NEW TODAY 02/05/2008 

77.  Chicken Liver Crunches

2 c Flour
3 tb Vegetable oil
1 c Wheat germ or cornmeal
1 Egg; lightly beaten
1/2 c Chicken broth
2 ts Chopped parsley
1 c Chopped chicken liver; Cooked

Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine flour and wheat germ/cornmeal.
 In separate bowl, beat egg with oil, then add broth & parsley, mix well.
Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well.
Fold in chicken livers and mix well.
Dough will be firm.
Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead briefly.
Roll out 1/2″ thick and cut into shapes.
Place on greased cookie sheet 1″ apart.
Bake 15 minutes or until firm.
Store in refrigerator.

78. Easy Treats

1 cup flour
1 cup Grape Nuts cereal
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon peppermint extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together.
Roll into balls or other shapes.
These treats work well for holidays.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy.


79.  Dog Nog

1 boneless/skinless chicken breast
4 cups water
1-cup flour
2 whole eggs, beaten
pinch parsley (optional)

Boil chicken breast for about 1/2 hour and remove to cool.
Add flour to chicken water.
 Beat out lumps.
 Add pre-beaten eggs.
Cook on low heat until it’s done thickening.
Pulverize chicken in food processor and add to flour/egg gravy.
 You may need to add more water.


80. Dog Pie

6 oz Broth
      8 oz Meat scraps
      1 c Whole-wheat flour
      8 oz Dog meal
  Grease a pan and spread half the meat in it. Sprinkle the meat Generously with whole-wheat flour. Spread remaining half of meat into pan. Sprinkle again with whole-wheat flour. Cover with dog meal and pour broth over. Bake at 150C for 45 minutes and then allow cooling.
  Feed warm. Vegetables and cheese can be added depending on your dogs taste.




1lb lean meat
1 lb sliced carrots
4 sticks of chopped celery
1lb of turnip
2 cups of green beans

2 medium sweet potato’s
1 cup of brown rice
1 cup of barley
1lb of fresh fish
1 large Yam
(cook together in a large pot)
After cooling, add 4 tablespoons of vitamin E  enriched  canola oil.

Feed 2 cups  per 30lbs body weight.

750mg of calcium
The oil of 1 codliver oil capsule
1 tablespoon of Raw live Yogurt, sour cream, or cottage cheese
1 whole hard boiled egg
 per feeding


This is not a “Must” it is my recommendation, DIFFERENT ANIMALS HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT NUTRITIONAL NEEDS ACCORDING TO AGE, TEMPERAMENT, AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH STATUS). Therefore you may need to experiment a little. Ideally use organic ingredients.

Recipe formula example for a 50 pound adult dog:
3/4 lb hamburger (12 oz)
1/4 lb plain yogurt (4 oz)
2 oz liver
6 oz pureed sweet potato
1350 mg of calcium
2 EPA fish oil capsules
This recipe makes two meals. Divide the recipe in half and feed two meals daily.
Another recipe:
3/4 lb chicken (12 oz)
1/8 lb cottage cheese (2 oz)
1 egg (approximately 2 oz)
2 oz beef kidney
6 oz mix of cooked cabbage and zucchini
1350 mg of calcium
2 EPA fish oil capsules

For a 100 lb dog, double the amounts above, and divide into two meals. For a twenty five pound, cut the recipe in half and divide into two meals.
 Remember, calcium is added at 900 mg per pound of food served.
Vegetables can be mixed and matched. 
In place of the hamburger or chicken selection, you can use canned salmon, canned mackerel, turkey, lamb, beef heart, or ground pork.
 If don’t have dairy products or eggs, add more meat. When you use canned fish, do not add calcium, mackerel, sardines and salmon already have steamed bones.
Add the supplements right before serving.


