Unique and Special Diet Biscuits, by request.
We can make our biscuits Gluten Free with buckwheat flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour or rice flour or Grain Free, with pea flour.
Although corn and soy are gluten free, we do not use them in our treats because they are known to be potential allergens to sensitive dogs. Also the starches in the corn and the soy are “Sticky”, which can cause some issues in the small intestine. The sticky food get stuck in the absorption sites found on the intestinal wall (villi), and decrease nutrient absorption, and eventually cause malnutrition.
Granny Lyn can also make the treats without any Chicken, Beef, and Pork if there are sensitivities to these animal proteins.
Golden Sardine Snacks.
Made with tumeric these cookies are soft and therefore need to be kept in the refrigerator or the freezer. Some of the benefits of feeding tumeric to furbabies:
- Inflammation Problems: Since it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is a good herb to use with dogs with chronic inflammation, such as skin problems, arthritis and joint pain.
- Liver Problems: If your dog has a mild liver problem, use turmeric to help protect their liver from deteriorating further faster.
- Digestive Problems: Got a gassy dog? Add turmeric to his food and let the herb help decrease gas formation in the GI tract. Turmeric can also improve digestion because it stimulates the secretion of enzymes.
- Health Tonic: If your dog is in their senior years, you may want to add turmeric to his food to help support his heart and as a general antioxidant to prevent cognitive dysfunction and cancer.
- Cancer: If your dog has unfortunately been diagnosed with cancer, then you should definitely add turmeric to his food daily to help fight cancer.
J.A. Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Comprehensive Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing (Rodale Books, 2000).
R. Kidd, Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Dog Care (Storey Publishing, 2000).
C.J. Puotinen, Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats (Keats Publishing, 1999).
M.L. Wulff-Tilford and G.L. Tilford, Herbs for Pets (Bowtie Press, 1999).
Murphy’s Calming Chamomile Cookies
Made with oats, chamomile, blueberries, and pumpkin seeds these cookies are high in dietary fibre, low in fat, and have a calming effect for those high strung and overactive furbabies:
- Oats: Oats are very rich in fiber, which slows down the digestion rate so that L-tryptophan, which is essential for the production of serotonin (nature’s own antidepressant), can be absorbed at a higher rate.
- Chamomile: This herb is well known to promote general relaxation and relieve stress. Animal studies show that chamomile contains substances that act on the same parts of the brain and nervous system as anti-anxiety drugs.
- Blueberries: Blueberries contains multi-vitamins and antioxidants, all which help in protecting the canine’s body from stress.
- Pumpkin seeds: They contain a variety of vitamins, L-tryptophan, glutamate and selenium. Glutamate is used in the production of GABA, which is anti stress neurochemical. And if there is not enough Selenium in a dog’s diet, the deficiency can lead to anxiety, depression and fatigue.