Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long will homemade dog biscuits last?
    I'm making homemade dog biscuits - recipe below - and will be storing them in an airtight container...these should last for a while right?

    1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1 1/2 cup AP flour
    1/2 cup peanut butter [all natural or no sugar added]
    1 cup water
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    • ANSWER:
      I'd keep them in the fridge, to be safe.

      I've never had them go bad, but I do have nine dogs so the cookies don't last long around here.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog treats?
    My dog is really picky. He seems to not like dog biscuits. I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for homemade dog biscuits. I found one on-line but the recipe included garlic and I was under the impression that garlic is bad for dogs. Can anyone help me out. My dog does like those beggin strips but I would rather not give him those.

    • ANSWER:
      Take one neighborhood cat, mince ..

      Just kidding.. I like cats.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to make these doggy biscuits crunchy?
    I found a recipe for homemade dog biscuits and they said to bake them at 300 for 30 minutes. Then you turn off the oven and let them sit in there with the door closed for awhile so they get crispy. We did that and they're not crispy at all. How can I get them to be crispy??
    yes, the oven was preheated

    • ANSWER:
      they should get crunchy as they cool and dry out, don't store them in a air tight container, notice how soft dog treats are soft until you open the bag then after a while they get hard, most dog biscuits are sold in a cardboard box. You should be fine. Was the oven preheated first ?

  4. QUESTION:
    Are dog biscuits okay to feed my hamster?
    I'm trying to see if I can find easy treats to make for my hamster. He is a Winter white, I don't know if that matters at all. I found a recipe for homemade dog biscuits that included baby food, whole wheat flour, and eggs. They are baked. This seemed very interesting for me to make for my hamster, but I'm worried that this might not be a good treat to give him. Is organic baby food, free range eggs, and whole wheat flour safe to feed my pet? I want to make him something special.

    One more thing... If it is safe to feed this to my pet, what kind of baby food do you recommend using? Carrot, apple, chicken and apple? Please let me know and thanks fort the help.

    • ANSWER:
      I feed my hamster a tiny bit of hard boiled egg, a small slice of carrot/apple (apple seems to be the favourite) and one dog treat a week, so they are fine! :) I tend to break small peices off the dog treat and hide it in the cage every night so that you spread one dog treat throughout the week :) I don't know about the baby food, sorry!

  5. 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!

  6. 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:
      Of course it is. It would take same amount of time as it would take to make a batch of cookies. =)

      Here are a bunch of dog recipes. Some of them aren't for treats, but most are I believe.
      http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=47

  7. QUESTION:
    What can i use to decorate my homemade dog biscuits?
    I am planning on making homemade dog treats for friends and family at christmas. I see the homemade treats that are at petfood stores that are beautifully decorated with what looks like icing. I'd like to do something like that but have no idea what to use that is safe for dogs. Anybody have a recipe or an idea of where i could find an icing recipe for dog treats?

    • ANSWER:
      The links below include recipes for carob, white carob, cream cheese, cinnamon, cream cheese-honey or banana carob frosting.

      Best of luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you use self raising flour instead of rice flour?
    I am wanting to make homemade dog biscuits and it says to use one and a half cups of rice flour, but I don't have rice flour only self raising or plain flour. Could plain or self raising flour be used instead?

    • ANSWER:
      No, rice flour is actually ground rice, so its powdered, sr flour, plain flour or corn flour are completely different to rice flour, you actually use rice flour to make shortbread bisquits, try lucky dog or purina or even pedigree pal web sites, they may be able to give you a different recipe that doesnt use rice flour, hope this helps, goodluck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone out there have a recipe for quick and easy homemade dog biscuit recipes?
    I have three dogs and treats are so expensive i wanna learn how to make them at home so i always have them on hand for when they behave or have to go in their cages when i leave the house, thanks for all your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a bunch of recipes for homemade dog treats. I 'm sure you'll find one that you pup will love! http://www.dog-pound.net/other-dog-treats.htm

      My dog loves the magic meatballs!

      HTH

  10. QUESTION:
    Help with starting a homemade dog biscuit business?
    Me and friend are planning to make dog biscuits and sell them to our neighbors. Can you give me some good way to advertise, some precautions to take ,and of course good recipes. also how much we should sell them for. Answer all questions please
    where just teens selling to my our neghiborhood

    • ANSWER:
      their is alsorts of recipies you can have, i make liver treats and sardine cake and my dog loves them.

      Try carboot sales or animal rescue shows, get flyers out.

      Get see through bags and paw ribbon and dress up fancy bags

      I also buy these little bags in for around £2 each for liver treats.

      1. Get liver, cook it, add garlic, mince it up and put in a baking tray to harden then cut up squares dogs love it.

      2. sardine cake, stinks but they love it, flour and sardines, milk and eggs, mush up and cook like a cake again cut into squares.

