Carrot And Banana Dog Treat Recipe
Are you having a hard time feeding your dog veggies and fruits? May I suggest putting them cookie form – because everything tastes better when it’s in a cookie! That’s the idea behind our Carrot and Banana Dog Treat Recipe. I had a couple of really ripe bananas chilling in the freezer, so I pulled them out especially for this treat. They turned out hard once they had cooled, which gave Oscar something to work on while I cleaned up the mess. This is one recipe I’ll be making again in the future.
Carrot and Banana Dog Treat Recipe
Makes approx. 35 cookies
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 carrots, grated
2 ripe bananas
1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, cinnamon) in large mixing bowl.
- Mash ripe bananas in a small bowl. Add banana mash, grated carrots, egg, water and oil with the dry ingredients. Mix until blended into a stiff dough.
- Roll out your dough to ½ inch thickness on a floured countertop. Use cookie cutters for desired shape, and place on cookie sheets.
- Bake treats for 35 minutes. Let cool on racks and store in air tight containers in fridge or freezer.
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Are Bananas Good for My Dog?
We have often been told about how healthy bananas are to incorporate into our own diets, but does this carry over to our dogs as well? Are bananas a good choice to add a new flavor and fun to our dog’s treats? Packed with potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, and magnesium, this delicious fruit is a great choice for dogs that may be experiencing any form of gastrointestinal upset. They also work to encourage healthy, strong bones while also helping the body to absorb more vitamins and nutrients out of the food that they are eating daily.
There are two important factors to consider when deciding whether to incorporate banana into your dog’s food. First, they are high in sugar. While this isn’t going to bother your dog if fed in moderation, allowing your dog to eat too many bananas can have a negative result. Additionally, banana peels may not be toxic, but they are difficult for your dog to digest. For this reason, they can lead to a blockage and additional complications.
Some easy ways to incorporate banana into your dog’s diet is to do some baking (like the treat recipe included here), mash it up with their kibble, or stuff it into a Kong or similar treat-based toy. You can also place your banana in the freezer whole, giving it time to freeze through before peeling it (and disposing of the peel) and cutting the frozen banana into slices that they can enjoy.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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