This dog biscuit recipe is wheat free and gluten free. It uses carob, brown rice flour, and chickpea flour. All natural and healthy ingredients for dogs.
Dogs love the taste of chocolate, which is unfortunately toxic for them. Fortunately, carob is a safe and healthy chocolate substitute.
This dog biscuit recipe is low in fat, high in dietary fiber and protein, as well as trace minerals (e.g. iron, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus).
Carob is high in dietary fiber. The fiber in carob contains polyphenol compounds (e.g. flavonoids, quercetin) that are powerful antioxidants. According to a study in the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology" in 2003, carob is believed to have anti-cancer properties.
Carob also has high mineral contents - it contains high levels of calcium, manganese, potassium, iron, and copper.
In addition, carob is rich in tannins. The tannins found in carob are not water-soluble, so they don't bind to proteins and render them unavailable, as many types of tannin do. Instead, the tannins in carob have a drying effect in the GI system, so carob is helpful for dogs with mild diarrhea. On top of that, the tannins in carob bind to toxins, making them inactive, and they also inhibit bacterial growth.
Although the taste of carob is not, in my opinion, as heavenly as chocolate, my dog seems to think otherwise and really loves anything with carob in it! Hope your dog feels the same way...