It’s spring and that means the occasional thunderstorm.  A good spring rain can refresh the earth and feed your newly planted veggies and flowers.  But, Best Bully Sticks knows that sometimes our pups don’t like the loud booming of thunder. An anxious dog tugs at our heart stings and as proud pooch parents, we want to help calm our dog’s nerves.

That’s why this week we’re bringing you a special treat from our friends at Doggy Dessert Chef! These Lemon-Lavender Biscuits are made with culinary lavender found easily on the Internet or your local spice shop.  Lavender has a calming effect by way of a dog’s olfactory system (nose) and has been proven to be a natural way to calm a dog through thunderstorms and separation anxiety.

Ingredients

1 Lemon (juiced and zested)

1 tablespoon Culinary Lavender

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 cup Milk

1 Egg

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, lavender, milk and egg until well combined.

3. Slowly add flour and knead until all ingredients are mixed. Roll dough out on floured surface 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes with the cookie cutter.

4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Cool and refrigerate.

We hope this recipe helps your pup in the next spring thunderstorm!

(recipe courtesy of Doggy Dessert Chef)