It’s no secret that dogs love treats, you can see it blatantly in their squirmy treat dance. But no one loves fleas. Fleas are the enemy and the only way to fight the enemy is with baked goods, like a proper southern woman. Garlic is a natural flea repellant, as well as a kiss repellent for those who recently have eaten it. The garlic makes the dog’s blood acidic and the fleas don’t like spicy food, so they will leave Fido alone. These treats are really simplistic to make and will leave your furry baby wanting another one… or six.
What you’ll need:
3 cubes beef bouillon
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup brewers’ yeast
1 cup cornmeal
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons garlic powder (flea killer)
Once you have all the ingredients, set them aside and start getting the oven ready.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Dissolve beef bouillon cubes in boiling water, and set aside. Grease cookie sheets.
Now that the oven is being preheated to the correct temp, it is time to mix everything together.
In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, corn meal, brewer’s yeast, and garlic powder. Add the yolks, then gradually pour in the bouillon water while stirring. Resist the urge to say: “Whatever… I know what I’m doing” and add it all in at once. If you do this you will ruin it and your dog will be very sad.
Mix thoroughly to form a firm dough. On a floured surface (messy but important), roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters (like bones or if you’re feeling adventurous, fire hydrants). Place cookies one inch apart onto cookie sheets (cookies, contrary to popular belief, do not play well together and need ample space).
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn the oven off, and leave the cookies inside for at least 3 hours or overnight to harden. If you forget about them that’s even better. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, obviously away from where any prying shnozes will floofersnoot them out.
*A special thanks and bark-out to Barb Kermis for the bare bones version of this.