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When combined, our team are pet parents to a total of:
9 cats, 6 dogs, 1 hamster, 2 donkeys, 1 pony, 4 goats, 13 sheep, 3 ducks, and 40 chickens!
So, what better way to combine our love of both pets and biscuits, than to give you a very easy basic Dog biscuit recipe, with a few variations to help target your dogs specific needs.
Please note we are not medical professionals, just bakers and pet lovers – so if you do have any concerns over these ingredients, please discuss with your vet for their professional advise before proceeding.
The Basic Recipe
You can use this as your base recipe, and add a ‘feature’ ingredient as you see fit and to your pets own taste – we’ve suggested 3 below to get you started.
We would always advise having a quick search online before adding ingredients, just to be certain that they are absolutely safe for dog consumption.
- 260g Wholewheat flour (you can substitute for oat flour if you wish)
- 1 free-range egg
- 1 stock cube (beef or chicken)
- 125ml hot water
- Optional whole milk if mixture seems too thick to knead
- Pre-heat the oven at 180C or Gas Mask 4
- Carefully sprinkle the stock cube into the hot water and stir until dissolved
- Combine all ingredients in one large mixing bowl and knead until this forms a ball
- Roll out and use a cutter of your choice to cut the shapes (we think a bone shape is cute!)
- Place the cut shapes onto a lightly greased baking tray
- Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes
Marmite has many nutritional benefits including being naturally gluten-free and containing Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B9, B12.
Just add 2 tsp of marmite to your basic recipe, and maybe even a sprinkling of shredded cheese for an extra treat.
Just add 2 tbsp of finely chopped fresh parsley to the basic recipe before kneading.
Parsley is nutritive and rich in protein, fibre, and vitamins (A, C, B1, B2, and K). In addition, it also contains trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus! We do not recommend giving to pregnant dogs, as parsley can stimulate the uterus.
Peanut Butter & bacon
This one is certainly more of a treat than necessarily for the health benefits!
2 tbsp of natural, creamy peanut butter (please check that your peanut butter does not contain Xylitol)
1/2-1 tbsp whole milk
1 tbsp of grilled bacon, chopped into small chunks
Then knead into a ball as per the standard method.
If you’re also in the market for more of a human biscuit, but still with all the love you have for your pet, why not get in contact about one of our Bespoke Biscuit Boxes?