Serving size: approx. 30 snacks
Preparation time: 40 minutes
3 ½ ounces frozen raw tuna filet, defrosted
4 ½ ounces whole wheat flour, organic
1 tablespoon parsley, organic
1 egg, free range
1 tablespoon salmon oil
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2. Finely mince the tuna with a sharp knife.
3. In a medium size bowl, mix the fish with the flour, parsley, egg and oil until a dough forms.
4. Sprinkle a little flour on the working surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut with a bone shaped cookie cutter, dipping the cutter into flour as you go.
8. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving an inch between each cookie.
9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to cool on a wire rack.
10. Cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Tuna offers benefits for your dog’s cardiovascular health as it contains lots of omega 3 fatty acids. It’s also rich in potassium, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium and a good source of vitamin B3, B6 and B12.
Whole wheat flour helps dogs reduce several health risks like obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and some cancers. It is are a great source of insoluble fiber.
Parsley is packed with chlorophyll (38.0 mg of chlorophyll per cup) and is a natural breath freshener for dogs. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse with vitamin K, C and A and lots of iron.
Make sure you only add cooked eggs to your dog’s diet as raw egg whites can cause biotin deficiency and is hard to digest. Cooked they contain digestible protein, riboflavin and selenium.
Salmon oil, often used in dog supplements in pill or liquid form, is extremely high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids. It shows benefits in both older dogs and puppies alike. Better brain function, healthier bones, anti-inflammatory and helping with arthritis.