Mint! It's that time of year that gardens are over flowing with this easy to grow herb. Most gardeners would explain that its fast growing and fairly invasive. Not only is it great once dried in a tea, but it's also good for our dogs!
Mint is a natural flea repellent and a great breath freshener. mint inhibits bacteria growth in his mouth and can be minced and sprinkled fresh in the kibble. It also can settle an upset tummy and help with motion sickness.
All new pups here get mint tea (cooled) added to their kibble the first 5-6 meals to help keep their digestive tracts ... well... on track!
Baking with Mint
Once you add the wet ingredients to the dry, simply hand mix. If it doesn't form a ball add water one tablespoon full at a time. The dough will spread (with some coaxing) over a baking sheet. A 9" x 15" pan will do it. Smaller will make thicker treats and bigger thinner. Adjust your cooking times to match. I like to use my pizza cutter and score the raw dough to the size treat I like. You can roll yours out on wax paper and use cookie cutters if you'd like. My boys don't seem to mind boring old squares.
Score. Bake. Store!
Once you've scored or cut the dough, simply bake for 15 minutes, remove, break apart and return to the shut off oven to cool (and dehydrate).
Storage is simple and counter top safe, no need to refrigerate.