1.  Garlic Bites

1 c Flour
4Cloves Garlic
4&1/2 c Hot water
1/8 c Chopped nuts or seeds
1 tb Vegetable oil
1    Egg
  Mix all ingredients in bowl and add enough milk to make firm dough.
  Roll out dough to thin sheet, put flour on sheet and cut dough with Cookie cutter of your choice.
 Place on oiled cookie sheet.
Bake at 300F. For about 45 minutes, for hard lightly toasted biscuits.
2.  Doggy Birthday Cake

12oz of wheat flour
1/4 cup of boiled brown rice
4 tablespoons of Honey
6 tablespoons of Flaxseed oil or veg oil
3 eggs
1/2cup-grated carrot
1/2cup-grated apple
1 pack of reduced fat cream cheese ( if you want your cake to be a work of art get 2)
1-cup peanut butter.
Milk as needed.
Natural food coloring of your choice.
Pre-heat over to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, rice, honey, oil and eggs together into a bowl, gradually add milk until ingredients become consistent with that of cake mix.  Add apple and carrot stirring until mixed well. Divide mixture between to cake tins and place in oven until golden brown and firm to touch. Allow to cool on a baking sheet. About 15- 20 mins, sometimes a little longer.
Once cool spread peanut butter on 1 surface and then place the two cakes together.
Mix cream cheese until it is easily spread, set aside enough cheese for you wording/design, (if your artistic you may want an extra 8oz, you can also use smooth peanut butter) then cover the surface off the cake with the cheese, smooth out the cheese, and then add your design. Allow to chill in the fridge before serving.
3.  Wheat Free Brownies

3 cups of liver (fresh beef)
1 cup of chicken hearts (do NOT substitute gizzards!)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of Lecithin (from soy) make sure its granulated or powdered
1 tablespoon of Glucosamine (optional-approximately 10 caplets)
1/2 cup of ground flaxseed (from health food store-you can also use whole seeds).
Put all ingredients, except flaxseed in food processor (or blender) and puree for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the flaxseed. The mixture will be like cake batter. Spread evenly in an un-greased cookie sheet with sides, it should be about 1/4 inch thick. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until moist but springy to the touch in a 350 degree oven. Cool and cut into 1 1/2″ x 1/1/2″ squares.

Dog Treats


59.  Honey Treats

3/4 cup wheat flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1-tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey

heat peanut butter and honey until runny together. mix other ingredients together then add the peanut butter and honey. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

60.  Cheesy Carrot Cakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated carrot
1-tablespoon parsley
2 large eggs
1-cup milk
1/4-cup vegetable oil
Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper baking cups. Combine the flours and baking powder and mix well. Add the cheese and carrots, and use your fingers to mix them into the flour until they are well distributed. In another bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk in the milk and vegetable oil. Pour this over the flour mixture, and stir gently until just combined. Fill the muffin cups three-quarters full with the mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins feel springy.
61.  Ham-n-cheesy treats

1/4 cup ham (Diced)
 1 piece of cheese
 1 cup of flour
 1/2 cup milk
 1 teaspoon of butter
Turn on your oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the piece of cheese into small squares. Mix ham, cheese, and butter together in a small glass bowl. Put this in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix all ingredients together. Knead mixture. Roll the dough into balls and cook in oven for 6-10 minutes. Take out of oven. Let the treats cool for ten minutes.

More treats for your pets.If you find this information useful please consider making a donation to,   god knows they need the money.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.Cautionary Statement and DisclaimerThese recipes are to give you information only.
Not all of them have been tested by me.
You are free to use any of the advice or suggestions entirely at your own risk.Please note that in no way will I be held responsible for any problems that might occur, or any damage or loss sustained due to the use of information (or by me supplying inadequate or incomplete information)Any Information is designed to help you make informed decisions and is in no way intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice or treatment.Be sure to consult with your vet before adhering to any of the information, advice or recommendations regarding your pet’s health that may be presented.Please understand that you are solely responsible for the use of any information given and the use of any information will be solely at your own risk.
Bouillon Biscuits
2 1/2 cups  all-purposed flour
1/2 cup  vegi. oil
2 veg bouillon cubes dissolved in 3/4 c. boiling water (or packets)
3/4 c. carrots
1/4 c. shredded celery
¼ Cup of Shredded apple
½ cup flax seed.
 preheat oven 300 degrees
 mix everything into a workable dough and role out to about 1/4″ thick
 cut with cookie cutter or role into strips
 place on UNGREASED cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes

