Include bulghur in your dog treat ingredients to add crunchiness and nutrition to your homemade dog treats.
Just a few tablespoons will significantly improve your dog treat recipe!
In addition, you can substitute this healthy grain for ingredients like oatmeal. If you decide to do this, substitute cup for cup, equally.
Prepared by such ancient civilizations as the Babylonians, Hittites and Hebrews, it has been a staple since at least 4,000 BC.
This grain is made from wheat kernels that have been steamed, dried and crushed. If you were to cook it like a cereal, it would be similar to steel cut oats.
This healthy grain is almost identical nutritionally to whole wheat. That means that your pet will get lots of fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium!
Added to homemade dog treat recipes, the grain has a nice crunchy consistency, almost like nuts, but without all the calories.
If you live near a big city and shop in one of the larger grocery stores, you might try the Middle Eastern food section since this healthy grain is also used to make tabuli.
You can sometimes find this product at your grocery store, usually in the cereal section. However, this can be a little tricky, since it probably will not be mentioned on the front of the box.