Recipe for Seeded Dog Biscuits
Learn how to make your own basic dog biscuits packed with nutritious seeds and sweet apples.
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Treat your dog with these super easy homemade seeded dog biscuits. This recipe includes basic ingredients you can find at home and can easily be adapted with any number of toppers. With only four simple ingredients, this dog biscuit recipe is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, so it should be easy on your pup’s tummy. Make dog biscuits from scratch with this simple recipe.
What’s in This Dog Biscuit Recipe:
Adapted from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen recipe for hemp seed dog biscuits, this recipe uses a variety of ground seeds like flax, pumpkin, and sunflower. The seeds used in this dog biscuit recipe pack a nutritious punch but feel free to experiment with other healthy seeds for dogs.
Unsalted seeds can be beneficial treats for pups because they provide them with important vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and loads of fiber. Pumpkin and sunflower both provide pups with a boost of antioxidants, while flax seeds are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Applesauce adds a touch of sweetness and provides dogs with essential vitamins like A, C, and calcium.
Are Homemade Biscuits Good for Dogs?
While you might love sharing your food with your dog, crackers for people aren’t good treats for dogs because they contain too much sugar, salt, and added ingredients that irritate a dog’s stomach. Do dogs also benefit from high-value homemade biscuits made with raw leafy veggies, fruits, and seeds? Susan Thixton, author of Dinner Pawsible, answers, "Fresh grinding makes rich foods like seeds and nuts — wonderful sources of protein and trace nutrients — more digestible, as well as helps the body access their wonderful omega fatty-acid oils. You can make great pet food add-ins [at home] by using a NutriBullet, Vitamix or even a coffee grinder."
With this recipe, you’ll find a nutrient-dense alternative to an overly sweet (or salty) treat — a healthy biscuit for dogs that is easy to make.
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Daniela Lopez is a digital media specialist and long-time contributor to The Bark.