Elderberry Dog Treat Recipe- It's Easy!
Elderberry syrup can be a great way to keep your entire family's immune system in check. This includes your pets too! Elderberry syrup is an antiviral and is one of the most effective treatments for cold, flu, and cough in both humans and dogs.
Like humans, dogs get sick too. When your dog comes down with a cold, taking quick action to treat their symptoms may help prevent the cold from fully developing. This can be great for dogs who get exposed to kennel cough. It not only is good for their immune systems, but can help with their joints by reducing inflammation, reduces anxiety, and supports their respiratory health.
We recommend a teaspoon for small dogs, 2 teaspoons for medium sized dogs and a tablespoon for large dogs. Dogs love it when mixed with pumpkin or added to yogurt.
We also came up with a quick and easy dog treat recipe for you to try. Besides, who doesn't love to spoil their dog? These crunchy, elderberry dog treats made with peanut butter and oats will become your dog's new favorite cookie.
Elderberry Dog Treats
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Tablespoons Elderberry Boost Syrup (honey-free)
1/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
(Make sure that you find a kind of peanut butter that does not have any artificial sweeteners like xylitol in it - that is toxic to dogs.)
1) Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2) Mix oats, pumpkin puree, peanut butter and Elderberry Boost syrup together in a large mixing bowl.
3) Slowly add flour while mixing until dough no longer is sticky to touch. Ideally, you want the dough to be like a pasta dough or sugar cookie dough - stiff but moldable and not runny and sticky. If the dough is too dry, you can add 1/8 cup water until you get the desired consistency.
4) Flour a clean surface to roll out your dough with a rolling pin. Roll it out to about ½ an inch thick. It doesn't have to be perfect, but you don't want to make these really thin or they will burn.
5) Cut out your treats using your favorite cookie-cutters
6) Bake in the oven at 350°F for 40 minutes, until the biscuits are hard/crunchy.
We have had many dogs try the treats and they have absolutely loved them! Your pup is sure to love them too!