Tuesday, December 13, 2011


While your dogs may not be dreaming of sugar plums this holiday season, there is no doubt milk bones and biscuits are dancing on repeat in their heads. (Let's face it, this probably happens all year.) Ahh...the beauty of simple doggie thoughts. So while your sleeves are rolled up for all the holiday baking and the rolling pin is out, why not make some extra special homemade tasty treats for Fido as well this year? No one should be left out of the delicious fun, especially not the cutest member of the house! Below are some tasty dog treat recipes to try.

Our Daycare Manager Abbie loves to whip up these yummy creations for her dogs Livvy, Andrew, and Sammy.

-1 can tuna with water

-1 egg

-1 cup flour

-Parsley to taste approx 2-3tsp (for breath)

DIRECTIONS: Beat all ingredients together until totally mushy including the water in the can of tuna.
Press into an 8 x 8 pan (not greased). Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees when baked, pop upside down onto a cutting board while still warm and cut into desired sizes. When completely cooled, put into zip lock bag or container to refrigerate or they could even be frozen. Can also substitute canned tuna for chicken.

recipe from Lisa K. Lodging Team Leader at Morris Animal Inn.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups white flour

1/2 cup peanut butter (all-natural or organic…less salt+sugar)

1 1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons oil

(Optional) ¼ cup of oatmeal or chopped peanuts

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350F. Combine oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour, one cup at a time to form dough. Knead dough into firm ball and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with a dog biscuit shaped cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

recipe from Mary L. Lodging Supervisor at Morris Animal Inn
4 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup cooked rice

1 egg

2 tsp veg oil

Juice from 1 small orange

1 2/3cups water

(Optional) Grated Parmesan cheese or parsley for flavor

(Optional) Drizzle vanilla chips or icing to decorate

DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Chill the dough for at least an hour. (When dough is unchilled, cookies tend to get air bubbles when they bake.) Roll to 1/4 or 1/2inch thick. Put some cornmeal down when rolling out the dough - it gives the cookies a crunchy texture and keeps the dough from sticking. (Optional step) Add Parmesan cheese or parsley for flavor. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters. Cook at 350F for 45 minutes (ungreased pan). 

Share your homemade dog recipes with us!

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