Turmeric Dog Biscuit Recipe

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Before we get into the health benefits of these homemade dog treats, let’s talk about how much Lola and Rio obsessed over these! I’m thrilled with the texture of these and they for sure go on my top three dog treat recipes I’ve made to date. They’re perfect for Lola because they snap easily in half and aren’t so rock hard that she just swallows them whole (yes, this is a problem around here). These treats are crisp and crunchy kind of like a graham cracker.

Okay, so turmeric. It’s kind of a buzz word for 2016 and 2017? And for good reason. Turmeric made the list in my 9 Healthy Additions to Your Dog’s Diet and I knew I had to incorporate it into a recipe!

What is turmeric? Good question, it actually comes from a root, that looks similar to ginger, imo.

Turmeric is one of the most researched plants in existence today as a powerful antioxidant. The health benefits include:

  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Protects against radiation-induced damage
  • Reduces unhealthy levels of inflammation
  • Detoxifier
  • Relieves allergies
  • Acts as a binding agent, great for treating diarrhea
  • High in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals

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In addition to turmeric powder, I also added peanut butter to help bind everything together, a combination of oat and rice flour, and flax seed…because why not!?

It’s official. My dogs are spoiled. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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This recipe can be made with only dirtying ONE bowl. Mix everything together until nice and crumbling like the photo above.

Roll out and cut into shapes. Easy as that!

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Okay, this recipe just might be one of my favorites yet.

4.2 from 13 reviews
Turmeric Dog Biscuits
 
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These turmeric dog treats are the perfect healthy treat for your pup! They are light and crispy when cooked making a snack your dog is certain to love!
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Serves: 24-30
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Turmeric (ground)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax Seed
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients
  3. Mix until crumbly
  4. Form into two large balls and roll out
  5. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters
  6. Place onto prepared baking sheet
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, turn off oven and leave in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until crisp
  8. *Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Have you made these treats before? Please share with us in the comments. Thanks for reading!

-Sarah, Lola, & Rio

My Pittied Life – July 2015

I’m a few days late (as in it’s already August 6th!) in posting this for last month but it’s finally here.

Disc Fun
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July was an event-packed month and while we didn’t take the dogs on any long hikes in the mountains, we did make a couple trips to Horsetooth Reservoir and catch up on our disc game quite a bit.

Rio finally learned how much fun it is to leap and catch the disc before it hits the ground, imagine that! Two little disc dogs plus one disc mom who can’t throw a disc very well – great combination.

Enoch

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Any friends remember Enoch? He was our last foster dog in Minnesota and was adopted by a lady in Michigan. While she loved him, Enoch suffers from separation anxiety and after living with her for a year through a long journey and many attempts, she made the decision that her home could not provide what he needed. She contacted me and I immediately began networking and trying to find him a new place to go. I’ll admit, I was not too hopeful…

I posted a photo of him on our Facebook page requesting that if anyone knew of a home or person that would be willing to work with his anxiety, to message us.  A few hours later, the notorious Facebook ‘ding’ went off on my phone and it was a gal from Minnesota who volunteers with many of the rescues up there. She said she may have someone in mind and asked if we could start a group chat to discuss details. Two hours later, it was decided that Enoch would be coming back to Minnesota under a couple conditions: we could find transportation for him and could raise the money for everything he’d need. It was a long stretch and a tall order but as I’m reminded time and time again, together we save.

In less than one week we raised over $600 for a Pro Select Empire Kennel, grain free food for a few months, a couple training books on separation anxiety, etc. His previous owner helped transport him a good amount of the way and a team of us coordinated a handful of volunteers to bring him the remainder of the way.

Enoch is now living in what I am very hopeful will be his ‘forever’ home. He is living with a family in northern Minnesota who works opposite shifts and has committed to his training and needs. Follow along with his adventures on his Facebook page here. 

We Love Trout

Those eyes are insane – you have to watch the slow-mo video on Instagram…

Smooth as buttah. #troutskin #crazyeyes

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Our dogs love trout skin and they’re packed with nutrients.

Speaking of treats, here’s a super simple Beef Crunch Frozen Dog Treat recipe we shared recently.

Dog Dogs of Summer

July in pictures…

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Until next month…

My Pittied Life: February

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We have a lot to catch up on. After all, we missed last month’s issue of My Pittied Life…my apologies. I was most likely sorting through boxes of who knows what, taking car loads of crap to the Goodwill, or dragging 83 boxes of stuff down two flights of stairs in the process of moving.

Many of you know, we are now living in Colorado but we have quite a few other things to chat about. Did I mention, the whole moving part sucks?

Lovin’ Colorado

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Colorado has been awesome and amazing to us since we arrived! But I really had no doubts. It’s great to be back “home” and hey, with 70 degree days in February – no one can complain. This picture above was taken on Valentine’s Day. Every now and then (okay, like every day) I tend to open my weather app and compare Minnesota temps to Colorado and then laugh a little and ask myself why it took so long to get back home. Lola and Rio are obviously loving it, too. We haven’t had to bust out the dog jackets in quite some time. Although as I type, we’re expecting a big snow storm – which I can totally handle. It’s the extended stay of the negative temps that really got to me in Minne.

We’re finally getting a fence!

This seems like a silly thing to get pumped about, but as of this summer we’re finally going to have a YARD with a fence and we’ll officially be homeowners! While the house is the highlight here, the whole fence + yard part is something I’m definitely looking forward to.

