Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dog Treats

Seashore asked for my dog treat recipe so I thought I would share it with all of you. First the disclaimer: I am neither a vet nor a dog nutritionist. I would not feed my dogs these treats instead of their daily ration of kibble. These are simply a tasty treat that my dogs enjoy. Your dog may have allergies and/or not like these treats. Use your own judgment.

Mind you, I don’t measure anything I just eyeball it. I use the same base mixture and then just change out the “yummy” ingredient for variety. Here are a few of the different things I have used as the “yummy” ingredient. 1 can of mackerel or salmon, 1 ½ cups pureed boiled liver, 1 ½ cups browned ground meat (I’ve used venison, ground beef and ground turkey). I’ve pressure cooked freezer burnt steaks and roasts to add too. Your only limit is your imagination and your dog’s taste buds.

3 cups Flour (I use Whole Wheat and Graham flour)
1 cup corn meal
½ cup powdered milk
3 eggs
¼ cup flax meal
“yummy ingredient”
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth

I mix all this together in a large bowl to a thick cookie dough consistency. I often have to add more of the flour to get it right. I roll the mixture out on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Before I bake them I use my pizza cutter to cut them into bite sized training bits.

I bake the mixture in an oven at 300 degrees for about an hour. The result is a soft chewy treat. If you wanted to make crunchy treats I would suggest almost doubling the baking time although I have never done this.

These treats have no preservatives so they will mold in a couple of days. I keep them in the freezer until I am ready to use them.

1 comment:

SeaShore said...

Thanks! Very clever using the pizza cutter to make bite size pieces.