For Brown Dog Bakery, creating yummo doggo biscuits is important but our main aim is to create treats in the form of natural biscuits that can aid in the health and well being of your doggo ... this is why we purposely select our ingredients and super foods and why we meticulously try and test the recipes that we devise and formulate. After all ... nothing but the best for our doggos!!
*Please be aware that if your doggo prefers a softer treat or has trouble with hard foods, Brown Dog Bakery biscuits may not be suitable.
Biscuits are available in four sizes
* Brown Dog Bakery uses oats in their biscuits as oats are a great alternative for dogs who are sensitive to wheat or other grains.
* Brown Dog Bakery also uses Red Lentil Flour (sourced from a local farmer in Pinnaroo, South Australia) in conjunction with oats.
Why Does Brown Dog Bakery Only Use Oats!!
Brown Dog Bakery loves oats and oats are gentle on dog's tummy's unlike other grains that can sometimes cause upsets due to gluten. Oats are gluten free however, most oats cannot be stated as being gluten free on packaging due to the fact that oats can become compromised on mixed grain properties or at the factories where they are packaged. You can have the option to purchase oats that are gluten free certified (albeit for a price). Brown Dog Bakery is happy to fulfill an order with gluten free certified oats if requested.
So why not use alternative gluten free ingredients instead of oats? Brown Dog Bakery has a close relationship with rural South Australia and farming due to their founder being raised on a mixed cropping and sheep property which still remains in the family today. Brown Dog Bakery is a strong supporter of Australian farmers and is proud to use produce that has been farmed in Australia.
All of the fruit and vegetable waste from the Brown Dog Bakery kitchen is placed in our worm farm where 'worm juice' aka 'worm tea' or 'worm wee', is then used to fertilize our naturally grown vegetables (we do not use chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics or pesticides on our vegetable garden).
Apple Snapples: oats, apple, carrot, ginger, coconut oil
Beet Treats: oats, beetroot, spinach, coconut oil
Pump'n Berries: oats, pumpkin, blue berries, pepitas, flax seeds, coconut oil
Sunflower Power: oats, sunflower seeds, oranges, cranberries, natural honey
Yam Bams: oats, sweet potato, parsley, flax seeds, coconut oil
Carob Chip Cookies: oats, carob, banana, coconut oil
Peanut Butter Flutters: oats, banana, peanut butter
Berry Kisses: oats, strawberries, raspberries chia seeds, coconut oil
Mallee Munch: oats, red lentil flour, rosemary, pumpkin, flax seeds, coconut oil
Tazzomile Tea Cookies: oats, chamomile tea, apple, turmeric, honey
Gone Bananas: oats, cinnamon, banana, coconut, coconut oil, pepitas (mainly used for our decorated biscuits)
Black Beauties: oats, activated charcoal, banana, egg, parsley, coconut oil (a biscuit to aid doggos digestion and to help alleviate bad doggo breath)
Oat flour is easy on doggo's tummy's, is gluten free, low in sugar and is highly nutritious. Oats are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals eg copper, zinc, magnesium, selenium, folate, B1 (helps the cells in the body convert food into enrgy) and B16 (also turns food into energy and can help the body fight infections by supporting the immune system).
RED LENTIL FLOUR
Lentils are low-calorie and high in fiber so doggos feel fuller for longer. It also helps blood levels to not spike after eating and therefore lentils are great for the diabetic doggo. Lentils contain B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium and are a great source of protein.
CHICK PEA FLOUR
Chick peas are easy for doggos to digest and offer a healthy boost of protein and fiber to the diet. On the allergy scale, chick peas are very low and are therefore a great ingredient for the gluten intolerant doggo.
There is not a lot you can dislike about an apple. Apples are a perfect source of vitamins A and C (Vitamin C is an awesome antioxidant and can help reduce inflammation and cognitive aging. Vitamin A supports vision, bone growth and the immune system). Apples contain fiber and are low in protein and fat and therefore are awesome for senior doggos. We like to use apples in some of our yummo doggo biscuit recipes such as Apple Snapples, Tazzomile Tea Cookies and Hemp Cookies.
Bananas are low calories, cholesterol and sodium therefore making an excellent snack for doggos. They are high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber and copper. Bananas should only be given as a treat though, as they have a high sugar content. We like to use bananas in a number of our yummo doggo biscuits including, Peanut Butter Flutters, Carob Chip Cookies, Gone Bananas and Black Beauties.
Strawberries are a low calorie treat full of anti-oxidants, vitamin C and fiber. They have a high water content, and a teeth-whitening enzyme.
As with all fruits, they should only be given to doggos for a treat due to the sugar content.
We like to use strawberries in our Berry Kisses yummo doggo biscuits as well as in our carob/yoghurt paws.
Blueberries are great little anti-oxidants and contain vitamins A, E, C and K which support the immune system and help with overall health.
Blueberries can slow down tumor growths, lower blood sugar and decrease inflammation and they protect the brain as they contain an anti-oxidant (called anthocyanin) that can cross the blood-brain barrier and blueberries contain more anthocyanin than any other food - this is why blueberries are one of BDB most favourite superfoods!! We like to use blueberries in our Pump'n Berries yummo doggo biscuits and will be using them more in the future.
These gorgeous berries are high in vitamin C are low in calories and contain fiber and potassium. One of the great things about cranberries is that they can help with canine urinary tract infections due to containing polyphenols. Cranberries also contain anthocyanins which is an antioxidant that supports brain health and the immune system.
GOJI BERRIES AKA WOLF BERRIES
Goji Berries contain amino acids and antioxidants and have been said to help prevent cancer cells from growing, helps reduce blood glucose and lower cholesterol levels. They are also high in vitamin A, riboflavin, copper, iron, selenium and calcium.
It is uncertain why Goji Berries are also known as Wolf Berries.
Carrots can help your dogs heart health and maintain good digestive health. They have beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A which aids eye health. They are low in calories and fat. Carrots are also fantastic for dogs dental health.
Beetroot has a great source of vitamin C, fiber, folate, manganese and potassium and because of this, beetroot is great for your doggos digestion, immune system, skin and coat.