Recipe For Homemade Dog Treats With Peanut Butter

One of the most popular new dog treats on the market is that of Pup Corn, which is made and distributed by Sunshine Mills, Inc. in Red Bay, Alabama. These fun-loving little dog treats are designed in the shape of a dog, but look more like a cheese puff. First produced in cheese flavor, Pup Corn is now available in both beef and peanut butter flavor.Pup Corn healthy dog greats offer a way to treat your dog without loading its diet with unwanted fat, calories and sodium. The answer is in the unique Pup Corn dog treats. Sunshine Mills, the maker of Pup Corn, uses special ingredients and technology to produce a delicious, crunchy treat with controlled levels of fat, calories and sodium so that you can reward your pup often and still feel good about maintaining its fitness and health.As a general guide, the company recommends that individuals feed their pet Pup Corn dog treats 1-3 dog treats per 10 lbs. Of the dogs body weight daily. If you have been feeding dog treats that are high in fat, it is recommended that you break up the Pup Corn healthy dog treats into smaller bites until your pet adjusts to the unique product. In addition to dog treats, Sunshine Mills recommends feeding your dog a healthy and well-balanced nutritional food and always make sure that a fresh, clean bowl of drinking water is available at all times.Dog treats, which are commonly used in the training of an animal, are an essential part of rewarding your pet for good behavior. A pat on the head is terrific, but dog treats are even better. If you want to teach your dog how to sit using dog treats, simply begin by telling your dog to sit. If necessary, give him/her a gentle push on their backside in the sitting position. When seated, reward your pet with dog treats and a pat on the head. Repeat this step several times each day until your pet no longer needs a nudge and begins to sit of his/her own freewill.The content found in this article is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used in conjunction with, or in place of, a veterinarians recommendations or daily feeding guidelines. For more information on your pets health, nutritional needs or maintaining a healthy diet, consult a local veterinarian.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to make homemade dog treats with peanut butter..?
    Hi,
    Okay, my friend and I are going to make homemade dog treats and sell them. We need a recipe for them. Please help asap!!!
    Thanks much:)
    we also would like to decorate them so can you give me a recipe for some kind of edible decoration like frosting for dogs? Please and thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Peanut butter Dog treats

      2 cups whole-wheat flour
      1 tablespoon baking powder
      1 cup natural peanut butter
      1 cup skim milk

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees
      In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.
      Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
      Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes.
      Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and then store in an airtight container.

      Makes 30 large dog treats.

      These last about a week with my pack. If you are feeding (treating) one dog or small dogs and need them to stay fresh longer than a week they can be dehydrated. Place the cookies on a baking sheet back in a cool oven. Leave the door closed over night for the moisture to be removed. I use my food dehydrator instead of the oven method. They can also be stored in the fridge.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it logically feasible to make homemade dog treats?
    I was wondering how long would it take to make homemade dog biscuits (treats)? What would be some typical ingredients you would use? I have a Labrador retriever and thought it might be better to make my own treats rather than buying from the pet store.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. I did this for quite awhile and actually sold them. It is fun, and you always have a taste tester! There are books you can buy with all kinds of recipes, or search the web. Have fun and spend a day. My Lab really liked the peanut butter, and the garlic. Those actually taste like Gardetto's chips.
      Have fun!

  3. QUESTION:
    What common ingredients can I put in homemade doggy treats?
    I want to try making homemade dog treats that taste good to humans, too. I need a list of common ingredients (flour, vegetable oil, etc.) that are safe for humans AND dogs and that are common enough to get at a grocery store.

    • ANSWER:
      peanut butter
      carob
      flour
      vegetable oil
      apples
      bacon
      carrots
      oatmeal
      bananas
      yogurt
      turkey
      chicken

      Here's a website with recipes for doggy treats:
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    does anyone know a good recipe to make homemade dog treats?
    Want to make my dog some homemade dog treats does anyone know a good recipe either one that you know or a website that has a good dog treat recipe?
    thank you,

    • ANSWER:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-and-pumpkin-dog-treats/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dog-treats-i/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-dog-biscuits/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/delicious-dog-treats/detail.aspx

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/healthy-dog-treats-low-fat-carrot-dog-treats-recipe.html

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/the-perfect-dog-biscuit-recipe.html

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/a-super-easy-peanut-butter-dog-treat-recipe.html

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any good homemade dog treat recipes?
    I tried a peanut butter dog cookie recipe which went over well. Any other great ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a bunch of recipes, most are for healthy treats for canines:

      http://www.dog-pound.net/other-dog-treats.htm

      Goodluck.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to make Homemade dog Treats?
    I ran across a site a few years ago about making dog treats out of peanut butter and other things but I can't find that site again...I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on home made dog foods and treats? Just so you know If you suggest something I will talk to my dogs vet first just to make sure I won't be hurting my dog by feeding them this stuff...just as a precaution, I guess being a good dog owner!
    Also I had found a recipe for dog nog (eggnog) does anyone know the recipe for that?

    • ANSWER:
      you can visit
      http://www.dog-treat-recipe-exchange.com/
      http://www.freepetprojects.com/
      or http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/homemade-dog-treat-recipes.html

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone want a recipe for Dog Treats?
    Homemade Dog Treats

    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skim milk

    Preheat oven to 375.
    In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.
    add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
    Turn out dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes.
    Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on rack then store in an airtight container.

    I make these for my friends and family who has pets. The animals just love them. Cats do too!

    Have a great summer and take care!!

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you soooooooooooo much!! My pets LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a recipe to make the original dog biscuits?
    you know how when u buy dog treats at the store, the most original ones are the ones that are shaped like a bone. like how the milkbone company makes theres.
    does anyone know of a homemade recipe that i can use to make treats like that for my dogs??

    thx!

    • ANSWER:
      Depends what flavor you want...
      Here's peanut butter:
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Birthday-Bones/Detail.aspx
      Here's beef:
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Dog-Treats-I/Detail.aspx
      There are tons more recipes on allrecipes.com for them, but these are top rated...

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good dog treat recipes?
    I have one recipe that I currently use that is simple and easy, it only has whole wheat flour, baking powder, milk and peanut butter in it. My dog loves these but I would like a few more simple good recipes to make. Does anyone have any really good ones?

    • ANSWER:
      I use flour and olive oil plus leftover homemade veggie soup that has been pureed and mix, adding enough water or milk as necessary. Roll out and use cookie cutter. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake.

      Of course, make sure your soup has dog-safe ingredients. I use one of my favorite recipes, which is just spinach, potato, milk, and a little bit of garlic pureed together.

      Fresh butcher bones are their favorite. Just be sure you get cow bones - anything else will splinter. I boil mine before I give it to them. These are messy, so they are outdoor-only treats. The marrow is good for their coats, the bones are cheaper than most treats, and you can refill with peanut butter.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some dog safe herbs and ingredients?
    When baking dog treats, what kinds of herbs or other ingredients can I use to flavor them? I want to be careful of what I use, and not add anything that could harm my dogs. Do you know of anything? Also- is garlic powder dangerous for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these sites as there are a ton of good recipes here....my dogs love homemade treats espically the ones with cheese and peanut butter....good luck in making some..

      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/moredogtreatrecipes.htm

      here is just one example:
      Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats
      Homemade dog treats are fun to make and healthier than many of the store-bought versions.
      I N G R E D I E N T S
      1 cup rolled oats (such as Quaker)
      1/3 cup margarine
      1 cup Boiling water
      3/4 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoons sugar
      2 teaspoons chicken or beef flavored instant bouillon
      1/2 cup milk
      1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      1 egg, beaten
      2 - 3 cups whole wheat flour.

      I N S T R U C T I O N S
      Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
      Grease cookie sheets.

      In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

      On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes on until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

      Storing Dog Treats
      In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.

  11. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any good homemade dog treat recipes?
    Considering many dog/puppy treats have terrible ingredients like chicken by product, corn gluten and even meat, I'd like to make my own healthy dog treats. There are brands like blue buffalo and wellness that have healthy ingredients but there not fresh and cost a lot. So I've found a few good recipes online but if you have any recipes that your dogs enjoy that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      ::1 cup peanut butter (I suggest all-natural so there is no added junk)

      ::32 oz Vanilla Yogurt (I suggest organic yogurt, again,so there is no added junk such as artificial sweeteners)

      ::2 ripe bananas

      Directions:

      ::Blend all ingredients together. Separate into 3 oz paper cups (Dixie cups for example). Place in freezer, once frozen put into ziplock freezer bag. Yields 16 servings.

      ::Then watch your pups get excited for their new fun and frugal treat!

  12. QUESTION:
    How can i make my own dog food- and save $ doing it?
    I have a 55 lb Flat Coated Retriever (black lab type dog). I really would like to make homemade dog food for her to save some money and to get her away from eating commercial dog food.
    Do you have any links to dog food recipes, any tips, do you make your own dog food, etc...
    I don't have a large freezer to store things in, but I was thinking about it and I Really want to try making her dog food.

    Let me know if you can help me out with it!

    • ANSWER:
      yes!
      Here is a website that will give you recipes for dog food:
      http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cairnterrier.htm

      I personally love to make my dog treats! They are great for training, and they break easily into pieces for smaller dogs!

      Dog treat:
      Ground up dog food. half a cup
      Crumble in vegetables like carrots and celery. one fourth cup
      add a small amount of flour
      add milk or water, whatever you like best
      also add a small amount of peanut butter for color and taste
      mix and combine until you have a gooey substance, but on
      the wetter side.
      Roll out and use small cookie cutters to cut out the dog treats.
      Put them in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for awhile, until they look about done. Let them sit, because they will harden later.

      Dog food recipes:
      http://www.i-love-dogs.com/dog-food-recipes.html
      http://www.recipesource.com/misc/pet-food/dog/

      I hope that I helped!

  13. QUESTION:
    I need all natural cat and dog treats please!?
    I'm looking for all natural dog and cat treat can you please help?
    The dog treats I need a recipe to where I can roll out the dough and make differant shapes with cookie cutter. Also a all natural yogurt frosting for dog cookies would be a huge +
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      my pomeranian loves these....

      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers
      2 cups whole-wheat flour
      1 tbsp. baking powder
      1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
      1 cup milk

      Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.

      this recipe actually came from a site that contains lots of other recipes for homemade animal treats.
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    Am I weird because I ate a dog treat?
    My friend brought over some homemade dog treats for my beagles. I acually ate a couple and they tasted pretty good. Here is another question, where can you get some dog recipie books? At your local B&N, Half-price books, etc.?
    I want to make them for my dogs and my friends' dogs. Not for me.
    I like tried them gourmet, frosting, cookie treats that my friend says all dogs love.

    • ANSWER:
      Nah, I once made some peanut butter dog treats. Everyone in my family ate bunches except myself since I'm allergic to nuts. They told me it tasted exactly like peanut butter cookies.

      I've eaten a little dog food just to see what my dog's eating. One time I told my brother to eat some Beneful. He spit it out and said it tasted disgusting. Then when we got back home he nibbled on my dog's Canidae out of curiosity... he said it actually tasted like meat.

      I don't know of any books but there are tons of recipes available online.

  15. QUESTION:
    What kind of healthy treats can I give a lab?
    Ive heard that chocolate can kill dogs.
    Ive heard that ice cream is very bad for them (and yet, they carry dog ice cream treats at my grocer? :?)

    Ok well whether those things are true or not, I prefer not to give a lab those treats because they are already prone to weight gain anyway...

    So what kind of healthy snacks could I give her? DO they have healthy doggie cookies or something? Could I make something?

    I like to have treats once in a while, I think it would be nice if she could too... other than dog bones.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Recipeczar website. I have a homemade dog biscuit recipe posted. You will have to do a search-I'm not sure of the name-I posted it some time ago. I think it was Sasha's cookies, or something like that. My recipe uses a bread machine, but if you are up for kneading it, go right ahead!
      Yes, chocolate is bad for dogs, but you can use carob in treats. When I make these biscuits I have used leftover meat from dinner, honey,peanut butter, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of can go in these.
      I also found a recipe for homemade frost paws on there. It uses low fat yogurt and peanut butter. My girls love it. You can make a batch and freeze it in smaller portions.
      There is also a recipe for puppy cake on there. I think it is called Bonzo's Bodacious Birthday cake or something along those lines. It is sugar free and uses banana baby food. I make one for each of their birthdays and freeze the leftovers for occasional treats.
      If you can't find these recipies contact me and I will help you out. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    What special things do you do for your poochie?
    I very often make her some homemade dog cookies as a treat, instead of going out and buying her some. I just think it's a little sweet thing I do for her.

    What kinds of sweet things do you do for your dog? I want to know, do I can do some more special things for her :)

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Lately I've been searching for recipes of easy things to make for my two bostons. So far, they've had Cool Treats (made with fat free plain yogurt, honey and peanut butter), Turkey Jerky and Meatball Mania. There are lots of recipes at thepoop.com/pooppantry. I found it by using the "search for questons" feature and looking for "dog treat recipes."

  17. QUESTION:
    do you know any homemade dog treat recipes?
    i have a golden retriever that is about 6 months old. i wnat to make some treats that are really good for him. if you know any homemade dog toys put that two. and any things like cookies and food that you can make for dogs and maybe even a cake made for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade healthy puppy ice cream: 1 C. creamy peanut butter, melted for 20 seconds in the microwave. Stir in 1 16oz. container of vanilla yogurt. You can add 2-3 tbsp of honey if your dog has a real sweet tooth. Put the mixture in an ice cube tray and freeze. Pop out when your pup needs a cool sweet treat!

      Also, Southern Living's cookie cookbook has a recipe just for dogs that my dogs LOVE. It's healthy with wheat flour, whole oats, honey, etc.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can I give my dog peanuts from inside the peanut shells?
    Can I give my dog the peanuts from the inside of the shells?

    • ANSWER:
      Funny here about how people are saying no, but yet everyone is stuffing their Kong's with Peanut Butter. There are many recipes for homemade dog treats that are Peanut Butter based, and some commercial ones, as well. Your dog will be fine. Moderation is the key.

  19. QUESTION:
    Any good recipes for healthy,homemade dog bisquits out there?
    So many things out there are unhealthy for dogs now and I'm just trying to be frugal.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is an example of some from the first website, but the second website has a BUNCH and it looks good. The thing about HOMEMADE dog treats, is you can make it as healthy as you want. Just use organic ingredients for each ingredient called for :)

      Pork Liver Biscuit Treats
      These biscuits are one of the greats of dog treat recipes. They can be cut to any size and will not crumble in your pocket. They also freeze well.
      1 lb. of calf or pork liver
      1 cup of flour
      1/2 cup corn meal
      2 Tbsp garlic salt
      1 Tbsp garlic powder or fresh garlic.
      Mix all of the above in a food processor. Ensure the mixture is thick - pour onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, which has been oiled. Press flat and even. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Brownies are done when the pink is gone. Do not over bake or the brownies will crumble.

      Fresh Dog Breath Biscuit Treat
      Kill two birds with one stone by rewarding your dog with one of these treats and it's a recipe for fresh breath.
      2 cups brown rice flour
      1 Tbl. charcoal
      1 large egg slightly beaten
      3 Tbl. vegetable oil
      1/2 cup chopped parsley
      1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
      2/3 cup milk
      Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour, salt and charcoal. In a medium bowl, combine egg, oil, parsley and mint; mix well. Slowly stir in flour mixture, then add enough milk to make a thick dough mixture. Place a heaping tablespoon of dough about 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15 min., or until firm. Wait for biscuits to cool then store in the refrigerator air-tight container.

      Peanut Butter Biscuit Treats
      This is one of the easiest dog treat recipes and dogs love these peanut butter treats.
      1 1/2 cup oat flour
      1/2 cup soy flour
      1 Tbl. baking powder
      1-1/4 cup peanut butter
      3/4 cup milk
      Preheat oven to 400. In a mixing bowl, combine oat flour, soy flour and baking powder. In a blender, blend peanut butter and milk. Pour peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out dough 1/4 in. thick and cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet about 1/2 in. apart and bake for 15 min., or until lightly browned. Biscuits should be refrigerated or frozen.

      Bacon Biscuit Treats
      Bacon is a critical ingredient for dog treat recipes and this recipe with not fail your dog's taste buds - he'll be begging for more!
      3 cups whole wheat flour
      1/2 cup milk
      1 egg
      1/4 cup bacon grease -- or vegetable oil
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      4 slices bacon - crumbled
      1/2 cup cold water
      Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 - 1/4" thickness. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

      Cheesy Dog Treats
      Dogs love cheese treats and the recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients.
      1 cup Oats, rolled
      1/3 cup Butter
      1 cup Water
      3/4 cup Cornmeal
      1 tb Sugar
      1 ts Bouillon, beef
      1/2 cup Milk
      4 oz Cheese, cheddar; shredded
      1 Egg, beaten
      3 cup Flour, whole wheat
      Boil water. Combine oats, butter and water. Leave to stand ten minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Form a stiff dough by adding flour, a cup at a time, mix well with each addition. On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good recipes for homemade hamster treats?
    I don't want to buy treats for my hamster so much i want to make some homemade for free

    • ANSWER:
      Making homemade hamster treats: Hamsters are omnivorous, which means they eat both vegetables and meat. Their natural foods include grains, seeds, vegetables, and insects, and they will like corn, oats, or wheat mixed with dry dog food. Premixed hamster food from a pet store has complete nutrition, but some hamsters won't eat it.

