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Old 03-24-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Does anyone make their own dog treats? I came across a book on Amazon that looks interesting and was thinking about doing this today after a visit to the local pet boutique because almost all of their treats had peanut butter in it and Buster isn't allowed to have peanut butter anymore as I think it might be one of his allergies.

Amazon.com: Real Food for Dogs: 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome (9781580174244): Arden Moore, Anne Davis: Books
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Jaime - I make all of our dogs treats.........our two favorites are really easy:

Liver treats -
Boil sliced calf liver with celery, carrots, garlic and parsley until no longer pink. Remove to dry on paper towels. Once air dry, cut into strips, then into cubes, bag in ziploc baggies and freeze until ready to use. These defrost quickly and are GREAT training treats at our house!!!

Pumpkin bites -
1 can of pureed pumpkin (15 oz)
3/4 cup of farina or cream of wheat - dry out of the box - don't cook first
1/2 cup of powdered milk

Mix the three ingredients and I use a ziploc bag with the end cut off to pipe little round dollups onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (PAM). Bake at 300 degrees for 18 minutes and allow to cool completely.

The pumpkin treats are the house favorite - the dogs know I keep them on top of the fridge and will sit and stare up at the top - just 'willing' me to get up and share

I also have a great recipe for a Parmesan Dog Snap that my dogs love and I do them when I am really in the mood to bake - because it is a rolled treat, that you cut out with cookie cutters and it is a bit more labor intensive, but great ingredients!! Fresh parsley, parmesan cheese, wheat flour, oatmeal, egg, cornmeal, dry chicken base and milk......makes a crisp cookie that keeps well and has enough 'smellgood' that the dogs KNOW it is for them! I can post the whole recipe if anyone wants it!

And Google is a GREAT resource for finding homemade dog treats:
This is one of my favorite sites: http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Thanks for posting that! I will have to give them a try, although not too sure about cooking liver in my house hahaha
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Hmmmmm, I was going to offer a couple of easy treats that Shadow loves, but they both are peanutbutter......

Do you have a food dehydrator? They are pretty affordable these days. I make Shadow jerky. She has a laundry list of food allergies and finding treats is not always easy (more on that in a sec!). I buy whole duck at the grocery store, debone, slice, marinate, and dehydrate. These are a big hit at my house.

Also easy is to take canned dog food, slice it, then bake it in your oven until it is crunchy.

I did find an online vendor that has many healthy single ingredient treats. They are a mom & pop and the customer service is outstanding. PetExtras.com - No Recalls on any of our pet products! Some of the faves here at my house are the pogos freeze dried mouse, the venison treat, ocean chews, and bull stix. They also have some yummy stuff for cats.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Awesome, thanks Racelady!
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Rottnboys...

THANK YOU for the pumpkin bite recipe...I'm anxious to make them!
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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We make our own dog treats and so does my mother. It's so much cheaper than the boutiques and you can ensure what ingredients are in the there.

And yes, depending on what I cook, I do have to air my house out. We don't eat meat, but of course our furry children do...oh so stinky...but they love it!
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Beef heart, boil it up [but open the windows] dogs love the gamey flavor. It is very very tough meat.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Beef heart, boil it up [but open the windows] dogs love the gamey flavor. It is very very tough meat.


oh my goodness I couldn't do it lol
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I work with developmentally disabled students, and one of the fun ways we work on life skills is with culinary activities. I've done batches of homemade dog treats lots of times with groups of students, since many of them have companion animals. We have to be careful of what recipes we use, because our school is a peanut-free zone, and so many call for peanut butter. I've done ones that use wheat flour, oats, chicken broth, and parsley, and they're popular with my dog.
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