Recipes for Dogs


I thought I would share these recipes with the list. Those of you who know me know that I treat my dogs and cats holisticaly and often cook for them and give them live foods. The grated, raw butternut squash at dinner tonight was a big hit and raw yogurt is a nightly staple.

Here are some super easy recipes I use for dog cookies (cats love them too). Pumpkin is very high in anti-oxidents and vitamin A. It is also a BIG source of fiber ... so only feed a few cookies at a time:

PUMPKIN COOKIES

1 15oz can mashed pure pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling ... plain pumpkin)
3/4 cup wheat germ or cream of wheat
1/2 cup dry powdered milk
1 egg

Mix well and drop by teaspoon-fulls onto a baking sheet. I double the reciepe and put into a zip lock bag with a corner cut out. This makes squeezing out the cookie dough really easy .... and you can make shapes like pumpkins or bones. Oh my God I sound like Martha Stewart!!! Bake at 300 for 20 mins... then leave them in the oven for an hour to get hard and crunchy.

PEANUT BUTTER DOG COOKIES

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

Combine flour and baking powder .... mix wet ingredients (PB and milk) ... then mix all together. This will make a VERY gooey, sticky dough so wet you hands. Roll out dough and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or knife (I cut out with a tea cup). Bake for 20 mins. at 375 snd leave in oven for an hour to get crunchy and hard.

Collie Hugz,
Devin Gibson
Collie Rescue San Antonio
http://home.satx.rr.com/collieguy/


Rachel Friedman's Oatmeal Go-Bananas Training Treats

Vegetable shortening
3 to 4 large eggs
1/3 cup canola or corn oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
1 cup skim milk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 to 6 cups uncooked oatmeal (depends on texture preference)

"Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 10x16 inch baking sheet with vegetable shortening.

"Place the eggs, oil, honey, molasses, milk, and mashed bananas in a bowl, and mix with a hand (stick) blender. Add the flour and oatmeal, and mix until it has the consistency of cake mix.

"Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Let the dogs lick the spoon and bowl! Bake one hour; turn off the oven and let the treats sit until oven cools. Turn out onto the counter or a cutting board, and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into whatever shapes suit your fancy (or break into pieces)... Cover and refrigerate, or freeze for up to two months" ("Healthy Holiday Treats." Dog Fancy, Dec. 2003, 43).


Colby Glass, MLIS