Natural dog treat recipes can come in many shapes and sizes. When looking for a natural dog treat, you want to find one that is as close to the original food ingredient as possible. So, the least amount of processed and artificial ingredients, makes an overall better choice for an all natural dog biscuit.
Using greens, such as Collard Greens, is a fantastic way of introducing more vitamin K, A and C into your dogs diet. Not only will your dog benefit from the extra vitamins, she'll also get healthy fiber and many nutrients that have anticancer protecting properties.
The fiber in collard greens is quite high, about 5 grams in each cup. That makes these greens a logical choice in supporting a healthy digestive system.
Yet, the greens in this natural dog treat recipe are paired with even more healthful ingredients. The ground ginger, flax seed and molasses are all nutritious for your homemade dog treats.
We used wheat and grain free flours in this dog treat recipe. Although buckwheat flour sounds like it contains wheat, it does not. Buckwheat is a type of seed and is a hardy and flavorful flour to use. Then we chose almond flour which is made from blanched almonds and adds a sweet nutty flavor to the dog treats.
Storing - These and other natural dog treat recipes are made without preservatives. So, to keep your homemade dog treats fresh, store these in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze these green dog treats for up to 6 months.
Yield - Using a 1 inch cookie scooper you will yield 14 collard greens dog treats.
Collard greens may not be the first things you grab when making homemade dog treats. But, a little extra effort of preparation of these greens is rewarded with a very healthy and natural dog treat recipe that your dog is sure to bark with approval. Love your dog with these healthy ingredients and your dog will return the favor for many more years to come.
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