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Recipe Friday – Carrot Honey Doggie Treats

These treats are sure to please your lovely doggies!  Remember to feed in moderation, and you can always freeze these if you don’t use them within a week.  Refrigerate after baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour (if your dog has allergies, 3/4 cup of rice flour should work nicely)
  • 1/4 cup Water

 

Directions


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.

3. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, kneading well after each addition.

4. Once dough is well mixed roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place dough balls 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Press down on the tops with a fork to flatten. (You can make these even smaller, sometimes I make 1/4 inch balls).

4. Bake for 15 minutes (if you make them smaller, about 12 minutes should be good), or until browned at the edges. Cool and refrigerate.

Makes about 3-5 dozen, depending on the size you make the balls initially.

 

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Recipe Friday – Yummy Salmon Bars (Gluten Free)

If your dog has a food allergy, this will be a great treat for him/her.  Sasha tried these last night and gives a tail-banging two paws up!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Parsley
  • One 8 ounce can of salmon (Make sure the can says Gluten Free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseeds (make sure the package says Gluten Free)
  • 1/2 cup of ground sesame seeds (make sure the package says Gluten Free)
  • 2 cups of rice (make sure the rice is gluten free)
  • Rice flour to make a doughy consistency (no set amount, just what will work to make it into dough)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.

Finely chop the parsley in a food processor. Add all other ingredients except flour, and mix. Add flour slowly with food processor on low. The dough should form a ball when ready.

Knead dough on a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle of desired, consistent thickness. Cut into bars or bite size squares. and place on cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until hard. Store extra treats in the refrigerator.


Recipe Friday – Doggie Birthday Cake

Is your dog’s birthday coming up?  Want to give them a cake that they can happily chow down?  Here is a great and fun recipe that is sure to delight doggies everywhere!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white or whole wheat flour (if your dog has a gluten, or wheat allergy, you can substitute with brown rice flour, white rice flour, sorghum flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg (or egg replacer if your dog has allergies to eggs).

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Mix together flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a ring mold sprayed with a nonstick spray for 40 minutes.

Frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in refrigerator.

Remember to give in moderation, this cake usually stays good in the fridge for about a week after baking if kept in an airtight container.  Or you can have a doggie birthday party and they can all share slices of the cake, you’d be hard pressed to have any left over!

Recipe Friday – Stick To Your Ribs Doggie Treats

Your dog will love these simple to make, yummy treats.  Remember to feed in moderation and to freeze what you cannot use in a week.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 cup Dehydrated Potatoes (potato flakes, you can buy gluten free if your dog has allergies)
  • 1 Egg (Organic Preferred)
  • 1/4 cup Beef or Chicken Broth
Directions: 
First, thoroughly mix the egg and broth in an appropriately sized mixing bowl.
Then add in the ground meat and potato flakes and continue stirring until well mixed. Potato flakes are similiar to instant mashed potatoes but they do not contain the seasonings, including garlic, that are typical of mashed potatoes.
Flatten, but do not compress, into a small lightly greased pan or ovensafe glassware.
Bake at 375 for approximately 30 mins or until browned. Allow to cool and cut sheet into bite sized pieces. (Depending on the size of your dog, the bite sized pieces will vary).

Recipe Friday – Cheesy Meatballs For Dogs

Your dog will go crazy for these yummy, tasty meatball treats!

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 pound ground beef (you can substitute for chicken, lamb etc)
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cheese (your choice)
  • 1 large egg (if your dog cannot digest or is allergic to eggs you can leave it out.  The meatballs just might not stick together as easily as you want them to).
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric (great for digestion)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Form the mixture into 10 balls (or more depending on the size you want the meatballs to be and according to the size of your dog, if you have a small dog, the meatballs should be smaller) and place on the baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack.

Always make sure to substitute or omit ingredients that your dog is allergic to or cannot digest.

Recipe Friday – Dog Treats for Shiny Coat

If you feed your dog healthy food, your dog probably already has a great, glossy coat.  But as dogs age, their skin gets dry and their coat looses it’s luster.  Here are some treats to help keep your dog’s coat shiny!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour (substitute with gluten free option such as rice flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (substitute with salmon oil and cod liver oil)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 tablespoon of local honey
  • 1/3 cup of organic beef or chicken stock

 

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with butter or a little oil.
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and flaxseed meal. In another bowl combine the egg and honey.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture and add stock until the dough has the consistency of drop biscuits.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between the biscuits.

Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove, cool on a wire rack, and store, tightly covered, in a glass or ceramic container for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

Weekly Recipe – Meat & Potato Grain Free Doggie Treats

This is a great recipe for dogs who have allergies to grain.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 LB Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/4 Cups Dehydrated Potatoes
  • 1 Egg (Organic Preferred)
  • 1/4 Cup Beef or Chicken Broth
Instructions: 
This is an easy to make, highly palatable dog treat recipe.
First, thoroughly mix the egg and broth in an appropriately sized mixing bowl.
Then add in the ground meat and potato flakes and continue stirring until well mixed. Potato flakes are similiar to instant mashed potatoes but they do not contain the seasonings, including garlic, that are typical of mashed potatoes.
Flatten, but do not compress, into a small lightly greased pan or ovensafe glassware.
Bake at 375 for approximately 30 mins or until browned.
Allow to cool and cut sheet into bite sized pieces.