54. Cheesy Chewies

4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup veg. oil
1 1/4 cup water
3 tbl. garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheese

Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, add oil & water.
Once your mixture has formed a dough, add cheese. Continue to mix until all the cheese is involved.
On a wheat floured surface, roll out 1/2 of the dough to approx. 1/4″ thick and cut with assorted shapes of cookie cutter.
Line up biscuits on cookie sheet and bake for about 30 min. or until totally brown.
Cool before serving.

55. Fresh Breath Biccies

cups brown rice flour
2 Table spoons charcoal
1 large egg slightly beaten
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/3cup chopped fresh mint
2/3 cup milk
Teaspoon of mint essence

Preheat oven to 400.
Combine flour, salt and charcoal.
In a medium bowl, combine egg, oil, parsley and mint ; mix well.
Stir in flour mixture, then add enough milk to make a dough the consistency of drop biscuits.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake 15 min.
Store cooled biscuits into container in fridge.
56. Cool Day Treats

2 pints No salt broth (chicken or beef. I like to make my own by boiling ground beef or chicken breasts ),
½ a cup chicken or beef chunks,
6 dog treats, crumbed ( I use our rescue treats)
Mix the broth, chicken chunks, and dog treats together in a bowl.
Stir pour the mixture into a ice tray or empty yogurt pots and freeze overnight.
24 hours you will have doggy ice pops.

57.  Veggie Cool Day Treats

1 pint Natural Live yogurt
½ cup of Strawberries (Mashed)
¼ Flax seed
½ cup milk

Mix together, pour into containers and freeze over night.
58.  Lamb Bites
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon powder garlic
1 Tablespoon of fine chopped parsley
1 cup powdered milk
2 jars baby food {lamb) 21/2 oz size jars

Pre- heat oven to 350degrees. Combine all ingredients mix well spoon to a greased cookie sheet. Bake about 20 min. or till brown. Cool, divide in to required size, and serve.

I feel bad  for  folks struggling to feed their pets  due to the present crisis   so her 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.Cautionary Statement and DisclaimerThese recipes are to give you information only.
Not all of them have been tested by me.
You are free to use any of the advice or suggestions entirely at your own risk.Please note that in no way will I be held responsible for any problems that might occur, or any damage or loss sustained due to the use of information (or by me supplying inadequate or incomplete information)Any Information is designed to help you make informed decisions and is in no way intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice or treatment.Be sure to consult with your vet before adhering to any of the information, advice or recommendations regarding your pet’s health that may be presented.Please understand that you are solely responsible for the use of any information given and the use of any information will be solely at your own risk. 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 egg
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 egg
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
1 egg
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 Tablespoon  DRIED GARLIC
1/4 Cup  HONEY
1/2 Cup WATER
2 tablespoons of flax seed


More MeatBarley and riceThe MeatThe veggies 


Just another day for the Dog Chef )

You can’t trust kibble  or canned anymore so cook for your dogs.

On todays menu we have.

1lb Shin Beef

1lb Ground Beef

1lb Talapia

1lb chicken Giblets

4 whole eggs

4 lbs Assorted Veggies

1 Cup of Brown Rice and Barley.

Cook the shin and ground beef for 10 mins in boiling water  then remove to container.

Cook  the fish for 4 mins at boiling and remove

Cook the Giblets for 10 mins at boiling and remove

Chop and cook veggies for 10 mins and remove

Cook Barley for 30 mins drain and remove

Cook rice for 35 mins, drain and  remove

 Hard boil the eggs, remove shells, and chop, grind  down the shells.

