Homemade treats for dogs and cats
Taken from the book “The Natural Way for Dogs and Cats” by Midi Fairgrieve – isbn 0-85207-344-5
2 tablespoons bran/bran flakes (eh wheat, oat or rye)
2 cups wholemeal flour (eg wheat, rice, rye etc)
1 heaped tablespoon brewer’s yeast (if no yeast allergy), or crushed vitamin B complex tablets
1 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses (1 teaspoon for cats)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
30g butter (cats)
1 teaspoon fish-liver oil (cats)
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Shape the dough into small, flat biscuit shapes and bake in a moderate oven for about half a hour until dry and hard.
The biscuits will keep for at least a week if stored in a cool, dry, airtight container. All of the above ingredients can be bought in health food stores. (Substitute wheat bran and wheat flour for an alternative grain if you suspect an allergy to wheat).
These make a really healthy biscuit and are also a fun treat for children to make for their pets.