Pet Treat Recipes
Wendy's Cheesy Dog Treats
1 c Uncooked Oatmeal
1 1/2 c Hot Water or Meat Juices
4 oz (1 cup) Grated Cheese
1 Egg, Beaten
1 c Wheat Germ
1/4 c Margarine
1/2 c Powdered Milk
1/4 tbs Salt
1 c Cornmeal
3 c Whole Wheat Flour
In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and margarine: let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, salt and egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Knead 3 or 4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut into doggie shaped biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees. Turn off heat and leave in oven for 1 1/2 hours or longer. Makes approximately 2 1/4 pounds.
Banana Dog Biscotti
5 cups flour
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oi1
1/2 cups banana, pureed
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 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.
Healthy Dog Snacks
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp toasted wheatgerm
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sesame seeds
rind of 1 lemon
12 teaspoon butter or margarine
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all the ingredients. Knead until thoroughly blended. Divide into 6 parts. Roll each into a log. Wrap loosely in wax paper. Freeze. When needed, thaw and slice into 1/2-inch thick slices (across roll).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie pan. Bake about 12 minutes. Makes 6-8 cookies per roll.
Rocky Road Carob Bars
1/4 C. Granola
1/4 C. Peanuts
1/4 C. Coconut
1/4 C. Oatmeal
I 1/4 C. Unsweetened Carob Chips
1/4 C. Peanut Butter
3/4 C. Honey
In a food processor, grind the granola, peanuts, coconut and the oatmeal, Melt the carob chips, peanut butter and honey over medium heat. Mix dry ingredients into melted mixture until coated.
Pour the whole mixture into a 8 x 8 inch pan lined with plastic wrap. Chill for 15 minutes. Slice it into desires serving sizes. Keep refrigerated.
1 cup ground turkey or chicken
2 cups white flour
1 cup cornmeal
3 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons tarragon
15 servings 24-36 biscuits
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Cook turkey and crumble into bowl with wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into separate bowl.
Add the dry to the wet and mix thoroughly. Turn out on floured surface and roll to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with bone cutters or what ever cutters you want.
Place on cookie sheets; bake about 15-20 minutes. Cool on racks. Store covered in refrigerator.
Kitty Pet Cookies
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1 teaspoon catnip
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/3 cup skim milk powder
1 tblsp unsulphured molasses
2 tblsps butter or vegetable oil
Set oven to 350 degrees. Oil a cookie sheet. Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in molasses, egg, butter (or oil if using) and milk; mix to combine.
Roll out flat on oiled cookie sheet; cut into small cat bite-sized pieces. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool; store in tightly sealed containers.
Catnip Tuna Kitty Treat
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 can tuna, in oil
1 tblsp vegetable or cod liver oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup finely crushed dry catnip
Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, mash the tuna so that there are no large lumps. Mix flour and milk in the tuna until thoroughly combined. Add water and oil, mix well. Beat an egg until foamy, add and combine thoroughly. Expect the dough mix to be sticky. Shape dough into tiny balls- about the size of a small marble.
Roll the balls in finely crushed dry catnip (I usually rub the catnip between my hands to crush it). Place the balls on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes then remove them from oven and let them rest for 5 minutes.
Turn treats over and bake 10 more minutes or until browned. Cool treats completely before giving any to your pet. Store in air tight container in the refrigerator or a cool dry place.
Tabby Tuna Cakes
1 (6 ounce) can of chunk solid white tuna packed in water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1/4 cup breadcrumbs (chicken is best but Italian flavored works too)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Drain the tuna. Melt the butter and mix with the bread crumbs until they are lumpy. In small bowl mix together by hand the tuna, flour, and bread crumb mixture. When well mixed roll into small 1/2 inch balls and place on foil covered cooking sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. I occasionally cut these in half for the baby cat. Leftover may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup broth gie Biscuits
Mix with floured hands and form into ball. Pat flat on floured surface. Cut out using cookie cutter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Doggie Carrot Cake
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon soy flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
1 cup baby carrots, grated or ground
Combine flours, baking soda and peanut butter. Mix in egg, oil, vanilla, honey and carrots until well combined. Pour mixture into a 9x9-inch cake pan. Bake at 325°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely.