Can dogs eat chia seeds?
Chia seeds contain phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and several vitamins, making them ideal for sprinkling on meals and snacks. Dogs with a hearty, constant appetite feel fuller, cutting down on the food they eat and providing crucial support for weight loss in cases of obesity. Chia seeds also help regulate blood sugar levels, strengthen cells in the body, encourage shiny coats, and improve eyesight, elevating an animal’s quality of life.
Hazards of chia seeds for dogs
While hazards are few, they should be noted. Because of the fatty acids found in chia seeds, you need to make sure you don’t feed your dog too many in one sitting. Some pet owners also recommend soaking the seeds before adding them to food – this makes it less likely that your pet will choke on them or experience discomfort.
Chia seed cookies....
Chia seed dog treats recipe from The Creek Line House.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of water
1 ½ cups of beef or vegetable broth
2 cups of whole-grain flour
3 tablespoons of ground chia seeds (use a coffee bean or spice grinder for grinding)
Preheat the oven to 300°F.
In the small bowl, combine the water and chia seeds. Let it sit for 30 seconds.
Blend the chia seeds, water, flour, and oil in the stand mixer’s bowl.
Put the stand mixer on a low setting and pour in the broth as slowly as possible. This should create a dough.
Lightly coat your kitchen counter with flour and roll out the dough. Use the cookie cutter to create shapes. Unused dough portions can be rolled up and spread out again.
Place the cookies on the parchment-lined sheets and bake for about 30 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool before serving.
Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats....
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup flour (I used spelt, but whole wheat is good too)
Preheat your oven to 300F.
Add all three ingredients to a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. You'll probably need to get your hands in there in the final stages of stirring. In the end, you should have a nice ball of dough to work with.
Working on a lightly floured surface, roll your dough out until it's a little less than 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out your treats using a dog bone cookie cutter or any other fun shape.
Place your treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.
Allow the treats to cool completely before you feed them to your dog!
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Rating: 4.72 stars
Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter.
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 large eggs eggs
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon