially lethal for your dog in large amounts, and sugar.

Peanut butter and almond butter, which pooches just love, should be unsweetened and unsalted. Use turmeric, it is very healthy for them and for you because it is anti-inflammatory and a great detoxifier. Add 1 quarter of a teaspoon of ground turmeric per ten pounds of your pet’s body weight to their food per day.

Savoury treats

Preheat your oven to 180 °C (350 °F) or 160 °C (315 °F) if you use a convection oven. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. In your fabulous food processor, put 500 g cooked meat and pulse until ground up fine. Transfer to a bowl. Wash and slice 1 medium carrot, put in a microwave safe bowl, add 1 tablespoon of water and set for 2 minutes on high. Put the carrot and 100 g of raw or thawed peas in the food processor and mix furiously. Transfer to the bowl and mix with the meat. Add 1 egg and some turmeric and mix the lot enthusiastically.

Use 2 teaspoons to make cute little balls and flatten them slightly.

Bake for 20 minutes, take the tray out of the oven and let the biscuits cool before offering one or two to your canine companion. They will keep for 5 days, but you can also freeze these little health bombs.

Sweet treats

Pre-heat oven to 180 °C (350 °F), or 160 °C (315 °F) if you use a convection oven. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Savagely mash half a small ripe banana with a fork in a beautiful bowl. Add 200 g unsalted almond or peanut butter, 1 egg and ¼ teaspoon turmeric. Mix well until you get a thick and gooey batter. With a teaspoon, make penny sized dollops onto the tray. Place in the oven for 5 minutes. Turn the tray and bake for another 5 minutes. (No need to turn the tray if you use a convection oven.) Remove your creations from the oven and let them cool down. You can keep these delicacies 5 days or freeze them.

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