Treats you can prepare yourself

Just like for people, treats are a welcome addition to any canine diet. However, treats should be given sparingly and monitored. Sure you can buy a myriad of treats at the pet store, but there are also many easy treats that you can make at home and with love for your dog. treats cooked in your own kitchen can assuredly be made with the finest of ingredients and care. A little research and you will find there are hundreds of recipes for you to try out. Here are a few with directions so you can try your hand at cooking for your haute dog.

A Cookie Recipe for Warding Off Fleas

Garlic and brewer's yeast is supposedly an effective means of keeping fleas at bay. This recipe includes ample garlic and yeast to keep the nasty critters from chewing on your pooch's hide. The added chicken broth makes it a tasty treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup brewer's yeast
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken broth

Directions:

You will need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease two baking sheets.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, wheat germ and yeast. Add a dash of salt. Mix in oil and garlic. Slowly add in broth, stirring until all ingredients are mixed.
The resulting dough should be sticky, but not too wet. Roll dough into a ball and roll out on a floured surface until it is ¼ inch thick.
Using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned. Turn off the oven and leave biscuits inside so that they completely harden. When they are cooled, place in an airtight container and store in the freezer or refrigerator.

Valentine's Day Hearts for the Dog of Your Heart

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup nonfat dry milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup of chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup warm water

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir until mixed. Add eggs and beat.
Slowly add water to form a stiff dough. Knead for several minutes.
Roll out dough on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until brown and cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
For an extra touch add red food coloring to the dough when mixing.

Brownies for Going to the Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of molasses
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 can pumpkin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F.
Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl. Form into a roll shape and place in a greased jelly roll pan and cook for one hour or until center has set. Cool and then cut into squares, storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Quiche for the Canine

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup of heavy cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons cooked and chopped meat or grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • One pie shell

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.
Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the cream and milk. Combine with meat or cheese.
Pour into pie shell and bake until it is fluffy and the top golden brown. Generally this will be 30 to 40 minutes. Let quiche cool and then serve. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.
A little bit of effort in preparing whole diets, or even just the extras for your dog can make your dog the happiest pup in the neighborhood. Plus you can feel secure that your dog is getting healthy and beneficial foods.

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