Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
for Digestive Issues
These healthy homemade dog treats are designed specifically for dogs with sensitive digestive systems. The ingredients are all calming and soothing to the GI tract.
Some dogs have very strong digestive systems - they can ransack the garbage bin, eat dead rats, drink dirty water, and still remain healthy.
On the contrary, some dogs have extremely "sensitive" digestive systems. They tend to have loose stool, diarrhea, gas, and even IBS that can be triggered by various things, such as dietary indiscretion, stress, the neighbor's cat, etc.
If your dog has a sensitive digestive system, these healthy homemade dog treats are for him!
Of course, these treats cannot cure or get rid of his GI issues, but they can help calm and soothe the GI tract, and can help alleviate the symptoms somewhat. In any event, these treats are safe and gentle on even "sensitive" stomachs.
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Health Benefits of Ingredients
- Slipper Elm: Slippery elm powder comes from the bark of the slippery elm tree. The main constituent is the mucilage, which is extremely nutritious and it lubricates, calms, and soothes mucous membranes such as the membrane lining the GI tract.
Slippery elm also heals inflamed tissue, so if your dog has some inflammatory GI issues (e.g. IBD, colitis, gastritis, etc.) this herb can help too.
- Pumpkin: We all know that pumpkin is a good home remedy for both diarrhea and constipation. In addition, it is extremely nutritious and palatable for dogs. For more information about the health benefits of pumpkin for dogs, visit this page.
- Oats: Oats are rich in fiber, which helps to "bulk up" the stool so dogs with loose stool or diarrhea can benefit. Oats are also high in B vitamins and a good source of selenium, which has antioxidant properties.
- Ginger: Ginger is an herb that has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It is good for digestive issues, such as diarrhea, colic, nausea, vomting, and gas. In addition, ginger is an antioxidant and is specifically beneficial to older dogs with sluggish digestive systems.
- Peppermint: Peppermint is another digestive herb that helps dogs with GI issues such as colic, indigestion, gas, and IBS. It can also helps alleviate nausea and vomiting.
Recipe: Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup slippery elm
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh peppermint leaves, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix and blend all the ingredients.
- Form small balls (about 1" - depending on how big you want the biscuits) with your hands.
- Place them on baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a spoon.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Be sure to get 100% pure unsweetened canned pumpkin.
- If you don't have fresh peppermint leaves, but have 100% pure peppermint essential oil, use 5 drops of the essential oil instead of the fresh herb.