So you saw the video of Poppy holding her Turmeric Treat on her nose?
If not check out this link and come back here for the recipe. The benefits of the spice turmeric are many. It is a potent yet safe anti-inflammatory. Turmeric’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects offer people and animals with joint disease relief when they use the spice regularly. Gerard Paul, who writes for ManyEats, wrote an extensive post on turmeric’s (and curcumin’s) health effects, its potential benefits, and
its downsides. Please check out his article here (https://manyeats.com/health-effects-of-turmeric-and-curcumin/) to determine if adding turmeric to your dog’s diet is right for you!
Poppy was only 2 when she tore the Cranial Cruciate Ligament in both knees. The surgery went as well as could be expected, but the Dr. told us to expect osteoarthritis to set in. From the time she came home, she has been on Life’s Abundance Agility Supplement. (see http://goo.gl/iBKICm to see the formula). Poppy is now almost 7 years old, and can run like a deer! So naturally, finding treats that can offer anti-inflammatory measures as well as an antioxidant are always welcome!
Here is the recipe for Easy Turmeric Cut Out Treats
***I always wear disposable gloves when working with this dough…Turmeric can stain hands and countertops! Once baked into the cooky, it doesn’t seem to stain.
EASY Dog Biscuit with Pumpkin, Flaxseed, and Turmeric
2 cups flour
1/3 cup flaxseed meal
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of pepper (preferably cracked)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
1/2 can of pumpkin
1/2 cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together egg, pumpkin, and oil until it has a smooth consistency.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Knead a few times until you have a dough ball. Add some water if dough is too dry. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. OR …
Shape into balls and press with a fork as you would for peanut butter cookies. Dip fork in rice flour if dough is too sticky. ** Pierce each cookie about 5 X so that the heat will go through.
Turn the cookies over and continue to bake at 170°F for about 2 hours for extra crunchiness. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
I got a little fancy with these “Christmas Dog Cookies”–After placing cut-outs on baking sheet, brush with egg white and sprinkle with non pareils!