      Health and safety, do your research, some foods are toxic normal chocolate as it contains theobromine and onions, raisins etc, research google sit down and try on your pets etc to see if they like it.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you make HOMEMADE dog biscuits?
    I have seen a few people on here saying they make biscuits for their dogs. Does anyone have any recipes? Can the dogs have biscuits if they are on a 'RAW' diet?

    Thanks!
    How do you dehydrate meat? Sorry to sound thick lol!
    Thanks for the info Bindi. I'll have to try and find one in the UK though. So I might try ebay. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I raw feed, and use kibbles as treats. If I didn't my dogs would miss out on some of the food toys. :(

      I don't make biscuits though. I prefer to make real meat treats. Dehydrated liver, chicken, etc. The only thing I won't put in my dehydrator is pork liver, it really stinks and I don't think the smell would come out of it. So that gets baked.

      ETA: I have a food dehydrator. You can find them at Walmart for under , and it'll quickly repay you. Can't believe mine isn't burned out yet lol.

      I use it to make dog treats, dry herbs for cooking, homemade beef jerky for the people in the house, fruit, veggies and more.

      Just the dog treats alone save a ton. I priced out some dehydrated chicken and beef liver treats. It was around and OUNCE. I can buy a pound of slice beef liver for . That saves me . Plus I can control the moisture, if I want softer treats I can make those, if I want tougher treats I keep them in longer.

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog treats?
    I'm looking for a good recipe for homemade dog treats for my cockapoo, Prada. Does anyone have any? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      2 teaspoons dry yeast
      1/2 cup lukewarm water
      2 tablespoons dry parsley
      2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
      3 tablespoons honey
      1 egg
      5-6 cups whole wheat flour

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

      In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier.)

      Makes several dozen small bones that keep and freeze well.

      Another one...

      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.

      Find A LOT more at http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I make dry dog food taste better for my dogs?
    My two dogs have been showing no interest in the food that I always give them in the last month or so. This is a dry, chicken-flavored biscuit-y kind of meal, and the only kind the vet can provide. They only eat it when they are really hungry; otherwise I think they actually rely on the scraps of food I and the other family members tend to give them from time to time (on a daily basis). Mind: I don't have any other food sources for them; where I live, having a domesticated dog isn't very common, so there aren't services provided for them either so I have to rely on their vet to get their food. All of that being said, I would appreciate a way suggested for me to be able to make the food my dogs already eat more interesting; otherwise maybe a suggestion of a homemade dog-food recipe that won't take much time. Idk.

    Additional details: my dogs are about a year old, and of domestic origins (I rescued them as strays when they were just puppies). They're female, if that's relevant.

    • ANSWER:
      If you stop giving the table scraps they will eat the dog food when they're hungry. They're holding out from eating the kibble because they know they'll get the *GOOD STUFF.* Stop spoiling them!

  15. QUESTION:
    What is another grain to use in homemade dog biscuits other than what flour?
    It needs to be the consistency and characteristics of wheat flour so I can roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. Anyone have any recipes? I have a ton of oats...is there a way to grind this up into a flour?

    • ANSWER:
      I have 3 dogs, and one has a wheat allergy.
      I use rice flour or soy flour.

      here is a recipe i make for my dogs, and they love em!

      a cup of soy or rice flour
      an egg
      a sprinkle of garlic powder (dogs love the smell of garlic)
      quarter cup grated cheese. (or peanut butter.... dogs love both flavors)

      mix altogether, and then drop by small balls onto cookie sheet sprayed with a bit of Pam.
      Flatten with your thumb or a spoon, and cook at 350F for about half an hour.

      You can make cookie cutter shapes by rolling it out, if you want, but i get lazy... :)

  16. QUESTION:
    anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog biscuits?
    i would perfer full recipes , and hopefully with everyday food items i should already have or are easy to get.

    • ANSWER:
      Bacon Bits for Dogs
      6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
      4 eggs, well beaten
      1/8 cup bacon fat
      1 cup water
      1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
      2 cup graham flour
      2 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup cornmeal

      Mix ingredients with a strong spoon; drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies on baking sheet in the oven overnight to dry out. Yield: about 4 dozen dog cookies.

      Everyday Biscuits
      2 teaspoons dry yeast
      1/2 cup lukewarm water
      2 tablespoons dry parsley
      2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
      3 tablespoons honey
      1 egg
      5-6 cups whole wheat flour

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

      In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier.)

      Makes several dozen small bones that keep and freeze well. We like these biscuits because they're quick and easy and we always have the ingredients on hand to make them. Our boys like them because they're good!

