In the middle of November we were blessed with a new member to our family – a 4 month old chocolate standard poodle puppy we named Murphy. Here he is having a sneaky cuddle on the sofa!
Murphy had a few small health issues when we got him (infections in both ears and terrible itching all over his body) not to mention that he puked up and pooped out three socks from his previous owner!
His poor body was rather distressed and he suffered from diarrhoea for a week.
His body needed some calming down. His emotional self needed to feel oodles of love. It was time for some TLC.
Even some gentle natural treats I bought him didn’t sit well with him. So I decided to make Murphy some biscuits and he LOVES them!
All his health issues have now cleared up, and he’s a happy, bouncy, unbelievably mischievous, bundle of love.
So if you have a dog with itchy skin (from a human perspective this is indicative of something out of balance internally – there are many causes but usually it’s inflammation, stress, an acidic diet or allergies/food sensitivity) or perhaps you just want to provide your dog with delicious wholesome treats that are quick, simple to make and cheap (MUCH cheaper than buying treats often loaded with nasty ingredients), then here’s my simple recipe:
1 cup organic oats
2 organic free range eggs
1 organic apple
1 tablespoon unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
Preheat oven to 375F.
Line a baking tray with unbleached baking paper (parchment paper/greaseproof paper). (Non stick pans are toxic).
Gently melt the coconut oil in a saucepan.
Remove the core of the apple and discard (apple seeds are toxic for dogs), then roughly chop the apple into small chunks.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (mixing in the melted coconut oil too).
Put small dollops of the mixture onto the baking paper. You can make the biscuits as small or large as you like. (I even made some sticks by whizzing the oats in a blender first to make a rough powder, then mixing it into the ingredients and spreading onto the bottom of the whole tray. Then I scored some lines down the mixture into the size of strips I wanted).
Bake until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Let me know what your beloved dog(s) think of them. I would love to hear your stories and see photos of your fur babies too!
P.S. I’m a human nutritionist, not a nutritionist for animals. If your dog has health issues, please consult your veterinarian before introducing new food.