I've spent these last few weeks creating a new treat.
This is my jam: researching ingredients, measuring, remeasuring, crossing my fingers, and hoping they'll bake up with a subtle balance of chew and crunch, and Henry will gobble them right up.
Here it is, kids: sardine/carrot aka. Madeline.
My goal with this one was to make a dog treat that was full of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins for optimal dog health.
Fatty acids are important because they build the cells in their bodies. Most commercial dog foods do not contain omega-3, as it's not yet a required fat, but numerous scientific studies believe it to be essential to the well-being of dogs.
This article is a great source, and I urge all dog owners to do their research to provide their dogs with the best nutrition possible. http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_12/features/Fats-Chance_20658-1.html
Also added to this fishy delight is carrots. Low in calories, carrots are a fantastic source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants.
I just threw some whole, fresh carrots in my Ninja, and boom!
They won't even know they're there. (Henry refuses to eat raw carrots, so I got tricksy, precious).
This dog treat is oat-based, like Aspen's (blueberry/bacon), Percy's (cheddar/apple) and of course, our Henry's Original (peanut butter/banana).
Oats are high in protein. "According to the World Health Organization, oat protein is equivalent in quality to soy protein.
So, equal to meat, milk and egg protein." (http://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/benefits-oats-dogs-and-cats)
Isn't that amazing?
In addition to protein, oats also boast iron, fiber, zinc, and B vitamins.
They benefit skin, nervous system, stomach, spleen, lungs, and the urinary and reproductive systems.
(getting real close: Percy's (cheddar/apple))
Time for me to get baking.
Just to wrap this up in a pretty little tasty package, Madeline's dog treats contain: oats, sardines, carrots, eggs, and yogurt.
All natural ingredients, because our dogs deserve it.
I feel great putting this one out there, because it's good for your dog, and delicious too.
I love this gig.
Lauren & Henry