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Recipe: Banana Apple Dog Treats

Ingredients for Banana Apple Dog Treats

We love making healthy dog treats for our pets. We also love that we can incorporate our products into them! This recipe can be used with all of our products, except for our topical care products!  That just wouldn’t taste very good.

For this recipe, we decided to use our Multi Minerals to give these treats an added boost of nutrients. Another great way to incorporate our products into treats is once the dough is made, cut them out with cookie cutters or roll into balls without the product in them. Once out of the oven, add the dosing amount (as per your dogs weight) to each biscuit. This way, it’s easy to tell how much is in each biscuit without accidentally giving to much or too little. The dry biscuits will soak up the NaturPet product. Once they are dry, place them in an air tight container to help keep them fresh.

 

Banana Apple Dog Treats

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Ingredients:

• 2 Cups oat flour
• 1 Cup ground flax
• 1 Cup rolled oats
• 1 Grated apple
• 1 Egg
• 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
• 2 Very ripe bananas, mashed
• 3 Teaspoons NaturPet’s Multi Minerals (or any NaturPet product of your choice)

Directions:

 

Mash bananas and peel & grate apple into large bowl.

 

Mix the rest of the ingredients into the bowl until well combined.

 

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 1/2 thick.

rolling out dough for dog treats

 

Cut out shapes and place on cookie sheet.

bone, flour and dog cookie cutters on dough to make dog treats

 

Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow dog treats to cool before placing them into an air tight container.

dog treats on a plate

 

 

 

Benefits of the Ingredients in These Dog Treats:

Apples

Apples are high in fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. They help to clean dog’s teeth and freshen breath. Core apples because apple seeds contain cyanide, which can cause harm to dogs if ingested.  The apple flesh has a great source of antioxidants and other nutrients to help boost the immune system. Apples do contain sugar so they should only be given as a treat and dogs with diabetes should stay away from apples. For more information, click here.

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil aids in helping keep fur shiny and soft. It helps to improve skin conditions, digestive issues, build strong bones, promote brain function, and improve oral health. Coconut Oil also has powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral properties to help prevent infection and disease. For more information, click here.

 

Bananas

Bananas should be eaten by dogs in moderation due to their sugar content. They are a great source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fibre. Bananas should only be given as a treat and never a part of their regular diet. Dogs with diabetes should not consume banana. For more information, click here.

 

Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and riboflavin. They help build muscle, strengthen the hair, and repair tissue. Egg shells can also be eaten by dogs and are a great source of calcium. For more information, click here.

 

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is high in fiber that helps aid in digestion and regular bowel movements. It also has a high content of iron, manganese, zinc, and B vitamin. For more information, click here.

 

Flax Seed

Flax Seed helps to boost the immune system. It has anti-inflammatory benefits which can help with arthritis and joint pain. Flax Seed is high in omega fatty acids. For more information, click here.

Johanna
Johanna

She has been with NaturPet since February 2017 and has her Pet First Aid. Using her knowledge of pet health, she has created social media posts and blogs on the subject. Her free time is spent volunteering at a local Dog Daycare called Furrever Unleashed, having a nice cold beer with her Fiancé and hanging out with her friends and family and her new puppy, Bandito.

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