Mix everything together and cool in the fridge

This last my two dogs 2.5 to 3 days  (dogs way 75lbs and 91lbs),  2 meals per day.

Top with either cottage cheese or  Live  plain yogurt, add the oil of 1 codliver oil capsule per meal, and 750 mgs of natural oyster shell calcium per meal.

I have to admit  I have kind of neglected our feline friends when dealing  with the food issue. ( I am in so much trouble with my own felines for that lol )
Today in an attempt to put that  right  I will concentrate  on  some recipes for cats.  Again it is up to you as an individual to decide what your cats need, the recipes are merely my suggestions, and what  has been proven to work for me.

I currently have 21 rescue  cats, so food is a major part  of their  day   and  mine,  I make it,  they  eat   it.

 Cats are dedicated carnivores, as such  they need more meat  and less  (and  I really mean LESS) fillers   such as carbs.  I do not like to mix meats, so each meal has one meat type only ( by that I mean either chicken or beef, lamb or turkey, fish etc,  I never feed mixed meats.)

Cats need at least 75% meat in any meal, and require at least 3% of their body weight per day, some require more.
So here is what works for me ….

Raw diet is pretty simple,
1lb of Ground beef, beef liver, beef heart
½ a cup  of finely grated carrot
¼ cup of freshly cut wheat grass (this  is a rough  guide, what  I do is leave a tub of  wheat grass next to the food and let them chew on it)
1 tablespoon of Canola oil with vitamin E
Add about  ¼ cup of water.
1lb Chicken Wings, chicken livers, hearts and gizzards, necks
¼ boiled brown rice
¼ of Fresh wheat grass
Tablespoon  flax seed oil.

Either of these will feed a 10lb cat for about  5  days.
Heart is important as it  contains Taurine, liver is equally important.

Cooked Meals
Cooking take more  time and you have to remember DO NOT OVER COOK!!!
Choose your  meats and don’t forget the hearts and livers

Fish meals,
1lb fish should be steeped in boiling water  for about  3 mins, (make  sure the fish  is bone free.)
 Add clams, fresh is best, but Atlantic Canned in brine clams are  ok.
¼ cup Chopped carrots
¼ cup  Chopped  Cabbage
(steeped for about 3  mins)
6 teaspoons of Cod liver oil
I like to add dandelion, (1 tablespoon of dried organic dandelion) as it aids the liver.
2 hard boiled eggs
¼ cup of Alfalfa
Crushed and ground eggshells are a great source of calcium so when you boil the eggs just throw them in the  blender  whole  and let the machine do it’s job.
When meat and veggies are  cooked put everything in the blender and  mix until it is the consistency of ground beef.
This can be stored in the fridge  for up to  5 days in an air tight container.

The same routine applies  to the cooking  of all meats and veggies and  other than changing the meats the recipes are the  same.

Other things you can  add are…
Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cod Liver Oil, Dried Kelp, Dried Yeast, Flax Seed, Flax Seed Oil, Lecithin, Mushrooms, Oysters, Peas, Rice Bran, Spinach, Water , parsley root , parsnips, dandelion   The leaves act as a diuretic.  ginger   gingko  hawthorn   marshmallow  milk thistle   oat straw,   couscous, chopped celery, beans, squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes,

Things you can also add weekly are
1/8 teaspoon mixed mineral powder;
1/16 teaspoon ascorbic acid crystals or sodium ascorbate powder (250 units Vitamin C)
1/8 teaspoon Pet Tinic (a B vitamin and iron tonic available from the veterinarian) or 1/2 of a low-potency B complex capsule (10 mg level)
1/4 teaspoon or 1/2 tablet mixed digestive enzymes.
400 units of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol);
A capsule containing 10,000 units vitamin A and 400 units vitamin D.

A lot of  folks have asked about making a birthday cake for their pets. The following is my own recipe and I can tell you  my dogs loved it )

(Perfect For you doggy B’day Cake)

8oz Quinoa Flour
4 Tablespoons of organic honey
3 eggs
4 table spoons of canola oil
3  grated carrots
1  grated apple
5 tablespoons of chunky peanut butter
2 packs of LOW FAT Cream Cheese
Natural food coloring.

Mix Flour,oil,honey,and eggs in a large bowl, once mixed add carrots and apple.
Grease a 9inch square cake tin and pour in the mix, spread it out evenly, Bake on 350 for about 30 mins, or until mixure is firm to the  touch  and bounce  back up  when pressed.

Once cooked allow to  cool.
When cool cut in half (make 2 9inch x 4.5 inch pieces). Spread peanut butter on 1 half then add the second piece to the top.(making a peanut butter sandwich)
put  cream cheese in a mixing  bowl and add the food coloring you require. ( amounts can be split into colors required.)
 put a thin layer of cheese on the cake to form  the base layer, then add your decoration and wording as required.


Quick Dinner ( when making a meal I make enough for 2 meals  a day for 3 days)

chicken thighs — or white meat
stalk celery — sliced thick
carrot — peeled and halved
small potatoes — peeled and cubed
cups rice — uncooked

Place chicken pieces in large pot. Cover with cold water (5 -6 cups). Add carrots, celery, and potatoes to water. Add salt to taste if you want. Cover and simmer on low heat about 2 hours until the chicken becomes tender. Add the rice, cover and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove soup from heat. Pull the chicken meat off the bone (MAKE SURE TO DO THIS, DOGS CAN CHOKE ON BONES), discard bones. Return shredded pieces to pot. Stir well. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.

Some ppl  have  emailed me  about  feeding  raw  diet, many have  asked  questions  about  fish. Here is  some  info.

Raw Diet :Feeding fish
We buy whichever is cheapest.  blackfish, whiting, red fish, mullet, sardines, mackeral, Talapia, eel etc.  (I don’t feed  raw salmon, trout etc because of the  risk  of salmon poisoning.) (  see Link   )

Fish heads –
dogs love the fish heads. For many dogs that haven’t experienced fish, the whole experience can be a bit overwhelming. My preference for fish is that it is fresh, whole, the guts still in. This then provides the dog with the ever so important “whole” food required.

Canned fish – When you can not get raw fish easily,  feed your dogs canned fish. It  is not ideal  but  it is better than nothing.

How often? – feed the dogs fish at least once or twice a week

Fish Bones –  As long as the fish is fed raw and preferably in its entire form, bones should not be an issue.

Feed an adult cat as much as he or she will eat in 20-30 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers promptly. Feed adult cats two or three times a day. Recipe provides about 3 servings.

Choose one protein source: (Meat may be fed cooked or raw)

1/2 pound boneless chicken breast or thigh, minced
6 oz ground turkey, or minced turkey (dark meat)
1/2 pound organic lean beef, minced or ground
1/2 pound ground lamb or bison
1/2 pound beef, chicken or turkey heart, ground or minced 
3 times a week, include 1 chopped hard-boiled or scrambled egg 
once a week, substitute 4 oz organic liver for 1/2 of any meat source
Supplements (total per cat, per day)

1/8 tsp. fish oil (wild salmon, herring, menhaden; or cod liver without added Vit A and D)

300 mg calcium (as carbonate or citrate), or about 1 slightly rounded tsp bone meal (human grade) (if using canned fish with bones, decrease calcium to 1/4 regular amount)
1-2 tbsp pureed vegetables – many cats prefer their veggies steamed – or vegetable baby food (without onion or garlic powder)
1/4 tsp salt (sodium chloride) alternating with salt substitute (potassium chloride)
1 cat-size dose of multiple vitamin-mineral supplement (human quality) or cat vitamin
1 probiotic/digestive enzyme supplement
80 mg taurine (about 1/3 of one 250 mg taurine capsule or tablet, powdered) (may omit if using cat vitamin)

Plain, nonfat yogurt
Your dogs favorite fruitWaterPut equal parts of yogurt and water in the blender along with a decent amount of fruit. Blend it all together and put it in little (bathroom sized) dixie cups and freeze. It’s easy to pop out of the dixie cops and the furkids LOVE it.Another variation that is more suitable for cooler weather. Boil up some chicken and then chill the broth and skim off all the fat. Then mix together the yogurt and the broth (instead of water)  toss in some baby carrots and blend it up and freeze it. Low in calories and fun to watch them eat it up.

