Anti-Inflammatory Dog Treat Recipes for Dogs with Arthritis

Active Dawg treat receipes for big dogs

One of the best ways to help a dog suffering from arthritis is through proper nutrition. It’s important to feed arthritic pets a diet that fosters a healthy weight and includes ingredients that reduce swelling and inflammation. The health benefits of chondroitin and hyaluronic acid that is found in chicken bone broth for dogs with arthritis is well documented.

To prevent arthritis or help with arthritic dogs

One of the best ways to help a dog suffering from arthritis is through proper nutrition. It’s important to feed arthritic pets a diet that fosters a healthy weight and includes ingredients that reduce swelling and inflammation.

The health benefits of chondroitin and hyaluronic acid that is found in chicken bone broth for dogs with arthritis is well documented.

In a study done by the Animal Science Division of Oeste Paulista University, hyaluronic acid was injected into dogs with hip dysplasiaThe treated group of dogs showed lower Helsinki Chronic Pain Index (HCPI) scores (a), Canine Brief Pain Inventory or pain relief scores, and in the veterinarian evaluation, compared to the Control group.

The fact that older dogs showed a clinical improvement including restoration of the elastic and viscous properties of the synovial fluid and anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects, was beyond impressive. 

The beneficial effects are well studied and documented.

“Specifically, overall pain had decreased by 51%, pain after limb manipulation had decreased by 48%, and pain after physical exertion had decreased by 43% from baseline at 150 days.” (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

As a dog parent, I want to ensure that my dog has every possible safe and clinically relevant means available to prevent the development of osteoarthritis and to keep her active happy, and healthy for as long as possible and have added chicken bone broth treats to her daily diet.

Chicken Bone Broth Oats Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth
  • 3 cups instant quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch black pepper
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Add water and egg.
  4. Mix ingredients together until thoroughly combined with a spoon.
  5. With your hands, knead dough. This dough will feel very wet and sticky.
  6. Let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes, allowing the oats to soak up the water and egg.
  7. Sandwich doughball in between two pieces of parchment paper.
  8. With a rolling pin, roll dough to about 1/4″ thick.
  9. Use a cookie cutter to stamp out biscuits and place each treat on a lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350ºF for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Note:

Store in an airtight container for up to a week on the counter, two weeks in the refrigerator, or three months in the freezer.
 

Doggy Pretzels Treats

Ingredients:

  • cups oat flour or quick oats
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth Powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup finely grated carrot, lightly measured (not packed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, slightly heaping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside for later.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oat and coconut flours.
  4. Add remaining wet ingredients. Using a spoon, begin mixing everything together.
  5. Once you’re left with crumbly bits, use your hands to knead ingredients into a dough ball. Dough should have a Play Doh-like consistency. If it’s too dry, add a tiny bit more coconut oil. If dough feels wet, let rest on the counter for about 5 minutes before shaping into pretzels.
  6. Pinch off a piece of the dough and use your hands to roll it into a long rope. Aim to roll your dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick and 10 inches long.
  7. Twist into pretzels! First, form a U shape. Then, cross, twist, and fold each piece to form the pretzel shape. 
  8. Press the ends down to ensure your treat is secure.
  9. Place pretzels on a baking sheet. They won’t spread, but your treats shouldn’t touch.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes. Once the timer goes off, flip them over and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  11. The treats should become slightly golden on the outside.
  12. Let treats cool on a wire rack before feeding to your pup!

Note:

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Chicken Sweet Potato Treats

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups  flour
  • ½ cup ground flax meal or ground flax seed
  • ½ cup melted bacon fat
  • ½ cup sweet potato puree
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth Powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 large egg
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Notes:

Store treats in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerated for 1 week. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.

If dough is too thick, add water by the tablespoon until it reaches the desired consistency.

Pumpkin Beef Dog Treats

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 250˚ F.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Mix completely until a soft dough forms.
  4. If you’d like to cut out shaped biscuits, you can roll the dough out on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Or  fill mini muffin tins.
  5. Bake the treats for about 3 hours. They should be completely dried out before you remove them from the oven.

Notes:

Homemade dog treats contain no preservatives, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. These treats should keep for about 2 weeks refrigerated. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

This recipe should yield 40 to 455 treats. Each treat will require about 1 tablespoon of dough.

Chicken Flax Seed Treats

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ½ cup flax seeds ground
  • 2 tablespoons Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs (1 for wash)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add oat flour, ground flax seeds, 1 tablespoon Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth Powder, turmeric, water and 1 egg.
  4. Mix well until combined into a ball. Dough will be sticky so add more flour to make it manageable for roll out
  5. With a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/4″ in thickness on an floured surface.
  6. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Beat the second egg in a bowl and brush the top of each treat.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth powder on the treats
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, until treats are golden brown. .
  10. Cool on a wire rack, allow treats to cool for 1 hour. This will make them crunchier.

Note:

Store cookies in air tight container in refrigerator for two weeks, or freeze for three months.

This recipe makes approximately 36 treats.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. Dissolve the Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth powder in the warm water. Set aside.
  4. Combine the flour, brown sugar, ground flax, and turmeric in a mixer bowl. Using a dough hook, mix in warm water mixture, peanut butter powder and egg.
  5. Continue mixing until the dough ball is smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl to help everything mix together.
  6. Roll out the dough to a little less than 1/2″ thick.
  7. Cut into desired dog biscuit shapes
  8. Place the cut out dog biscuits on the prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the biscuits feel dried and fairly hard (they will harden a bit more after cooling).
Notes:
Baking time will vary depending on how thick the treats were rolled out. As long as the biscuits are cooked fully dry, they will keep for several weeks or more. 
 

Store cookies in air tight container in refrigerator for two weeks, or freeze for three months.

This recipe makes approximately 100 small treats.

Peanut Butter and Molasses Dog Treats

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix together the molasses, peanut butter, chicken bone broth, water and vegetable oil.
  3. Add the oats and flour and mix thoroughly.
  4. Grease mini muffin tins or  drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a well greased baking sheet.
  5. Press the cookies down with a fork.
  6. Bake the treats for about 25-30 minutes or until they’re firm.
  7. Cool on a wire rack, then package.

Notes:

Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days or freeze the treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

 

Chicken Bone Broth Gravy Kibble

Dog won’t eat?  Think you have the Gold Medalists of Picky Eaters? 

Dog in pain from arthritis joint pain?  Serve this on elevated dog bowls.

No problem, you can make a quick Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth gravy and add to their dry kibble.

This tasty gravy can work as a dog supplement for homemade food as well. And it takes less than five minutes to make.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix the Active Dawg Chicken Bone broth with water
  2. Combine dry kibble, mixed chicken bone broth and yogurt
  3. Coat the kibble thoroughly.
  4. Add the mix to your dog’s food bowl and watch them devour the entire bowl.

The health benefits of bone broth include preventing dehydration and dietary "conditionally essential" amino acids that help keep joints lubricated.

Supplementing your dog’s diet with bone broth could help provide the body with more dietary “conditionally essential” amino acids that are involved in collagen synthesis and healing processes.

Bone broth is a rich, gelatinous substance that offers health benefits that go beyond joint health.

It’s a natural joint supplement and contains the probiotic Lactobacillus which demonstrated a reduction in inflammation to aid in digestive health in preclinical studies.

It prevents dehydration, hydrates, nourishes, and boosts flavor for picky eaters. 

Dehydration complicates joint problems, so it’s important to provide fresh, good-quality water in clean bowls at all times.

To encourage a dog to drink more water, add small amounts of organic chicken bone broth to a bowl of water.