This, is for all you pet owners. Whether your super furry animal is a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, guinea pig, horse (you get the picture) we are all aware that pet treats are an awesome way to spoil our beloved creatures.
The trouble is however, that there seems to be so many treats out there with far too much junk in and not enough goodness….you know what I mean, the weird non pronounceable chemicals with the three types of food dye..not fun. For us or for our animals. Why should we get to look after ourselves and think about all the ingredients, good and bad, that go into our food and we don´t think about our pets food in the same way. I am guilty of it, looking only at the food, as in the main food supply for my puppy and not what goes into the treats. But…. no more.
So here is a recipe that my mum had been making (thanks for telling me mater!) for our old dog who had big problems with arthritis…
3 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup of cheese
1 cup of vegetable oil
½ cup of whole milk
2 tsps tumeric/garlic powder
a little pinch of salt
1tbs chia seeds
Mix egg, oil, milk, cheese and chia seeds together and let sit for a while.
Mix flour, tumeric/garlic powder and salt together and form a well in the middle.
Add the wet mix to the dry and stir.
Place mix onto a floured surface and roll into about 1 inch, little less and then cut into any shape you want.
Cook till goldeny around the edges, 190 for about 20mins.
TUMERIC is a great great great spice…yes, I love it! Famously known for helping with swelling and joints. This is the perfect, PERFECT thing to add to treats for your pet with arthritis problems.
CHIA SEEDS are famous for helping to keep people and animals hydrated. So, if you're planning a trip with your loved one then add a spoonful to an egg, mix around for a little and do this for several days leading up. You will notice that the chia seeds go glutenous (a lot of vegans substitute eggs for chia mixed with water/apple juice and this give the same binding consistency). So whether you are going on a trip or not, you pet can always do with water in their system and these little bits of magic will help with that.
Hope the pet enjoys :)