      Fido's Favorite Treats
      1 cup rolled oats
      1/3 cup margarine or butter
      1 cup boiling water
      3/4 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon sugar
      2 teaspoons chicken or beef instant bullion
      1/2 cup milk
      4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ( 1 cup)
      1 egg, beaten
      2 cups white or wheat flour
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combone rolled oats, margarine and water; let stand for 10 minutes. Sitr in cornmeal, sugar, boullion, milk,cheese and egg. Mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form 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 cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.

      Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large biscuits.

      "Good Dog" Cookies
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 egg, well beaten
      2 1/2 cups flour
      1/2 tsp garlic salt
      1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
      1/2 cup water
      6 tblsp gravy
      Baby food meat

      Mix all ingredients well. Roll out on a floured board about 1/2" thick. Cut out cookie shapes with floured cutters.
      Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Cool, maybe leaving them in the oven to dry. Cookies should be hard. Store in an airtight container

  17. QUESTION:
    I need a dog biscuit recipe that you can make with things you have at home. Anyone no of some easy ones?
    I need a dog biscuit recipe that you can make with things you have at home. Anyone no of some easy ones?

    I want to fix my dog, Zoey, dog treats and i want easy ones that the ingredients that are everyday things like flour!! Can be your own recipe or one you find!! Thanks!! Include instructions too!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have several labs and have found the best homemade treat for them is really simple. I purchase the cheap biscuit cans and all meat franks at the grocery store. At home I cube the biscuits into 4 pieces and put a one inch long piece of hot dog in them. I bake them until they are crispy hard and put them in a ziploc bag. I can make up 32 of these for about .50 and they keep for a week easy in the bag. I use them to reward my boys when we're retrieving, obeying workout commands, or just for a midday treat for being other kids.
      I know you asked about things in the house but this is very cheap, easy, and not messy at all.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is another grain to use in homemade dog biscuits other than wheat flour?
    It needs to be the consistency of wheat flour so I can roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. ANyone have any recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      You can use Oatmeal too. Just put it in your blender until it looks like flour.
      I like rice flour best it is easily digested. If you go to a health food store you can get brown rice flour even better. :)

  19. QUESTION:
    Where can I find recipes for homemade dog treats that last a long time without needing to be refrigerated?
    I'm looking for free online dog treat recipes that can keep on the shelf for a decent amount of time. I have tons of dog treat recipes for dog treats but they all need to be refrigerated! help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Charles... one thought comes to mind is dry (cookies/biscuits) home-made treats. Here are some I found:
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
      http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/default.asp
      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good homemade dog biscuit or dog bone recipes?
    And how about some healthy recipes for the white & dark chocolate to dip them in?

    • ANSWER:
      http://gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

      http://gourmetsleuth.com/dogtreaticing.htm

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you make dog treats?
    I would LOVE to make homemade dog treats, but I don't know how. Can you help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Bowser Biscuits

      1 pkg. dry yeast
      1/2 cup warm water
      2 cups flour
      2 cups warm chicken or beef broth
      1 cup cornmeal
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/4 cup margarine or butter
      2 cups cracked wheat
      1/4 cup honey
      4 cups whole wheat flour
      1 Egg; Beaten

      In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In large bowl combine broth, powdered milk, margarine, honey, egg. Add yeast/water and mix well. Stir in flour, cornmeal, wheat germ and cracked wheat. Mix well. Add whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead in the final amounts of flour by hand and continue kneading for 4-5 minutes until dough is not sticky. Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness and cut into bone shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet, cover lightly and let set for 20 minutes. Bake in a 350F. oven for 45 minutes. Turn off heat and leave in oven several hours or over night. Makes approximately 3 1/2 pounds.

      More recipes here

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

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there an easy recipe for homemade dog biscuits?
    Our lab's 3rd birthday is coming up. The kids thought it might be fun to make her something special. I'm open to other ideas too.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots. Just do a Yahoo or Google search. Here is the Humane Society Recipe From the Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, Ca

      1/2 cup cornmeal
      6 tbsp Oil
      2 cups whole wheat flour
      2/3 cup water or broth

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cooky cutter. Bake 35-40 mins, let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

      There's also a whole page of them at
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

      Just remember, no matter what any sites say, do NOT put sugar/raisins/corns syrup/chocolate or anything like that in pet food. Sugar is bad for humans but can be fatal for pets. Their bodies are simply not equipped to handle it.
      It's great that you want to do something special for your dog. You can even use cookie cutters to make shapes, or build him a little dog house out of dog biscuits or something.
      He's lucky to have you.
      Hope this helps.

  24. 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.

  25. 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:
      Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

      First gather your kitchen essentials which include mixing bowls and spoons, a baking sheet and oven mitt, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin.

      Next, gather your wet and dry ingredients.

