You'll call our dog cookie recipe with charcoal your "Black Beauties". The charcoal makes the dog treats black and they help beautify the air you breath when living with a stinky dog.
Using activated charcoal is nothing new. As a food grade supplement, it works wonders on the intestinal tract. Besides helping with bad breath, charcoal can help your dog with the toots.
Plus, it may help a constipated dog get relief. However, keep in mind that what goes in black, may very well come out black, too.
For even more information regarding activated charcoal, talk to your Vet. You can also read this article on the benefits of activated charcoal for your dog.
Using activated charcoal tablets or capsules takes some patience. If you use the tablets you will need to have a steady mortar and pestle to grind the pills into a powder. We used gelatin capsules for our dog cookie recipe. Each capsule contained 280 mg of carbon. It took 30 capsules to equal the 1/8 cup needed for the homemade dog treats. Sit down with your favorite entertainment and slowly twist and pull apart each capsule into your measuring cup. This extra step is worth being able to get sweet dog kisses again.
You can purchase activated charcoal at most major health food stores. You can also buy activated carbon in capsules online.
Storing - Keep these black beauties dog cookies in the refrigerator. In a sealed container they will stay fresh for about three weeks. You can store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Yield - Using a 1 inch scooper you should get 3 dozen dog cookies.
This dog cookie recipe will help you get close to your dog again. Thank the charcoal in these treats for making them homemade breath busting black beauties.
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