Blueberries' antioxidant value good for dogs, too

Making treats for man's best friend is a great idea. When you bake biscuits for your dog, you know the ingredients are all wholesome and nutritious. And a healthy diet is just as important for dogs as it is for humans.

The authors of "Better Food for Dogs" David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and veterinarian Dr. Grant Nixon, report that "After years of research, we've concluded that a natural, home-prepared diet is one of the best investments you can make in your dog's health."

The recipe from the book for blueberry banana biscotti includes fruit that is good for your dog. (These treats are not meant for cats.) Make a batch of these very special biscuits to have on hand for an occasional treat that includes flavors your dog will love, plus nutritious ingredients that can help keep your pet healthy.

Blueberries are very popular with people, too. Blueberries combine the best that nature has to offer -- good nutrients and luscious flavor. A number of scientific studies show that blueberries contain antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, which are linked to the development of a number of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's. For nutrition information and other recipes, go to

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