Sweet Potato Dog Chew

Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 250° F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
  4. Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
  5. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
  7. Cool completely on a wire rack.
 
Storing – Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

Tips & Techniques

 
  • Choosing a Sweet Potato – You want to find a potato that is as uniform in shape as possible. This will aid in the drying process as the pieces will be similar in shape and will cook through at the same time. Also, try to find one that has fewer blemishes or bruises. While you’re picking one to make a sweet potato dog chew, go ahead and pick some for the family, too!
  • Knife Skills – If you are a pro with a knife, you may not need to cut off one side to stable your potato. If that’s the case, then by all means skip that step. However, for those of us who are more handy with a pastry bag, than a knife, having a stable surface makes all the difference.
  • Cutting Even Pieces – One way to ensure your pieces are as even as possible, is to first rest your knife where you would like to cut. Then press down gently across the entire length of the knife. Make a slight cut, then press firmly on your knife from one end to the other, and cut all the way through.
  • Degree of Chewiness – Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.
  • Parental Supervision – This is not a dog treat recipe that we recommend for the kids. Please use caution while using a sharp knife, whether you are young or young at heart.
Whether your dog has a need to chew or not, she’ll love this all natural sweet potato dog chew. In fact, it’s such an easy dog treat recipe, I bet you’ll be making several batches at a time for your dog and all of his all natural dog treat loving friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Salmon Treats

Salmon Treats
 
1 egg
 
1 cup whole wheat flour
 
1 can ~small~ cheap salmon (cheap as it has lots of bones)
 
Garlic powder
 
Mix ingredients together and press into a greased baking dish (8×8).  The mixture should be about 1/2″ thick.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Let cool and cut into tiny squares. 
 
The recipe can easily be doubled.  Divide one batch into three baggies.  Some people have added peanut butter too.
 
Notes:
 
~ bake longer if mixture does not look solid enough to cut into squares
 
~ you can buy whole wheat flour by the cup from any bulk food store rather than a 5lb bag.
 
~ rice or potato could proably be substituted with the whole wheat flour for those with gluten allergies (have not tried this myself)
 
~ Garlic powder is best sprinkled generously on top of mixture, mix it up and then add more and mix again
 
~ If you do try rice or potato flour, or even the peanut butter, please let me know how that worked out for you.
 
Thank you Denise for sharing this wonderful recipe!
 
 
 

Satin Balls Recipe

First I would like to state that this is not my recipe but one that has been around a good long time and it works.  I thought it was well worth sharing.
 
Satin Balls
 
10 lbs hamburger meat (cheapest kind)
1 large box of Total cereal
1 large box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs AND shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt
 
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.
 
Divide into 10 quart bags and freeze
 
Thaw as needed and feed raw!!
 
Satin balls are traditionally used for those dogs that have stopped eating.  This seems to give them a kick start back into having an appetite.  This recipe has also been used to simply putting weight back on a dog that has lost is for whatever reasons.  This can be added to their food but you will have to work out how much and keep an eye on their weight gain to know which amount to give is correct.
 
This can be used as an every day meal, with or without kibble. However, you need to keep a close eye on their weight gain to ensure they are not getting too much.  😉
 
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Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients:
 
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
 
1 TBSP baking powder
 
1 Cup Peanut Butter (smooth only)
 
1 Cup Milk
 
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
 
Directions:
 
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking or pizza pan.
 
In a medium mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and oatmeal.  Once that is thoroughly mixed, add the peanut butter and milk.  Stir until a doughforms.
 
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead it and then roll it out until it’s about 1/4″ thick.  Use your cute bone shaped cookie cutters, I know you have them.  😉  Or you can use a plain boring old pizza cutter and cut the dough into desired shapes and sizes.
 
Bake on a lightly greased pan and cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
 
Once cool, store in an airtight container or ziplock bag. 
 
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Frozen Chicken Flavoured Treats

Ingredients:
 
16 oz Plain Yogurt (can be non-fat)
 
3/4 Cup Warm Water
 
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
 
Directions:
 
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the warm water.  In a blender, combine the water and yogurt.  Pour the blended mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
 
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Liver Treats

Ingredients:
 
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
 
1 Cup Cornmeal
 
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
 
1 tsp Garlic Powder
 
1 lb Beef Liver
 
Directions:
 
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
 
In a blender, liquify the beef liver.
 
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and the contents of the blender.  Mix well.
 
Using a teaspoon, drop the dough onto the lightly greased cookie sheet.  Make the spoonfulls small or as large as you’d like.  This will determine the size of the treat.
 
Use the bottom of a cup or glass to flatten out the spoonfuls of dough. 
 
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
 
 
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Chicken Flavoured Birthday Cake Recipe

Ingredients:
 
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
 
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
 
2 Cups Wheat Germ
 
1/2 Cup cornmeal
 
2 Eggs
 
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
 
1 TBSP Minced Garlic
 
2 Cup Warm Water
 
Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray ~ Garlic Flavored
 
Directions:
 
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly spray 2 cake pans with cooking spray.  Dust both pans with flour.
 
In a mixing bowl, dissolve bouillon cube in warm water.  When its dissolved, add the other ingredients and mix well.
 
Bake for about 50 minutes.  Let the cake cool completely before serving.
 
Please note that it is RAW garlic and onions that have been linked to hemolytic anemia in dogs.  Both garlic powder and cooked garlic have not been shown to be toxic.
 
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