Saturday, May 6, 2017

dog treats

Posted by a woman in a Facebook group I'm in (in the UK), these all look very promising at making my Catahooligan attentive.  I'll gradually try to convert to US measurements.

Peanut Butter Treats
50ml oil (60ml is 1/4 cup)
2 eggs
3 tbsp peanut butter
8oz flour rice, rye or potato or any mix you like
2oz cornmeal - 3/8 c.
2oz oats - 3/8 c.
120ml water - 1/2 c.
Herbs, garlic (optional),

Mix well you need a soft but not sticky dough, roll out to approx. ½” thick, put the whole piece onto a baking tray, cut into biscuits or small treats 1/4” square for training treats, before baking, turn over ½ way through baking. A pizza cutter works well
Bake at 160/170c until dry and slightly golden.

Tuna Treats

110g plain flour, white/ wholemeal/rice/ rye
1 medium sized egg
1 x 140g can of tuna flakes in sunflower oil (drained)
Half a teaspoon of garlic powder or granules

Puree the tuna, mix in the egg add the flour to the egg and tuna, sprinkle on the garlic as you stir it all into a mixture, when it's fully blended to a thick paste, make it into a ball then spread very thinly on the baking sheet using your hands.

line your baking sheet with non- stick silicone paper
Bake in the oven 180c for 30-40 minutes, flip over after 20 minutes and continue baking , it should be golden and fairly hard, let it cool the cut up into desired sized pieces, use a pizza cutter.
I turn the oven off and when I have cut it up I put it back into the oven to dry a bit more
Refrigerate in a plastic dish, or your fridge will smell of garlic for weeks!

Liver treats

I lb of liver (beef/lamb)
1 cup of whole wheat flour or rice/potato
1 cup of cornmeal
1/2 cloves crushed garlic, if desired!
2 eggs

Puree the liver in a food processor, add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Spread onto a greased lined (use non- stick silicone paper) baking sheet, bake in at 180c for 20 minutes flip over half way through cooking, cut into pieces ( I use a pizza cutter)I keep ½ of this recipe in a plastic box and keep in the fridge. The other half I freeze in small lined pieces ( I use a pizza cutter)

This makes 1lb 8oz of treats. For a small dog I would only make ½ quantity

Fishy treats
1 tin of sardines in tomato sauce or oil. Or a small tin of pink salmon, which I prefer
1 lge egg
1 Tbsp rolled oats
several heaped tbsp rice flour.

Regular plain flour can be used if you prefer, however rice flour ensures that the treats are suitable for dogs with a wheat or gluten intolerance.

First you need to preheat the oven to 150c - 300 F

Put the sardines in a large bowl a and mash with a fork
Beat the egg and stir into the sardines
Add the flour 1 tbsp at a time and mix until you reach a soft dough like consistency that you can roll out use less or more flour as required.

Roll the dough out thinly and cut out using a small cutter, or I simply roll on a piece of nonstick paper then transfer to the baking sheet and cut into small tiny treat size squares on the baking tray with a pizza cutter,
Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until the biscuits turn golden – about 30 -40 minutes. They might have some give to them at this stage, so if you prefer them to be really crunchy leave in a little longer.................................................................................................

Beef biscuits for dogs

200g of Beef mince (ground beef)
200g of flour I use either Rye flour or Brown Rice flour but wholemeal is fine (approximately 2 cups)
1 tbsp of mixed dried herbs/parsley
1 Egg
1 tsp of sunflower oil
150ml of water how much water you need depends on what flour you use - 2/3 c.
you can also add a clove of crushed garlic if you wish

Mix the flour, herbs and Beef Mince together thoroughly. Best in a mixer
Then add the egg and sunflower oil to the mix,
Add the water a little at a time till you get a pastry like dough (not too sticky)
The easiest is way is to put the rolled out pastry on to a baking tray and lightly cut into the size you require with a pizza cutter
Roll out mixture on a floured surface to about a centimetre thick and cut up into about 1 inch size pieces ( bigger or smaller if you want) I use a pizza cutter, for training treats make them very small ¼”.

Place on a greased/ lined baking tray in the oven about 160 turn down if they get too brown, for about 30 minutes, then turn over, break up and cook for a bit longer

If you want them really hard when they are cooked turn the oven off and leave them in the oven for a while longer to harden.

Keep in an airtight tub so far the ones I have made have kept well

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