With all the concern over pet food & now treats, I went back through the old topics & found a few I had moved that had recipes for home made treats and am pposting them here for those who are interested. I am also including some links (you'll have to judge them as you read for the ingredients) and will sticky this so that it's easy to find.
For those who provided these, a big TY~and please accept my apology, but I've tried bumping the old topics a couple of time and they keep getting lost, so it's easier to put them all in one thread. For those who have other goodies, please feel free to share! I'm also hoping someone may have a suggestion for substitution for the wheat in some of these~
1st 2 are Dusty's (TY Dusty!)..my question is this, wonder if there's something we can substitute for wheat in them?
Satin Balls Ingredients 10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind] 1 lg. box of Total cereal [or comparable natural brand] 1 lg. box oatmeal 1 jar of wheat germ 1 1/4 cup veg oil 1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses 10 raw eggs 10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.
Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.
Thaw as needed. i have made these and my dogs love them !
Cheesy bones! 2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour 1-1/4 cups of shredded cheese 1/2 cup oil (I use Enova) 1 clove of garlic 5-6 tblsp of chicken or beef broth as needed
Combine all ingredients except broth in a food processor and begin mixing. Add broth as needed to form dough like consistency. Take out and roll to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters or cut into squares and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until bottoms have lightly browned. For crunchier treats turn over and brown other side too. and these :
Chicken and Honey Biscuits : 2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 1 egg 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons minced garlic 3 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup cracked wheat
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 ° F (165 ° C).
In a large bowl,dissolve yeast in water. Add egg, broth, honey, and garlic. Gradually blend in the flour and cracked wheat. Add enough wheat flour to form a stiff dough.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using bone-shaped cookie cutters, cut out biscuits. Place on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4-inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.
Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool overnight. Makes several dozen biscuits that freeze well heres one more thats more of a "dessert" treat ! lol
Easy Doggie Ice Cream :
I was experimenting since my two love sweets and I came up with this. They LOVE it
16 oz non-fat plain yogurt 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 ripe banana 1/8 cup peanut butter chips 1/8 cup carob chips
Mix all well in mixer on medium-high speed until well blended. Pour in to small containers and freeze. 1/2 cup plastic disposable containers work great. Here's a super easy one using liver that all the dogs I know go crazy over. 1# liver 1/2 c flour 1/2 C cornmeal 3 tbsp garlic powder
Liquify liver (I know - YUK). Add flour, cornmeal and garlic. Pour into an 8" square pan that you have lined with foil and greased. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. Immediately turn out on board and cut into 1/4 inch squares. Can be packed and left on counter for 1 week without spoiling, or in fridge for 3 months, or freezer for six months. Enjoy.
Found these floating around.....
1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup honey 2 eggs 3 ¾ cups white flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix vegetable oil, shortening , honey with eggs. Beat well. Add flour, soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet . Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400F. Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container.
Oatmeal Cookie Treats 2 cups rice 2 packages Reg. Flavor oatmeal (mixed w/milk) 1/4 cup molasses 1 cup carrots 1/3 cup spinach 1 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tbsp brown gravy mix 4 tbsp applesauce 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350degrees Stir Ingredients, but adding flour gradually. Drop on cookie sheet using tsp. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes approx. 20 cookies.
potato flour, rice flour, tapioca flour, soy flour, etc (prob available at health food or asian markets). but the cookies might turn out crumbly bc there is no gluten in those flours, so you might want to consider adding some kind of gum powder (i.e. xantham gum). which honestly, is truly not a big deal bc i don't think dogs will care about texture.
thank you sooooo much for posting that pyrmom!!! I guess i won't have to worry about wether or not dog treats will get recalled, because i will be making natural ones for my dog :) These treats aren't fattening to the dogs are they?
Thanks for the recipes! I've been cooking for my dogs since the recall started, although I haven't made treats yet. Actually, my pets don't even beg for treats any longer, they're so satisfied.
I definitely would not use shortening in any recipe. Anything that is bad for humans, is going to be bad for our pets. I also would try not to use white flour, trying to use a healthier whole grain flour if possible. Trader Joe's carries low-sodium chicken broth. My understanding is that salt is harmful to dogs and regular chicken broth is high in sodium.
Mix the peanut butter, honey, and fruit together until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt and flour, mix well. Add the fruit mixture to the yogurt and blend together. Keep cold in refrigerator.
Use this dip to coat or dip biscuits and treats into. Allow treats to chill in refrigerator until coating is set and firm; this prevents big messes!
I just read these recipes. I have a concern over the garlic ingredient is several of them. I just read on the BAD FOODS FOR DOGS LIST that garlic is bad for dogs??????Does anyone know if that is correct???? Also Apples are not good for dogs yet one of the recipes calls for applesauce? Is applesauce safe? Sorry to be such a worry wart........I just want to make sure before I make Toby some treats. I also discovered that brocolli is not safe....I didn't know that and I had given him some brocolli in his dog food mixture that I made for him. He was gassy.........phfftt...burp.....
Combine turkey, garlic, cheese, parsley and mix well. Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour over turkey mixture. Add the flour, yeast, and oil. Stir until thoroughly mixed and all ingredients are coated. Drop into small lumps onto ungreased cookie sheet. Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until brown and firm. Store in refrigerator.
- 1 cup oatmeal - uncooked - 1/3 cup margarine - 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules - 5 1/2 cups hot water - 1 tablespoon garlic powder -- optional - 3/4 cup powdered milk - 3/4 cup cornmeal - 3 cups whole wheat flour - 1 whole egg -- beaten
Pour hot water over oatmeal, margarine, and bouillon; let stand for 6 min. Stir in milk, cornmeal, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 c. at a time; mix well after each addition. Knead 3 - 4 min., adding more flour it necessary to make a very STIFF dough. Roll or pat dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut into dog bone shapes with cookie cutter.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 min. on baking parchment Allow to cool and dry out until hard.
Mix all ingredients together and knead for 3 min. Roll out to `/1 inch thick. Use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, and place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 min.
- 1/2 pound ground beef -- uncooked - 1/4 cup chicken broth - 1/3 cup black beans, cooked -- mashed - 1/3 cup cottage cheese - 1 teaspoon soy sauce
Combine ground meat and chicken broth in a bowl. Add the black beans and cottage cheese. Add soy sauce. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Mold the mixture into bone shapes and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.