Herbal Dog Treats

Recently, a reader wrote me and wanted to bake herbal dog treats.

She grows her own herbs and wants to use them in her treat baking so she asked for a recipe. Here's what I came up with for her and her dog Hope.

This recipe uses fresh mint you can easily grow in your garden or on a windowsill and help your pet's breath to be fresher!

Minty Dog Bones

1 Tbl. Veg. Oil
1 C. Water
2 ½ C. Whole Wheat Flour
½ C. Oatmeal
2 Tbl. Fresh Mint
1/3 C. Chopped Parsely
1/4 Tsp. Minced Garlic (flea prevention)

Directions: Mix Oil and Water, slowly add flour and other ingredients, roll dough out on a flat surface.

Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutters.

Bake 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Makes about 2 dozen herbal dog treats (depending on the size of your cutter).

HintThey freeze well! But they'll last for approximately 1 month unfrozen.

Benefits of Mint and Parsley and Garlic in Dog Treats

The fresh flavor of parsley and mint helps to freshen your pet’s breath. What else does mint do?

Mint can also be soothing to the stomach and nervous system and help alleviate nausea.

Parsley is also soothing and can help relieve arthritic pain.

Garlic supports the immune system and prevents fleas.

These bones are fresh and minty smelling. A reader wrote last week to tell me her dog, Hope, just adores them.

Hope in Louisiana loves minty dog bones

Recipes for more Herbal Dog Treats

Help Your Pet Live a Longer and Healthier Life

My dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma. In case you don't know, this is a deadly cancer that attacks the lymph nodes.

After he was diagnosed, I started learning about cancer and all kinds of different treatments. Frankly, it was a little overwhelming.

I hope you don't have to go through the terrible and heartwrenching ordeal of deciding whether or not to treat your pet with chemotherapy and all the emotions that go with it.

I was horrified to learn that cancer is the #1 cause of death in dogs over 10 years old.

Shocked really.

While researching cancer and canine health, I stumbled upon a vet who really knows his stuff when it comes to our beloved pets and cancer. He lost his own dog to a spleen tumor.

Anway, his name is Dr. Andrew Jones and he lives in Canada. If you watch his short video, you can meet him and he'll tell you what he's learned about doggie health and nutrition.

Here's to a long and happy life with your pet!

Again, you can see Dr. Jones video here.