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Dog Recipes


Don't forget the furry friends in your life.  I bake homemade treats for my dog and she loves them.  Its a good way to give them treats that you know are healthy.  A year ago, my dog was diagnosed with an unknown lung disorder and collapsed trachea.  After a lot of research, and no results from veterinarian medication, I found a solution to her problems using Chinese herbs formulated for dogs.  I bake those herbs in the treats that I make for her.  I buy the herbs, in powder form, from pawhealer.com.  It has made a world of difference in her quality of life!

Below are homemade dog treats to bake that I have tried, tweaked, and have been "Megan" approved!


Adapted and Modified from i-love-dogs.com


1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
4 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup quick oats


Preheat oven 400 degrees.  In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla together.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and oats.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients with a hand mixer to form a ball of dough.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes.  Put the shapes onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or use parchment paper.  Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes.  Let the cookies cool on a wire cooling rack.  Note:  You must keep these treats in the refrigerator.  They also freeze very well.


 Adapted and Modified from i-love-dogs.com


1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup shredded and chopped carrots
1/2 cup of margarine, room temperature
1/4 cup of milk


In a large bowl, Mix all the ingredients, except the milk.  Add the milk a little at a time to form a ball of dough.  Chill the dough for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll dough out on a floured surface, cut into shapes.  Place shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.  Note:  You must keep these treats in the refrigerator.  They also freeze very well.


Adapted and Modified from www.i-love-dogs.com/dog-food-recipes


3/4 cup hot beef broth
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsely
1 egg, beaten
3 cup whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Melt the margarine with the hot beef broth in a large bowl.  Add the powdered milk, salt, parsley, and egg.  Mix well and gradually add the flour.  With your hands, knead the dough into a ball.  Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes.  Place on lined cookie sheet and bake for 50 minutes.  Let cool on wired cooling rack.


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