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Recipe: Flea Repelling Dog Treats

We were told about this recipe that naturally repels fleas. We are not sure this truly works, but it does make a yummy and healthy treat for your dog. We were told that the yeast and the garlic repels fleas, but both things are good for your pup. Though we wouldn’t throw out the Frontline Flea and Tick treatment, we may add this to our regular treat schedule as an added booster.


  • 3 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup brewers’ yeast
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 egg yolks


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Dissolve beef bouillon cubes in boiling water, and set aside.
  3. Grease cookie sheets.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, corn meal, brewers yeast, and garlic powder.
  5. Add the egg yolks
  6. Slowly pour in the bouillon water while stirring.
  7. Mix thoroughly to form a firm dough. You may need to use your hands to really get it all mixed. It will be a stiff dough. If it is too stiff or flaky, add water a little at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add more flour.
  8. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  9. Cut the dough into small pieces with a knife or cookie cutter. Make sure the size is appropriate for the size of your dog. Small cookies for a small dog and bigger cookies for a bigger dog.
  10. Place cookies one inch apart onto cookie sheets.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn the oven off, and leave the cookies inside for at least 3 hours or overnight to harden.
  12. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

If you like your treats to have some color, you can add a few drops of food coloring. Always check with your vet before giving your dog any new kinds of food.