Here in Nashville, we are getting into the time of year when those creepy critters known as fleas begin to become a challenge for us and our pups. It is believed that fleas dislike the flavor of yeast (particularly brewer’s and nutritional yeasts) and garlic and that the blood of dogs who eat this becomes unpalatable for fleas. So we decided that we’d try a cookie with yeast in it to see if our dogs enjoyed it. They did! Try it out for yourselves and let us know how it work for you and your pup.
No Mo Fleas, Please Recipe
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 1/4 cup wheat germ
• 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
• 3/4 cup chicken stock (reserve 1/4 cup for basting)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Mix flour, wheat germ, garlic powder, and brewer’s yeast together in a medium bowl. Pour the oil into a separate bowl. Alternately add the chicken stock and flour mixture into the bowl with the oil, and mix well.
Knead dough on a floured surface for a few minutes. The dough should be sticky.
Roll dough out until it’s about 3/8″ thick. Cut into cookies with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 10 minutes, flip the treats, and baste with remaining chicken stock. Bake 10 minutes longer.
Turn off oven, leaving oven door closed. Leave pan in oven for 1 1/2 hours longer to finish cooking.
Makes about five dozen biscuits.
Kat Martin owns See Spot Eat: A Doggie Bakery. She is motivated by a desire to provide holistic, healthy, dog friendly products to Nashville’s canines and their loving families. See Spot Eat offers homemade treats using only human quality ingredients. The bakery also carries holistic dog foods, toys (including great interactive toys), leashes, collars, gift baskets, and much more.