Homemade banana sardine dog biscuits are a healthy and tasty treat that you can make for your furry friend. These biscuits are packed with nutrients and flavor that your dog will love. Bananas are a great source of potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C, while sardines are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
By making these biscuits at home, you can control the ingredients and ensure that your dog is getting a wholesome snack without any harmful additives. Plus, it's a fun and rewarding activity to do with your pup!
The flavor combination of sardines and bananas were well received by my dogs, especially as they were baking. They loved our frozen sardine dog treats too. My dogs are big fans of bananas and sardines, so I thought that I would put them together in a recipe. It's not something I would try myself though!
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ARE SARDINES GOOD FOR DOGS?
Yes, sardines can be good for dogs. Sardines are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining healthy skin and coat, supporting joint health, and promoting overall wellbeing. They also contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for healthy bones.
However, it's important to feed sardines to your dog in moderation and to choose sardines that are low in sodium and don't contain any added oils or flavorings. Too much salt can lead to dehydration and other health problems in dogs, so it's best to limit the amount of salt in their diet.
Also, it's important to note that some dogs may have allergies or sensitivities to certain types of fish, including sardines.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
These homemade dog treats have just 5 simple ingredients.
- Bananas - ripe bananas are best as they are easier to mash.
- Sardines - tinned in water with no added salt.
- Egg - Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin D and vitamin B12.
- Turmeric - used for it's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- Rice flour - we used rice flour for this dog biscuit dough but other flours can be used. A few suggestions are in the recipe tips below.
HOW TO MAKE SARDINE DOG BISCUITS
This is an easy dog biscuits recipe even though the dough is a bit smelly!
Mash the banana
Add the other ingredients to make a dough
Roll the dough and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter
Place on a baking tray and bake.
If the dog biscuit dough is too try, add a few tablespoons of water.
The rice flour is gluten and wheat free but other dog friendly flours that can be used in this recipe are wholewheat, oat flour, coconut flour and chickpea flour.
Omit the turmeric and add chopped fresh parsley for a dog friendly herb swap.
Rolling out the dough in between parchment paper helps with any sticky dough.
These homemade banana sardine dog biscuits should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge. They should last about 7 days.
You can freeze any treats and they will keep up to 3 months. Store them in zip lock bags or an airtight container. Defrost at room temperature before giving the treats out.
Banana Sardine Dog Biscuits
- 1 banana, ripe
- 84 grams tinned sardines in water no added salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
- Add the egg and keep mashing.
- Drain the sardines and add to the bowl. Mash well.
- Add the rice flour and turmeric and mix into a dough. If the mixture is too dry add a few tablespoons of water.
- Roll the dough out in between two layers of parchment paper to about ¼ inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the dough into shapes.
- Place the biscuits on the baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes, turn the biscuits over and bake for about 15 minutes until firm.
- Let the biscuits cool completely before serving to your dog.
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