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Doggie Treat Recipes
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Homemade Dog Treats
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Cheesy Dental Kong Delight
3 slices of your pet’s favorite cheese, Dental Kong Toy A very simple and creative way to make any pet drool in delight. Just place the 3 slices of cheese directly onto the grooves of your pet’s Dental Kong (if model has rope – make sure cheese does not get onto it). Melt in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Give to pet after it cools.
Steak scraps, 1 ounce cream cheese, appropriate Kong Toy Place small scraps of the steak inside Kong toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.
Apple and carrot chunks, 1/4th of a banana, appropriate Kong Toy Place apples and carrots in Kong Toy. Mush the banana in large hole to hold fruit in place. You can include other fruits and veggies: orange slices, peach and/or nectarine chunks, celery sticks, broccoli and/or cauliflower, tomato and black olive mixture.
Veggie Kong Omelet
1 egg, your choice of shredded cheese, any vegetables that your pet may like, appropriate Kong Toy Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into Kong toy. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds. Cool thoroughly before giving to dog.
Kong On A Rope
Dry dog kibble, appropriate Kong Toy, Rope. Take the rope, pull it through the Kong Toy and knot it. Hang this upside down from a tree, deck or post. The small hole should be facing the ground. Take the kibble and fill the Kong Toy. Make the toy hang just low enough
that it is out of your dog’s reach. The dog will spend hours trying to retrieve the kibble from the Kong Toy. At the end of the day, take the
remaining kibble and give to your pet as a reward. This is advanced work for your dog.
– by Ian Dunbar
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Leftover macaroni and cheese, small cube of Velveeta, appropriate Kong Toy Melt Velveeta in microwave until gooey. Add mac ‘n cheese to Kong Toy. Pour heated Velveeta into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to your pet.
Aunt Jeannie’s Archeology Kong (for advanced dogs)
Layer One (deepest):
roasted, unsalted cashews, freeze dried liver bits .
Layer Two: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti, Cheerios, sugar-free, salt-free
peanut butter, dried banana chips, apples and apricots
carrot sticks, turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini, Kong Toy (the larger the better!) Pack as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth “finish” under the main opening.
Light Version: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, Caesar croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter. – by Jean Donaldson
Frozen Jerky Pops
Peanut butter, bouillon, Jerky Strips, Water, appropriate Kong Toy, muffin tin. Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your Kong Toy. Fill the cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place a Jerky Stick inside Kong Toy and freeze. This can also be put (once frozen) in a children’s size swimming pool for a fun day of fishing for your pet. – by Terry Ryan
Trixie, a 50 pound Aussie/Springer mix, loves
turkey, chicken or marrow bites mixed with slightly moistened food nuggets frozen inside her Kong. She is very clean about un-stuffing – some dogs are not! – by Joe Markham
1 fresh banana, 2 tbs wheat germ, 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet’s favorite flavor as well), Kong Toy that best fits your pet’s chewing temperament In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to Kong. Freeze for 4 hours. Makes 1 serving for Medium Kong. Double for every Kong Size that is bigger.
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Kong Stuffer -Simple, Tried and True
Peanut butter, appropriate Kong Toy. Smear
peanut butter inside the cavity of your Kong Toy. It’s that easy! -by trainers and vets worldwide.
High Value Smelly Treats For Serious Obedience Training !
2 cups of Eagle Pack kibble (Anchovy/Sardine variety) or your kibble.
2 tsps of olive oil
1 7oz pouch of salmon
Make meatball sized balls and then put so many in a baggie and freeze
Rachael Ray – Pet Food Data Base
Quite by accident I caught a special on the Food Network with Rachael Ray – the entire hour was about feeding your pet GREAT FOOD and she aired some great recipes! I’m hoping the network will air it again, and if they do I’ll be sure to post as soon as I find out when. In the mean time, check out her pet-friendly recipes here: http://www.rachaelray.com/food_results.php?kID=72
32 Oz Vanilla Yogurt, I use fat free
1 TBSP Peanut Butter
1 TBSP of honey
1 mashed banana.
Mix and voila!
YUM! Use in KONGS or pour the mixture into ice cube trays for quick cold treats!
