To celebrate Earth Day coming up April 22, we chose to feature a vegan dog treat recipe this month! While dogs thrive on a protein-rich diet, heart-healthy vegetarian snacks are great too. We also love dog treat recipes that use flax: great for heart and skin and coat health.
This month’s recipe is from Kathy of Healthy Slow Cooking, who has written several vegan cookbooks! She has 2 dogs: Max, a high-energy hound-pit mix, and Brenna, a mellow senior girl who loves her naps. The pups loved these healthy cookies, and we hope your dog will too!
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 cup rolled oats (or Irish oats, which are stone-ground)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 large banana, mashed
- ¼ cup water
For instructions on how to make these yummy dog biscuits, see Kathy’s Blissful Banana Flax Vegan Dog Biscuits.
If you don’t have time to make a homemade dog treat, see our Yummy Yam Dog Treats for a vegan option for your dog :).