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.
1. Our ingredients.
2. Make a fresh cup of Chamomile tea and let it infuse and cool (or use chicken stock instead).
3. Add 250 gm (9oz) of oats to a large bowl.
4. Add 250 gm (9oz) of wholemeal flour
5. Add 250 gm (9oz) of smooth peanut butter to mix bowl
6. Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric
7. Add 4 teaspoons of baking powder
9. Give it all a good mix
10. Chamomile tea has now infused and cooled
11. Slowly add enough Chamomile (or chicken stock) to make a pastry.
12. Get your hands in and knead
14. Roll out to about 2cm thickness (just less than 1 inch).
15. Cut into shapes
16. Place trays in a preheated oven at 200c (gas mark 7) for 40 mins.
17. 40 mintues later and they are done. They need to be crunchy on the outside but softer in middle.
18. If dog is sitting nice…..
19. Give to dog.