Hypoallergenic Dog Biscuits with Meat
Grab this recipe for hypoallergenic dog biscuits with meat! It contains only two ingredients and is super easy to make. Most importantly, your dog would love the taste and would definitely beg you for more!
So your dog has unfortunately been found to have the dreaded "food allergy"... Relax! It's not the end of the world! Your dog can still live a relatively itch-free life with a little bit of detective work on your (and your vet's) part.
What detective work? You ask.
Well, dear Watson, I am talking about the "elimination diet" - finding out which protein and carb sources your dog is allergic to by trial and error basically. If you are not familiar with this process, please see this page for more information.
Once you have determined, through elimination, which novel proteins and carbs your dog can eat, then you can start using such food items to make these super-easy, two-ingredient hypoallergenic dog biscuits for your poochie.
A Simple Recipe of Hypoallergenic Dog Biscuits
What? Only two ingredients (well, three if you really what to count water as an ingredient!)?
Yes - you've got that right! But remember to use two ingredients that are novel and tolerable by your dog.
Use this recipe as a base and rotate the protein and flour from time to time to make sure that your dog doesn't develop an allergic reaction to them over time.
Recipe: Two-Ingredient Hypoallergenic Dog Biscuits
- 1 cup pureed protein source that your dog can eat (e.g. venison, duck, rabbit, lamb, etc.)
- 1 cup whole grain flour that your dog can eat (e.g. quinoa, brown rice, potato, amaranth, etc.)
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the meat and water in a food processor (or blender) and whirl until smooth.
- Add flour, a little at a time, to make sure it is well incorporated into the meat. (Don't fret if the dough is a bit sticky - it will be and it's fine!)
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured board or counter, and make small balls of dough. Roll them in flour, then roll out the dough to make pencil-like strips (size depends on your dog's size).
- Use a sharp knife and cut dough strips into small pieces and flatten them into biscuits.
- Put biscuits onto the baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
- Turn down oven to 175°F (80°C) and bake for another 30 minutes.
- Turn off oven and allow biscuits to cool completely before removing them from oven.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Did you know that amaranth flour is made from the seed of the amaranth plant? (Me neither!) I was told that it's high in protein (Yay!) and it is also a good source of lysine.
- Lysine is an essential amino acid - a protein building block if you may - that our bodies cannot produce and must be obtained from foods. Lysine is, I was told, beneficial to us for a number of reasons, such as making our muscles and bones stronger so we can keep chasing that squirrel (and the mail carrier) longer. It also helps develop and boost our immune system so we don't get sick too often. All good stuff!