What Is All The Flax About?
Woof! I am back, did you miss me? Oh I am sorry, is this our first sniff and tail wag together? I am Mr MaGoo, co-author of Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons (by yours truly) and I come by your yard once a month to paw up a note or two about how you furiends and I share a lot in common. Did you know that you and I wuv carrots? I wuv me some raw carrots, they are the purrfect treat. Oh, let’ not furget about apples too! Now, us dogs can’t eat the whole apple because of bad dudes called seeds; they make us very sick, no paw about it though, wuv me some raw apples.
Get this! Did you know that there is thing called flaxseed and it is good for us? What the flax? What is this thing called flaxseed? Furiends, I took my paws to my iPaw and went out sniffing around to find out exactly what is all the flax about. Turns around, this flaxseed is Grr8, pawsome; give me some high hoof! This little seed will help reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, aid in digestion, and so much more. Let’s not furget about our skin and coat, this seed helps maintain our super sheen.
Got an itch? How about that darn pollen? It can help reduce inflammation, which can relieve symptoms associated with sweet itch and other skin conditions. It can also alleviate symptoms of allergies. Now us dogs can get what is called, “hot-spots”; do you get those too? Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps in cases of arthritis or joint stiffness.
Furiends, I realized that the subject of digestion may be something we do not want to discuss amongst ourselves, but I do need to share that this pawsome seed, aids in digestion. Just tell your parents that you want to be “regular” and to give you flaxseed. No worries, they will think that you will want to get up the same time every morning. BOL I bark to this Mom all the time, she has hasn’t been able to connect the kibble together. Woof!
Folks, flax seed oil is rich in Omega 3 and omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) which are excellent defenses against degenerative disease and illness, including cancer, cardiovascular, kidney, auto-immune disease, and bone and joint problems. So, if you want a healthy life today, tell your parents to start giving you flax seed. In fact, tell them to take it with you, ii has the same benefits for them too! How pawsome is that? Now that is one cool seed.
Mom just baked us some cookies with flax seed in it, here is her recipe; carrots and flax seeds…yum! Ask your parents to bake up this easy and healthy treat for ya
2 cups Dry Oatmeal
½ cup grated carrots
3 Tablespoons Molasses
1 cup flax seed
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Combine all ingredients. Add enough water to make soft dough. Stir
well. Form cookies. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Bark at ya later
Kelly Preston is an animal lover and author of Real Dogs Don’t Whisper. She grew up with horses, rabbits, and dogs. Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to present the facts from a dog’s perspective. Kelly currently resides in San Jose. Visit her at: www.realdogsdontwhisper.com
Kelly and Mr MaGoo are regular contributors to this blog. Look for them the 25th of each month.
Thanks guys for a very informative post and the recipe too!