Cranberries and blueberries, are 2 of the top 5 foods containing anti oxidants. Raisins are not good for dogs because grapes are bad for dogs; raisins are dried grapes. Grapes have an adverse affect on the dogs organs (live and/or kidneys) causing them to shut down.
Safflower oil is used to help moisturize your dog's skin. Pumpkin is also used because it has many health benifits for your dog.
1) Constipation: Pumpkin can be a very effective treatment for the occasional abnormal stool. (If your pet has regular GI issues, consult your veterinarian.) Pumpkins have a high water and fiber content and can act to hydrate the intestines and their contents when dogs are suffering from constipation. Start with 1 tsp for smaller dogs and 2 tsp for larger dogs at the first sign of constipation. The water and fibers will be absorbed by the dry stools in your dog’s intestines, and your pup should experience relief in a few hours.
2) Diarrhea: Pumpkin can also be used to treat diarrhea. The soluble fiber in pumpkins actually helps absorb excess water in the bowels that the body didn’t absorb properly, thereby helping to calm diarrhea. Start slowly, and adjust accordingly.
3) Urinary Health: Pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.
4) Weight Loss: Pumpkin is also recently gaining popularity as a supplement to a dog’s food to aid in weight loss.
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup safflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Divide dough in half. Mix 1 Tablespoon of canned pumpkin to dough . Add 3 Tablespoons of peanut butter to the other dough ball. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Add flour if the dough if sticky. Cut into shapes place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.
Cook and add yogurt icing (optional)
1 container of greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
add fruit Blueberries or cranberries if desire color or more nutrients. My dog likes to like off the icing