These are great treats to give your dog on St. Patrick’s day!
These bones are packed with nutritious flax seed and bone broth (if you choose to use it as a base).
The bones only have three ingredients (four if you use bone broth) which makes it okay to give to most pups with sensitive stomachs. However, you still want to speak to your regular vet before giving them to your dog.
Let’s talk about some of the benefits your dog can get from the ingredients.
If you want to know about the benefits of feeding your dog flax seed you can read my full article here. However, it is safe to say that these little seeds are nutritional powerhouses and your pup can benefit from them just like you can.
Flax seeds also take the place of eggs in this recipe!
If you decide to substitute bone broth in this recipe as opposed to water you should know about the many benefits which include joint support, liver detoxification, and they can contribute to a healthy gut. You can read more about it here.
Peas are packed with nutrients and safe for dogs. They have several vitamins, are rich in protein, fiber, and have needed minerals. You can use green peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, or English peas. The type of peas you use will reflect in the color of your bones. One important thing to point out is that you do not want to use canned peas as they have a ton of sodium.
While I used potato starch in my bones, you have a variety of options. Read up on the safe and not so safe flours to use in your homemade dog treats.
St. Patties Pea Bones
- 1 Cup Flour or Potato Starch
- ⅓ Cup Water or Bone Broth
- ½ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Green Peas
- 2 tbsp Flax Seeds
- Soak your peas in enough water to cover them until soft
- Once soft place your ½ cup of water (or bone broth) in a pot with the flax seeds. Stir while cooking on medium heat. Once your water becomes like a gel you can stop mixing and allow to cool.
- Once cooled place your softened peas and ⅓ cup of water in a blender or mixer to mix together
- Stir together the pea mixture, flax gel, and flour
- Use a cookie cutter to create the desired shape and place in oven on a baking rack for 30 minutes at 300°
- Remove from oven and allow to cool, then enjoy (well, let your dog enjoy)
Treats should never take the place of your dogs meals, so give them sparingly!