Dog Treat Saturday! The pups are so good and patient throughout the week when I’m running around being an adult…you know…having a job, running errands, maintaining the house…I think it’s only fair to reward them on Saturdays! Last week I made delicious Peanut Butter Cookies. But, it’s very common for dogs to have wheat intolerance, so I thought I do try something simple and easily tolerated by dogs even in the strictest of diets!
Cinnamon Apple Slices
PREHEAT OVEN 350F
Line a baking sheet with wax paper
* 2 apples
* 1/2 cup – lemon juice
* 2 cups – water
* 4 teaspoons – cinnamon
Preparation: Combine lemon juice and water in a medium bowl and set aside.
Peel, core, and slice apples. Place slices in lemon juice/water bath and let them soak for 10 minutes.
Scatter the slices on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Turn oven off but leave apple slices in it for an additional 10 minutes.
Place baking sheet on a wire rack and allow apple slices to completely cool.
Tips and Tricks
– Make sure you remove all apple seeds. They contain cyanide and are poisonous to dogs.
– You can substitute cinnamon with ginger powder. I chose cinnamon because it has positive health benefits for dogs, like improving their brain function (i.e., memory and attention), helping regulate blood sugar, and boosting body’s ability to use insulin. Cinnamon has also been found to have antifungal properties (i.e., combats Candida, which is the fungus responsible for causing yeast infections). This is extra important for dogs who suffer from allergies, because this makes them more prone to yeast infections. In fact, studies found that yeast infections are commonly resistant to medication but not to cinnamon!