Our fur babies are so precious. The happiness they bring when they bound through the door to meet us, tails wagging, faces smiling and the hugs they give!
Did you know that Manuka Honey is an incredible salve for wounds on dogs and puppies? This is because of the antibacterial properties in the manuka nectar and the fact that there are no added chemicals or nasties for your pooch to consume when they inevitably try to lick their sore spot. It can also be an effective natural ointment for dogs who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that Manuka Honey provides support for digestion, allergies and sinus issues in pets as well, so including Manuka Honey in your dogs diet is a great way to keep them healthy and happy and full of energy.
If you'd like to learn more about Manuka Honey for dogs, have a read through our article: Manuka Honey for Dogs - 4 Reasons Your Dog Will Love it.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (this helps to keep breath fresh!)
1/2 cup milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup Manuka Honey - we recommend our Anytime Range for this recipe
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp cold water (enough to make the dough stick together without crumbling)
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment. Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, milk powder, and salt.
Add the eggs, Manuka Honey and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.
Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).
To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4" thick, and cut with a 3 1/2" cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you've used all the dough.
Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.
Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool, ready for eating! (Your dog that is, although they are perfectly safe for you to eat too!)
Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks, or freeze and defrost for eating whenever a little treat is needed.