DIY Eat - Puppy Pesto

DIY Eat - Puppy Pesto
Freshen your dog's breath and enliven her dinner with this tasty topper


Do you ever buy a bunch of parsley for a recipe that only requires a couple of tablespoons and then put the remaining parsley back in the fridge. A week later it’s a wilted mess. Instead of letting your extra parsley go to waste, put it to use in freshening your dog’s breath by sprinkling this Puppy Pesto over her dry food. The Brazil nut is a good source of selenium, and the cheese makes the combination irresistible.


1 c chopped fresh parsley
¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
1 Brazil nut


• Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for about 20 seconds, or until the mixture is chopped to a fine texture.
• Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze in portions in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, the ice cubes can be stored in a plastic bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Yield: About 1 cup
Allowance per day: 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight.


This recipes is from a new cookbook we’re loving, Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritional Meals and Treats for Dogs (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012) by Rick Woodford, aka “the dog food dude.” We highly recommend checking it out for its inspiring, easy, super-healthy, vet-approved recipes your dog will adore.

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