Welcome to Zoe's Best. A series of dog treats, and specialties tried and tested by this little dog with a big personality. In raising a few terriers I have quickly learned all about dogs allergies and how difficult it can be to reduce and control symptoms for them. Zoe also has an especially sensitive stomach (meaning if she eats something that isn't her special dog food, she throws up in 4-8 hours) If she eats only her food she has no issues.
I have tried organic treats and a multitude of others with supposed few ingredients, but none seem to settle well with her. So I decided to make my own. She can comfortably eat up to 4 of these a day with no issues. (I haven't fed more than this to test if she will get sick or not) Four is more than enough for this tiny girl.
These are so cheap and fast to make you will not believe it. It's thrown all in one bowl and mixed – How easy is that? I can have them made in the time it takes you to go out and buy your dog treats at the pet store. Now, for those whose pets have allergies or stomach issues I suggest the following:
Day 1 – Preferably in the morning, start with only a half a cookie and wait for 4 hours closely monitoring the dog for any upset.
Day 2 – Give a whole cookie in the morning and monitor, at lunch give another cookie and monitor.
Day 3 – If your dog tolerated the cookies well you can give up to 4 cookies or more. However much you decide to spoil your pet!
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I hope that your four footed friends love these as much as Zoe and her sensitive stomach has!
From the spoil-your-dog-rotten-because-they-are-cute-girl,
- 1.5 cups Whole Wheat Flour1/4 cup Beaten egg About a 1/2 egg beaten1/4 cup Water plus 2 Tbsp water1/4 cup powdered milk2 tbsp All Natural Smooth Peanut Butter1 tbsp Honey
It is easiest to use a stand mixer and paddle attachment for mixing this. You can mix my hand but it takes a bit longer.Add all to mixing bowl. Set on low and let it mix. After a few minutes it will form a dough, (Trust me it takes a while) mix for an additional minute. Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thickness onto a lightly floured surface. Use small cookie cutters of your choice repeating until all dough is used. If the dough dries out just wet your hands with water and knead the dough until it is the correct consistency again.Place them on a sheet of parchment or nonstick pan and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 25 minutes until they are brown around the edges. Start to watch them at 20 minutes in your oven since the thickness of the cookies and ovens can vary.Leave them out to cool for 2 hours. The cookies should be crunchy.