These Hempy Dog Treats are an excellent way to incorporate the goodness of hemp into your dog’s daily diet. Try these out today, make small treats for little dogs and try larger treats for bigger dogs.
What’s in it for your pup?
Hemp Protein Powder Our 100% Australian grown Hemp Protein Powder is an excellent source of nutrition for your dog. Filled with perfectly balanced essential fatty acids, hemp protein is also totally allergen free. Studies report that adding hemp into your dog’s diet can result in a number of health benefits including healthy skin and coat, more energy and better weight management. Hemp protein can also contribute to healthier joints in dogs as well as a reduction in HDL cholesterol.
Pumpkin Pumpkin, like Hemp Protein Powder is an excellent source of soluble fibre and can help canines maintain digestive regularity. Pumpkin is also a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals.
Oats Oats are also rich in fibre as well as beta glucan, a cholesterol-lowering polysaccharide. Beta glucans have also been known to help reduce the symptoms of high blood pressure, canker sores and diabetes.
Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast has a delicious cheesy and savoury flavour and is full of healthy minerals, vitamins and nutrients, it is also high in fibre. Check with your vet before introducing new foods into your puppy’s diet, try a smaller portion at first.
Coconut oil Coconut oils is a natural antibacterial and antifungal, just like Hemp Oil. It is also a great way to keep your canine’s coat looking shiny and their skin hydrated and healthy.
1 cup oat bran
1 cup hemp protein powder
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tbs nutritional yeast
2 tbs coconut oil
4 tbs water
1/4 tsp dried oregano, basil and thyme
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Combine pumpkin, coconut oil and water in a bowl.
- Incorporate baking powder, yeast, herbs, oat bran and protein powder.
- Stir well until all ingredients are combined
- Form dough into shapes (I made bone shapes, but you can mould your dough into any shape)
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the biscuits dough has totally hardened and they are cooked through
- Cool on a wire rack
- Surprise your puppy with this healthy homemade treat!
These keep for a week in an airtight container in the cupboard when fully cooked through. If your biscuits are still soft, try baking them for longer or store softer biscuits in the fridge.
Although these biscuits are for dogs, humans can have them too! Add some salt or stock powder before baking and cut them into thin rectangles to enjoy at your next party.