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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Natural Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe for Dogs



This natural herbal cough syrup recipe is made with ingredients most dogs love. If your dog has a cough due to a viral infection such as a doggie cold or flu, this cough syrup recipe can help sooth your dog’s cough, and help fight the virus, without the side effects of, and toxins in conventional drugs!

Your Will Need
  • Coconut oil – use organic liquid coconut oil, not solid coconut oil.
  • Lemon juice, fresh squeezed from real lemons.
  • Honey - 100% pure, natural raw unpasteurized honey.
    • You can use wild flower honey, buckwheat honey, Manuka or another active honey, or an herbal honey.
    • If you are making this recipe for a dog that is under 12 months of age, use pharmaceutical honey, not raw honey.
  • Optional ingredients:
    • Echinacea tincture, organic.
    • Propolis tincture.
      • If your dog is allergic to bees, leave the propolis out of the recipe.
    • Turmeric powder.
    • Slippery elm bark powder, organic.
  • Mixing bowl
  • Glass jar

Preparation
  • Mix the following ingredients together in a glass, porcelain, or earthenware mixing bowl
  • You can double, triple, quadruple the recipe.
  • 2 tbs organic coconut oil
  • 3 tbs 100% pure lemon juice
  • 4 tbs raw unpasteurized honey
  • Optional
    • 1 tsp slippery elm bark powder.
    • 10 drops Echinacea tincture.
    • 10 drops propolis tincture.
    • For a dry cough you can add:
      • 1 tsp or organic turmeric powder, or 1” of fresh very finely minced organic turmeric root.
Dosage
  • You can give the cough syrup to your dog 1 times, up to 4 times per day as required.
    • Small Dogs – 1/8 tsp, up to ¼ tsp per dose.
    • Medium dogs – ¼ tsp, to ½ tsp per dose.
    • Large Dogs – ½ tsp, up to 1 tsp per dose.
Storage
  • Store in the refrigerator.
Caution
  • If your dog has health conditions, or is on conventional drugs, make sure you check herb, and other natural ingredient interactions and contradictions.
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Coconut Turmeric Spice Drop Treats for Dogs


These coconut turmeric spice drop treats are packed with healthy ingredients your dog will love, and you can feel good about the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory health promoting nutrition packed into these little drops!

You will need:
  • 1½ cup organic coconut flour
  • ½ cup organic hemp seeds
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh or dry blueberries, cranberries, or goji berries.
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • ½ cup cooled organic rooibos tea
  • 2 tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon - do NOT use Cassia cinnamon (or 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon and
  • 2 tsp organic ginger
  • 1.5 tablespoon organic turmeric.
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground organic black pepper.
Preparation
  • If the coconut oil is solid, slightly warm the coconut oil so it turns to a liquid.
  • Mix the rooibos tea, pureed squash, fruit and coconut oil together in a bowl.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the rooibos tea/coconut mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Use a teaspoon to drop the resulting dough into ice cube trays.
  • Freeze and serve frozen.
Alternately for those of you that like to bake treats for your dogs –
  • Use a teaspoon to drop the dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Remember that when you bake food it loses some of its healthful properties, so try the frozen version first!

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Kong Stuffer Recipe - Nutritious Healthy Treat


If you choose to give your dog a Kong, this Kong Stuffer recipe makes a nutritious healthy treat for your dog… 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup meat or meat grind (ground meat, organ meats and bone)
    • If on a 100% raw diet, use raw meat.
      • If not on a 100% raw diet, use gently cooked meat proteins.
      • Meat examples -
        • Poultry / fowl.
        • Red meat.
        • Wild-caught fish such as sardines.
        • Organ meats, including fresh raw tripe.
  • 1 tsp of one of the following:
    • Coconut oil, ghee, hemp seed oil, pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter, tahini.
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/3 cup of one or the combination of the following:
    • Dandelion greens
    • Kale leaves
    • Sprouts
      • Broccoli sprouts
      • Other dark leafy green sprouts
      • Cat grass sprouts
      • Herb Sprouts (i.e. basil, cilantro, dill, fenugreek, parsley)
      • Sunflower sprouts
      • Watercress
      • Wheat grass sprouts
Preparation
  • Toss all ingredients in a blender or food processor – puree.
  • Stuff the Kong with the pureed treat mix.
  • Place Kong in freezer.
  • You can cut the above Stuffer treat recipe in half, or double, triple, quadruple the recipe to suit the size and quantity of Kong you will be filling.
Serving
  • Serve frozen.
Variations
  • You can also try -
  • 1 tbs of raw unpasteurized natural honey 
  • Replace the blueberries with tart red cherries.
    • You can also choose other substitutes – for ideas go here >>
  • 1 tsp, up to 1 tbs – *herb or *spice appropriate for your dog’s health. For example:
    • Ceylon Cinnamon – read here >>
    • Ginger – read here >>
    • Turmeric – read here >>
    • Other herbs and spices for dogs – read here >>
    • *use organic or wild-crafted herbs.

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Rooibos Tea Dog Treat Recipes - Homemade Natural Health

 
Red Rooibos tea is my number one choice of herbal tea for daily use as part of a general healthy diet for dogs. Homemade rooibos tea dog treat recipes can provide you with a great way to add this amazing tea to your dog's diet. 

