I feel bad for folks struggling to feed their pets due to the present crisis so here is some homemade stuff that I do for my kids.
There is no better way to pamper your pooch than by making homemade goodies! These recipes should get you cooking in the right direction!
All of the recipes were gathered from either Mailing Lists, News Groups, Web sources, Magazines, My Meal Master Database or personal experience.
As with all materials and information… please use common sense. I have not used or tested all recipes, but have used many and found them to be a delight for my dogs.
Use these recipes wisely and with forethought… they will serve you well.
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1. Cat Cookies
1 C Whole-wheat flour
1/4 C Soy flour
2 tbls Catnip
1/3 C Milk or cat’s milk
2 Tablespoons Wheat germ
1/3 C Powdered milk
1 Tsp molasses
2 Tablespoons Butter, vegetable oil, or canola oil
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.
2. Salmon Balls
2 small cans Salmon
2 cups oatmeal
1-cup whole-wheat flour (or substitute)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-cup chicken broth
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Knead and add more flour or broth to form dough. Roll out to a thickness of 1/4″ and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Use a knife and score the dough horizontally, then vertically to make a grid of squares about 1/4″. Don’t score the dough all the way through. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until fully baked and crisp. Let cool, break into bits and store in an airtight container. Excellent treat for cats, & dogs!
3. MOIST KITTY CAT TREATS
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1 small carrot, finely grated
1 tablespoon grated cheese
1 teaspoons brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
1/2-cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1-tablespoon tomato paste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, combine he meat,
Carrot, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnip 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. This makes about two dozen.
4. Crispy Liver Morsels
1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
1 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
1-tablespoon soft margarine
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
5. TUNA TREATS
1/2-cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat, dry, powdered milk
1/2 can tuna, in oil OR 1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil OR cod liver oil
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, mash the tuna (or chicken) into smaller pieces. Then add flour and milk. Mix well. After all is mixed, pour in water and oil. Mix well again. Next beat egg in separate dish until egg gets a foamy texture. Add to mix. Mix well. The dough mix will be sticky so don’t worry. Using your fingers, shape dough into small bite size balls – about the size of a marble. Put balls on greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with hand. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove treats from oven wait five minutes and turn treats over so other side will cook. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown in color. Place treats on cookie rack to cool. Cool for 15 minutes. NEVER give treats to your pet right after cooking. You can add the catnip in the recipe or sprinkle on top of treats. They like it either way. Store in airtight container and store in refrigerator or cool dry place.
6. Savory Cheese Treats
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4-cup plain yogurt or sour cream
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
FOR THE DOGS
47. Honey Cookies
1 c Vegetable shortening *
1 ts unsalted butter *
1/4 c Egg whites
1/4 c Honey
2 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Garlic powder
1/4 c Cheddar cheese; fine grate
Sesame seeds; optional
* For even crunchier cookies, use only 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2
teaspoon unsalted butter.
1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer
at high speed until creamy.
Add egg whites and honey; beat until smooth.
2. Combine flour, garlic powder and cheese.
Beat into shortening mixture.
3. Gather dough into a ball.
Divide it in half, then in fourths and so on until you have 36 small pieces.
Flour your hands and roll the pieces into balls.
Place them on an un-greased cookie sheet, then use a floured fork to gently flatten them in a crisscross design.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
4. Bake in a preheated 325’F oven until firm, about 10 minutes. (To make the cookies crunchier, after baking we turned off the heat and left them in the oven about 5minutes, first running a spatula under each one so they wouldn’t stick to the pan.)
48. Doggy Super Treats
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups water
4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
½ cup chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, egg, peanut butter, vanilla and water.
In a second bowl, combine flour, rice flour, oats parsley and peanuts.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
Turn dough onto a floured surface knead until thoroughly mixed together. Roll out dough into 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 45 minutes. Cool on a rack before serving. Store in a sealed container.
Makes 30 chewy delights
49. Doggy Christmas Muffins
2 tablespoons honey
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon of mint essence
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together honey, water, applesauce, vanilla mint, peanut butter and egg.
In a separate bowl, mix peanuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, mixing well.
Spoon into a greased muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake 35 minutes. Store in a sealed container.
Makes 16 muffins
50. Birthday bones
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup skim milk
½ cup of fine chopped parsley.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, combine flour, parsley and baking powder.
In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.
Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack then store in an airtight container.
Makes 30 large bones
51. Chicken cookies
1 cup ground chicken
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup rice flour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons parsley
½ of green peas
In a frying pan, cook ground chicken, crumble into small pieces and set aside on a paper towel.
Combine flour in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat egg, oil and water, then add the parsley.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Fold in ground chicken and mix again.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed together. Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick and cut out shapes.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes or until firm. Cool and serve. Keep any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Makes 24 treats
52. Health Treats
2 Cups Wheat FLOUR
2 cups of rice flour
1 Cup OLIVE OIL
2 Teaspoon MINICE GARLIC
1 Tablespoon DRIED GARLIC
1/4 Cup HONEY
1/2 Cup WATER
2 tablespoons of flax seed
PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 325 DEGREES MIX INGEREDIENTS TOGETHER ROLL OUT THEN CUT COOKIES PUT ON GREASED PAN PUT IN OVEN TILL GOLDEN BROWN (APPROX.5-10 MIN.)