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exkalibur

 

Submitted by Pawz

 
healthypets.mercola.com
Use this simple Green Chicken Crumpets treat recipe to create healthy, delicious homemade treats for your dog or cat.

 

 

Green Chicken Crumpets

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup plain organic, yogurt
  • 1T hemp protein powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Drop into bite-sized morsels on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown.
 
 
dbg10
On 2/4/2013 at 6:05 PM, Pawz said:

From http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/articl ... hews/31476......

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Sweet Potato Chews

Prepare these single ingredient fiber- and vitamin-rich treats for your dog in 5 minutes flat!

All you need is five minutes prep time and a single raw yam or sweet potato. Pure, easy, and unadulterated, dog treats don’t get any healthier, easier or less expensive than this.

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 250° F.
  • Scrub the sweet potato or yam. No need to peel.
  • Cut it into thin slices (the thinner the slice the shorter the cooking time) and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in oven at 250° F for about 3 hours for slightly chewy treats or bake slightly longer to get them crunchy. Note: timing will vary according to the thickness of your slices; just keep an eye on them. Or, better yet, if you have a dehydrator, pop them in there instead of the oven.

 

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 5/2/2012 at 1:32 PM, Pawz said:
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DOG FOOD COOKIES

1 large can of your favourite premium dog food

1 cup of flour - you may need to add a bit more as the moisture content varies from can to can

1 egg

1 clove of crushed garlic [optional]

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together until you have a consistent somewhat sticky dough. Spread out to desired thickness on a teflon baking sheet.

Bake for 45 mins for chewy biscuits or bake for 1 hour for crunchy biscuits. Cut into desired shapes or strips and cool on a paper towel then store in refrigerator. Make several batches at once and freeze the remainder for convenience later.

 

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 5/2/2012 at 1:28 PM, Pawz said:

From http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/dog-cookie-recipe.html

 

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Tripe Pom Poms

This dog cookie recipe will not only turn your dog into your biggest cheerleader, it will also help to make dog obedience training easier.

In the beginning of training, often the fastest way to many dog's brains is through their stomach. That's why we developed this dog cookie, or pom pom, with tripe.

The tripe is very aromatic and flavorful. It will quickly get your dogs attention. Once you have that attention, you can begin to communicate the training that's needed.

This dog cookie recipe also make a wonderful reward for smaller dogs since they are made small. You can also use them to teach your dog to catch a treat in mid-air. These treats are so delectable, that we're sure your dog won't let even one of these touch the ground.

If you are concerned about baking with tripe, there are many health benefits to help you get over your hesitancy. For example, green tripe contains taurine which is beneficial for heart health, maintenance and functioning of skeletal muscles, and preventing liver disease.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c corn meal
  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 3/4 c water
  • 1/4 c green tripe (see note)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 350° F

2.In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn meal, flour, parsley and dill.

3.In a small bowl, stir together the water, tripe and egg.

4.Make a well in the center of the corn meal mixture.

5.Pour in the tripe mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be thick.

6.Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.

7.Using a teaspoon, scoop out and flatten. Then roll into a ball and place on the cookie sheet.

8.Bake for 25 minutes.

9.Turn off the oven and let cool overnight.

10.Or, if your dog can not wait that long, cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing - These tripe pom poms will last for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Yield - Using a teaspoon to scoop into round balls will give you about 80 pom poms from this dog cookie recipe.

Tips & Techniques

[Parsley & Dill/b] - The addition of these aromatic herbs is more for the chef than your dog. Although these herbs are beneficial and healthy for your dog, they are added to make the baking experience tolerable. They also add a pleasing smell once baked.

Water or Broth - You can customize this recipe by substituting low sodium chicken or beef broth for the water. The broth will add another layer of flavor for your dog, but water works just as well.

Green Tripe - Since the tripe is unpleasant for human noses, I suggest you work quickly once the can of tripe has been opened and prepare for the future. Before you open the can, prepare at least 5 individual squares of plastic wrap. Then measure 1/4 cup portions onto these squares, (but don't forget to set aside a portion to make this dog cookie recipe!) Next wrap them each and place on a sheet pan that will fit in your freezer. Once fully frozen, wrap each portion in foil and place in a labeled heavy-duty freezer bag. Then, next time your dog requests these tripe pom poms you can thaw and bake with ease. The trip will stay fresh in your freezer for approximately 6 months.

Although there are many pre-made dog training treats and tripe dog treats on the market to chose from, we think these tripe pom poms are well worth the temporary unpleasant smell to a human for the limitless appreciation from our four legged friends.