      Wet Ingredients for dog cookies include:
      2 TBSP vegetable oil
      1/4 cup molasses
      1/4 cup milk
      2 eggs

      Dry Ingredients include:
      1 Tsp garlic powder
      1/2 Tsp salt
      2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/4 cup bran cereal
      1/4 cup cornmeal

      Measure all your wet and dry ingredients and combine them in separate mixing bowls.

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix them together well. Runny mixtures need more flour and stiff mixtures need more milk.

      Roll out cookie dough so it's 1/2 " thick. The dough should have a rubbery texture and may be hard to roll out. In that case, flatten the dough by pressing with the heel of your hand and fingers.

      Press a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or whatever shape cutter you desire, into the flat dough to shape your doggie treats!

      Bake your doggie treats on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes, until slightly toasted. If your dog would prefer hard and crunchy cookies, leave the dough in the oven after you turn off the heat.

      Store treats in a paper bag to retain crunchiness!

      nfd♥

  26. 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:
      i have one recipe that calls for basic ingredients including beef baby food and whole wheat flour, butter eggs ... those i roll out and use cookie cutters to form into the shape of bones ... but my most favourite recipe (and my dog's favourite as she waits by the oven while they cook) is one can of halo dog food mixed with one can of whole wheat flour ... mix and drop onto cookie sheets, bake 10 minutes in 350 degrees and as i said, my dog and several dogs i have dog sat go crazy for them ... simple and very healthy too ...

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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...

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have recipes for dog treats?
    I need a simple recipe for home made doggy treats. Thanks to all the people giving me answers!

    • ANSWER:
      I have done some research for you and this is what I have come up with, hope this is what you are looking for. Although you said dog treats, I thought that I would give you the cat treats as well, never know when the pooch might want a little something different.

      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      Chick N'Biscuits

      1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
      1/2 cup chicken broth
      1 cup whole wheat flour
      1/3 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the over to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

      Crispy Liver Morsels

      1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
      1/4 cup water
      1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
      1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.

      Tuna Tidbits

      6 ounce can of tuna
      1/4 cup water drained from tuna
      3 T cooked egg white, chopped
      1/4 cup cornmeal
      1/2 cup whole wheat flour

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      :

      Savory Cheese Treats

      3/4 cup white flour
      3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
      1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
      1/4 cup cornmeal

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

      Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

      If you are wanting to prepare homemade dog biscuit recipes made of chicken liver, cheese bone or anything else. You will find all of it pretty easy and simple. You can even treat dog fleas!
      Chicken Liver Cookies (Treat)

      2 cups Flour
      3 tbs. Vegetable Oil
      1 cup Wheat Germ or Cornmeal (or 1/2 cup each)
      1 Egg; lightly beaten
      ½ cup Chicken Broth
      (I use the liver water from boiling the livers)
      2 tsp. Chopped Parsley
      1 cup Chopped Chicken Livers, cooked
      Preheat oven to 400oF. Combine flour and wheat germ (or cornmeal). In separate bowl, beat egg with oil, add broth and parsley, mix well. Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well. Fold in chicken livers and mix well. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out ½" thick and cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets 1" apart. Bake 15 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
      Recipe from Marg MacFadden
      No Flea Dog Biscuits (Treat)

      (If your dog has a yeast allergy, I would not suggest making this)
      2 cups All-Purpose Flour
      ½ cup Wheat Germ
      ½ cup Brewers Yeast
      1 tsp Salt
      2 each Cloves Garlic, minced
      3 tbs. Vegetable or Olive Oil
      1 cup Chicken Stock (or any flavor you wish to use)
      · Preheat oven to 400oF. Grease two to three baking sheets. Combine first four ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic and oil. Slowly stir flour mixture and stock alternately into oil and garlic, beating well, until the dough is well-mixed. Shape dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 12" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned. Turn off heat and allow biscuits to dry in oven for several hours or over night. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 26 biscuits.
      Cheese Bone Cookies (Treat)
      2 cups all purpose flour
      1 1/4 cup cheese, any kind, shredded
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      1/2 cup vegetable oil
      4 tbsp. water

      · Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, cheese, garlic and oil, knead well. Add water, if needed to form stiff dough. Roll out on
      floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on ungreased
      cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
      browned. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate in airtight container.
      Microwave Dog Biscuits (treat)
      1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      3/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
      1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
      1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
      1 tsp. sugar
      1/3 cup shortening
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      1 tbsp. instant bouillon granules - either beef or chicken
      1/2 cup hot water
      · Combine flours, milk powder, rolled oats, cornmeal and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg to dry this mixture, and stir. Add bouillon into hot water until dissolved. Slowly pour hot water/bouillon into flour mixture with a fork till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough in half and roll out each half to about 1/2 inch thick. Make cut-outs with cookie cutters, or make nuggets by rolling round into 1 inch diameter log, and cutting into 1/2 inch pcs. Arrange six cut-out shapes or 24 nuggets on a 10 inch plate. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm and dry to the touch. Rotate plate every 2 minutes and turn shapes over half way through the cooking time. Cool on wire rack. Shapes will crisp as they cool.

