Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apple Dog Biscuits

Bodie our Black English Labrador (4) has been under the weather for the last few days. Sick as a...well you know what! I thought it was because we changed his food but when he would not even lick out the peanut butter jar I knew we had a problem. Labs are notorious for being chow hounds and Bodie is no exception so we got him into the vet and turns out he has a bacterial infection. He is doing much better now after fluids and antibiotics. His energy is just about back up to normal but he still refuses to eat his dry dog food. I think in his doggy brain he thinks the dog food is what made him sick so I think he is going to stay away from it for awhile. So for the last two days he has been getting spoiled with ground beef and barley and tuna and potatoes. If that was not enough I decided to spoil him a little more by making him some homemade dog treats. Bodie really liked these and even though he is spoiled he still has manners. As you can see he was patiently waiting for my "OK!".


2-3 dozen biscuits

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark rye flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup natural and unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 apple, small dice
Note about flour: Many dogs are allergic to wheat, soy and corn (even though that is the first ingredient in many dry dog foods!), so that is why I use oat and rye flour.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter or spray baking sheets with cooking spray.

2. In a mixing bowl add the egg, apple sauce and oil and stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Fold in the diced apple.

3. On a floured surface, turn the dough out and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookies cutter or your choice.

4. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off oven and leave the treats in oven over night to harden ( Your pup might like to sneak one that is still a little warm. Bodie sure did!).

Recipe by me.

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