Teeth soothing biscuits

by | Jun 6, 2020 | Homemade Dog Food Recipes | 2 comments

Ginger biscuits for teething pups or oldies with worn teeth

By Bev Cobley for BDWS

Ginger is good for sore teeth and gums and chamomile is a calmer and reduces anxiety. Chamomile tea is made by steeping dried chamomile in hot water and straining but you can buy chamomile tea bags.

A slice of ginger root rubbed on gums will bring immediate relief for sore gums.

These biscuits that are crunchy on the outside but softer in the middle are good for teething puppies or oldies who may have worn teeth and sore gums with the added benefit of sweet-smelling breath.

This can be made in a food processor, but it’s easy to do by hand.  I’m also using a large biscuit cutter but use any size you like.  They should be quite large though.

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gm (9oz) of rolled oats
  • 250 gm (9oz) of wholemeal flour
  • 250 gm (9oz) of smooth peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons tumeric (Buy Here)
  • 50 gm (2oz) grated fresh ginger or 3 teaspoons ground
  • Chamomile tea ( or chicken stock or water ) to mix
  • We’re using this biscuit cutter

METHOD

dog biscuit ingredients

1. Our ingredients.

chamomile tea

2. Make a fresh cup of Chamomile tea and let it infuse and cool (or use chicken stock instead).

add oats

3. Add 250 gm (9oz) of oats to a large bowl.

add flour

4. Add 250 gm (9oz) of wholemeal flour

add peanut butter

5. Add 250 gm (9oz) of smooth peanut butter to mix bowl

add turmeric

6. Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric

add being powder

7. Add 4 teaspoons of baking powder

add being powder
8. Add 50 gm (2oz) grated fresh ginger or 3 teaspoons ground
mixed ingredients in bowl

9. Give it all a good mix

infused chamomile tea

10. Chamomile tea has now infused and cooled

add chamomile tea

11. Slowly add enough Chamomile (or chicken stock) to make a pastry.

dog biscuit dough ball

12. Get your hands in and knead

dog dough ball in fridge
13. Leave to rest for 30 minutes in a cool place.
rolled out dog biscuit dough

14. Roll out to about 2cm thickness (just less than 1 inch).

cut out biscuit shapes

15. Cut into shapes

place in oven

16. Place trays in a preheated oven at 200c (gas mark 7) for 40 mins.

dog treats on chopping board

17. 40 mintues later and they are done. They need to be crunchy on the outside but softer in middle.

dog sitting nice for treat

18. If dog is sitting nice…..

dog eating homemade dog biscuit

19. Give to dog.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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carey B

Love the photos, they are gorgeous!

Jamie Shanks

Thanks Carey!