Having fresh picked apples in the house finally motivated me to bake some treats for the dogs! I looked through all my recipes for one with apple, and found this one that I had made before. To give credit where it is due, I had found this recipe on All-natural-dog-treat.com, though I did modify it just a bit.
I prefer to use the chopped apple, and I have a food processor that makes that easy. You can see here how there are some nice chunks of apple in there, and you can see the parsley and cinnamon as well.
Parsley and cinnamon both have benefits for dogs:
- Parsley helps freshen breath, and is anti-inflammatory and can help soothe arthritis symptoms. It can help cleanse organs and possibly prevent diseases. *However, do not give to dogs who are pregnant or have severe kidney problems.*
- Cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory and can help relieve painful joints from arthritis. It can help regulate blood sugar for dogs with diabetes, and can improve circulation and benefit the heart. It also helps with digestion/upset tummies and is a natural food preservative.
I found some fun cookie cutters I had forgotten I had, but no matter what the shape the dogs loved them!
I plan to use some of the small bones as part of a birthday treat I’ll be baking this weekend. We’ll be baking with pumpkin and sharing that recipe as well. These are two things we especially love about fall….apples and pumpkins!