Organic red rooibos tea offers a powerhouse of benefits to support your dog’s short and long-term health. This tea is rich in minerals including nature’s natural antihistamine – quercetin.  Rooibos contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea, and is rich in vitamin C.

All of the dogs in my own dog pack have organic rooibos tea added to one of their daily meals.



This rich red tea is an anti-inflammatory with the power to help fight symptoms of allergies, helps fight cancer, boosts your dog’s immune system, does wonders for skin and bone health, supports heart health, slows aging, is excellent for maintaining renal health, helps to support psychological well-being and more. Rooibos is also excellent for topical application to aid in the resolution of issues such as skin inflammation and hot spots on main body and paws and natural drops for eye irritations. For more information on the many health benefits and uses of red Rooibos tea go here.



Rooibos has no known interactions with conventional drugs and is not known to interfere with health conditions – this makes it a great choice for most dogs. There are many ways you can introduce, and regularly use this healthful, versatile herbal tea to your dog’s diet and health regimen.  This tea is also safe for most cats. If your pet has an allergy to the rooibos bush you should not give your pet rooibos tea.

It is important to use organic rooibos only - do not use non-organic tea. As with all herbs, herbal teas, herbal tonics, etc., non-organic sourced herbals do not have the health promoting properties of organic-sourced herbals. The applications of herbicides degrades the healthful properties of the plant, and the resulting herbal product  has a high level of toxic residue.

Treat Recipes

Frozen Rooibos Treat


You will need

  • 1 cup organic Rooibos Tea
  • ½ cup organic frozen blueberries pureed (freezing increases the antioxidant value of blueberries)
  • ½ cup finely minced organic chicken (or other meat), pre-cooked in a little organic coconut oil (if you feed your dog raw, don’t bother cooking the meat)
  • Optional - if you want to introduce turmeric to your dog's daily diet, you can add 1 tsp up to 1 tablespoon of turmeric, and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil.

Preparation

  • Pour the tea into a mixing bowl
  • Add the pureed berries and minced chicken
  • Spoon into ice cube trays
  • Place trays in freezer
Serving

  • Serve as a treat - remember rooibos tea is red, so give these cubes to your dog where he/she will not drop them on your light-color carpets

Blended Rooibos Meal Topper

Of particular benefit to dogs that are on a dry processed 'food' (kibble) diet


You will need

  • 1 cup organic Rooibos Tea
  • ½ cup organic frozen blueberries pureed (freezing increases the antioxidant value of blueberries)
  • ½ cup finely minced organic chicken (or other meat), pre-cooked in a little organic coconut oil (if you feed your dog raw, don’t bother cooking the meat)
  • Optional - if you want to introduce turmeric to your dog's daily diet, you can add 1 tsp up to 1 tablespoon of turmeric, and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil.
Preparation
  1. Combine the ingredients either mix by hand or use a blender or food processor
Serving
  • Use as a fresh topper on your dog’s meal
  • 1 tablespoon for small dogs
  • 2 to 3 tbsp for medium size dogs
  • 3 to 4 tbsp for large dogs
Storage
  • Place in glass container, store in refrigerator for up to 4 days
Rooibos Smoothie

You will need

  • 1 cup organic Rooibos Tea
    1/2 cup mixed berries or mixed greens (beets, dandelion, kale, parsley a pinch of kelp or spirulina)
  • 1 tbsp finely ground, fresh organic pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp organic ground flax seeds ,or whole or ground chia seeds, or hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp 100% pure unpasteurized honey (leave this ingredient out for dogs under 12 months of age - see 10.0 of this article for a detailed explanation)
  •  Optional - if you want to introduce turmeric to your dog's daily diet, you can add 1 tsp up to 1 tablespoon of turmeric, and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil.

Preparation

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend
Serving

  • Serve as a treat or pour over meal
  • 1/8 cup for small dogs
  • ¼ to ½ cup for medium dogs
  • ½ to ¾ cup for large dogs

Storage
  • Place in glass container, store in refrigerator - use within an hour of making the smoothie
Rooibos Cookies – soft drops

You will need:

  • 1½ cup organic coconut flour
  • ½ cup organic ground flax seeds or chia or hemp seeds
  • ½ cup pureed – choose one or a combination of organic pumpkin, squash, apple, pear or another fruit on this list 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped dry organic blueberries, or cranberries, tart red cherries or goji berries if your dog is on conventional drugs - unless you check for interactions, don't use goji berries)
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • ½ cup cooled organic Rooibos tea
  • Optional ingredients:
  • ¼ cup of cheddar, Swiss, provolone or mozzarella cheese - do NOT use processed cheese, to understand how to choose a good cheese for your dog read here
  • 2 tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon - do NOT use Cassia cinnamon (or 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon and 1 tsp organic ginger)
  • Optional - if you want to introduce turmeric to your dog's daily diet, you can add 1 tsp up to 1 tablespoon of turmeric.
Preparation

Mix the rooibos tea, pureed squash / fruit and coconut oil together in a bowl (if the coconut oil is solid, slightly warm the coconut oil so it turns to a liquid). Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the rooibos tea/coconut mixture. Blend well. Use a teaspoon to drop the resulting dough onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Serving
  • Serve as is, or...
  • At serving time top with a little organic all-natural plain yogurt - to understand how to choose a good yogurt for your dog read here
Storage
  • Store in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks
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