Homemade Dog Treats , and some help for tummy troubles
With the most recent recalls including sweet potato dog treats sold by one of my favorite companies, Ingredients made in China seem to going to the death of us all especially our pets, Please do not feed any food , dog treats that are made or ingredients that come from China
Doodle Dog Biscuits
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Natural Applesauce
- 1 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
- ½ Cup Broth
- 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 2 ½ to 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add baking powder and 2 ½ cups flour. Mix together until it forms a dough ball adding more flour if needed. Dough should be semi dry not sticky.
- Roll out onto a floured surface around ½ inch thick and cut into biscuits.
- Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.
- Turn over and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from cookie sheet and allow cooling before letting your fur friends eat them.
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, if any are left.
- I store them in a ziplock bag in my vegetable drawer.
- Can be frozen for a few months too.
Doodley Dog Treats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon bone meal
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons corn oil or soy oil
- 1/2 cup soy flour
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- 1 - 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon iodized salt
- 1 large egg mixed with 1/4 cup milk
- Mix all dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl, then Add oil, molasses, a dash of garlic and all but 1 tablespoon of the egg-milk mixture.
- Knead the soft dough a few minutes to make a firm dough, adding more milk if needed.
- Let dough rest 1/2 hour or more (refrigeration isn't necessary)
- Lightly flour a counter top or other hard surface and roll out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Brush with remaining egg-milk mixture and cut with doggie biscuit shaped cookie cutter
- Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350F 30-35 minutes.
- To make harder biscuits, turn off oven after baking, open door slightly and leave them in the oven overnight to finish crisping.
A Note about the Garlic - garlic, in small doses is considered to be Safe for dogs. There are reports that using garlic (which contains Thiosulphate can cause hemoytic anemia or liver damage, but garlic contains only Trace amounts of thiosulphate and a dog would have to consume HUGE amounts of this for negative effects to occur.
CHICKEN LIVER DOG BROWNIES
Variations: substitute a 12 ounce can of salmon, or two cans of tuna, with liquid (but add more liquid) (I’ve also substituted with ground up cooked chicken.) Batter consistency is pudding-like or slightly firmer.
- 1 lb raw chicken livers
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder (Do NOT substitute with onion seasoning.)
- ¼ tsp. oregano
- Grind the chicken livers in a blender or food processor. Combine with other ingredients and mix with a spoon or lowest speed of mixer.
- Coat a 13” x 9” pan with nonstick spray. Fill with mixture.
- Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until it is firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted..
- Cool. Cut into bite sized squares. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
The First Treat recipe is for a icy treat for the summer, Below that is the Sweet potato recipe,,Yummy
Frosty Paws Recipe
- 32 oz. plain yogurt
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
Mix all of the ingredients with a blender or mixer and freeze in ice cube trays. Small paper cups make good molds. When frozen, microwave for a few seconds, unmold, and place the treats in a plastic bag and store in the freezer. If you want to make cute frozen dog treats, bone and paw shaped molds are available.
Recipe for Sweet potato dog treats
These Dog treats are fun to make and Very digestible.
- 1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
- Recommended Equipment:
- Food dehydrator
- Preheat oven to 250° F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
- Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
Storing the - Although these dog treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.
Tummy Troubles Treats> Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons dry milk
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.
Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.
* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.
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Tips & Techniques
Choosing a Sweet Potato for your Dog Treats - You want to find a potato that is as uniform in shape as possible. This will aid in the drying process as the pieces will be similar in shape and will cook through at the same time. Also, try to find one that has fewer blemishes or bruises. While you’re picking one to make a sweet potato dog chew, go ahead and pick some for the family, too!
Knife Skills - If you are a pro with a knife, you may not need to cut off one side to stable your potato. If that’s the case, then by all means skip that step. However, for those of us who are more handy with a pastry bag, than a knife, having a stable surface makes all the difference.
Cutting Even Pieces for your Dog Treats - One way to ensure your pieces are as even as possible, is to first rest your knife where you would like to cut. Then press down gently across the entire length of the knife. Make a slight cut, then press firmly on your knife from one end to the other, and cut all the way through.
Degree of Chewiness of your Dog Treats - Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.
Parental Supervision - This is not a dog treat recipe that we recommend for the kids. Please use caution while using a sharp knife, whether you are young or young at heart.
Whether your dog has a need to chew or not, They will love this all natural sweet potato dog treats. In fact, it’s such an easy dog treat recipe, I bet you’ll be making several batches at a time for your dog and all of his all natural dog treats loving friends! Source:http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com