USING COOKIES TO HIDE HERBS INSIDE!
Dr Julie Schell BSc(Hons), DVM, CVA, ACVCHM, CVC
Sometimes pets will not eat their medicinal herbs if they are simply mixed into their food. You can try these methods: https://www.bowbottomvet.com/2016/02/25/how-to-give-chinese-herbal-medications/
Or, you can bake them into cookies! Many dogs and cats love cookies. Especially homemade ones! I love making dog cookies- you can mix a combination of any cooked grain, legume, pulse, plus any cooked meat, any vegetable and/or fruit plus melted coconut oil and/or egg and/or almond milk and/or unsweetened low-fat yogurt. Put it in a food processor to blend together.
To determine how much wet ingredients to add to make the desired dough consistency, first add in the grains/legumes/veggies/fruit/meat into food processor and blend until the ingredients look “sandy”. Then gradually mix in the liquids.
To add the herbs, you shape teaspoon or tablespoons sized pieces of dough into balls using your hands, or the spoon itself. Then, with a straw, poke a hole and add in the herbs at the desired dose volume. Then re-shape the ball to close the herbs inside. Then bake at about 225 degrees Fahrenheit or 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Must bake on parchment paper so it will not stick to the cookie sheet. Convection ovens allow faster cooking time.
This is what PAWsionate Chef cookies look like:
Feel free to contact www.pawsionatechefs.com if you would like us to bake your pet’s herbs into cookies!