Homemade dog treats with Anise are amazing! I do not know why, but I go crazy for the scent of anise. I use to live with two cats that use to go bonkers for catnip. Well let me tell you anise is the catnip for dogs! It’s an intoxicating scent and when added to a homemade treat…yum! However my wagging pals, just as not all cats like catnip, even though I have never seen one who has not! Some dogs might go crazy to anise. My vet said
It is likely that canine heredity determines which dogs are most excited by anise, yet research into the phenomenon is very limited. Some dog foods do contain trace amounts of anise, though manufacturers claim this is not for anise’s attractant qualities but for its role in doggy digestion: it supposedly reduces farts!
prep time: 20 minutes: Makes about 30 treats
- 125 g (1 cup) Whole Wheat flour
- 125-140 g (1 cup) Oatmeal
- 4 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 225 ml (1 cup) Chicken stock
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) baking powder
- 200 g (1 cup) grated carrot
- 30 ml (2 tbsp) powdered anise
- preheat oven to 180º C (350º F)
- Mix up the flour and oatmeal
- Blend the vegetable oil and chicken stock, baking powder, carrots, and anise together.
- Now mix these two groups together until you have a nice dough
- Roll dough out and cut your desired shapes for your size of dog.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
- Let cool and then let your dog enjoy your homemade dog treats with anise!
Note: store in an air tight container for up to 2-3 weeks.
For the humans, I would suggest:
- Anise Almond Biscotti (bellacorea.wordpress.com)