      Their favorite foods are foods native to their dry habitat, like seeds. For protein and variety, they will eat some small insects.

      They like vegetables, but be moderate in how much you feed them. The key word for the hamster diet is variety. It keeps them healthy.
      Hamster Treats Recipe

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Other treats that can be fed to your hamster include:

      Acorns, Almonds (shelled), Beechnuts, Biscuits, Boiled Potatoes, Brazil Nuts, Bread (fresh or stale), Breakfast Cereals, Cake - but not chocolate cake, Cashew Nuts, Chicken (cooked), Cheese, Coconuts, Crickets, Currents,Homemade Dog Biscuits, Egg (scrambled or boiled), Fish (cooked), Hazel Nuts, Mealworms, Meat (cooked), Pecan Nuts, Peanuts (shelled or unshelled), Pistachio Nuts, Prunes, Raisins, Sweet Chestnuts, Sultanas, Toast, Walnuts

      You should be careful not to feed too much sweetened food as these could cause the hamster to become fat.

      Never feed a hamster any of the following:

      Buttercups, Chocolate, Garlic, Onions, Rabbit Mix (containing antibiotic ingredients), Raw Kidney Beans, Sweets, Toffee

      Hamster Treats
      Banana Hamster Treat
      1/4 of a banana
      1 teaspoon honey
      1 tablespoon raisins
      small squirt lemon juice

      Mash up the banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana willstay fresh. Add the honey and raisins, then stir all together. Serve this in asmall bowl separate from hamster food mix.

      *Warning: Please note that some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke.

      Hamster Dream Dinner

      1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
      1/4 cup of oats
      1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

      Mix ingredients together and serve to your pet hamster.

      Hamster Bisciuts

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegtables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Ingredients
      1 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup rolled oat or porridge oats
      1 (100 g) jar berry baby food
      1 egg white
      water, enough to moisten the mix
      Directions
      1Baby food note: I used Organix's Apple, Strawberry& blueberry compote; it's apple puree, water, blueberry puree, strawberry puree and ground rice.
      2You can change this to make different flavoured cookies- just avoid any baby food that contains leeks, onions, chives, spices, garlic or lemon juice as these ingredients are not good for hamsters.
      3Measure out dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
      4Add in the baby food and about half a jar of water- If you're mixing by hand, rub and press down the mixture with the back of your spoon while mixing.
      5This makes a very thick and solid dough mixture but it will still be sticky.
      6Roll the mixture into tiny little balls about half an inch or so wide and flatten them slightly.
      7Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 175C (non fan oven) or somewhere inbetween 175 and 150C for a fan oven.
      8These don't take long to bake because they're so small- only bake them until they go a light brown around the outer edges.
      9This took about 8 minutes in my oven (fan oven) to give you an idea of the length of time.
      10Cool then store in an airtight container or in the freezer in a freezer-appropriate container

  21. QUESTION:
    I want to sell homemade dog treats with peanut butter/ make for my dog.?
    There is a lot of dogs where I live, and I need a way to make some cash. DO YOU KNOW ANY EASY TO MAKE DOG TREATS WITH PEANUT BUTTER? Please Help! And cheap to. Anything your dog liked or your friends dog liked will do! Help Please!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a page of homemade dog treat recipes:
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
      Go for it! You may work it into a real and profitable business!

      I make a very simple and no-bake recipe for my dogs.
      Just put 1/2 cup of P-butter in a bowl, and add 1/4 cup of rice flour. Then stir in quick-cooking oats until the dough is very stiff.
      Roll into small balls, or squish into patties, and allow to dry a couple of days. You can also spread or roll them out and cut into bone shapes. (you can get the cookie cutter at any pet supply) They need to be chilled before rolling out.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of some good recipes for dog treats?
    I am really looking for something with fruit maybe cause my mom already buys a lot of fruit and that would make it easy.

    I just thought it would be something fun to do since summer is starting.

    If it helps my dog is a golden retriever.

    • ANSWER:
      yes! i have been making homemade treats for my dog for about a year now. here is the recipe for my favorite one with fruit:

      Healthy Everyday Treats
      ingredients: 1 pureed banana, 1/2 cup skim milk, 3 cups of flour of your choice.
      directions: Combine flour and banana in large bowl. Slowly add milk until firm yet slightly sticky dough forms. Wrap and chill inn fridge for 30 min to 1 hour. Roll out and cut shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake for 20-25 min at 350 degrees F.

      **You can find some very cute small dog bone cookie cutters on ebay for very cheap. that's where i got mine!**

      You can also make healthy doggie icecream:
      plain unsweetened yogurt, peanut butter, mashed banana. Mix all ingredients in a mixer then pour into ice cube trays and freeze!

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some homemade goodies to make for hamsters?
    I really want to make some treats for my hamster. So post the recipe below! I will pick best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Making homemade hamster treats: Hamsters are omnivorous, which means they eat both vegetables and meat. Their natural foods include grains, seeds, vegetables, and insects, and they will like corn, oats, or wheat mixed with dry dog food. Premixed hamster food from a pet store has complete nutrition, but some hamsters won't eat it.

      Their favorite foods are foods native to their dry habitat, like seeds. For protein and variety, they will eat some small insects.

      They like vegetables, but be moderate in how much you feed them. The key word for the hamster diet is variety. It keeps them healthy.
      Hamster Treats Recipe

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Other treats that can be fed to your hamster include:

      Acorns, Almonds (shelled), Beechnuts, Biscuits, Boiled Potatoes, Brazil Nuts, Bread (fresh or stale), Breakfast Cereals, Cake - but not chocolate cake, Cashew Nuts, Chicken (cooked), Cheese, Coconuts, Crickets, Currents,Homemade Dog Biscuits, Egg (scrambled or boiled), Fish (cooked), Hazel Nuts, Mealworms, Meat (cooked), Pecan Nuts, Peanuts (shelled or unshelled), Pistachio Nuts, Prunes, Raisins, Sweet Chestnuts, Sultanas, Toast, Walnuts

      You should be careful not to feed too much sweetened food as these could cause the hamster to become fat.

      Never feed a hamster any of the following:

      Buttercups, Chocolate, Garlic, Onions, Rabbit Mix (containing antibiotic ingredients), Raw Kidney Beans, Sweets, Toffee

      Hamster Treats
      Banana Hamster Treat
      1/4 of a banana
      1 teaspoon honey
      1 tablespoon raisins
      small squirt lemon juice

      Mash up the banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana willstay fresh. Add the honey and raisins, then stir all together. Serve this in asmall bowl separate from hamster food mix.

      *Warning: Please note that some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke.

      Hamster Dream Dinner

      1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
      1/4 cup of oats
      1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

      Mix ingredients together and serve to your pet hamster.

      Hamster Bisciuts

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegtables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Ingredients
      1 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup rolled oat or porridge oats
      1 (100 g) jar berry baby food
      1 egg white
      water, enough to moisten the mix
      Directions
      1Baby food note: I used Organix's Apple, Strawberry& blueberry compote; it's apple puree, water, blueberry puree, strawberry puree and ground rice.
      2You can change this to make different flavoured cookies- just avoid any baby food that contains leeks, onions, chives, spices, garlic or lemon juice as these ingredients are not good for hamsters.
      3Measure out dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
      4Add in the baby food and about half a jar of water- If you're mixing by hand, rub and press down the mixture with the back of your spoon while mixing.
      5This makes a very thick and solid dough mixture but it will still be sticky.
      6Roll the mixture into tiny little balls about half an inch or so wide and flatten them slightly.
      7Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 175C (non fan oven) or somewhere inbetween 175 and 150C for a fan oven.
      8These don't take long to bake because they're so small- only bake them until they go a light brown around the outer edges.
      9This took about 8 minutes in my oven (fan oven) to give you an idea of the length of time.
      10Cool then store in an airtight container or in the freezer in a freezer-appropriate container
      I hope i helped!

  24. QUESTION:
    anybody have any good dog treat recipes?
    I'm looking for training treats for my two medium sized dogs. I love to cook and would like to find some simple recipes for them.

    • ANSWER:
      This is Rachael Ray's biscotti recipe. Instead of cutting them into long pieces like regular biscotti, try using a pizza cutter and cutting them into long pieces first and then cut the long pieces into cubes (like the size of a crouton). This is the way I cut mine for my shih tzu. She loves these!