      Dog treat Recipes
      Liver Cookies (treats)

      1 lb Beef Liver Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
      Garlic Powder
      Corn Meal
      Whole wheat or White Flour
      Blend in regular blender until liquid. Measure the Liquid content (cups) and add an equal amount of Corn Meal and Flour, split evenly. (eg. 1 cup liquid liver to 1/2 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup flour) Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder per 2 cup volume and blend the whole mess together. Pour into a greased, glass baking dish. Pop into the oven and bake for 1/2 hr. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and continue baking for another hour. Reduce to 200 degrees and bake for another 1/2 hr. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge. Once cool, cut into 1" square cubes. Freeze individual training portions in zip-locks or foil.

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    What should my dog eat when he has diabetes?
    My dog is a Jack Russell Terrier and is 11 years old. He weighs about 11lbs. I have just found out that he has diabetes. My family is heart broken. Is there a diet my dog can eat (preferably Holistic) to help with his diabetes. He would need to take insulin shots twice a day. He may also have Cushings disease. Also, how much and how often should he eat food?

    • ANSWER:
      - I'm gonna put this into steps-

      The major change you will have to make is avoid giving your dog food with sugar and carbs. You might be amazed about the amounts of carbohydrates and sugar contained in commercial dog food. Carbohydrates are considered a form of sugar because the body converts it into glucose. When blood sugar plummets too low, it results in hypoglycemia, which is a serious condition. Dry food is the biggest culprit, but soft-moist dog food can be high in carbs too. Here are some points to keep in mind when developing your dog's diet.

      1. NATURAL FOOD IS BEST.

      The number one solution for your diabetic dog is to feed him or her a diet of homemade foods so you can track of exactly how much carbohydrates and sugar they are getting. A homemade diet of natural foods isn't as expensive or as much work as you might think. I mean, you are probably already preparing meals for yourself/your family at least some of the time. Check out the many Websites with advice and easy recipes for natural dog food.

      2. IF NOT NATURAL, USE HIGH QUALITY MANUFACTURED FOOD.

      If you cannot avoid commercially manufactured dog food altogether, it is better to give your pooch good quality canned food that is low in carbohydrates and low in sodium. Canned dog food made especially for diabetic dogs is a safer way to go, but make sure it is high in protein. Even better if the food is organic. Since diabetes affects liver functions--and thus the immune system--the liver is less able to handle additives often found in commercial dog food. Check the ingredients on the label.

      3. AVOID MOST DRY DOG FOODS.

      Most dry dog foods are largely made up of simple carbohydrates (sugars and/or starches). You are looking to drastically decrease your diabetic dog intake of carbs, especially simple carbs. There are some dry diabetic dog foods that are generally safe, but still check the ingredients to make sure it is high in protein and vegetables. Even so, dry dog food, diabetic or not, should never be the sole form of food--there is just not enough nutrition in it.

      4. WATCH THE FAT, TOO.

      The pancreas has a lot of work to do in a body with diabetes. In addition to regulating blood sugar and insulin, it also produces enzymes that break down fats. With diabetes, it is important not to overstress it more with fatty meats. Choose low-fat meats like poultry. Some fat is needed for good health, but it is best to minimize the amount as much as possible.

      5. INCLUDE A FEW 'GOOD' GRAINS.

      Certain grains like millet, oats, and brown rice are beneficial for diabetic dogs. These provide fiber and also help to control the levels of insulin, but you have to use them sparingly.

      6. DON'T FORGET THE VEGGIES.

      Fresh vegetables and raw fruits add nutrients and vitamins to your dog's diet. Don't panic about the natural sugars in fruit and vegetables, it does not have the detrimental effects on insulin levels that processed sugar does. Add in your dog's diet in moderation.

      7. AND OF COURSE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR DOG FOODS WITH SUGAR.

      Make sure sugar or its other forms (sucrose, fructose, syrup, etc.) is not on the list of ingredients. No baked goods in the diet either, including most dog biscuits.

      Keep in mind, also, that the amount of food that your dog eats must be carefully monitored. It is better for diabetic dogs that they eat 2 or 3 smaller meals a day than one large meal to keep blood sugar levels even.

      Before making any changes to your dog's diet, it is important to consult a vet about the diabetic dog food diet your pet needs, and give those foods that your dog tolerates well.

      -- What Your Dog Can Eat

      -Meat with low fat content: This should include turkey, fish, chicken, and eggs. Fatty foods will only cause further complications to your dog's delicate condition.

