Im collecting some recipes for dog biscuits or treats with or without yeast. If you have any recipes they would be very much appreciated..
I did an on-line search for dog treats a few months back when I was taking care of a friend's dog. Many dog treat recipies I found had odd ingredients for dogs (like sweetener or a fair amount of salt). This is the one that seemed best, though if you read my notes at the bottom, I reduced the amount of oil called for. The dog loved the treats and, since there were treats left over, so, apparently, did the dogs and cat belonging to my neighbor, who got the rest.
Humane Society RecipeFrom the Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, Ca1/2 cup cornmeal6 tbsp Oil (I used less)2 cups whole wheat flour2/3 cup water or brothPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well. Roll outto 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cooky cutter. Bake 35-40mins, let cool and store in tightly sealed container.
myNotes - Sept 2008===================>re 6 TBS oil - substitute 3 TBS rendered chicken fat OR*reduce* oil to 3 -4 TBS - increase broth / water by equivalent amount> if using broth, make sure it is *low salt*
I skipped the cookie cutter part (too much work) & rolled the dough out directly on the baking sheet, and then scored it into rectangles with a dull knife prior to baking.
I made some sourdough ones this autumn. They all LOVED them.
I'm no expert on dog nutrition, but I've heard that corn, cornmeal, canola oil, etc is not good for dogs!
Here's a site that has lots of recipes. Cannot vouch for any of them.
This recipe came in a cute little kit I received as a gift with a mini dog bone cutter. My dog seemed to like them.
Veggie Dog Treats
½ cup cooked carrots
½ cup cooked green beans
¼ cup water
1 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup rice flour
½ cup wheat germ
¼ cup brewer's yeast
2 tablespoon garlic powder
¼ cup vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Puree the carrots, beans and water. In a large bowl, combine the wheat and rice flours, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, and garlic powder. Mix in the pureed mixture and oil. Add 1/3-1/2 cup of water until stiff dough is formed.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut out treats using small cookie cutters, appropriate for your dog's size, dog theme if you have them. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
Turn off oven after the 15 minutes and leave treats in there for 2 1/2 hours. Makes 3-5 dozen treats. Store in a airtight container for several weeks.
Thank you all for your doggie biscuit recipes...they will be put to very good use!
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I live alone much of the year, with two 45 lb no-barking dogs as constant home companions. I generally make three 1 1/2 lb loaves of bread each week, usually lean French bread (no sugar or dried milk solids, reduced salt). Any bread left after a day and a half is chopped up into large chunks and given to the dogs as treats. They love it, and I get to eat only fresh bread :) And, of course, it minimizes the use of commercial doggie treats...
I restrict my old bread treats to about 2 per day, and they don't seem to affect the dogs' appetite for their kibble feed in the evening... I've been doing this with old bread for six months; is it going to affect my dogs' health?