Dpg Treats – fish

NOT my own recipe.  Gleaned from elsewhere.

This is my standard dog cookie recipe. After fooling around trying different things over the years, these are the only kind I make.
They’re real easy! Dogs love them!

Ingredients:

1 can of wild-caught salmon or jack mackerel (this is the tall can, probably 1 pound, do not drain) (you could also use an equivalent amount of tuna)
4 eggs
1 cup of good-quality peanut butter (I use natural kind, 100% peanuts, smooth works best)
6 cups of rolled oats (put in a blender, grinder or food processor and grind them up quite fine)

Pour the contents of the can of fish into a large bowl, breaking it up into flakes with a fork. Add eggs, stirring them into the fish to mix well. Add the peanut butter, mixing till well blended. Then add the
oats and mix the whole batch well. If it seems too wet or sticky, you can add more oats to firm it up. You should be able to handle it without it sticking real bad to your hands.

Now, divide the dough in two and put half of it on each of two large square cookie sheets (do not grease the sheets). Pat the dough down evenly to cover the whole sheet; it will be about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick.

Next step is very important! Using a knife or the edge of a metal  spatula, score the flattened batter into square cookies…I have small dogs and make my cookies about 1″ x 1″, and get about 150 cookies from
a sheet, or 300 for the two sheets. Just make lines criss-crossing across the length and width of the sheet. By doing this, when the cookies are done baking, they are all cut and ready to eat!

Now put the cookies in a 300 degree oven on the middle and top rack for one hour. After an hour of baking, leave the sheets right in the oven with the oven door closed until they are cool. They will come off the pan easily and break cleanly along the lines where you scored the dough.

These keep well without refrigeration, as they come out fairly crisp.

I have found when making dog cookie recipes that it is best to avoid any kind of added sugar…it just makes the cookies burn, and the dogs sure don’t need sugar anyway. Try to get peanut butter that does not contain sweetener.

You could certainly make this recipe half-size, and you could use round cookie sheets if that’s what you have.

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Dog Treats – Liver Brownies

Again, this is not my own recipe but gleaned from another site.
1 lb liver
3 eggs
2 gloves of garlic
About 1 1/2 cups of corn meal
About 1 1/2 cups of wheat germ

Ok I know I don’t usually advocate grains, but these are just for treats.

Cut up the liver into a blender (I wear gloves and use kitchen scissors, makes it easier)
Add the eggs and blend until you have a puree
Add the crushed garlic and whip it up again.
At this point, I pour the glup into a mixing bowl and stir in just a cup of corn meal and a cup of wheat germ. You should have the consistency of a real brownie mix. If it’s too moist, I add a bit more
of corn meal and wheat germ.

Use a 13 x 9 inch cake pan that has a bit of oil rubbed on the bottom.
Bake at 350 degrees for just about 20 minutes. It should look brown, not reddish, if so, just keep baking for another 5 minutes.

When they come out of the oven, I use a sharp knife to cut them into quite small squares.   Once thoroughly cool, I store in a zip lock baggie in the fridge. They usually keep for a few weeks this way. But you can
freeze half as well for later.

Now I don’t mind the smell of liver cooking, but if you do, you may want to keep the windows open LOL

Dog Treats – Sweet Potato

There are folks out there who for one reason or the other do not give wheat products to their dogs.   Could be allergies, or a firm focus on whole prey raw feeding or whatever.   What follows is not my own recipe but was taken from a group that I am part of.

Here’s a recipe that might help for giving your dog a treat:

This can be soft or crisp:

One sweet potato. Scrub clean. Slice in thin slices lengthwise.
Bake on a cookie sheet in (toaster oven is what I used) @ 250 deg F.  for 3 – 4 hrs.

I only do one sweet potato at a time; that’s why the toaster oven.

And sometimes dogs like them sometimes they don’t..so no waste…goes in the garden composter if that’s not the flavour of the week.
Store in open container or they will go moldy.

Some people sprinkle garlic powder on the slices before they bake.

NOTE: I should think this could be done with carrots as well.   OR done using a dehydrator.   Then you could do apples and banana as well.  Or very thin slices of beef/chicken/liver etc.

Places to find recipes for dog cookies

If you are looking for dog cookie recipes (as in to make your own) here are some places to check out.

Anyways, those will get you started.

Easy enough to make dog cookies, and if you want to avoid using wheat products, just substitute out the flour for something else… rice flour, mashed potato mix (from a box) and so forth.

I found I could make good recipes using day old bread from restaurants too.  Worked a charm and was inexpensive too.

I like making my own because then I know what is in them.  Dogs tend to like them better too.   And health-wise….less preservatives, fresher, less chemicals and so forth.

Sunshine Liver Cookies

Sunshine liver Cookies

1 lb. of beef or chicken liver (chicken doesn’t smell as bad and liquifies better)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
3 table spoons of garlic powder (NOT SALT)

Puree all the ingredients in the food processor. Include any liquid from the liver. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or oil it. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and place onto the cookie sheet. leave about an inch in between each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until all the pink is gone. Do not overbake or they will crumble.