Bananas are a great source of fiber, vitamin K, minerals and have many easily digestible calories.
Peanut Butter is high in protein, and although high in fat, most of it is mono-saturated meaning heart healthy. It is also rich in vitamin B, niacin and vitamin E; an antioxidant vitamin that is good for producing a shiny coat while being a solid source of minerals.
Buckwheat Flour is a grain-free, gluten-free, high fiber and nutrient rich flour. Its great for the cardiovascular system and is linked to lowering blood pressure, regulating blood sugar and lowering the risk of developing high cholesterol. It is high in flavonoids which are antioxidants that protect against disease.
Ground Flaxseed plays a significant role in canine cardiovascular health as well as skin and coat health. It also is an important source for fiber and antioxidants as well as having anti-tumor properties. Flaxseed is a strong source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, also found in salmon, which aids in the prevention of dry and itchy skin, shedding and hot spots.
Raw Honey has so many benefits I can not fit them all in this paragraph so, to keep it short, I will name the most beneficial. Note, raw honey is different from honey. “Raw” means the honey has not been heated, pasteurized or adulterated with other ingredients. The most important fact is that raw honey is healing. Historically, raw honey has been used to treat many ailments, such as ulcers, allergies, respiratory infections, morning sickness, eczema, and lethargy. Raw honey is a great digestive aid which keeps breath fresh and it is also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Raw honey can also be applied to the skin to heal burns, abrasions, and canker sores.
Eggs are an excellent form of digestible protein and can be served safely in small quantities to most dogs. Eggs contain riboflavin (vitamin B2) and selenium. Riboflavin, which we can only get from our diet, breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into usable energy. Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil which aids digestion and is often absent from a dogs diet. This is why you will see your dog eat dirt and why many dogs have gastrointestinal symptoms. Selenium is needed for pain free digestion as it acts as an anti-oxidant. Selenium prevents dandruff and quickens the healing of burns.
Lavender helps to reduce the stress and anxiety dogs often experience. Lavender helps aid digestion and has been used to treat all types of stomach and digestive disorders. It soothes the lining of the digestive tract and promotes the secretion of bile, which helps the body digest fats. In addition to this, lavender can also relieve gas pressure and constipation. Because of its digestive properties, it is also great for helping to your dog’s breath smell fresh and clean.
Vanilla is not only added to give your dog’s snack a special and unique flavor. Vanilla is quite medicinal as it is an anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic and a sedative which acts as an anti-inflammatory in the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous and the excretory systems. This means it can help to heal fevers, convulsions, anxiety, stress and allergies.