      Peanut- Carob Isabooscotti

      2 cups whole-wheat flour
      1 tablespoon baking powder
      2 pinches ground cinnamon
      1 cup chunky peanut butter
      1 cup milk
      1 cup carob chips

      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
      In a large bowl, combine that flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl and microwave at high power to soften, 5 to 10 seconds. Whisk in the milk, then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.

      Shape the dough into a long, flattened log and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes; remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice the log crosswise on an angle into 1-inch-thick pieces. Set the slices on their sides (they should look like biscotti) and bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes more. Transfer to a rack to cool.

      Melt the carob in a microwave or on the stovetop over low heat. Thin the melted carob with 1 tablespoon water, if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted carob over the biscuits. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

      Here's another:

      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Tempting Training Treats

      2 1/3 cups flour -- all-purpose or whole wheat
      1/4 cup olive oil
      1/4 cup applesauce
      1/2 cup grated cheese -- like parmesan
      1 large egg
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/4 cup powdered milk -- non-fat

      Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well; Roll the dough out to size of a cookie sheet; Pat the dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, bringing it to the edges. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut desired sizes into dough (just score through). If you're using as training treats, cut them into small pieces; Sprinkle a little extra cheese and garlic powder if desired on dough for flavor. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 15 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the oven and let cool for a few hours; They will keep hardening the longer you leave them. Break them apart; store tightly covered or in the freezer.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do you make homemade dog biscuits, if so, what is your favorite recipe?
    I usually make up recipes as I go, but I usually use:

    quick-cook oats
    ground ginger
    cinnamon
    peanut butter
    egg
    water
    butter (for the pan)

    I am just curious what other people do!

    • ANSWER:
      Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Treats
      1 1/2 cups water
      1/2 cups safflower oil
      2 medium eggs
      3 tablespoons peanut butter (sugar free, creamy)
      2 teaspoons vanilla
      1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
      1/2 cups cornmeal
      1/2 cups rolled oats
      Additional flour for rolling
      Preheat oven to 400 F.
      Mix water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla with a wire whisk. Add flours, cornmeal, and oats. Combine with a mixer.
      Take one-third of the dough and place on a floured surface. Flour top of dough. Gently knead, adding more flour as necessary to form a pliable dough (This will require
      a substantial amount of flour). Roll out to 1/2 - 3/4 inch thickness and cut shapes using cookie cutters. Repeat until all dough is used.
      Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 400 F, 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness of biscuits . Leave in oven 20 minutes after turning oven off to crisp. Store in an airtight container.

  26. QUESTION:
    Bake just peanut butter, banana, and baking powder?
    I want to make dog treats for my dog by combining just organic peanut butter, bananas, and baking powder. Will that be okay and how long should I bake it for? And, will it be all sticky if i don't use flour?

    • ANSWER:
      It will not bake up properly and I don't think dogs should be eating bananas.

      Here is a real Peanut Butter cookie recipe that has been adapted for dogs.

      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

      2 cups whole-wheat flour
      1 tbsp. baking powder
      1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
      1 cup milk

      Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.

      Cut & Pasted from bullwrinkle.com

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you make homemade dog food?
    ..and would you consider making homemade rather than buying own dogfood?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how to make homemade dog kibble, but you could make tons of recipes that are filling for your dog, and tons of them are low-fat! If this interests you, here are my tips for recipes:

      Well, the best thing to do is to buy a book with how to make dog recipes, or even look online. If your dog is overweight, try low-fat ones. I must say, from my experience, going online is a bargain, but you can get over 80 recipes in a book!
      Some have low-fat birthday cakes that dogs can have, allergy foods in case your dog has allergies, and lots of other ones. But if you don't feel like looking up things or buying everything, test your dog's senses. Does he/she like veggies? If so, if you ever make any meal and you drop a veggie, put it in your dog's bowl. My dog loves veggies and so I let her have a little of the of course, healthy things that I don't need in my meal. If your dog likes meat, get her/him some treats that you bake.

      If your dog is picky, you should go with a meal that has a lot of what he/she likes.

      But even sometimes, you might not need to make a recipe. You could give some peanut butter to go with their medicine (Only if they do take medicine), like my dog. She licks it up, then tries to get the rest that is at the roof of her mouth.

      Making recipes are easy. You really just have to curious, and check recipes out. Type in "low-fat dog recipes" and you will get tons of options to choose from. Yet, a dog food book is sometimes more optional with different selections, and sometimes, it can be hard to pick between different recipes! There are tons out there!

      Hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any really easy dog treat recipes?
    I've seen recipes out there that claim to be easy, but by the time you buy all the ingredients for it, you're paying more to make them at home than you would be to just buy them in a pet store. Does anyone know of any recipes that have basic ingredients in them?

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats
      1-32oz. container of vanilla yogurt
      1 cup of peanut butter

      1. Put the paenut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted.
      2. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl.
      3. Pour mixture into cupcake papers and freeze.

      5 cups flour
      1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
      ½ teaspoon baking soda
      1 egg
      ¼ cup vegetable oil
      1 ½ cups banana, pureed
      2 teaspoons vanilla
      water

      Preheat oven to 325F. Place dry ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in the center. Blend egg, oil and banana together. Add into the dry ingredinets in well. start combining together. Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly. Form into logs approximately 2" - 2 1/2" high. Flatten so that log iis 6" - 7" wide by 1" high. Place on non-stick baking sheets or lightly greased ones. Bake 30 - 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2" - 3/4" slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Store in airtight container.

      3/4 cup hot water
      1/3 cup margarine
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 egg, beaten
      3 cups whole wheat flour

      Variation: increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar
      In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. They will dry out quite hard. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. Costs around 30 cents per pound

      3/4 cup whole wheat flour
      1/2 tsp. baking soda
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1 stick margarine, softened
      2/3 cup brown sugar
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
      1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked
      1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
      2/3 cup wheat germ
      1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled

      Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

      Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack.

      1 package Dry yeast
      1/4 cup Warm water(110-115F.)
      1 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
      1 cup All-Purpose flour
      1 package Unflavored gelatin
      1 cup Non-fat dry milk powder
      1/4 cup Corn oil
      1 Egg
      1 Can pet food -- (6 to 8 oz)
      1/4 cup Water

      Instructions:
      Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Mix dry ingredients. Add all ingredients together. (Dough will be very stiff; it may be necessary to mix with your hands.) Drop dough by level half-teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 300F. oven 25 minutes.

      3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      8 ounces beef liver
      3 whole egg
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      8 tablespoons butter -- optional
      Puree beef liver in blender until smooth. Add eggs and blend for about a minute.Put flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center of the flour.
      Pour liver and egg mixture into well along with olive oil. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
      Turn dough out on floured board and knead well for at least 5 minutes or until smooth and shiny.
      Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let dough rest in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, no longer than 2 days.
      When ready to make pasta, divide dough into 8 equal portions, approximately 4 oz. each.
      Form into desired pasta shapes with hands or use pasta machine.
      Cook in rapidly boiling water until al dente. For thin noodles, approximately 10 minutes, for thicker noodles a few minutes longer.
      Drain noodles and toss with 1 tablespoon butter per serving, if desired.

      Instead of butter, try tossing noodles with 1 tablespoon olive oil, canola oil or other oil high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you budget a week in Grocerys?
    This would be for a family of 5 2 being adults and 3 being in the age range of 3-4 years old. (just so you get the gist of it).