Baby Food Dog Biscuits
* 3 (2 1/2 oz.) jars of baby food lamb (check the ingredients for onion which is toxic to dogs)
* ¼ cup powdered milk
* ¼ cup oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Roll into bite sized pieces and bake on a greased cookie sheet for approximately 15 minutes or until brown
Cheesy Bacon Biscuits Dog Treat Recipe
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup wheat germ
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled
Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack.
Dog Biscuits – Really Simple ones to make
1 lb. ground chicken (or other meat)
1 tbsp. lite Italian dressing.
Prepare cookie sheet (9 X 13 seems to be the right size) with cooking spray
preheat oven to 200 degrees
mix ingredients together in a blender until well blended
spread evenly on the cookie sheet
bake for 2 hours, leaving the door slightly ajar so moisture can escape
flip and bake for another 2 hours with door still slightly ajar
cut and cool on a wire rack
store in fridge
The original recipe says to cut it into small pieces before flipping the first time, but I cut into quarters before flipping and then finish cutting when it’s done baking. You can cut them small enough to be training size too – Enjoy!
Just a Note. ~ ON A DEHYDRATOR As the strips start to dry after a few hours just remove the thinner ones that are dry and leave the thicker ones on longer.
Sculpted Dog Cake
How They Make A Sculpted Dog Cake: Amazing! Four hours of work condensed into 4 minutes
1/2 lbs. ground beef
Better for your dog than ice cream!
32 oz. vanilla yogurt
1 mashed banana or one large jar of baby food fruit
2 T peanut butter
2 T honey
Blend all ingredients together and freeze in either 3 ounce paper
cups or ice cube trays. Variations: you can also use baby food meat instead of the
fruit and peanut butter From Pandy
2/3 tbsp cream
2/3 cup skim milk
3 tbsp meat (use your dog’s favorite)
3 tbsp cheese
9 inch pie crust/shell fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie crust/shell.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.
Ad fresh parsley and watch your dog chow down! From Pandy
Moist Kitty Cat Morsels
1/2 lb. lean ground beef or turkey,
1 small carrot-finely grated,
1 tbsp. grated cheese,
1 tsp. brewer’s yeast,
1 tsp. dried catnip,
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs,
1 beaten egg,
1 tbsp. tomato paste–
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl combinethe meat, carrot, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnp and breadcrumbs. Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture
into walnut sized meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm. Cool the meatballs completely before storing in an airtight
container in the refrigerator. These freeze well and make approximately two dozen. From Pandy
Bad Breath Banishers
2 cups brown rice flour
1 tbsp activated charcoal (at your local drugstore-please don’t use briquettes!)
3 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup low fat milk Preheat oven to 400F.
Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Combine flour and charcoal. Add all of the other ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls on oiled sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container
in the refrigerator. From Pandy
Down Home Cooking for your Dog!
This recipe is great for those of you who have more than one dog and want to feed them a well balanced home cooked meal! approximately 5 lbs of ground beef or chicken 3/4 cup canola oil 4-5 cloves garlic 32 cups water 8-10 cups processed veggies such as carrots, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. (NOTE: please no onions–not good for your dog) 1/2 molasses (optional) 42-45 oz quick cooking oatmeal you can add eggs to boost protein In a large 24 qt pot, brown ground meat, add canola oil, and garlic. When well cooked, add water. Bring to boil then add veggies that have been processed (you can use fresh or canned veggies if you like). Now add the oatmeal. Be sure to stir as necessary to prevent sticking. Remove from heat, cool, and put into containers. This recipe will feed 3 boxers for a week! This recipe is very flexible and you can experiment to find the perfect taste for your dogs! From Pandy
Homemade Dog Food
1-lb ground beef (I used Bison)
1/2-lb ground chicken
1/2-lb ground turkey
2-small baking potatoes
3-cups brown rice
3-eggs (slightly beaten)
3-C chicken broth
Cook all 3-ground meats together in large 6-qt dutch oven. Add rice, chicken broth and water. Cook on medium heat for 30-minutes, Add potatoes and carrots and slightly beaten eggs. Cook for 20-30-minutes. After cooking, put mixture into storage containers. this freezes well.