Shared by Roxanne from Illinois, this is a homemade and healty dog treats recipe that is made of Chicken Breast, Sweet Potato & Flax.
These are the indredients you need to achieve this healthy dog treats recipe :
One medium sweet potato.
One 5 oz of chicken breast.
Two tsp of olive oil.
Two tbsp of milled flax-seed.
1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup of natural whole wheat flour.
Chicken & Sweet Potato Healthy Dog Treats Recipe :
Peel & cube the sweet potato and coat with 1 tsp of olive oil. Slice the chicken breast and coat with 1 tsp of olive oil. Place the sweet potato & the chicken breast on a pan and bake/roast at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Once finished roasting place the sweet potato & the chicken breast into a food processor and combine. Add in the milled flax-seed and mix. Add in the 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt and mix. Add in the 1/4 cup of natural whole wheat flour and mix. Place using a full small spoon into some lightly oiled mini-cupcake pans/molds. Flatten the dough of treats for dogs into the bottom of each mold. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool on rack. Store in air-tight container in fridge for up to one week. These Chicken & Sweet Potato Healthy Dog Treats freeze well and this recipe makes 36 healthy dog treats.
Watch this Taste Testers video showing two Boston Terrier dogs that are tasting and approving this homemade and healthy dog treats recipe.
Healthy Benefits of this Homemade Dog Treats Recipe :
Flax : Flax is not only great for humans, but it is also great for dogs. Flax helps keep skin & coat healthy. The natural oils (omega-3 fatty acids) in flax will help dogs who have dry skin and will make the coat shiny. Flax is great for heart & kidney health. Flax is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so if you have an older dog with sore joints they will benefit from having flax in their diets.
Plain Greek Yogurt : Full of calcium, protein, probiotics and vitamins that our dogs need. Calcium helps promote strong bones and teeth. Probiotics help in regulating the digestive system and battling illnesses. Vitamins are just good for your dogs overall health. When giving your dog dairy make sure it is in small amounts because it can cause some unwanted side-effects in the #2 end of things for some dogs. ..in some cases if your dog is already having #2 issues, giving them a small amount of yogurt can help regulate them because of the probiotics helping their systems. Make sure you are feeding them plain yogurt, because the flavored yogurts are full of sugar (real & fake) that are both bad for your furry loved ones. Plain yogurt can also assist in reducing gas.
Whole Wheat Flour : Wheat has been used for thousands of years and is considered a nutrient dense food. Whole wheat flour is high in fiber, a great source of Vitamins B & E, potassium, zinc and even selenium. Whole wheat can help aid in heart health, good digestion and is even believed to help protected against cancer.
Sweet Potato : High in beta-caratine, good source of vitamins A, C, & B6, manganese, potassium, iron, copper and dietary fiber. Good for your dogs eye sight, digestive function and overall health.
Olive Oil : Not only is olive oil great for humans, but it is also great for our dogs. Olive oil is high in essential fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants. Olive oil has been known to help lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease. Studies have also shown that olive oil can help reduce cancer rates. Olive oil is high in vitamins A, D, E & K. Olive oil can help keep your pets skin healthy and fur shiny and soft, it can also help slow shedding. Olive oil helps with digestive function.