Wednesday, April 5, 1995

Home-made dog treats?

I am in need of any sodium free dog treat recipes! My dog is on C/D Science Diet because of Kidney Stones so she cannot have very much sodium. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Answer on Home-made dog treats?

Dog Recipes
The Cheese Dog
1 cup Rolled Oats
1/3 cup Margarine
1 cup Boiling Water
3/4 cup Cornmeal
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 teaspoons Beef Bouillon
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Egg
2 - 3 cups Whole Wheat Flour

In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form dough.

Knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky (about 3 to 4 minutes). Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with square shaped cookie cutter. Place treats 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 325°F for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving.

Bare Bones Biscuits
3 1/2 cups Unbleached Flour
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Cornmeal
1/2 cup Skim Milk Powder
1 tablespoon Dry Yeast
3 1/2 cups Chicken Broth

Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken broth and let set for 10 minutes. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. After yeast broth is set, stir in flour mixture slowly. Knead the dough for a few minutes then roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut biscuits from the dough using a bone shaped cookie cutter. Brush biscuits with an egg wash. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300°F for 45 minutes; turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening.

Bacon Balls
5 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs
10 tablespoons Bacon Fat
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cold Water
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (to grease pan)

Mix milk, eggs, bacon fat, salt and cold water together in a large bowl. Add the flour one cup at a time until mixture forms a dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into balls about 2 inches in diameter. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Puppy Love Cookies
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Cornmeal
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Bone Meal
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Beef Broth

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the eggs and beef broth together well. Add oil, peanut butter and egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir well. Knead the dough for 2 -3 minutes until it holds together well adding additional broth if the dough is too stiff. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes. Roll dough out to about 1/2" thick on a lightly floured surface.

Cut dough with heart shaped cookie cutter. Place pieces 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the oven and allow the biscuits to dry for 2 hours or overnight.

Salmon Dinner
1 can Salmon
1 Egg
3 tablespoons Cornmeal
1 Potato
1 Carrot
1 Celery Stalk
1 tablespoon Cottage Cheese (optional)

Combine salmon, egg, and cornmeal. Mix well and form into patties, coating them with a little more cornmeal. Fry in a tiny amount of canola oil until brown on both sides. While the patties are frying, chop and boil the potato, carrot and celery.

Cut the fried patties into small bites and stir together with cooked vegetables. A spoonful of cottage cheese may be stirred in for moisture if desired.

Soft Chews
3 jars Chicken Flavoured Baby Food
1/4 cup Skim Milk Powder
1/4 cup Wheat Germ

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for 15 minutes until brown. Cool on wire rack.

Breakfast Bark
12 cups Oatmeal
4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
8 Eggs
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2/3 cup Honey
1/2 cup Molasses
2 cups Milk
3 - 4 Bananas (mashed)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Pat mixture flat onto greased cookie sheets. Bake the mixture in preheated oven at 325°F for one hour. Leave to cool in the oven for a few hours. Break the bark into medium-sized rough pieces and serve.

Banana Biscotti

5 cups Flour
1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Egg
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 cups Banana (pureed)
2 teaspoons Vanilla

Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Blend egg, oil, banana and vanilla together. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in banana mixture. Mix thoroughly adding small amounts of water if necessary. Knead for a few minutes on a floured surface and form dough into log shapes approximately 2 inches high. Flatten logs to 1 inch high and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 325°F for 30 – 40 minutes.

Remove biscotti from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2 inch pieces and put back in the oven for 20 minutes or until gold brown. Cool and serve.

Clean Teeth Cookies
3/4 cup Skim Milk Powder
1/2 cup Cornmeal
1/4 cup Bulgar (wheat)
2 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cube Chicken Bouillon
1 1/2 cups Boiling Water
1 cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 Egg (beaten)

In a mixing bowl, combine powdered skim milk, cornmeal, bulgar wheat and flour then set aside. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve bouillion cube in boiling water. Add rolled oats and let stand about 5 minutes then, stir in the beaten egg. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, half a cup at a time until well blended. The last few cupfuls, blend in with your hands.

Divide dough into 2 balls, so it becomes easier to work with. Knead each dough ball on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. With a rolling pin, roll dough to a thickness between 1/4" and 1/2". Cut with a rectangular cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 50 minutes at 325°F. Turn oven off and let the biscuits cool for several hours or overnight in the oven.

Sled Dog Ice Cream
2 cups Vanilla Yogurt
1 Banana (mashed)
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter

Blend all ingredients together and freeze overnight in an ice cube tray. Serve ice cream cubes plain or garnish with a dollop of peanut butter.

Pumpkin Patch Paws
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
4 tablespoons Butter Flavoured Shortening
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/2 can Solid Pack Canned Pumpkin
1/2 cup Buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the shortening into the flour. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with milk, brown sugar and pumpkin. Combine egg mixture with the flour and shortening, stirring until a soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool and serve.……