birthday dog
Studies show that more people these days recognize and celebrate their dog’s birthday. But if you rescued your pooch from a shelter or rescue organization, his birthday is probably a mystery! But don’t fret. August 1st has been declared the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs!
Looking for a fun way to celebrate his special day? Bake him a cake! This recipe is healthy, sugar-free and tastes great. It’s also wonderful for sharing with your dog’s four-legged friends if you decide to throw a puppy party. Just remember to remove the candles before you serve!

Doggie birthday cake


(Choose organic whenever possible)
1 cup goat yogurt or Balkan style yogurt
2 cups whole grain flour of your choice
2/3 cup filtered water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup carob powder (available at health food stores and many bulk food stores)
1/2 cup very finely chopped unsalted nuts, e.g., almonds, walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon baking powder
low fat cream cheese for frosting, or make your own frosting using dry yogurt powder (optional)


Preheat oven to 350oF.
Lightly grease a square cake pan.
In a bowl, combine the flour with the water, until you have a smooth consistency.
Add the yogurt and mix well.
Add remaining ingredients, making sure that everything is well combined.
Pour into cake pan.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the top is dry and springs back, when you touch it with a finger.
Cool completely. Frost with cream cheese or homemade yogurt frosting before serving.

Healthy and delicious

CAROB is often used as a substitute for chocolate but unlike chocolate, it is safe for dogs to eat. in fact, it is a good source of riboflavin, calcium, potassium, copper,
manganese, and fibre.

GOAT MILK YOGURT does not have the protein b-lactoglobulin that is responsible for many dairy allergies. it‘s also higher in vitamin a, calcium, potassium and copper than cow milk yogurt.

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