 

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 7/24/2011 at 9:58 PM, MMMM said:

A suggestion:

Sugar isn't good for dogs. Nor is it necessary.They can't metabolize it well. You've got a great recipe ripe with natural sugars ~ veg as naturally sweet as *yams* and carrots.

However, if you have a recipe where you feel it definitely needs *something* use black-strap molasses, never refined or even cane sugar.

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 7/17/2011 at 5:32 PM, snowboo said:

Thought I'd add the grain-free ones that I made up this past week... even though it made an amazingly huge amount of cookies...

This is what I used:

3 large sweet potatoes

8 medium organic carrots

(Boil together till mooshy, drain and let dry a little while you beat up the rest.)

Beat two eggs (including their shells) with:

1/4 c brown sugar

1/4 c olive oil

Pack of potato flour (227g clubhouse gluten free potato flour)

Emulsify the potatoes & carrots and add the egg mixture and emulsify again.

Spread as thinly as is humanly possible on greased cookie sheets/parchment paper.

Bake at 375F for 25 mins, until the top isn't moist.

At this point, I sliced them into tiny cookies using a pizza cutter, separated them a little bit and put them back into the oven at 200F for a long, long time until they dried out.

Also, for the second half of the mixture, I decided to add a can of salmon and re-emulsify. It worked out but stank my house up super bad, at which point I was advised to boil a bit of white vinegar in water for a while, which worked great. k_ok

I suggest if you try this, you use one sweet potato and a couple carrots and half the egg mixture (and maybe a can of salmon if you're brave) so you don't end up baking for the rest of your life like I did. Unless you want to spend an afternoon doing it never to make cookies ever again. Hehe. k_biggrin

It made 4 full cookie sheets prior to cutting. I have a small oven that can only handle one cookie sheet at a time, so 4x25 minutes + 2 hours of drying each = a lifetime. Sure it makes a lot of cookies, but it's very time consuming too.

I did freeze half, but my doggies love them, so they're going way too fast for my liking

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 6/16/2011 at 4:04 AM, Tiffany said:

Biscuits with Molasses

1/2 cup blackstrap molasses

1 tbsp peanut butter

1/2 cup water

White flour - unbleached

Mix Blackstrap mollasses with 1/4 cup flour, Blend together

Add peanut butter and blend in,

Add water stir till blended

Add remaining flour to make a nice still roll

Dump out, knead, Roll and cut any shape

Bake 350 for 10 mins

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 6/16/2011 at 3:55 AM, Tiffany said:

Dog Biscuits

1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 egg

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tbs. molasses

pre-heat oven to 375, coat baking sheet

combine oats, flour, egg, oil and molasses

stir in 1/4 cup water until combined

spread dough to 1/2" thickness on lightly floured surface

using 2 3/4 cookie cutter, cut out and transfer to baking sheet bake 10-12 minutes until dry and set.

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 6/16/2011 at 3:50 AM, Tiffany said:

here is one for another kind of Liver Treat.

Liver treat

Ingredients:

  •  1 lb. beef liver
  •  2 large eggs (wash shells if you are going to include them)
  •  1 cup fat free cottage cheese
  •  1 1/2 cups wheat germ
  •  3 cups wheat flour
  • ½ tea spoon baking soda & powder

Additional flour for rolling

Instructions:

Tip: It is easier to cut liver (and other meats) while slightly frozen.

1. Preheat oven to 300° F

2. Rinse liver and cut into 1 inch pieces (see note above).

3. In a 2 quart sauce pan bring liver and one cup of water to a boil over high heat.

4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liver is no longer pink. Approximately 5 minutes.

5. Reserve cooking liquid.

6. In a blender or food processor puree the liver and eggs (if you are going to include the egg shells, now is the time to do so).

7. Add reserved cooking liquid, as needed, to assist the puree process and keep the ingredients moving.

8. Spoon liver mixture into a bowl.

9. Stir in the cottage cheese, wheat germ, flour and any remaining cooking liquid.

10. Knead dough until it no longer feels sticky.

11. Roll out into 1/2" thickness and cut with dog cookie cutters.

12. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

13. Another option: Drop a tablespoon of dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatted the ball with a fork to make a dog cookie.

14. Bake for one hour.

15. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving to your dog.

Once the liver dog treats are cooled, they should not leave a residue when touched. If they do, bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until completely hard and no residue remains.

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 6/16/2011 at 3:44 AM, Tiffany said:

I haven't tried this one yet.

Satin Balls

Ingredients

10 pounds hamburger meat

1 lg. box of Total cereal

1 lg. box oatmeal

1 jar of wheat germ

1 1/4 cup veg oil

1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses

10 raw eggs AND shells

10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin

pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.

Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.

Thaw as needed and feed raw!

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10

Dog & Cat Treats Recipes

On 5/20/2011 at 9:46 PM, Pawz said:

As most of you know I hate cooking and baking but here are some really easy dog cookie recipes. They are very forgiving and sometimes I have to add a bit more of one ingredient as I'm terrible at measuring and also if I add something like unsweetened coconut, dried cranberries or parsley depending on the recipe.

All of these recipes are for drop cookies but I usually just spread the batter in the pan and score them into the size of pieces I want. Another thing is I always turn them over when they are about halfway done. I have also turned the oven off if they are not quite done when I'm not able to wait around. The longer you leave them the harder they get so if you want soft cookies don't do this.

So here are my recipes ....

Easy Peasy Dog Cookies

3 - 2 1/2 oz jars baby food (make sure there is NO onion powder in the ingredients if using meat based one)

1 egg

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)

Combine baby food and egg until smooth. Add dry ingredients and bake at 300 for 45 minutes.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups rolled oats

1/3 cup oil

1/4 cup milk

3 bananas (mashed)

1 tsp vanilla

Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes or until done.

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Banana Cookies

2 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

4 medium over-ripe bananas

Bake at 325 for 20 min or until done.

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Applesauce Cookies

3 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oatmeal

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup applesauce

2 eggs

Mix eggs and applesauce together and add dry ingredients. Bake at 325 for 3-40 minutes or until done.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cups peanut butter (natural with no additives)

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oatmeal

Mix peanut butter, milk and egg together. Add flour and oatmeal. Bake at 300 for 25-35 minutes or until done.

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Pumpkin Cookies

1 can plain pumpkin

1/4 cup oil

1 cup water

3 cups flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 tsp cinnamon

Mix pumpkin, oul and water together then add dry ingredients. Bake at 300 for 40-45 min or until done.

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Salmon Snacks

1 large can (15 1/2 oz.) salmon

1 to 2 teaspoons baking powder

4 to 5 tablespoons flour

Mash salmon with bones and juice. Add baking powder and enough flour for texture. Spread onto cookie sheet. Score into whatever size you want pieces to be. Bake at 325 degrees about 45 minutes until golden. Store in fridge.

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Tooty Frooty Cookies

1 cup crushed pineapple

1/2 cup applesauce

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

Combine wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients and add to wet. Bake at 325 for 30 min or until done.

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Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10
On 5/18/2011 at 11:15 PM, LuvLucy said:

Shockingly Riley (lab) is actually quite fussy regarding treats. Most of treats that I give would be used for training sessions. I buy things like natural balance food rolls and cut them up, beef lung, jerky type treats etc. I also use a lot of human food like cheese, hot dogs, leftover meats etc. Riley also loves these cookies that I make occassionally.

Tuna Training Treats

  •  2 6-oz. cans tuna in water, do not drain
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 to 1 ½ c. flour (rice flour is best, but any kind will do)
  •  1 Tsp. garlic powder (see Note about garlic below)
  •  parmesan cheese

Mash tuna and water in a bowl with a fork to get clumps out, then liquefy in blender or food processor. Add extra drops of water if needed to liquefy completely. Pour into bowl and add flour and garlic powder; consistency should be like cake mix. Spread into greased or sprayed pan; I find that a round pizza pan or square cake pan is perfect. Sprinkle with LOTS of parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes; edges will pull away and texture will be like putty. Use a pizza cutter and slice into teeny squares. These freeze beautifully, and the dogs love them...and, no liver to mess with!

Source: Dog & Cat Treats & Recipes

dbg10

Kale Chips to Share With Your Dog

On 6/30/2012 at 0:48 PM, Pawz said:

I've read so many good things about the benefits of eating kale and here's a recipe suitable for the whole "family". k_good2

From http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/articl ... hips/29931.....

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Kale Chips

By Elizabeth Pask and Laura Scott

1. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner, then tear into bite size pieces.

2. Drizzle with a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and toss or massage to coat.

3. Separate your dog’s portion from yours.

4. Sprinkle yours with a pinch of salt. Leave your dog’s portion unsalted.

5. Arrange leaves in a single layer on a cookie sheet or two.

6. Bake at 350°F until dark green and crispy (not brown or burnt), 12 to 15 minutes.

7. Let cool a bit and enjoy with your dog!

 

Source: Kale Chips to Share With Your Dog

dbg10

Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs

On 6/30/2012 at 0:42 PM, Pawz said:

Here's a summertime treat for all our furry friends from http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/articl ... ream/29064{C}....

