My dog is spoiled.
Her name is Hadley Rose and she is a spoiled brat. And it is my fault. But I cannot help it. She looks at me with her puppy dog eyes and asks me for a treat. And I have a hard time saying the “N” word to her.
Now, she is naturally a thin dog. She is a border collie mix (we think mixed with chihuaha.). We have fed her and fed her and fed her and she does not gain much. So giving her the store bought treats, it did not bother me handing those to her frequently. I knew they were not healthy for her. I knew they used animal products, especially for the cheaper treats.
So, I decided it was time to make my own, maybe it was cheaper (which it is).
I set out looking up what was safe for dogs to eat and what they could not eat. Ended up finding list after list on the internet.
Eventually, I just started brainstorming different combinations of ingredients. I figured I needed a flour type product, and egg-like ingredient, and then anything I wanted. So I chose whole wheat flour or oat flour (it does not matter) as my basis. I made two flax eggs from two tablespoons of flax meal and water, this just adds a little more fat for my baby. And then I added a veggie, I chose shredded carrot, because vitamin A and vitamin C.
Lastly, the factor that would make her excited to get one, Peanut butter. She goes NUTS for peanut butter.
So I put that together with a little water and cut out some duckies and cupcakes (if I had a bone cutter that would have been a great shape too) and put them on a tray. I baked them, then let them cool.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you live in a humid environment.
These are great for all dogs.
Go Vegan Y’all!
- 2 c Whole wheat flour or Oat Flour
- ½ c creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax + 4 tbsp water)
- ¼ c Water
- 1-2 Carrots, shredded
- Place the all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well combined.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, roll out dough, as best as you can, or just roll bits of dough into little balls. Place on a parchment lined or silicone lined baking tray.
- Bake int he oven for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 10 min before feeding to your pupper.