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Bacon Bits for Dogs!
This is a good recipe if you have some leftover bacon.
What you need:
6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
4 eggs, well beaten
1/8 cup of bacon fat
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of non-fat dry milk powder
2 cup graham flour
2 cup of wheat germ
1/2 cup of cornmeal
Mix the ingredients with a strong spoon; then drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake them in a 350 oven for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the cookies on the baking sheet in the oven overnight to dry out. It makes about 4 dozen dog cookies.
(I also got this recipe from:
See Noel's other recipe, Puppy Pretzels
Noel, thanks for this one too. I do want to caution dog owners to be VERY SPARING in feeding this type of treat to dogs. Bacon and bacon fat can cause pancreatitis, especially in small dogs. We would prefer to see leftover stew meat, steak, or lean pork meat and beef broth with the fat skimmed off substituted instead of the greasy pork products. Chicken breast meat and chicken broth would also work. Jo
What you need:
1 teaspoon of brown sugar*
2 teaspoons of active dry yeast*
2/3 cup of water
3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons of soy flour, low-fat
1/4 cup of non-fat dry milk
1 tablespoon of dried liver powder
1 tablespoon of bone meal powder
3/4 tsp of salt*
1 egg-beaten (1/2 in recipe, 1/2 glaze)*
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
3 tablespoons of wheat germ
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in water.
Combine the dry ingredients.
Add half of the beaten egg and the oil to the yeast-water mixture. Mix well.
Knead on a well-floured board until the dough is firm; then place it in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until it is doubled in bulk.
Shape the dough into pretzels and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven, brush the pretzels with the remaining beaten egg, and sprinkle them with wheat germ. Return the sheet to the oven and bake at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes more until nicely brown, or how your dog likes them.
You might have to leave out the liver powder and bone meal flour if you can`t find them in any stores.
(I got this recipe on a website called: http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm, they have a lot more than just dog recipes.)
Jo's Comments: Thank you for submitting this recipe, Noel.
What I like about this recipe is it looks healthy and people could enjoy them too - especially if you left out the liver powder, although some folks might not mind the taste.
*The changes I would make is to leave out the yeast entirely (see the comment about the danger of using yeast below) as well as the brown sugar, and lower the amount of salt to 1/2 tsp. Then I'd mix the wheat germ and all the egg in with the dough. That leaves fewer steps for someone who is busy to keep track of the process, and it lessens the chance of wheat germ crumbs ending up all over the place! You may need about 5 minutes less baking time. Consider adding flax meal for extra nutrition. For flavoring try powdered herbs or spices such as thyme, curry or sage. To form the pretzels, take chunks about the size of a golf ball. When you place the pretzels on the sheet, I'd put them 1/2" to 1" (12-25 mm) apart so the heat can circulate evenly between them.
Dog Energy Bars
Although these look delicious, this seems like more of a recipe for humans given the amount of sugar* in the recipe. I would change that to no more than 1 Tbsp rather than 3/4 cup. Also, it would be best to leave out the baking soda. These are energy bars so they are meant to be dense and do not need to have air added in, which is what happens when you add baking soda or yeast. Either of the latter can cause digestive upset or abdominal problems in dogs, the most extreme of which is bloat...
Anyway, back to Cheyanne:
i got this recipe from:
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar or raw sugar*
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal, quick or old fashioned - either will work
1 cup peanuts, chopped
1. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs together.
2. Mix dry ingredients and add them to the above mixture.
3. Press 1 large tablespoon into each mini loaf pan or mini muffin cup, and make sure it's evenly distributed in the pan. Or...drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Bake 12-15 minutes for teaspoon size cookies, if you prefer to make smaller cookies.
5. Turn off the oven and let the energy bars continue to dry in the oven overnight.
Energy bars will usually keep well in an airtight container at room temperature. However, it's sometimes hard to tell if they are dry all the way through to the middle. So, I think you would do well to refrigerate them just in case. If they are not thoroughly dried, they will develop mold.
I got this from the healthy menu.
Cut the carrot into circles and the radish the same. You have a simple recipe. Forgot - put carrots and radish together.
p.s. Can this recipe go in the healthy area?
Jo's Comments: Thanks for the idea, Jake. If you're doing this to provide your dog with extra nutrition, we suggest that you grate the carrot and radish on a fine grater before giving it to your dog. In the wild, dogs usually get their vegetables through stuff in an animal's stomach that has already been partially digested and grating dense vegetables makes it easier for their systems to digest. (Otherwise, you might see chunks of carrot or radish in their poop.)
Also, if your dog is reluctant to eat the veggies, mix in a little dab of salad dressing, peanut butter, sour cream or plain yogurt. This may encourage the dog to try them.