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Herbal Dog Biscuits

Linda works in an office of animal lovers, predominately cats. So she was a little surprised when one of her co-workers and fellow cat lovers brought in homemade herbal dog biscuits to share with the dog people. After hearing about the two-paws-up rave reviews, she brought some to Associate Wine Guy Mark Finch for consumption by his Weimaraner. Zane Grey gave them a quick but thorough review, found both the nose and palate to be pleasing, and scored them 92 points. Many thanks to Jan W. for the recipe. (Note to Cindy C. – please don't get confused and make these for your kids).

Dog biscuit cookie cutters are available at the Three Dog Bakery in Broad Ripple for $.99, where you can pick up some other tasty treats for your canine friend. They are located at 844 Broad Ripple Avenue, and you might call first at 466-1646 to be sure they are in stock. And, even if you don't have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, I'm sure being shaped like a Christmas tree wouldn't keep your dog from eating them.

And since it would be more appreciated in our house, if anyone has a cat treat recipe, let us know!


2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup alfalfa
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup beef stock (or consommé)


1 teaspoon garlic (for worms)
1 teaspoon mint (fresher breath)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Knead dough two minutes on a floured surface. Use floured rolling pin to roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into biscuits with a cookie cutter. Bake for 30 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Remove from pan and cool. Call the dog....