    What are some big staple items for the pantry that last and make good quick meals.
    Also Lots of recipe Ideas (within the weeks budget) would help me out a lot. Thanks!
    Also if anyone knows of a "virus free" site where I can print out grocery coupons let me know thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to watch the sales closely and stock up on meats when they are priced well like sirloin pork chops are on sale here this week for 1.09 a lb so I bought 4 packages took them home divided into freezer bags for future meals also hamburger on sale for 1.49 also divided that into freezer bags you can make spaghetti& meat sauce meatballs, meatloaf ,hamburgers, cassroles I make a big pot of hamburger soup with veggies potatoes and tomatoes and/or tomatosoup or made without tomatoes and use cream of chicken or mushroon or celery soup & beef broth (can uses bouillion cubes they are much cheaper and taste as good) can use macoaoni or broken spaghetti in the soups Take 1 1/2 lbs hamburger.add 1 cup of cooked rice a small onion chopped 1 egg beaten salt &pepper and form into meatballs set sdie open 2 cans tomato soup add 2 1/2 cans water put in saucepan and get to boliing drop in meatballs and simmer about 25 minutes till done serve with buttered noodles or potatoes I make these with a little garlic powder and chopped green pepper but kids do not like the green pepper it is too strong flavor for them so I would leave this out also you can make extra rice and use it for breakfast seved cold with cinnamon sugar milk and maybe some raisins can also make rice pudding or make it really easy added to instant 2 packages vannillapudding along with cinnamon, nutmeg &raisins just put in frig till next day for flavors to mingle buy chicken and chicken breasts on sale cut up when you get home so many things you can make , like poppy seed chicken and chicken salad. olive chicken ,chicken parmesan, chicken noodle soup chicken & dumplings even your own chicken cutlets, chicken nuggets kids love them . SometimesI buy a few a beef pot roasts on a good sale and use them for hot beefs or beef stew even pot roast with vegetables You can also make egg salad, ham salad from leftover ham tuna salad and tuna casserole is always good also tuna patties with cream gravy ( made with fllour, margerine ,and plain milk) macaroni & cheese.. also mac& cheese wth tuna or mac& cheese with cut up hot dogs or a can of spam (can buy Walmart Spam much cheaper ). these are all kid friendly ..my kids always loved tomato soup with cut up hot dogs , sometimes grilled cheese and tomato soup go to allrecipes.com and cooks.com for wonderful ideas pizza casserole and dairy casserole is a hit with the kids Casseroles are good meal stretchers also meatloaf ,stews hearty soups like golden potato soup or corn& potato soup, very hearty .t fry a few slices of bacon and a small onion add 2 cans of pork and beans add a few good squirts of ketchup salt& pepper, cut up some hot dogs lengthways and put on top heat and serve with a can of biscuits make simple home made treats for the kids like cornflake cookies you can even make no bake rice krispies treats and buy the cheaper brands of cereal also oatmeal, peanut butter so many thousands of recipes just type in at the web sites and go thru the ideas and recipes type in no bake cookies in your browser special homemade budget freindly recipes for the kids also oatmeal raisins cookies are very nutritious and budget freindly rice, beans, noodles (potatoes a big bag when on sale) are all meal strechers dumplings are delicious and fill the tummy too..I hope you are getting some kind of assistance for fresh milk and other staples for all the little children...I did find a cool cooking site called all esy coking just type this into your browser all kinds of recipes simple but good I clicked on cornflakes on the side bar could not believe all the recipes . one more LoL line a big cookie sheet wit foil and grease well . place saltine crackers close together take a stick of margerine and 1 cup brown sugar, let boil gently 2 or 3 minutes then pour over crackers, bake in oven 350 degress till crackers begin to bubble take out &spread some chocolate chips over and also chopped nuts .. or leave plain let cool then carefully break apart . delicious treat for kids can also use butterscoth chips I put the crackers back in oven for a minute so chips soften up quick for easy spreading

  30. QUESTION:
    When should I feed my dog his last meal?
    My dog is old and ill and such, and we've decided to put him down on Monday because he's suffering and won't get better. We decided to give him an epic last meal, make him lots of stuff and let him choose his favourites and have as much as he wants of whatever he wants (except for chocolate and suck, don't want him to feel additional pain before he goes). How long before the injection should I feed him?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry to hear that. But its really nice of you for making your dog that.

      You could make a chicken broth Popsicle. You pour chicken broth into a plastic container, freeze it, and give it to your dog. My dog loved it.

      You could make homemade dog treats. They're are many recipes online. I'll post a few links for you: http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Peanut%20Butter%20Puppy%20Poppers.htm
      http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/cinnamondogtreats.html
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Tempting%20Training%20Treats.htm

      Almost every dog loves meat, so you could give him hotdogs, pepperoni, Beef, etc.

      Also, dogs LOVE peanut butter.

      I'm sorry about your dog. Remember, all living things have a soul, and all souls go to heaven.
      My dog passed of cancer, RIP Waffles.

  31. QUESTION:
    What human food is okay to feed my pet rats?
    I want to start teaching them some tricks so I was wondering what human food is okay to feed as treats?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! I could write an essay on things you could make for your critters.

      I feed my boys the 'Shunamite' Mix...

      50% Base food (Pets at Home Rat Museli, or any other commercial rat or rabbit mix)
      10% Dog kibble (I use James Wellbeloved Turkey and Rice),
      10% uncooked pasta (wholewheat or tricolour)
      30% cereals... why not mix and match? They must not be sugared, however. Things like Weetabix, Shredded Wheat, Oatabix and Ryvita's)
      You can use all of these ingredients as treats, too. :)

      For example... today, my boys had:

      Carrot, apple, curly kale, banana, tomato and cucumber.

      and for their tea...

      Homemade carrot and coriander soup with wholemeal bread and marg, and a chunk of chocolate cake and peach soya yoghurt and a chocolate drop each!

      They are omnivorous, so they, really, eat anything! Except... boys CANNOT have citrus fruits, especially orange - they contain massive amounts of d-limonene which is poisonous to male rats (but not to females. :) )

      Mine eat things like...

      Chicken thighs/legs,
      Tuna,
      Sardines,
      Mackerel in Tomato sauce,
      Omelettes with mixed veg,
      Sunflower seeds (very high in fat),
      Any type of nut (but peanuts are very high in fat),
      Dried fruit/veggies,
      Mixed veg smoothie,
      Fruit smoothie,
      Frozen fruit (blueberries are excellent),
      Frozen sweetcorn,
      Frozen peas,
      Cooked pasta with vegetable sauce or fish,
      Cooked egg noodles,
      Cereal and soya milk,
      Warm soya milk on it's on,
      Soya yoghurt (they ADORE this, in every flavour available),
      Soup,
      Mini roast dinners,
      Mini toad in the hole,
      Hardboiled egg (including the shell),
      Scrambled egg,
      Egg mixed with wholemeal bread (a big favourite),
      Porridge,
      Toast,
      Baby food,
      Potato,
      Broccoli,
      Carrot,
      Cucumber,
      Corn on the cob,
      Salmon,
      Nuts (but not peanuts, or peanut butter),
      Cottage cheese,
      Tinned tomatoes,
      Brown rice (with mixed beans, eg/ aduki, haricot and flagulet),
      Chocolate cake,
      Popcorn (plain or sprinkled with brown sugar),
      Lots of chocolate drops,
      Dog biscuits,
      The list is endless!

      and the list goes on. They can honestly eat pretty much anything - carbohydrates are good for them though so try and get a lot of pasta and noodles. Blueberries and curly kale is also excellent for them. :)
      Try and get meat only once a week, and fish once a week - too much protein is almost as damaging as too little.

      Try this forum...

      http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29684

      There, people talk about what the feed their rats and also gives guidance on their nutritional needs - it's fantastic and gives loads of treat and recipe ideas!
      My boys favourite 'human food' treat is Soya yoghurt in assorted flavours, dried and normal banana and chocolate cake!

      Hope i helped hun. :)

  32. QUESTION:
    What do fancy rats eat and what treats should I give them?
    I want to get two female fancy rats and need to know when, how and what to feed them. The person to tell me how do do all of these gets best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Feeding: Food is another concern of many rat owners. Healthy, balanced, and affordable rat food is hard to come by in many places. A lot of people resort to feeding their rats rabbit, hamster, or parrot food since it is so readily available. Although the rats will have no problem stuffing their faces with whatever you give them, these foods are not healthy and will inevitably cause problems in the future. Most hamster mixes contain alfalfa pellets that the rats have problems digesting. They also contain lots of seeds that are high in fat. Rabbit food also contains lots of alfalfa pellets. Then there's parrot food mixes; rats love it, but the seeds, peanuts, and other contents of the mix are very high in fat. Rats require a well-balance, specially formulated lab block feed. Sometimes these can be found in pet stores, but even then the brand is also something that needs to be considered. Although it is labeled rat food, many feeds are still not healthy. Some good brands of feed are Harlan Teklad, Oxbow Regal Rat, and Mazuri. Before purchasing a rat, you should know what kind of food is good for them and where to get it. When commercial rat feed is not available, a healthy alternative is to make your own homemade rat feed. A good recipe is provided here: http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html. Along with this recipe, you will also need to provide a low-protein (18% or less), low fat (4% or less) dog food. I've found that Field Trial Dog Food works great, and you can only get it from Dollar Tree! Rats also love a variety of fruits veggies, and some other human foods.

      Rats are scavenger animals by nature. They can eat pretty much anything we can eat. However this does not mean that they should. Many foods are too high in sodium, fat, or protein. Too much fat or sugar in a diet can lead to an overweight or diabetic rat. Too much protein can lead to dry, itchy skin.

