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Gingerbread Dog Cookies!

Do not leave your best friend out of your holiday baking this year! Here are 2 tested and bark-approved recipes for gingerbread dog cookies!  We found these recipes on two wonderful websites that are listed below!

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits
By Randi Dukes, of Dukes & Dutchesses

 

 

 

Ingredients:

3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon Organic Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix in the oil, molasses, and water; let sit for 15 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut out the cookies with bone-shaped cookie cutters. Transfer to the cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes until firm. Take out, cool and beware of drool!

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits
By The Comfy Belly

 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups oat flour (or brown rice, or other flour)
1 teaspoon Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Organic Ground Ginger
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cooked, pureed squash (butternut, pumpkin, or other kind)
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, and ginger in a bowl and blend well.
  3. Add the eggs, squash, and molasses to the bowl and blend the mixture until it forms a ball of dough. I use a mixer, but you can also use a spatula, food processor, or your hands.
  4. Separate the dough into two balls. Place one ball of dough on a non-stick baking mat, piece of parchment paper or counter-top with some flour sprinkled over it to prevent sticking.
  5. Place a piece of parchment paper or other non-stick paper or mat over the ball of dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out and place them on baking or cookie sheets. The biscuits don’t spread so no need to spread them out much across the baking sheets. Repeat until all the dough has been cut into biscuits.
  7. Bake the dough for 15 minutes, and then turn each biscuit over and bake for another 15 minutes.
    Cool and store sealed at room temperature for a month or so, or in the refrigerator for a few months.

Makes about 24 biscuits

Homemade Flea Powder for your Pets!

Summer is coming and this is the worst time of year for fleas! Flea treatments are full of chemicals and can be very expensive! Here is our recipe for a powder you can make yourself and have your best friend be healthy and flea-free!

Ingredients:

1 cup Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
1/2 cup Neem Powder
1/2 cup Yarrow Powder
20 Drops Eucalyptus EO (Leave out for cats)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together well
  2. Put in a shaker top container (You can make one by drilling holes in a mason jar container)
  3. Apply from head to tail – make sure your pet is NOT WET!  Brush your pets in the opposite direction to make sure that the powder gets deep into the fur.
  4. Avoid eyes and nose – rub powder into belly and other areas that have no fur.  Try to get the powder in as much of the skin as possible without getting it close to mucus tissue.  Avoid any wound areas!
  5. The area at the base of the tail is where fleas love to stay – make sure you get lots of powder into that area!
  6. Use about once a month to avoid an infestation.  If you give your pet a bath you will need to re-apply.
  7. If you have an infestation apply every other day until the fleas are gone.  Make sure you apply the powder to your floors and furniture as well where they like to lay the eggs.

This powder works well, but if you have an infestation, be aware that it will not work overnight.  You must keep at it – sometimes for 4-6 weeks to be rid of it completely.  You must be diligent!

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Recipe inspired by : http://www.primallyinspired.com/