      -Fruits and vegetables: Fresh ones are better, but do not feed in excess. Fruits and vegetables contain natural sugars and are very nutritious, but make sure to avoid raisins and grapes.

      -Grains: Your dog needs fiber to manage insulin level. Brown rice, oats, and millet are great for him so you should include this in his daily diet plan.

      -Brewer's Yeast: This ingredient has a component called 'glucose tolerance factor' that is very helpful in managing blood sugar.

      What Your Dog Can't Eat

      -Anything baked: Baked goods contain processed sugars which will certainly increase sugar levels in the blood. As you know, excess glucose level in the blood is never good.

      -Fatty food: You do not want your dog to gain more weight so make sure to remove fatty food from his diet. He cannot eat pork and beef. This also means that while he can eat chicken, you should peel off the chicken skin as this is rich in cholesterol. However, fish oil is perfectly fine.

      - If you didn't like my answer here's a website: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/canine-diabetes-what-your-dog-can-and-cant-eat.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Whats your dogs all time favourite homemade dog treat?
    Firstly what treat do you make at home for your dog that he loves?
    Secondly, whats the recipe?
    Third. Any good recipies for making cheap homemade big crunchy biscuit bones?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a bunch of recipes for homemade dog treats. I 'm sure you'll find one that you pup will love! http://www.dog-pound.net/other-dog-treats.htm

      My dog loves the magic meatballs!

      HTH

  34. 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!

  35. QUESTION:
    Do you know a recipe for homemade cat treats?
    I want to make my cats some homemade treats and I would like some recipes if anyone knows of any? They really like canned food like the fancy feast elegant medleys in the green can but its so expensive. Does anyone know a recipe similar to the canned food. I know it has spinach but I need more ingredients! Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Bianca`s Dog and Cat Biscuits Recipe

      Ingredients:
      2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/2 cup powdered skim milk
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 egg -- beaten
      Flavoring: Meat drippings, broth or water from canned tuna (enough to make a stiff dough).

      Directions:

      Combine flour, powdered milk and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl. Add beaten egg, flavoring and mix well with hands. Dough should be very stiff. If necessary add more flavoring. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with shaped cookie cutters of your choice. Place biscuits on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

      This recipe for Bianca`s Dog and Cat Biscuits serves/makes 24

      _______________________________________________

      Kitty`s Moist Morsels (Cat Treats) Recipe:

      Ingredients:
      1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
      1 small carrot -- finely grated
      1 tablespoon cheese -- grated
      1 teaspoon brewer's yeast
      1 teaspoon dried catnip
      1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
      1 egg -- beaten
      1 tablespoon tomato paste

      Directions:

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, combine the meat, carrot, cheese, brewer's yeast, catnip and bread crumbs. Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture into walnut - sized meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm. Cool the meatballs completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These freeze well.

      This recipe for Kitty`s Moist Morsels (Cat Treats) serves/makes 24

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy home made meal for a small dog?
    I just feel that feeding my dog only dog food is boring... And he really need some nutritients and vege more! And healthy gums... So what could be the best and easy home made meal for my dog?

    • ANSWER:
      feed him some kangaroo meat raw(or other lean meat) mixed with broccoli, carrot, asparagus, squash and celery (if bloating occurs remove broccoli as it is likely the cause if it still occurs remove each veggy until you find the cause) you should mix it with some of his dog biscuits to add fiber.
      here is a website with some info and recipes
      http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html

  37. QUESTION:
    Where can I find recipes for home made cat treats?
    I also need dog treat recipes

    • ANSWER:
      I have done some research for you and this is what I have come up with, hope this is what you are looking for.

      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      Chick N'Biscuits

      1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
      1/2 cup chicken broth
      1 cup whole wheat flour
      1/3 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the over to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

      Crispy Liver Morsels

      1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
      1/4 cup water
      1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
      1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.

      Tuna Tidbits

      6 ounce can of tuna
      1/4 cup water drained from tuna
      3 T cooked egg white, chopped
      1/4 cup cornmeal
      1/2 cup whole wheat flour

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      :

      Savory Cheese Treats

      3/4 cup white flour
      3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
      1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
      1/4 cup cornmeal

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

      Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

      If you are wanting to prepare homemade dog biscuit recipes made of chicken liver, cheese bone or anything else. You will find all of it pretty easy and simple. You can even treat dog fleas!
      Chicken Liver Cookies (Treat)

