This cheese and chicken dog treats recipe is low carb and gluten free. Ground chicken are cheese are combined with coconut flour, ground flaxseed, egg and parsley and baked.
These are a baked soft dog treat but could be air fried too.
Low carb dog treats are great for dogs with diabetes and because we use coconut flour and ground flaxseed these can be good for dogs with allergies.
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CAN DOGS EAT CHEDDAR CHEESE?
Although cheese is full of protein, calcium and vitamin A it should be given in moderation to your dog as the fat content can add the calories.
However, little cubes of cheese are great for training and dogs seem to love cheese as much as we do.
Not all cheese varieties are suitable for dogs but Cheddar cheese is one of them. Other suitable cheeses for dogs are mozzarella, cottage cheese, Colby and Swiss cheese.
It goes without saying that cheese is not suitable for any dog who is lactose intolerant.
COCONUT FLOUR FOR DOGS
Coconut flour is made from ground coconut meat and is a great low carb and gluten free flour. It has a high fiber content, protein and high in vitamin B and C.
The lauric acid content in coconut flour can help with arthritis as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
The ground chicken could be replaced by ground turkey. We cook it before using it in the recipe. If you have left over chicken (unseasoned) that could be used too.
Cheddar cheese could be swapped with cottage cheese or Swiss cheese.
To bind these homemade dog treats we used a combination of ground flaxseed and coconut flour to keep the treats low carb and gluten free. Almond flour could be used as well.
The parsley helps with fresh breath for the dog.
Always check with your veterinarian before introducing any new foods into your dog’s diet.
HOW TO MAKE CHEESE CHICKEN DOG TREATS
We baked these homemade dog treats in a silicone mold but you could roll them and bake them in balls. The mixture is too soft to roll.
Mix the ingredients
Dog Frozen Treat Molds
Silicone frozen treat molds with paw and bone shapes.
Keep these savory dog treats in a sealed container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 4 days, just as any cheesy chicken dish for us would.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These dog treats can be frozen and should be placed in a zip locked bag or air tight container. They will keep for up to 3 months and should be defrosted thoroughly before given as treat. Warm them in the oven or air fryer.
The texture of these chicken treats is soft than crunchy. You could try to make them longer for a firmer treat.
We would advise no more than 2 a day and these are treats, not a meal substitute. If you are monitoring your dogs diet, include the calorie amount of these into their daily allowance.
MORE CHICKEN DOG RECIPES
Cheesy Chicken Dog Treats
- 1 cup ground chicken cooked
- ½ cup Cheddar cheese grated
- 2 medium eggs
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup parsley chopped
- ¼ cup water optional if mixture too dry
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well. For a smoother mixture you could use a food processor to combine the ingredients.
- If the mixture is too sticky, add more coconut flour. If it is too dry, add the water.
- Either press the mixture into a silicone tray or roll into balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm.
- All to cool before giving a treat.