Homemade Veggie Snacks (Low protein and phosphorus )

5    c whole wheat flour
5    tbsp dry parsley
2    tbsp garlic powder
13  tbsp Campbells Chicken Broth (Low fat/Low Sodium)
2    c cooked and pureed vegetables (carrots, green beans or mixed)
1    c cold water

– Preheat oven at 350 deg F
– Combine flour, garlic powder and dry parsley
– Mix in chicken broth and vegetables
– Add only enough cold water to form dough into ball
– Roll dough to 1/2″ thickness and cut with dog biscuit or cookie cutter
– Place on non-stick cookie sheet
– Bake for 30 min
– Cool on wire rack

These are treats that can be given in addition to normal feedings… 

Howlin’ Hula Cookies

8oz canned unsweeted crushed pineapple
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups white flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

*preheat oven to 350.
*Drain pineapple and set aside
*In a mixture bowl, combine oil and honey. Add egg, pineapple and
vanilla and mix thoroughly.
*Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.
After blending, add this into the wet mixture and stir well.
*Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden brown. Cool on rack, then serve.
*Store in an airtight container.
Bad Breath Banishers
2 cups brown rice flour
1 Tablespoon activated charcoal (find this at drugstores, not the briquets!)
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup lowfat milk

Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Combine flour and charcoal. Add all the other ingredients.Drop teaspoonfulls on oiled sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Apple Cinnamon Drops
1 large apple
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/8 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F (180 C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.

Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.
Wheat Free Tuna Biscuits

Amount Measure Ingredient & Preparation Method

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 can tuna in oil [small] — undrained
1/3 cup water

Grind oatmeal in processor til a coarse flour, put in a bowl. to processor
add tuna with the oil, and water , process til pureed, add all the rest of
ingredient. Pulse til mixture forms a ball, Pulse to knead for 2-3 minutes.
Turn out to floured board , knead if needed to soft dough. Roll out to a
1/8″-1/4″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on lightly greased cookie
sheet , at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.

Icy Paws
2 cartons plain or vanilla yogurt (32 oz each)
1 small can tuna in water (8oz.)
2 tsp. garlic power
24 3 oz. plastic cups (not paper)

Open yogurt, if they are full to the top use a spoon & scoop out one cup (these will be frozen as plain yogurt). Put half of the can of tuna in each yogurt container add the garlic power (1 tsp. in each) & stir thoroughly.

Use a spoon & scoop the mixture into the cups. Place on a tray & freeze overnight.

Makes about 24 treats.

Banana Biscotti

5 cups flour
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups banana, pureed
2 teaspoons vanilla

Place dry ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in the center. Blend egg, oil and banana together. Add into the dry ingredients in well. Start combining together.

Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly. Form into logs approximately 2 to 2 1/2-inches high. Flatten so that log is 6 to 7-inches wide by 1-inch high.

Place on non-stick baking sheets or lightly greased sheets. Bake 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Store in airtight container.
birds & parrots also love this one…

2 cups water
2 bananas
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg
2 tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl combine water, bananas, vanilla, egg and
honey. Then add whole wheat flour and baking powder. Mix well. Pour
mixture into a 8-inch cake pan sprayed with a nonstick spray. Bake for 1
hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out

Cinnamon Frosting:
In a mixer, combine the following:
12 ounces non-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon honey

You can pipe different designs on top by using the carob frosting for
color contrast. To make carob frosting, replace cinnamon with the same
amount of carob powder. Yield: (1) 8-inch cake