      2 cups Flour
      3 tbs. Vegetable Oil
      1 cup Wheat Germ or Cornmeal (or 1/2 cup each)
      1 Egg; lightly beaten
      ½ cup Chicken Broth
      (I use the liver water from boiling the livers)
      2 tsp. Chopped Parsley
      1 cup Chopped Chicken Livers, cooked
      Preheat oven to 400oF. Combine flour and wheat germ (or cornmeal). In separate bowl, beat egg with oil, add broth and parsley, mix well. Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well. Fold in chicken livers and mix well. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out ½" thick and cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets 1" apart. Bake 15 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
      Recipe from Marg MacFadden
      No Flea Dog Biscuits (Treat)

      (If your dog has a yeast allergy, I would not suggest making this)
      2 cups All-Purpose Flour
      ½ cup Wheat Germ
      ½ cup Brewers Yeast
      1 tsp Salt
      2 each Cloves Garlic, minced
      3 tbs. Vegetable or Olive Oil
      1 cup Chicken Stock (or any flavor you wish to use)
      · Preheat oven to 400oF. Grease two to three baking sheets. Combine first four ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic and oil. Slowly stir flour mixture and stock alternately into oil and garlic, beating well, until the dough is well-mixed. Shape dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 12" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned. Turn off heat and allow biscuits to dry in oven for several hours or over night. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 26 biscuits.
      Cheese Bone Cookies (Treat)
      2 cups all purpose flour
      1 1/4 cup cheese, any kind, shredded
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      1/2 cup vegetable oil
      4 tbsp. water

      · Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, cheese, garlic and oil, knead well. Add water, if needed to form stiff dough. Roll out on
      floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on ungreased
      cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
      browned. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate in airtight container.
      Microwave Dog Biscuits (treat)
      1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      3/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
      1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
      1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
      1 tsp. sugar
      1/3 cup shortening
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      1 tbsp. instant bouillon granules - either beef or chicken
      1/2 cup hot water
      · Combine flours, milk powder, rolled oats, cornmeal and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg to dry this mixture, and stir. Add bouillon into hot water until dissolved. Slowly pour hot water/bouillon into flour mixture with a fork till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough in half and roll out each half to about 1/2 inch thick. Make cut-outs with cookie cutters, or make nuggets by rolling round into 1 inch diameter log, and cutting into 1/2 inch pcs. Arrange six cut-out shapes or 24 nuggets on a 10 inch plate. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm and dry to the touch. Rotate plate every 2 minutes and turn shapes over half way through the cooking time. Cool on wire rack. Shapes will crisp as they cool.

      Dog treat Recipes
      Liver Cookies (treats)

      1 lb Beef Liver Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
      Garlic Powder
      Corn Meal
      Whole wheat or White Flour
      Blend in regular blender until liquid. Measure the Liquid content (cups) and add an equal amount of Corn Meal and Flour, split evenly. (eg. 1 cup liquid liver to 1/2 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup flour) Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder per 2 cup volume and blend the whole mess together. Pour into a greased, glass baking dish. Pop into the oven and bake for 1/2 hr. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and continue baking for another hour. Reduce to 200 degrees and bake for another 1/2 hr. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge. Once cool, cut into 1" square cubes. Freeze individual training portions in zip-locks or foil.

  38. 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!

  39. QUESTION:
    In a recipe it calls for barley flour and rye flour. Could i just use wheat flour for both instead?
    I know it probably wont taste the same but im not really worried about that. Im just making homemade biscuits for my dog.

    • ANSWER:
      the answer is yes, of course...all processed flour (AP) etc is made from wheat, so AP is fine as well
      (obviously, there are other types of flour, rice, corn, etc but most flour on the shelf is made from wheat)

  40. QUESTION:
    I am interested in dog treat recipies, good ones some with icing or without is good too.?
    My dog's b-day is coming up and a few of my friends are comimg over with their animals and I want all to have a good time owner and dog. Is there any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There are all kinds of websites with recipes if you google "dog biscuits and treats". Here's one:
      http://www.twodogpress.com/dogfood.html
      Here's another with frosting/icing recipes for dogs:
      http://www.doggiebistro.com/Free_Homemade_Dog_Treat_Recipes.html

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you have any general dog food recipes?
    I've found a lot of recipes on line for biscuits and treats, but I would like some guidelines on how to cook a meal for my dog. Any site suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have recently started testing homemade food on my various dogs , 1 boxer 2 labs and a spanish mastiff and so far the one that they all seem to like best is:

      2 cups of cooked brown rice mixed with a cup of lean meat (either cooked or raw)
      add some grated vegetables cabbage or carrots are good , dont use onion) .
      Add a bit of vegetable oil or lard and mix up.
      I have a few more recipes i'll be testing and I am adding them to my Healthy pets website if they prove to be good. http://www.healthypetsarehappypets.com/recipes/

  42. QUESTION:
    How to make homemade dog food?
    I have a 6 y/o 100 Lb. Rottie. She has been on commercial food her whole life, but has recently developed problems with digestion. I have decided to put her on a home cooked diet. I know that chocolate and onions are not good for dogs. Are there any other foods I should avoid? What are some good recipes and how much should I be feeding her daily?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Here's some example of dog food recipes

