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Master Bowie’s Calming Cookies for Dogs (That You Can Eat Too)

Scrumptious, soothing and 100% shareable.

Calming cookies for dogs that are delish, help soothe your pup and are human-friendly too? Yes, this magical dog treat recipe actually exists! 

And it’s all thanks to Riesa (a dog mama and chef) and Bowie (her labrador and chief taster) who are the duo behind Master Bowie – an online hub featuring drool-worthy dog-friendly recipes, dog health and wellbeing tips and much more.

Whether you have a generally nervous pup, or there are certain situations that cause anxiety (our Ziggy gets very stressed during thunderstorms) the idea of homemade calming treats for dogs is a real winner.

Especially around the holidays which can be a stressful time for pets – think all the gatherings, noisy fireworks, road trips and general chaos!

One of over 30 nutritious recipes in Master Bowie’s new eBook, Bowie Drools Over the Alphabet (featured in our dog lovers gift guide), these yummy homemade dog cookies come packed with natural anxiety-relieving ingredients, are so easy to make, and the chef (that’s you!) gets to enjoy them too.

Here Riesa shares her step-by-step recipe and the inspiration behind her dog-friendly calming cookies – enjoy!

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Behind the Recipe: Calming Chamomile Cookies for Dogs

From Riesa:

Good food is all the sweeter when shared with our furry best friends, don’t you think?

I love it when I can share food with my labrador, Bowie. When I make treats for ourselves, I am always mindful that I use dog-friendly, healthy ingredients so that Bowie can enjoy them as well! This of course applies to our Calming Dog Cookies recipe.

The holidays can be very stressful for our pooches, our family, even ourselves. What better way to calm the nerves by having a quiet, bonding time with our furry best friends munching these calming cookies!

Master Bowie Calming Cookies use calming ingredients such as oats (a superfood for senior dogs), almonds, honey and chamomile. Oats are rich in tryptophan and selenium, which help reduce anxiety and boost your mood. Almonds have B vitamins and magnesium, which help produce serotonin.

Blended with warm honey and chamomile, not only do the cookies smell soothing, but they also help calm and relax the body.

We hope you and your pup love them! Riesa & Bowie x

Master Bowie_Calming Dog Cookies

Master Bowie’s Calming Cookies for Dogs Recipe

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 tsp dry loose leaf chamomile tea
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp almond/peanut butter 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp water (room temp.)
  • tiny pinch of Himalayan salt (optional)
  • Organic dried goji berries, chopped (optional)

Note: We recommend that you add Laila and Me Calming Blend Dog Supplement, which uses all human-grade soothing herbs and botanicals such as passion flower, chamomile and valerian root, as well as l-theanine, tryptophan and blueberries.

You can also get 15% off the Laila and Me Supplement Range when purchasing Bowie Drools Over the Alphabet e-Book.

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  • Preheat the oven to 150°C (fan).
  • In a small bowl, mix the flaxseed meal with water and let sit for 5–10 minutes.
  • In a food processor, blend the oats on high speed until they become finely ground.
  • Add the almond flour/meal, chamomile tea and salt (if using) and pulse to combine.
  • Add the honey, almond/peanut butter, flaxseed mixture and Laila and Me Calming Blend (if using) and blend on low speed until the mixture resembles a dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and add the goji berries (if using).
  • Roll 1–2 tablespoons of the dough into a ball and place it on a tray lined with baking paper about 25mm apart.
  • Press the ball into a 15mm thick round cookie and bake for 10–12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool before serving or storing.

Note: Almonds are high in fat, so feed in moderation.

Master Bowie_Calming Chamomile Cookie Recipe for Dogs

About Master Bowie

Riesa & dog Bowie - Author of Bowie Drools Over the Alphabet

Master Bowie is made up of Riesa (dog mama and chef) and her labrador, Bowie (chief taster and quality officer). Riesa loves creating Master Chef meals and inspiring dog-friendly recipes for Bowie using healthy fresh food ingredients.

Riesa is the author of Bowie Drools Over Dumplings, and more recently published her second recipe book, Bowie Drools Over the Alphabet – A to Z Fresh Foods You Can Share With Your Dog, Complete With Nutrient Guidelines and Over 30 Recipes to Try

For more information visit the website below, or you can follow their food adventures on Instagram or Facebook.


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