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Homemade Puppy Treats
January 19, 2011
11:39 am
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aprilejoi
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Michigan Tina said:

smiley-puppy  Awesome find!  I have 3 dogs that like to be rewarded with (cookies) every time they come in from doin business…seems they do alot of business..lol…and maybe I could cut corners on the treat bill by making them from scratch….Thank you for all the doggie cookie recipes…


…Also, you can adjust baking times to make them softer or crunchier, depending on what your dogs like- or just to change it up. I love knowing exactly what is in them after all the pet food poisonings in the news .

January 19, 2011
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Another good idea…because we have 2 dachshunds who would probably like a softer small snack and our Dear Old Oink…lol…lab/mix and his breath and teeth would probably benefit from a good crunch…lolsmiley-puppy

 

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January 19, 2011
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Pressure cooking the bones from a young chicken and then grinding them would please the dogs and the cats if they were added to some stone ground cornmeal and whole wheat flour. Green beans, carrots and celery leaves are good for dogs. Just make carnivore cookies.

January 19, 2011
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Thank you for the suggestions Ross. I hadn't thought of that.

January 23, 2011
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Oh my gosh Im so glad this post is here. One of our pups just had the most awful allergic reation today, my 5 pound chihuahua suddenly broke out with so many hives that it looked like he was part shar-pei!! really scarey!! we think came from a chew bone he was eating or a bug bite of some sort or combo of the two. After benadryl worked for a while they all came back while he was chewing on the bone so were thinking that may be the culprit. Lord knows whats really in those bones, at least if he is allergic to something in one of these I can figure it out!! Thank goodness we have an amazing vet that is also a friend and she came over and gave him a shot of pretnazone sp? he is looking pretty good now other than being dooped up on medicine :(

January 24, 2011
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Lauren,

I hope your fur baby is doing well.  That is really scary and glad you figured out what was causing it. 

One reason I love making treats for the boys.  I just need to find a way to make the smoke/dried bones for them.

Hugs Cheryl   pawprint

January 25, 2011
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Morning Everyone.

I'm on a hunt for bully sticks or very thin rolled rawhide.  Does anyone know of a brand that is NOT made in China, preferably made in Canada or US?  I want to try to make some pupsicles and everything I find is made in China.

Thanks for all your help.  smiley-puppy

Cheryl   pawprint

January 25, 2011
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Lauren, please come back and let us know how your baby is doing! :(

January 27, 2011
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Has anyone made jerky out of one of those guns?  I'm thinking about making my own to use instead of buying bully sticks or little rawhides.  I would know where everything came from.

What I'm looking for is how hard can you make them?  I'm going to be experimenting, but would appreciate any input from some who has made them before.

Thanks Cheryl   pawprint

November 4, 2011
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Awesome recipes.  I have 2 dogs – can't wait to try some of these.  They love peanut butter, but I hate buying treats from stores.  I don't want to fill my dogs' stomachs with chemicals and artificial flavorings.  I love that these recipes are all-natural.

November 6, 2011
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For some years now, I've been making about three flavors of doggie bones and giving them out for Christmas to my friend's furry sons and daughters.  This is a favorite with my dog:

4 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup corn meal

2 T. vegetable oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup unsweetened applesauce OR 1 cup grated apple

1 1/3 cup water

Mix dry ingredients, add liquids and knead until well mixed.  Roll to 1/4″. 

I cut with Chistmas cookie cutters and bake 350' for 25 minutes.  If you want them harder, just turn off oven and let let inside until cooled.smiley-puppy

November 6, 2011
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If you have stock and roast drippings that you can substitute for the veggie oil and water the critters will love the taste.

November 10, 2011
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Hello and please help.

My miracle dog is up and feeling herself today. She was hit by a car on Saturday morning and not a broken bone! The vet said all soft tissue damage, would not be herself for a few days but if not better in 5 days bring her back. Well today she bounced out of my daughter's room like nothing has ever happened, without pain med!

But here comes my confession and need for help… uh we through out the potty training (we have cats that dart in through open back door to pounce on her dog food) so I could tell if she was eating and drinking. (If something is coming out.. well it had to go in) Well she returned to potty outside easily this morning. But uh well you see I was so worried about the eating thing that I hand fed her hotdogs, gravy covered dog food and the occational piece of bologna while she laid on a heating pad. So I have created a little beast who turns up her nose at plain dog food as of last night. She actually came out and went to her dog food, nosed the plate around looking for the missing gravy and uh went back into my daughter's room and her heating pad.

How do I tame the beast I have created?? I know none of that stuff is good for her and rice cooked with a little beef gravy is a joke to her! Help please.ladybug

November 10, 2011
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Wait until she gets hungry. It works with kids and dogs. It doesn't work with cats , they just go hunting.

November 10, 2011
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Yep, time for tough love now.  About the worst thing you can do to her is start/continue the people food merry-go-round, so no food till she eats the right stuff.  She will give in, don't worry.  smiley-puppy  Even a little people food can get her obese over time, which is a terrible thing for our beloved furry kids. I'd probably have gravied up some kibble for her too, so don't worry about that now, just get her back on track, and for her sake, keep her on it. hug  She'll give in and eat, don't fall for that 'poor me' look!

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November 11, 2011
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Thank you for the advise, my honey said the same when he got home and I was worrying. And yes she did give in last night and ate that nasty dry ole dog food, sheeww. It was tough that poor me look was a killin me!

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