We use positive reinforcement to train Lucy, which means lots of treats, and with her IBS, it’s been difficult (and expensive) to find treats that don’t cause her to shoot a fire hose of blood out her backside. (Nasty to read, nastier to watch.) Last Saturday, we ran out, and the gourmet organic dog store is closed on Sundays. I knew it was time to take matters into my own hands and bake my own dog cookies. I’m aware of most of the foods that irritate her digestive system (beef, salmon, chicken) so I had a good starting off point.
I was a little worried that she wouldn’t like them, but most of the recipes that I found looked inexpensive to make so it wasn’t much of a financial risk. However, I didn’t expect her to love them. In fact, she loves them so much that it completely rattles her brain. I’m pretty sure she’d be willing to hold up a convenience store for just one more.
Here’s the recipe:
Canine Crack Cookies
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth*
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease cookie sheets. (I used generic Pam.)
- Mix dry ingredients. Mix in wet ingredients. Adjust accordingly. Roll into teaspoon size balls and place on cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until nicely brown and firm. Cool completely and store in an airtight (Tupperware) container.
*despite her allergy to chicken, I assumed chicken water was okay.