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Pumpkin Ice Cream

All classic summer treat goes to the dogs

Did you know that dogs don’t’ sweat, at least not the way we do? It’s the panting that helps them cool their head and to some extent their body. To help your dog keep cool, try "ice cream." This is a treat best served outdoors, as it can be kind of messy if your dog noses it across the floor while licking away. It’s also a great treat for stuffing in a Kong. For older dogs with sensitive mouths, allow the frozen cubes to thaw for a few minutes before feeding.

INGREDIENTS

1 c water

2 chicken livers

1 c plain low-fat yogurt

1 c solid-pack pumpkin puree (note: not pie filling)

DIRECTIONS

• Bring the water and the chicken livers to boil in a small sauce pan. Decrease the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.

• Drain the livers, reserving the stock for pouring over food or making dog cookies. Allow the livers to cool, then chop finely.

• Combine the livers, yogurt, and pumpkin in a medium bowl and stir until smooth.

• Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.

Yield: 12 ice-cream cubes, ¾ cup stock

 

Source: Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs

exkalibur

Birthday Cake for Cats/Dogs

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On 7/16/2011 at 5:54 PM, Pawz said:

Here is the recipe for the b-day cake I made for Chase ....

Salmon Birthday Cake

14oz can salmon (undrained)

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

garlic powder (optional)

parmesan cheese (optional)

parsley flakes (optional)

1. Mash salmon with juice and bones well.

2. Lightly beat eggs and add to salmon

3. Add garlic powder, parmesan and/or parsley flakes if using

If mixture seems too dry add a little water (I added about 2 Tbsp) and then spread in a greased 9"x9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

If desired, top with cream cheese or yogurt.

Easy peasy and tastes pretty good too. k_ok

Source: Birthday Cake for Cats/Dogs

exkalibur

Recipe For Chicken Jerky

On 12/13/2011 at 9:24 PM, Pawz said:

Since there has been numerous warnings about Chicken Jerky Treats recently, here is an easy-peasy recipe for home-made from http://www.cocothebloggingdog.com/2009/ ... reats.html

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Basic Chicken Jerky

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

*Optional - Trying adding ingredients to the marinade, like Dogswell treats such as dried cane molasses, flaxseed, peppermint, parsley, etc.

1. Cut the chicken into 5 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1/4 inch thick.

2. In a bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, optional ingredients, and add chicken. Squeeze out the air in the plastic bag, making sure all the chicken surfaces are covered with marinade, and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 300F. Remove the chicken from the bag, place in a glass baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the baking dish, reserving the cooking juice, which can be used as a sauce. Let chicken cool.

4. Place the baked chicken strips on mesh sheets in the drying trays. Dry for about 6to 8 hours, depending on the style of dehydrator, until the strips are leathery or see below.

Makes 4 to 5 ounces.

**If you don't have a dehydrator, you can dry them in the oven at about 145F, but it will take at least 4-6 hours.

 

Source: Recipe For Chicken Jerky

exkalibur

Salmon Squares

On 3/5/2012 at 6:21 PM, Pawz said:

I found another recipe for cookies using salmon ....

 

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Salmon Squares

1 large can salmon

2 eggs

1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

1 1/2 to 2 cups flour

Mix salmon, eggs, and garlic until smooth, add flour and mix well. Press into a greased 9x9 baking dish and bake at 350F for half hour. Half way through baking,

cut into squares and continue baking. When done, allow to cool, remove from pan and break into pre cut squares.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Personally, I would spread it on a cookie sheet so they are thinner. k_smile

 

Source: Salmon Cookies

exkalibur

Pumpkin Salmon Cookies

On 3/5/2012 at 6:25 PM, Pawz said:

Another recipe using salmon .....

 

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Pumpkin Salmon Cookies

1 large can Salmon

2 TBSP oil

1 Egg

½ cup pumpkin

2 TBSP parm cheese

2 cups flour

Mix everything together. Add flour until consistency of brownies. Spread evenly on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cut into bite sized pieces.

 

Source: Salmon Cookies

exkalibur

Salmon Snacks

On 3/14/2012 at 5:30 PM, Pawz said:

This recipe is basically the same as the Birthday Cake for Dogs/Cats recipe and is fairly soft. These are the salmon treats I make for both my cats and dogs ....

Salmon Snacks

1 large can (15 1/2 oz.) salmon

1 to 2 teaspoon baking powder

4 to 5 tablespoons flour

Mash salmon with bones and juice. Add baking powder and enough flour for texture. Spread onto cookie sheet. Score into whatever size you want pieces to be. Bake at 325 degrees about 45 minutes until golden. Store in fridge.

Source: Salmon Cookies

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