PetBox

It was a good month for the dogs as they received their very first PetBox (I was pleasantly surprised at the cute box, and how well-packaged it was) and, as you can tell, Lola was not shy about her excitement.

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  •  ZippyPaws Crinkle Dragonfly – This is a cute plush toy, but seems fairly cheap and I’m not really sure how it’s still ‘alive’…but it is. The wings are crinkly and there is a squeaker in the body of the toy so we have to watch the dogs with it to make sure they don’t eat the squeaker.
  • Petstages Dental Twist – this was our favorite item in the box, but Rio has already shredded the bottom – we have to monitor him with any fabric as he’ll most likely eat it. Lola is a little better, but he tends to steal it if she is playing with it. Siblings, haha.
  • Old Mother Hubbard P-Nuttier Treats – I’m sure Rio will enjoy these. Sorry, Lola – whole wheat flour and chicken are listed in the ingredients.
  • Evanger’s Beef Dinner with Spinach and Kale – this looks like a good canned dog food that is well received on Dog Food Advisor – I’ll be adding a spoonful or two on top of their food for a little extra treat. I was happy to see that it was not chicken and was grain free.
  • Fetch TopsyTurvies hippo snail dog toy – was this in the box? It last approximately three minutes. Sorry hippo-snail, rest in peace.
  • Pet Greens Treats – The dogs were crazy about these and I was happy to see a limited ingredient dog treat that contained no fillers or grains.

As you can see it was a busy month filled with adventures, settling into our new (temporary) home while our house is being built and fun packages in the mail (for the dogs anyways). Life is good. We’ll catch up with ya next month!

Thanks for reading.

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My Pittied Life: November

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November proved to be quite the exciting month… I’ve got some exciting announcements in life de Sarah, so read on!

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Mini Rescue Operation

It was a typical Friday night. We had just finished running some errands and went to get a bite to eat. After sitting down with our BBQ sandwiches, I glanced out the window and saw a tiny white dog running through the parking lot – towards the highway.

I watched it for just a moment to see if for some odd reason it had an owner following (knowing this was not likely)…then two seconds later, I popped up out of my seat yelling back to Antonio that I’d be back, “there was a dog I had to get”! Me and my big clunky snow boots ran out the door, (attracting some strange glances on the way) and over to the direction I saw the dog.

I knelt down on the ground, kissed at the dog and watched her trot the other direction. Antonio followed me out the door with a chunk of my sandwich to try and coax the scared pup. At the same time an older couple drove up and asked if it was my dog and I asked them the same. Both resulting in the same answer – no. I asked the gentleman to drive past the dog, who was now heading toward the highway, and get out so that we could hopefully catch the dog or at the very least, direct her the other way.

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We corralled the dog into a corner of the building and the poor thing appeared to be blind. Knowing there wasn’t much of a choice, I put my gloves on and quickly snatched the dog up. The dog yelped, most likely out of fright, but quickly calmed down. I told the older couple that I would take care of finding the owner and getting this pup back home safe.

Antonio had ran back into the restaurant to grab my purse and the car keys and luckily the dog was wearing an id tag with a phone number! The first time we tried calling – no answer. The second time – an answer! An elderly woman answered the phone and I told her I had a fluffy white dog in front of me. She was delighted and asked where she was found. Five minutes later, this woman drove down to pick up her 14 year old blind, and mostly deaf dog.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

The BIG News

In August (was it August? Yep.) I resigned from my marketing job of nearly five years. It was one of the biggest decisions of my life. But it was time – time to focus on me and move forward. And it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

The first couple months went by, sluggishly and the couple promising job interviews proved not to be.

But something exciting happened recently and I’ve been questioning whether to share immediately or wait a while…oh well, here it goes:

I recently accepted a job with a marketing company.

A marketing company that just so happens to have a dog as it’s logo.

I mean, how perfect is that?

A marketing company where I’ll be working alongside Lola and Rio most of the day.

A marketing company in Colorado.

We’re moving! Moving back home.

Buh-bye Minnesota. It’s been nice (and cold), but it’s time.

I’m going miss the connections and friends we’ve made here but I’m excited. I’ll miss my horseback riding buddy, my dog friends, my rescue connections, our flyball team, our favorite places to take the dogs to play, and my mother (Lola and Rio’s grandma), but I’m ecstatic about the future.

We’ll keep you posted on the move!

 Kennel Cough Sucks

Oh, Rio. You’ve been healthy (minus the $2,500 surgery) for almost an entire year… so I guess we were due –  kennel cough got the best of him. Luckily, we had a vet appointment made for his one-year shots and what not so we had them check out the coughing. Didn’t seem to effect him all too much though and I’m just glad Lola never caught it! Sick dogs are no fun. But I’ll definitely take kennel cough over giardia or any other intestinal parasite. Yikes.

Holiday Gift Guides

We had two fabulous gift guides that I posted in November. One is a gift guide for dog lovers and one is specifically for all my “pibble” lovers. But of course, they kind of carry over into one another.

Check ’em out below!

Lola the Pitty’s 7 Top Gifts for Pit Bull Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide for Pit Bull Lovers and Advocates! lolathepitty.com
and

Lola the Pitty’s Gift Guide for Dog Lovers

 

Lola the Pitty's Holiday Gift Guide for Dog Lovers!

Thanks for reading, we’ll catch up next month!

P.s. Do I have any Colorado friends?