500g of beef mince
2x eggs (whole, including shell)
3 cups of rolled oats
2x large carrots (grated)
1 cup of plain natural yoghurt
1 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon)
1 tsp ginger (grated)
1 tbsp thyme
Mix all ingredients together to form a dough. Cut into shapes or hand shape them if you are lazy like me!
You can also blend up the mixed ingredients and use the mixture in a piping bag or jerky gun and pipe into strips.
Dehydrate or bake:
Dehydrate on 70 for 30 hours or until they snap when broken!
Cook in oven on 180 for 45 minutes or until they snap when broken!
Why use spices and herbs in the treats?
Cinnamon (Ceylon) has a pungent, slightly sweet flavor. It's recommended to relieve vomiting and aid digestion. Cinnamon is said to have one of the highest anti-oxidant levels of all food sources and can help remove the alfatoxins present in foods. Cinnamon is also good for keeping teeth clean and fighting bad breath.
Ginger is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory used to treat digestive upset, nausea, gas, motion sickness, heart problems, joint inflammation due to arthritic conditions, to reduce fever, and is also effective as an anti-infective, especially against viruses. It can decrease blood sugar levels, and increase absorption of all oral medications. Too much ginger may cause nausea, especially when given on an empty stomach, and can affect how well blood clots. Do not give to a dog with a gastric ulcer or pregnant dogs.
For more information on safe herbs and spices for dogs visit: http://thecaninechefcookbook.com/safe-herbs-spices/