      Some foods to avoid are as follows;
      Blue Cheese.
      Licorice.
      Raw Dry Beans or Peanuts.
      Raw Sweet Potato.
      Raw Red Cabbage.
      Brussel Sprouts.
      Raw Artichokes.
      Green Bananas.
      Green Potato Skin and Eyes.
      Wild Insects.
      Rhubarb.
      Raw Bulk Tofu.
      Oranges/Orange Juice.
      Raw Onion.
      Carbonated Drinks.

      Some foods to feed with caution are as follows;
      Chocolate. It contains stimulants that can lead to heart failure or neurological poisoning in high quantities. A small bit of dark chocolate is okay once in a while and may actually alleviate respiratory distress.
      Peanut Butter. This can cause rats to choke. If you want to feed it to your rat, mix it with jam or water to make it less sticky.
      Avocados. These are high in fat and good for underweight rats. However, the pit, rind, skin and leaves of avocados are toxic. The part of the fruit in contact with the pit has a higher concentration of toxins.
      Dried Corn. It can have high levels of fungal contaminates which can lead to liver cancer. A little fresh corn is fine.

      Things to watch out for are as follows;
      Mold. This can be toxic. Remember that grains can go moldy too.
      Chlorinated Tap Water. Chlorine isn't good for us or our pets.
      Household Plants. Here's a list of toxic plants: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=18+1804&aid=1616
      Bug Poison/Spray. It was made to kill. You wouldn't eat it, would you?

      Healthy foods for occasional treats are as follows:
      Yogies. (any flavor; store-bought)
      Unsalted crackers.
      Corn on the cob
      Whole wheat bread w/ peanut butter.
      Whole wheat bread w/ olive oil.
      Frosted Mini-Wheats.
      Cheerios.
      Oats.
      Corn Flakes.
      Cheez-Its.
      Blueberries.
      Strawberries.
      Apples w/ peanut butter.
      Peas.
      Broccoli.
      Grapes.
      Carrots.
      Romaine lettuce.
      Unsalted nuts and seeds.
      Dry, uncooked pasta. (the spiral kind with spinach and tomato flavor)
      Bananas.
      Green peppers.
      Baby food.
      Baby cereal.
      Plain yogurt.
      Cottage cheese. (very small amount)
      Dark chocolate. (very small amount, size of chocolate chip)
      Plain cooked brown rice.
      Cooked chicken w/ bone. (only a tiny bit of meat)
      Plain popcorn. (no salt, no butter)
      Keep in mind that all of these are to be used as treats and should be given in moderation.

  33. QUESTION:
    What can I make for my dog at home?
    Are there any toys I can make for my dog from any bits around the house?

    Or do you know any treat recipes i can make from basic ingredients?

    Please tell me! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Dogs like underwear, its a bond they have I don't understand or want to, so you can take a pair of old boxers or whatever, get a sewing kit and make him a cute stuffed animal lol ? You can even make a toss toy out of it, sew some squeaky used toys that might not be interesting anymore into the stuffed boxers or whatever and you have a squeaky toss toy that your dog will love.

      As for dog biscuits, my moms friend in NH makes lovely dog treats, cookies really with organic ingredients, like peanut butter cookies and BBQ cookies even garlic ones :0) all you need is a simple cookie recipe usually just flour, egg etc.. which is fine for them, omit any sugar of course bam homemade dog cookies!

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you share a homemade dog treat recipe with me?
    What do your four-legged babies like, that you make for them at home? I'm looking for new things to give to my fur-baby.

    Recipes, anyone? :)

    • ANSWER:
      I get all my recipes from thepoop.com/pooppantry
      Here are some of my dogs favourites

      PEANUT BUTTER SWIRLS
      Dough #1:

      4 cups whole wheat flour
      1/2 cup cornmeal
      1 1/3 cup water
      1/3 cup peanut butter
      1 egg

      Combine all #1 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Knead on a lightly floured surface. Set aside.

      Dough #2:

      4 cups whole wheat flour
      2/3 cup cornmeal
      1/2 cup mashed banana
      1 egg
      1 1/4 cup water
      2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
      2 Tbsp. molasses
      2 Tbsp. cinnamon

      Combine all #2 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Knead on a lightly floured surface.

      Roll each dough separately to a 1/8 inch thickness, into rectangles. Lightly brush a little water over the top of the light dough. Place the dark dough on top, then roll up like a jelly roll. Wrap the roll in plastic and chill in the freezer for one hour. Cut the roll into 1/4 inch slices. Place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

      Yield: 36 pieces

      Peanut Butter & Oats Glazed Goodies

      1 cup water
      1 cup quick-cooking oats
      1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
      1/2 cup cornmeal
      1 tbsp. sugar
      1 tsp. salt
      1/2 cup milk
      1/3 cup peanut butter
      3 cups whole wheat flour

      Boil water in a saucepan. Add oats and butter. Let oats soak for ten minutes. Stir in the cornmeal, sugar, salt, milk, peanut butter, and egg. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour, one cup at a time (you may not need the entire amount) until a stiff dough forms.

      Knead dough on floured surface until smooth, about 3 minutes. Roll to 1/2" thickness. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

      Glaze:
      1 large egg
      2 tbsp. milk

      Mix well. Brush glaze on dough with a pastry brush. Bake in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  35. QUESTION:
    what can i feed my 3 months old puppy as a treat?
    I have been using treats for good behaviors, but i wanted to switch it up because i don't think it's pretty healthy to give him a lot (Treats are like junk food for them right?) Well, i was wondering what else could i use to give my 3 months puppy as a treat. is cheese allowed? please give me options. thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Cheese apples bananas baby carrots (I freeze baby carrots then give them to my dogs for treats and they go crazy it also feels good on puppy teeth) you can get a Kong toy and put peanut butter in it or any of the things I mentioned above. Also you can put plain Greek yogurt in there and freeze it or freeze chicken/beef broth in there. Occiasionally for treats you can give a lean hot dog (hotdogs have alotvof sodium so when shopping for human treats for dogs look for low sodium). You can also bake your own treats in lots of varietys! Here is a link to the Kong toy and to homemade recipes. :)

      http://m.petsmart.com/mt/www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2750604

      http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good dog treat recipes?
    Please give the link=] and if it is made of things that half the people in this world have never heard of please don't put it down. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ummm PLEASE don't use the chicken liver and garlic recepie, as garlic is poisenous to dogs just as bad as chocolate!

      Cheap and chearful, although not homemade = Kibble and peanut butter stuffed in a kong, put it in the freezer for a couple of hours, and your dog will be happy for ages!

      A raw cow shin bone from the butchers, great for their teeth and keeps them busy for hours.

      RAW chicken wings is another goodie.

      The Obvious one.... pigs ears...they go crazy for them.

      My best advice though is invest in a Kong toy, it can be stuffed with hundreds of different things, like chicken, kibble, peanut butter, SMALL amounts of cheese or you can buy squirty chicken liver for it from the pet store... and satisfys the dogs natural ability to work for his food.

      You don't have to spend hours cooking up treats for dogs, their are lots of natural products on the market that dogs REALLY think are a treat and they are great for them too! Save yourself some time and some money, and give your pooch a big smile on his face at the same time :-)

  37. QUESTION:
    Recipes for homemade dog biscuits that are healthy?
    I actually have never made dog biscuits and I need a healthy recipe for them, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cinnamon Drops
      1 large apple
      1/4 cup honey
      1/2 cup of water
      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal
      1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/8 cup whole wheat flour

      Directions:
      Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

      Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 ° F (180 °C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.

      Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.

      For an added twist, right before giving your dog the cookie treat, put a dab of peanut butter on top.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good homemade dog treat recipes?
    I have a pug who I spoil and I heard about homemade dog treats and I'm looking for recipes to make him for Christmas

    • ANSWER:
      Aw How Sweet! I Know this website that's Great! There Homemade of course. Here is three recipes and down below is the website!

      Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

      2 cups whole-wheat flour
      1 tbsp. baking powder
      1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
      1 cup milk

      Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.

      Milk Bone Dog Biscuits

      3/4 cup hot water
      1/3 cup margarine
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 egg, beaten
      3 cups whole wheat flour

      Variation: increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar
      In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. They will dry out quite hard. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. Costs around 30 cents per pound.

      Pugs Pops

      1 Quart fruit juice
      1 banana, mashed
      1/2 cup yogurt

      Mix ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze. This can be eaten by people too. Dogs Love them!

      Here is the website : http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to make pb dog cookies?
    I would really like to make these for my pups.

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

      ½ cups water(add more water later if required)
      ½ cup oil
      2 eggs
      3 tablespoons peanut butter
      2 tsp. vanilla
      2 cups flour
      ½ cup cornmeal
      ½ cup oats

      Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20 minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container.

