A wheat and gluten free grain which dogs can easily digest. It has soothing stomach properties and can help to expel toxins. Rice is also known to calm the nervous system and may help fight depression (yes, our furry kids also can get the blues, especially when left alone too long). This slightly sweet grain may help to strengthen the organ health. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) rice is considered a ‘clean burning’ food, which helps to drain dampness from the body.
At Cooka’s we only use human-grade flour from a family-owned mill in Mafra. Mafra is famous for its palace, but most of all for its bread.
In Chinese medicine pork is considered a cooling and neutral food, which may make it a suitable option for dogs with skin sensitivities. Pork is an excellent source of zinc, a mineral important for the body’s natural defence system. At Cooka’s we use pork hearts, as they are superior in nutrition to other muscle meat. Especially rich in B12, a vitamin known to be important for the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.
Most dogs enjoy carrots and Cooka absolutely adores them as a healthy chew. Those orange beauties are a highly concentrated source of Beta Carotene, which may promote strong vision, support a glossy fur and healthy skin and strengthen your dog’s natural defence system. Remarkably high in soluble fiber, carrots can also assist digestive health.
At Cooka’s we use fresh carrots from local suppliers.
This humble disease fighting fruit packs a healthy and nutritional punch for us and for our furry families. Rich in Vitamin A, apples may boost your pup’s natural defences. Vitamin C can aid healthy bones and muscles and antioxidants are always busy counteracting those cell-damaging free radical. Apples are also a great source of soluble fiber, which contributes to your dog’s digestive health.
At Cooka’s we use fresh farm apples from local suppliers.
Fat provides the highest concentrated source of energy for our canine companions.
It helps to transport nutrients across the cell membranes and it also is an important co-factor to fat-soluble Vitamins like A, D, E and K. Without fat, these Vitamins cannot be fully absorbed.
Highly beneficial for dogs, as those tiny seeds are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, those good fats that nourish skin and fur. Lignans, another compound found in flax may improve heart health and assist joint and bone strength. A rich source of fiber makes flax also a great aid for the digestive health of our pets.
At Cooka’s we freshly grind our flax seeds to make sure that our pets get the very best of their nutritional value.
Cultivated by the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas Chia literally means strength in local tongue. Chia seeds are a true super-food. A rich source of B Vitamins and minerals, Chia actually contains more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia seeds help to boost the body’s natural defences and are said to be great stress busters. Those tiny little seeds are also known to support electrolyte balance, which makes chia a great choice for endurance training.
In ancient times chia was almost considered magical in its properties and was offered to the gods and in religious ceremonies.
Rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, parsley packs a powerful punch for your dog’s overall health. This highly beneficial herb is also antimicrobial and known to aid digestive health. It is a known diuretic which promotes the flow of urine and can lower blood pressure. Parsley is diuretic by nature, but this humble herb doesn’t just offer a dense nutritional profile, it can also act as a natural ‘mouthwash’ and treat canine halitosis… (you know, smelly doggie breath).
At Cooka’s we use dried parsley.
Rich in iron, calcium, Vitamin B6 and antioxidants, which can help to strengthen the natural defences. Rosemary is used by holistic vets to improve circulation and strengthen the blood. It is said to be beneficial for heart health and can assist animals that have been under stress. Rosemary is also one of Nature’s ‘best kept secrets’ to preserve food, as it’s two compounds rosemarinic and carnosic acid are known to inhibit the free radical chain reaction that leads to oxidation in fats.
At Cooka’s we use Rosemary extract to keep our cookies fresh and healthy for longer.
Yogurt can be very beneficial for our dogs. High in protein, a good source of calcium, which is vital for healthy bones and full of probiotics which are important for the digestive system. Our preferred yogurt is Greek yogurt
Tapioca flour comes from the cassava root. This starch-based ingredient is commonly used to thicken foods like soups, stews or our yogurt-based cake and cookie frosting. The flour has a very low nutritional value, but being a ‘resistant starch’ it is very beneficial for the digestive system, as it improves the population of “good” bacteria in the gut microbiome.
Honey has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, can help to reduce inflammation, sooth stomach ulcers and even assist in curing allergies.
Oats were grown already gown in ancient China and Greece. The Greeks were the first people to turn oats into porridge. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of Vitamin E and B, minerals like zinc, iron and selenium, rich in fibres and antioxidants. The many health-benefits of these grains include weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart problems. Compared to other grains, oats are rather high in protein and fat. Protein quality is also an important fact, meaning that that it can be easily digested and used by the body and provides a good balance of amino acids.
Oats can be a good source of nutrition for pets who have a dietary sensitivity to gluten. At Cooka’s we love that oats currently do not undergo any genetic engineering or modification. We hope this will stay like this…
Our cakes and personalised cookies can be ordered with a choice of our yogurt frostings and sprinkled with ‘unicorn dust’ or ‘dogfetti’, which are made from oats, coconut or cookie crumble.
Brown – Chocolate Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and carob powder
White – Tropical Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and grated coconut
Green – Emerald Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and green spirulina
Yellow – Golden Budha Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and curcuma
Pink – Love Blush Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and beetroot powder
Baby Blue – Mermaid Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and blue spirulina
Lavender – Unicorn Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and blue spirulina and beetroot powder
Turquoise – Azure Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and green spirulina
Orange – Sunset Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch, curcuma and beetroot powder
Light Green – Spring Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and spinach powder
Black – Midnight Frosting
Greek yoghurt, honey, tapioca starch and charcoal
Most of our cakes are available in Medium or Large sizes.
A medium cake with more than 600g of fresh ingredients weights about 500-550g once it is baked and glazed and the large cakes, made from more than 1kg of fresh ingredients will weight about 900g.
For smaller breeds we recommend the ‘Lil heartbreaker’ cake, with just 200g (equals 300g of fresh ingredients) ♥
Our cakes are shipped in a special cool-box and are normally delivered in 24h. However, we cannot guarantee over-night service and there are few occasions the cake might arrive in just 2 days.
Pick-up at our kitchen is available at no additional cost and we are always happy to meet our clients. So please pass by!
Important note: We cannot deliver frosted cakes by a Monday, as this would mean a weekend in transit, which is too risky. If your fur-friend has a celebration on a Monday we suggest you to pass by our bakery or order a ‘NAKED CAKE’ (no frosting and no cool box needed)
♥FOR OUR FUR-FRIENDS in the rest of Europe. Normally our cakes are frosted with a fresh yogurt glaze, which cannot travel longer than 3 days in a special cool box. However, we can offer a dry-yogurt glaze, sprinkled with coconut and our signature ‘dogfetti’. But we cannot guarantee that the cake-glazing arrives without crackles. Otherwise we recommend the “Naked Cake‘ for a fun make-your-own experience.
Cooka’s fresh cakes will keep for up to 6 days in the refrigerator and can be frozen for up to 6 months.
Our ‘Naked Cake’ has been double-baked to be more dry, which makes it easier to store for longer period of times. However, once the Naked Cake gets ‘dressed’ with the yogurt frosting it should be kept in the fridge or freezer.
Our personalised cookies are freshly prepared and should be consumed in 4 weeks after purchase. Please note that the glazing might start to’ crackle’ since it will dry out with time. However, this does not change the taste or yummieness of the treat.
All our cakes and cookies are baked daily from freshly prepared meat, fruit and veggies at low temperature and of course, always with our own paws.
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