Say your dog is
crazy sensitive. Perhaps your dog doc even said, “Maybe lay off the gluten,” on account of some issues. While there is a dog food for that, you’re going to need some gluten-free dog treats to go along with that IAMS. Yep, I made some dog treats for my dog who totally can eat two Whitman’s samplers back-to-back. I know she can since I’m the one who cleaned up the destruction in the wake of her gorge. But hey, why should I have all of the gluten-free fun? Doesn’t she look like she could use some gluten-freeness in her life?
I’m also pretty sure she was excited because I used my Texas cookie cutter. She’s never been to Texas, but now she has the chance to experience the magic, through dog cookies.
Holy hell, I cannot believe that I just cooked for my dog. I grew up in a time and place where dogs lived outside and if they ate dead animals from around the neighborhood, well that was one meal you did not have to provide. If your labrador grew a goiter on the side of his head, you just avoided it when petting him. This cocker spaniel, however, has been to the vet so many times, and received so many special treatments (Can we talk about the herpes on her feet? No? Okay) that I’m pretty sure I’ve spent more money on her than both of my children combined. So why not gluten-free dog treats? Why not?
So these snacks for pets were totally easy to make, and also make me realize that dogs don’t have to eat leftover junk that humans won’t touch. I picked this recipe from Bullwrinkle because there was peanut butter inside these munchies, and my dog does love the peanut butter. Needless to say, she freaking devoured these gluten-free dog biscuits. Still, this whole gluten-free animal thing is somewhat hard for me to swallow. Not my three-year-old though, as he also enjoyed chowing down on the biscuits. Don’t judge.
This is how you make your dog happy, and gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Dog Biscuits
adapted from Bullwrinkle
2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 1/2 cups milk
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine all of the ingredients until smooth.
3. Place dough on lightly gluten-free floured surface and knead the dough some more. Roll out to 1/2 thick and cut with your favorite cookie cutter.
4. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Makes: 20 dog biscuits