      More home made treats http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

      EDIT : Kim K you really would just copy and paste my answer?

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good links or any homemade dog biscuits/treat recipes?
    I'm looking for recipes that are made with human grade ingredients that a dog can eat, or any pet for that matter! Ideally for treats such as biscuits, cupcakes, carob drops... things a dog/cat/pet could have as home made treat or for a special occasion. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Dog and cat mini cakes: http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/Dog_and_Cat_Mini_Cakes.html

      Glazed beagle dog treat biscuits:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/glazed_beagle_biscuits.html

      Jake’s dog biscuits:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/More_Dog_Treat_Biscuit_Recipes.html

      Peanut butter dog biscuits:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/peanut_butter_dog_biscuits.html

      Raildog biscuits:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/healthy_dog_treat_recipe.html

      Western ranch biscuits:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/Holiday_Dog_Treat_Recipe.html

      Sor-bay at the moon:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/Easy_Dog_Treat_Recipe.html

      Mega meaties:
      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.com.au/Nutritious_Dog_Treat_Recipe.html

      Beefy Doggie cookies:
      http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/beefcookies.asp

      And also, this site is really good: http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/
      There are probably about 50 recipes there. Hope this helped and have fun making yummy treats for your favorite pooch!

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy treats you can make at home for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      My Favorite Dog's Favorite Dog Biscuits
      (Usenet: rec.pets.dogs)

      3 c. whole wheat flour 2 c. multigrain oatmeal (or old-fashioned oats)
      1/4 c. wheat germ 1/4 c. nonfat dry milk powder
      1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1-1/3 c. water
      1/3 c. creamy peanut butter 1 large egg

      Adjust rack to the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the flour, oatmeal, wheat germ, powdered milk, and garlic powder in a large bowl to blend thoroughly. Blend the water, peanut butter, and egg until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until well blended. (The dough will be stiff. You might find it easier to knead the mixture with your hands.) The dough will be a little moist and just slightly sticky. Roll or pat the dough to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut out biscuit shapes using a 3-inch bone-shaped cookie cutter. (Scraps are reusable.) Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 1-1/2 hours. For crisper, drier biscuits, bake an additional 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Store in an airtight metal container. Yields 3 dozen. Posted by Paul Goodman, San Francisco, 12/19/96, as from the San Francisco Chronicle.

      Aims' Homemade Dog Biscuits
      (Usenet: rec.pets.dogs)

      2 c. whole wheat flour 2 c. brown rice flour
      1 egg 2 T. oil or shortening
      1/4 to 1/2 c. peanut butter, or,
      1/2 to 3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

      Mix together flours, add egg and oil/shortening, then add flavoring. Add enough water to make a VERY stiff dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes. I usually start them out in the oven at 350 degrees and turn it down to 200-250 degrees after they start browning. Alternatively, I often bake them at 350 until brown, then turn off the oven since mine is gas powered, and let them stay there overnight. Use within one week or freeze. Originally from Amy Cada, posted by Dixie Blake, 12/20/96, from the Official Rec.Pets.Dogs.Misc. Treat Cookbook.

      Peanut Butter Treats for Dogs (and People)
      (Pomerama Recipes)

      3 c. whole wheat flour 1/2 c. rolled oats
      2 tsp. baking powder 1-1/2 c. milk
      1-1/4 c. peanut butter 1 T. molasses

      Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine flour, oats and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix the milk, peanut butter, and molasses until smooth, add to dry ingredients. Knead dough with hands, it will be stiff. Roll out to 1/4" thick and cut into shapes. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn off oven and leave in oven until cool. Store in airtight container. Yields 30 servings. Posted to Prodigy Bbs by Linda Satterfield, submitted by Ursula R. Taylor.

      Peanut Butter Cookies
      (Karen Norteman)

      2 c. whole wheat flour 1 c. wheat germ
      1 c. peanut butter 1 egg
      1/4 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. water
      1/2 tsp. salt

      Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine flour, wheat germ, and salt in large bowl then mix in peanut butter, egg, oil, and water. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface till about 1/2 inch thick...then cut out the biscuits using a cookie cutter -- but Mom uses a dog-bone cutter but any neat cutter will do (or make squares). Put the biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes for the smaller sized cookies and up to 35 minutes for larger shaped ones. Store in the fridge...if they last that long. Posted by Carol
      Anne Rayson.

      Peanut Butter Biscuits
      (The DogPatch)

      1-1/2 c. oat flour 1/2 c. soy flour
      1 T. baking powder 1-1/4 c. peanut butter
      3/4 c. milk

      Preheat oven to 400. In a mixing bowl, combine oat flour, soy flour, and baking powder. In a blender, blend peanut butter and milk. Pour peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Biscuits should be refrigerated or frozen. Posted by Bonnie Goodfriend.

      Peanut Butter Cookies for Mutts
      (Canine Connections)

      1/2 stick butter or margarine 2 eggs
      1/2 c. peanut butter 2 T. sugar
      pinch of salt 2-3 "handfuls" whole wheat flour

      Melt butter in saucepan, add two eggs and stir briskly until it is one glutinous mass. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, sugar, salt, and flour. Bake in an 8x8 square pan for 15 minutes or until brown on edges. Cool and serve in small quantities. Posted by the Torberts.

  42. QUESTION:
    Im going to have a snack stand to raise money for the animal shelter What are some GOOD little things to sell?
    Thanks... Your help is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      A theme food you could sell is People Puppy Chow.

      INGREDIENTS:

      12 oz. box Crispix or Chex cereal (or off-brand Chex)
      1/2 cup butter
      1 cup crunchy peanut butter
      12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
      2-3 cups powdered sugar

      PREPARATION:
      In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until mixture is melted and smooth.

      Place the cereal in another large bowl and pour the melted mixture over the cereal.

      Stir until the cereal is thoroughly coated.

      Pour the powdered sugar into a large plastic food bag.

      Pour the coated cereal into the powdered sugar and shake until it is well covered with the sugar.

      Pour the cereal onto wax paper to cool and dry.

      Store in tightly covered containers at room temperature, or put them in snack bags that are tied securely with jute twine or ribbon.

      =============================================

      Other items you can sell are:

      Chocolate chip bar cookies (they don't take as long to cook)

      Brownies

      Trail mix

      Lemon Bars

      Mini tortes (pecan pie, chocolate, cherry, etc.)

      Cup cakes

      Cookies

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      For the dogs you can make homemade dog biscuits:

      INGREDIENTS
      3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      2 cups wheat bran
      1 cup cornmeal
      4 teaspoons salt
      1 tablespoon garlic powder
      2 cups whole wheat flour
      1 cup rye flour
      1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
      2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
      1/4 cup warm water
      2 cups tomato juice

      DIRECTIONS
      Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
      Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the tomato juice.
      Combine the all-purpose flour, bran, grits or cornmeal, salt, garlic powder, whole wheat flour, rye flour and non-fat dry milk powder. Stir in the yeast mixture. Dough should be very stiff.
      On a lightly floured board roll dough out to 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired size with a knife or cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
      Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 hour. Turn oven off and leave biscuits overnight or for at least 4 hours in oven to harden.

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      For the felines:

      Fish Biscuits

      7-ounces sardines in oil
      1/4 cup powdered milk
      ½ cup wheat germ

      Mash the sardines, along with the oil, and mix in the remaining ingredients. Roll the fish dough into small balls, and place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten the fish balls with a fork, and bake them at 350 degrees until they begin to brown. Cool these tasty cat treats, and store them in an airtight container.

      This yummy cat treat recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cat treats.

      Moist Catnip Treats

      ½ pound ground meat
      1/4 cup grated carrot
      1 tablespoon shredded cheese
      1 teaspoon active dry yeast
      1 teaspoon dried catnip
      ½ cup bread crumbs
      1 large egg, beaten
      1 tablespoon tomato paste

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the first six ingredients. Lastly, blend in the tomato paste and beaten egg. Roll the meat mixture into small balls, and bake them for approximately 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow the cat treats to cool completely on a wire rack, and store them in the refrigerator. These cat treats may also be frozen.

      Fluffy’s Favorite Fish Balls

      8-ounce can of tuna in oil, drained
      2-ounces cooked skinless boneless fish
      3 miniature carrots, cooked and mashed
      1 large egg, beaten
      2 tablespoons shredded cheese
      2 tablespoons rolled oats
      2 tablespoons tomato paste
      2 teaspoons active dry yeast
      ½ teaspoon dried catnip

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet. Mix together all of the ingredients, and roll the mixture into small balls. Place the balls approximately one inch apart, and bake them for 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow these cat treats to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

      Optionally you can form the dough into fish shapes or other fun cat treat shapes.

