Flaxseed K9 Drop Cookies
As we welcome 2019 we also wanted to share a new recipe with all of you. Along with our recipe, we wanted to give you some additional details about our main ingredient “Flaxseeds“! What are they? Why would I give them to my dog? Is it safe? These are excellent questions and we have the answers for you below along with a tasty new recipe! Enjoy!
Flaxseeds, derived from the flax plant, are small, nutty-flavored seeds that offer a lot of health benefits for dogs. Flaxseed oil, which is made from ground and pressed flaxseeds, shares similar health properties. Both come loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, or good fats.
Flaxseeds, pack a whole lot of fiber and protein into a small serving. Fiber is important to a dog’s digestive health, while protein provides energy and keeps the immune system strong.
Flaxseeds also contain lignans, which can improve cardiovascular health and may help fight cancer. Anti-inflammatory properties of flaxseed can help ease symptoms of arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and maintain healthy skin and coat in dogs.
1 cup flour, 1/2 cup of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, freshly crushed, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, Shredded cheddar for topping
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together broth, flax, and oil until they are fairly combined (some separation is unavoidable). Add flour and whisk to combine. You will have a sticky, stretchy dough. Coat your hands with a little oil and roll dough into 16 ping-pong-ball-sized mounds. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and press a pinch of cheddar into the top of each one. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is browned and the biscuits are firm, but slightly springy. Allow 30 mins to cool and enjoy!