The doggie recipes below were selected because they are easy to make and provide a healthy alternative to store bought treats and food. All have been tested and have met a most positive response from a variety of eager recipients.
The recipes are time tested meaning they have been around for a while. I decided to make them available for those that would like to try making their own treats and foods for their pets. Give them a try and you'll discover that they are easy to make. Your Cocker Spaniel will love them and you can rest assured that you are providing healthy homemade products.
Have fun with the recipes. You may want to start with Bacon Bites treats. It's a sure crowd pleaser.
Bacon Bites Doggie Treats – Great treats for training
4 slices bacon – crumbled
1/4 cup bacon grease – or vegetable oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
When thoroughly mixed roll out on a floured surface to about a 1/2 thickness.
Bake for 35-40 minutes in oven.
Cool and serve.
Birthday Cake for Pups – Fun way to celebrate your pup's birth date
2 strips beef jerky – (2 to 3)
1 jar baby food, meat, beef, strained
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup corn oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease a 8x5x3 inch loaf pan then flour throughout.
Smooth butter to a cream in a bowl.
Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix well until smooth.
Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is smooth.
Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter.
Pour batter into loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Cool on wire rack 15 minutes.
As an option you can ice with plain yogurt or cottage cheese.
Store uneaten cake in refrigerator.
Chicken Delight Comfort Doggie Food – This recipe will tighten up your pup with a delicious meal
2 cups rice – uncooked
2 small sized potatoes – cubed
2 chicken thighs – or white meat
1 stalk celery – sliced thick
3 carrot – peeled and halved
Place chicken pieces in large pot.
Cover with cold water (5 -6 cups).
Add carrots, celery, and potatoes to water.
Add salt to taste if you want.
Cover and simmer on low heat about 2 hours until the chicken becomes tender.
Add the rice, cover and cook over low heat for about
30 minutes until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Remove soup from heat.
Pull the chicken meat off the bone (it will
practically fall off), discard bones.
Return shredded pieces to pot.
Store in the refrigerator or freeze.
Divine Doggy Dinner – A big favorite and very easy to make
1/2 pound ground beef – or turkey, chicken, lamb
1/4 cup cooked rice
1 small potato
1/4 cup green beans – about 5-8 beans
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Brown the meat in a pan.
When completely cooked, drain the fat.
Add the cooked rice and mix well.
Cut the potato and beans into small bite-sized pieces.
Place in a pot with water; bring to a boil.
Simmer until veggies are tender (about 15-20 minutes).
Add the vegetables to the meat mixture.
Add garlic powder; toss thoroughly under low heat.
Let the dinner cool thoroughly before serving to prevent burning.
Yield: about 2 dinners
Dog Oil Supplement – Great for dry doggie skin, helps promote a shiny coat
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup cod liver oil
1/4 cup flax seed oil
Place oils in brown bottle and shake well.
Store in refrigerator.
Add two teaspoons to the dogs food each day.
Can be add to dry food as well.
Safflower and Sunflower oil may used as well.
Healthy Snacks – Easy and yummy
1 cup white rice flour
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tablespoon molasses – unsulphered
2 tablespoons safflower oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together.
Add molasses, egg, oil and milk.
Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and
cut into bite-sized pieces.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.
Home Made Biscuits – Your pup will love these
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm chicken broth
2 tablespoons molasses
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour – (1 3/4 to 2)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups cracked wheat
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup non fat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon milk
1 egg – beaten
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, 110 to 115 degrees.
Stir in broth and molasses.
Add 1 cup only of the all purpose flour, all the
whole wheat flour, cracked wheat, cornmeal, dry milk, garlic salt and
On floured board, knead in remaining flour.
Roll out 1/2 at a time to 3/8 "thick.
Cut in desired shapes.
Place on ungreased baking sheet, brush tops with beaten egg and milk mixture.
Repeat remaining dough.
Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes.
Turn oven off and let dry
Makes 42 to 48.
Rice and Hamburger Favorite – Doggie comfort food – Very easy to make
2 cups rice
1/2 pound hamburger meat
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup carrots or broccoli or spinach
4 cups water
Put all ingredients into a large pot, boil until done, then cool off and
serve. That's It!
Turkey Treats – Healthy and delicious
2 cups cooked turkey – cut up
2 cloves garlic
4 teaspoons grated cheese
1 tablespoon parsley – freshly chopped
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
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.
Vegetarian Dog Biscuits – A healthy alternative
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup Powdered Milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbs. brown sugar
3/4 cup Vegetable Broth
1/2 cup carrots – optional
Preheat oven to 300F.
Mix all ingredients into a ball and roll out to about 1/4 "thick.
Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutter, or strips, or a
cutter shape of your own choice.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and
bake 30 minutes at 300F.
Veggie Bones – Meatless treats
3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots – shredded
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup water – possibly more
Preheat oven to 350 F, rack on middle level.
Lightly greased baking sheet.
Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil.
Combine all the dry ingredients and add to the veggies.
Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well.
Make a moist, but not wet dough.
If needed add a little more water.
Knead for one minute.
Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Using cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and transfer them to a baking sheet. Reroll the scraps and continue until dough is all used up.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened
They will harden more as they cool.
Store in an airtight container.
Recipe # 1
2/3 Cup Goat milk canned (or just regular canned milk)
1/3 Cup water or Pedialyte
1 teaspoon Karo Syrup
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Dyne or pediatric vitamin
Strain a couple of times to make sure there is no albumin in the
mixture, although it has been used successfully without egg at all.
Recipe # 2
1 cup of canned Condensed milk or evaporated milk
4 ounces plain, full-fat yogurt
1 egg yolk
1 dropper full of baby vitamins
Mix all ingredients together and serve.
Hope that you will enjoy making some of the recipes above. We know your pup will. The best part is that there are no preservatives added. All natural treats and foods will render a healthier pet and extend its life span.
by Charlie Draper