I’ve been working on some new dog treat recipes to make greater use of rice flour, a gluten-free base for dog treats. Many dog owners are looking for treats that are wheat-free.
Rice flour can be used as a substitute for traditional wheat flours and is comparatively easy to source, so dog treat prices will remain competitive and reasonable (remember, all Balanced Dog treats are handmade!)
I’m using rice flour in a new treat that uses 100% New Zealand lamb. Lamb is a warming meat, so it is good for older dogs. Lamb is also highly digestible so it will be a useful treat for dogs needing a little more protein in their diet. This treat has lots of herbs, too.
I’ll be adding more information on dog food ingredients to this blog as time goes on. Stay tuned…
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand