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Bone Appitreat



Multi-Grain Dog Food Recipe

Recipe copyright Suzan Anson's Bone Appetit! Gourmet Cooking for your dog

Makes 20 cups of kibble

Ms. Anson suggest making kibble in small quantities to ensure freshness and quality.



2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour

1/2 cup soy flour (find in health food stores)

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup nonfat dry powdered milk

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup brewers yeast

1 tablespoon salt

1 large egg

5 tablespoons corn oil

3 cups water




Preheat Oven To 350 degrees.


In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients.


In a small bowl combine egg and corn oil.


Stir water into dry ingredients, then add egg mixture, mixing well. The batter will be thin.


Divide the batter between baking sheets spreading evening 1/2" thick, as though for pizza. Bake 45 minutes.


Cool kibble, then break into small pieces. Store in covered container in refrigerator or divide into individual servings and place in freezer bags and freeze.





Dog Cookie Biscuit Recipes

Oatmeal dog biscuits


3 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 cup Quaker oats

1 cup milk

1/2 cup hot water

2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes

1/2 cup meat drippings


Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Add milk and drippings and beat.


In a separate bowl, mix flour and oatmeal. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Press onto an ungreased cookie sheet and cut into shapes desired. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in the oven to harden. Refrigerate after baking.







Mixed veggies cookies

1/2 cup grated cheese -- room temp.

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 teaspoons applesauce

1/2 cup vegetables -- what ever you like

1 clove garlic -- crushed

1 cup whole wheat flour

nonfat milk

Mix cheese, oil and applesauce together. Add veggies, garlic, and flour. Combine thoroughly. Add just enough milk to help form a ball. Cover and chill for one hour. Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.







Liver Treats

1 pound beef liver

2 garlic cloves

1 Box corn muffin mix

Preheat oven to temperature in corn muffin directions.


Mix liver and garlic in a blender or food processor, then process till liquid. Stir in muffin mix, then scrape onto a baking sheet and pat to app. 1/2-1" thickness. Bake till very firm, but not burned.


Cut into squares, then store in refrigerator or freezer.






Crunchy Dog Biscuits

3 1/2 c Flour

2 c Whole wheat flour

1 c Rye flour

1 c Cornmeal

2 c Cracked wheat

4 ts Salt

1/2 c Dry milk

1 Egg

1 pk Dry yeast (1 T)

1 pt Chicken stock


Ingredients not generally available may be found at health food stores.

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 c warm water. Add chicken stock and pour into dry ingredients. Knead for 3 minutes, working into a stiff dough. Roll dough into a 1/4 in. thick sheet and cut with cookie cutters Bake in 300 degree oven for 45 minutes, then turn oven off and leave biscuits in oven overnight. In the morning the biscuits will be bone hard.Note: This dough is extremely stiff to work with, but the end product is excellent.






Cheesy Treats

1 c Uncooked Oatmeal

1 1/2 c Hot Water or Meat Juices

4 oz (1 cup) Grated Cheese

1 Egg, Beaten

1 c Wheat Germ

1/4 c Margerine

1/2 c Powdered Milk

1/4 tb Salt

1 c Cornmeal

3 c Whole Wheat Flour


Servings: 10


In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and margarine: let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, salt and egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3 or 4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thikness. Cut into doggie

shaped biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees. Turn off heat and leave in oven for 1 1/2 hours or longer. Makes approximately 2 1/4 pounds.




Bone appetit: 3 healthy recipes for dogs


Magic Muttballs from "PupSnacks: 35 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Bark Home About," by Stephanie Mehanna and Robert S. Goldstein. (Stephen Conroy/ TFH Publications, Inc., Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.)

By Jennifer Forker




If you'd like to try baking healthful treats or meals for your dog, you might begin with one of these recipes, chosen for their creativity, simple ingredients and perceived speediness:





Magic Muttballs




1 pound minced chicken


5 ounces dried breadcrumbs


1 tablespoon dried oregano


1 egg




1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.


2. Bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


3. Can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Or place in freezer bags for up to 6 weeks. It's fine for your dog to eat the muttballs frozen.


-- Adapted from "Pupsnacks" by Stephanie Mehanna (T.F.H. Publications, 2007)




Frozen Banana Treats




4 cups plain, whole-milk yogurt


2 tablespoons peanut butter


3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed




1. Blend all the ingredients to a puree in a food processor.


2. Pour into 4-ounce paper or plastic cups.


3. Freeze until firm.


4. Pop the treats out of the cups and serve.


Note: Treats can store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Kids like them too!


-- Adapted from "The Healthy Dog Cookbook" by Jonna Anne (T.F.H. Publications, 2008)




Green Apple and Turkey Sausage Biscuits




2 teaspoons virgin olive oil


3 cloves garlic, chopped


.25 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage


1 cup unbleached flour


1 cup rolled oats


2 teaspoons baking powder


.5 green apple, coarsely chopped


.5 cup organic free-range chicken broth




1. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil and sautDe the garlic over low heat. Remove the sausage casing and add the sausage meat to the skillet. Use a utensil to break sausage apart into crumbles. Cook until sausage bits are browned and nearly crunchy. Remove from heat and allow to cool.


2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.


3. Whisk together the flour, oats and baking powder in a bowl.


4. Empty the sausage bits into a large bowl. Add the chopped apple. Pour the chicken broth into the skillet and scrape up the brown bits. Pour the chicken broth and bits into the apple-sausage mixture. Stir with a fork until combined.


5. Make a well in the flour and pour in the sausage mixture. Mix on medium speed using a paddle attachment.


6. Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and gently kneed. Roll the dough .25-inch thick, and cut the biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutters.


7. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in another 20 to 30 minutes. Remove them from oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.


-- Adapted from "The Everything Cooking for Dogs Book" by Lisa Fortunato (Adams Media, 2007)


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