Unique Gift for Dog Lovers! Healthy Herbal Treats of Love!

Do you have friends who have a dog they adore? Great!  Then you are going to look like a ROCKSTAR when you show up with these homemade doggie treats for their precious canine! Instead of making your entrance with a simple bottle of wine, why don’t you try adding this unique gift?  These herbal homemade treats are made with clean ingredients that any puppy parent can feel good about feeding their fur baby!  It isn’t any more complicated than baking a batch of cookies!

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I made them for Quinn and she loved them.  

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Oh my god, I love this dog so much it’s ridiculous.

I used this recipe from the Mountain Rose Herbs site.  Here you go:

  DIY Herbal Dog Treat Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut flakes
  • ½ cup organic hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter or nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp organic sunflower oil (great for a dog’s coat) (I used coconut oil.)
  • 1/2 cup organic teff flour (I used regular flour.)
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • (I added in some chopped basil because I had some on hand)

Herbal Blend

1 Tbsp organic Chamomile Powder  (I used ashwagandha instead of these herbs, but if the dog is high strung, the herbs listed here work great!)
1 Tbsp organic Oatstraw Powder
1 Tbsp organic Valerian Powder

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients together until well mixed.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on pre-lined baking sheet. 
  4. Set timer for 10 minutes, bake, and then rotate cookies.  
  5. Set timer for an additional 10 minutes and bake. 
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool on a baking sheet. 
  7. Place in an air tight container like these glass pantry jars for storage. 

A word of ‘caution’, the dog trainer in my dog training classes said that Quinn was getting fat… so don’t let your dog, or any other dog overindulge in these treats!  Even though extremely healthy, they still pack a caloric punch if too many are eaten!

These should also be kept in the fridge if they aren’t getting eaten up within a week or so. Real food actually grows bacteria rather quickly, that just tells you that they are made with quality ingredients!  

Once you’ve let them cool, place them in a fancy container and throw a big bow on it!  

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This one looks like it’s for a dog named “Fifi”.

I made mine look all granola and rustic which suits my household a little more.  I liked it that way, but you can cater to the recipient on how this should look.

Happy baking! 

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