      Tuna Treats

      3-ounces tuna in oil, undrained and shredded
      ½ cup wheat flour
      ½ cup dried milk
      1 tablespoon vegetable oil
      1 large egg, beaten
      1/4 cup water

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the tuna, flour and dried milk, and blend in the water and oil. In a small bowl, beat the egg until it’s frothy, and mix it in thoroughly with the other ingredients. You can expect the mixture to be moist and sticky. Shape the mixture into marble-size balls, and place them on baking sheets sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Lightly flatten each ball, and bake them for about 10 minutes. Allow the cat treats to remain on the cookie sheet for several minutes, and gently turn them over. Bake the cat treats an additional 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Cool the cat treats on a wire rack, and after they are completely cool, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or in a cool dry location.

      Tasty Salmon Cat Treats

      1/3 cup canned salmon or mackerel, drained
      1 cup dried bread crumbs
      1 large egg, beaten
      1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil
      ½ teaspoon active dry yeast

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the ingredients, and drop small spoonfuls on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake the cat treats for approximately 7 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. After the cat treats have cooled for several minutes, transfer them to a wire rack. When the cat treats are completely cool, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  43. QUESTION:
    can any one tell me some good homemade puppy food recipes?
    My puppy is 6 weeks old, i dunt want to feed him market food as i can arrange fresh organic food for him but please tell me some good homemade recipes that he might like...
    I dunt want to give him raw meat..

    • ANSWER:
      Doggy Hamburger Helper
      1 cup hamburger meat, stir-fried in 1 tbsp canola oil

      2 boiled eggs, chopped

      ½ cup cooked plain oatmeal

      1 jar baby food green beans
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      Healthy Homemade Meals for Dogs
      1 jar baby food carrots

      2 Tbsp cottage cheese

      Combine all ingredients and serve at room temperature. A good doggy multivitamin/mineral supplement may be added for good measure. Be sure to store unused portions in a covered container in the refrigerator and discard any remains after 3 days.

      Doggy Casserole

      1 cup boiled poultry, chopped

      ½ cup cooked brown rice

      ½ cup boiled mixed vegetables

      3 to 4 Tbsp unsalted chicken broth

      (Note: Salmon may occasionally be substituted for boiled poultry, with chicken broth omitted.)

      Stir together and serve at room temperature. A good doggy multivitamin/mineral supplement may be added for good measure. Be sure to store unused portions in a covered container in the refrigerator and discard remains after 3 days.
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      Peanut Butter Pooch Cookies
      21/2 cups whole wheat flour

      ¼ cup white flour

      Read more at Suite101: Homemade Dog Biscuits: Treats for National Dog Biscuit Day http://www.suite101.com/content/homemade-dog-biscuits-a14145#ixzz18AmDGpAz

  44. QUESTION:
    is it okay if i give my puppy this homemade treat?
    i have a Siberian husky pup and i was wondering is it safe to give give him a treat made with self rising flour (enriched bleach) smooth peanut butter and oatmeal. and a hint of vanilla. or are there any other easy dogie treats recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Your recipe seems okay to me, but the easiest dog treat is probably to buy not too spicy sausages or meatballs and cut in small pieces, or why not pancakes, black pudding etc.

      But if you want to do homemade treats, from k9clickertraining.co.uk :

      Liver cake (even though I would probably skip the garlic)
      http://www.k9clickertraining.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:livercake&catid=43:recipes&Itemid=69 .

      Here's some recipes from bullwrinkle.com :

      Beef and Rice Moochies http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Beef%20and%20Rice%20Moochies.htm

      Bacon Bits for Dogs http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Bacon%20Bits%20for%20Dogs.htm

      Fido's Favorite Treats http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Fido%27s%20Favorite%20Treats.htm

      Tempting Training Treats http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Tempting%20Training%20Treats.htm .

      And some recipes from dog-pound.net :

      Doggie Goodies http://www.dog-pound.net/recipes.html?recipe=20924

      Liver Cookies (can easily be altered into Fish or Beef Cookies) http://www.dog-pound.net/recipes.html?recipe=20825

      Liver Treats for Dogs http://www.dog-pound.net/recipes.html?recipe=20826 .

  45. QUESTION:
    do you have a recipe for homemade dog treats?
    i get tired of buying the same dog treats i would like to make my own and be able to do different flavors like peanut butter or something. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

      http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,homeade_dog_treats,FF.html

      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/1011/dog.htm

      http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/homemade-dog-treat-recipes.html

      http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/2008/07/homemade_dog_treats.php

      http://www.seefido.com/html/dog_food_recipes.htm
      http://cookingupastory.com/stella%e2%80%99s-double-whammy-dog-treats-recipe/

  46. QUESTION:
    I need some ideas for school lunches, what should I buy / pack?
    High school lunches - what should I buy?
    I don't really like making sandwiches and stuff, but if you have a good recipe or something then thats great. What snacks should I buy? I'm thinking powerade for a drink, what other drinks? (I prefer anything that comes in a small bottle) Also, so far I have cheese covered pretzels and rice krispie treats. not that great I know, so please help! what other lunch snacks can I buy that are somewhat healthy and can be taken to school. keep in mind im a veggieee so no bologna or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      I eat a largely plant based diet myself and love the Morningstar Farms grillers (veggie burger) and also their veggie crumbles, which are used in place of ground beef when cooking. They have some good recipes on their website.

      One other item that you can make in advance and then cut into portions: I'm including the link to a site that lists a lot of the Biscquick "Impossible Pies". You won't believe how easy they are .. you layer all the ingredients in a single pan and bake. Remember that anything calling for ground beef can use the Grillers Crumbles instead.

      I like to take a cucumber, peel and slice into 1/4" slices. Put in a bowl and mix with some mayo (not Miracle Whip) and sprinkle in some dill. The dill will blend with the cucumber overnight and it makes a great side dish.

      Snacks...
      I love making my own "chex mix" and there are a variety of recipes. Usually I just take a variety of finger foods: Raisins, your favorite kind of nuts, chocolate chips or m&ms, broken bits of pretzels or perhaps some goldfish, and two or three different dry cereals (I like Honey Cheerios and Rice Chex). I take equal parts of each, mix in a large bowl and then store it.

      If you're feeling adventurous, you can melt some peanut butter and margarine (look for the recipe online as I don't have one anymore). You pour this over the mix, spread onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 mins at 300F, I think. Gives a different flavor entirely, but mind that it's a bit messy.

      Other snacks: granola bars, fruit & cereal bars, graham crackers and peanut butter, apple and chunks of swiss or cheddar (mmm...)

      If you have access to a microwave at school, Morningstar Farms makes a veggie version of chicken nuggets, and also some veggie corn dogs.

      Drinks: I usually just stick with water, but homemade lemonade might be a nice treat because you can control the sugar and tartness. Also, I just got a sample in the mail of some powder that you can add to a bottle of water, and make a drink that is supposed to have some vitamins or something in it. Look near the juices and kool-aid aisle.

      Good luck in school this year.

      Grins...

  47. QUESTION:
    How do you make hamster treats?
    I need some recipes for my daughter

    • ANSWER:
      I have some Ive tried when i was younger when I had my hamster so here they are! :

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Btw NEVER EVER FEED YOUR HAMSTER : Buttercups, Chocolate, Garlic, Onions, Rabbit Mix (containing antibiotic ingredients), Raw Kidney Beans, Sweets, Toffee

      Oh and here is some treats you can feed your hamster!! Acorns, Almonds (shelled), Beechnuts, Biscuits, Boiled Potatoes, Brazil Nuts, Bread (fresh or stale), Breakfast Cereals, Cake - but not chocolate cake, Cashew Nuts, Chicken (cooked), Cheese, Coconuts, Crickets, Currents,Homemade Dog Biscuits, Egg (scrambled or boiled), Fish (cooked), Hazel Nuts, Mealworms, Meat (cooked), Pecan Nuts, Peanuts (shelled or unshelled), Pistachio Nuts, Prunes, Raisins, Sweet Chestnuts, Sultanas, Toast, Walnuts

      You should be careful not to feed too much sweetened food as these could cause the hamster to become fat.

      Hope i helped!! :)

  48. QUESTION:
    how can i make good homemade treats for my puppy which he will like?
    i was just wondering if i could make any home made treats which my dog will like and if so can i give them to my pup when he is older as well?

    • ANSWER:
      i use a recipe that calls for eggs, veg. oil, oats, and parsley. Drop spoonfuls onto cooking sheet and bake. This is like extremely healthy, so you can add peanut butter or chicken broth or some other flavor you think your dog will like.


recipe for homemade dog treats with peanut butter