Low Oxalate Dog Biscuits
My children's pet chihuahua developed bladder stones, the sort that is caused by calcium oxalate. The following is a recipe I developed that is very low in oxalates, yet dogs seem to love it!
Makes about 12 dozen small (training sized) biscuits.
- 2 large ripe bananas, lightly mashed with a fork
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 c milk
- 4 c fine corn meal
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, place the bananas. Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium low until smooth.
- Add eggs and milk. Beat about 3 minutes, or until well blended.
- Add 3 cups of corn meal. Beat on low for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth.
- Add remaining corn meal, a quarter-cup at a time, until you have a soft dough that can be rolled into balls. (You may not need all of the corn meal.)
- Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Pinch off rounded teaspoons of dough and roll them into balls between your palms. Place them an inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Using a fork that is dipped in water occasionally, press a fork pattern into each biscuit.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until very firm throughout. Transfer to a wire rack to fully cool. Store in airtight treat jar(s). Repeat until all the biscuits are made.