      Cheese Multi-Grain Dog Biscuits

      Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:

      •1 cup uncooked Oatmeal
      •1/4 cup butter or bacon drippings
      •1 egg, beaten
      •1 1/2 cups hot water
      •1 cup cornmeal
      •1/2 cup powdered Milk
      •1 cup wheat germ
      •4 oz (1 cup) grated cheese
      •3 cups whole wheat flour

      Dog Food Recipe Directions:

      In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and butter/bacon drippings; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut into shapes and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 300F. Turn off heat and dry in oven for 1 1/2 hours or longer. Makes approximately 2 1/4 pounds.

  43. QUESTION:
    How could i make home made dog treats?
    I spend a lot of money on puppy treats. Could you tell me how i could make home made dog treats please.

    • ANSWER:
      Google Homemade Dog treats there are tons of recipes!

      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      Everyday Biscuits

      2 teaspoons dry yeast
      1/2 cup lukewarm water
      2 tablespoons dry parsley
      2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
      3 tablespoons honey
      1 egg
      5-6 cups whole wheat flour

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

      In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of homemade food is good for dogs?
    I would also like to know what kind of bones can they eat especially chihuahua? It's just that I'm very picky with what I give my dog. And also would like to know about homemade snacks.

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely difficult to make homemade dog food that is nutritionally complete. Just buy a high quality dog food, such as Iams, Eukanuba, or Hill's Science Diet. This is much better than anything you could make, because it is nutritionally balanced for optimum health. If you don't believe me, ask your vet!
      If you care about your dog, especially a little bitty one, don't give it real bones! Everyone knows chicken bones can shatter and splinter, but so can pork bones. Beef bones are too hard. Since dogs have been domesticated by man, their teeth have gotten softer. A dog, even a big dog, can break a tooth on a beef bone. Natural bones are messy, too.
      Do your dog a favor and visit your local pet store. They have wonderful treats and chew toys available! A flavored Nylabone in the appropriate size will make your dog ecstatic and it is good for his teeth. They also have all sorts of treats and things.
      If you really feel the need to make something, type "homemade dog biscuits" in your search engine and see what pops up. There should be countless recipes available. Use your own judgement on what's best, going by the ingredients. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Can dogs have milk if its baked into something?
    Would it be ok for dogs to consume milk if it was baked into cookies or cupcakes?

    I make dog cookies and cupcake and saw this...

    Milk
    Because pets do not possess significant amounts of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk), milk and other milk-based products cause them diarrhea or other digestive upset.

    • ANSWER:
      Cow's milk isn't good for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, etc. It's always recommended that anyone caring for motherless kittens should go to the pet supply store and buy kitten milk replacement for them to eat. Same with puppies. All animals are stronger and healthier when they consume their own Mum's milk vs. a cow's (or any other animal) however sometimes a cat will take over mothering orphaned baby rabbits, etc. It does happen. Same thing with a Mum dog who takes over for orphaned baby animals.

      One thing that you can not, no matter what..give to your dog is chcoclate. Chocolate is very bad for dogs. If you are making a specific doggie recipe (as in home-made doggie chewy or crunchy snack)..the recipes will never include milk.

      If you are making a people recipe (cookies, donuts, pies, cakes, etc.) all of those things aren't good for dogs either. I know..they THINK they want it and they will scarf down anything that is "people food" because it tastes good but they don't realise that it's harming them. They see that people like it and they can't help themselves. They can't reason as people can and aren't very good at controlling their impulses as people are. That's why we have to make the proper decisions FOR them..and that means not allowing our four-legged companions any sugary, sweet, people foods.

      If you're having chips, crisps, pizza (whatever) as you are watching TV..bring in a little bowl with dog kibble and let him snack on that so he feels like he's part of the snacking fun..but try to avoid giving him people snacks all together. He'll live longer and be a healthier happier dog if you feed him food meant for dogs.

      Dogs CAN eat plain cooked rice, lean cooked meats, etc. (without a lot of seasonings and NO chicken bones..ever). Bones can splinter easily so dogs shouldn't have them. Only large, solid bones are okay for dogs..like a ham bone. Putting peanut butter inside of a ham bone is a nice treat for dog..they like that allot.

      You can also make home-made dog food and doggie snacks that are healthy for him. (if you get good at it, you could even sell those to neighbors and people you know with dogs and make some extra money)..people always like to buy home-made doggie treats for their dogs.

      Recipe~10 healthy home-made dog food recipes:
      http://www.moneycrashers.com/homemade-dog-food-treat-recipes/

      How to make your own dog food at home~recipes:
      http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html

      All Recipes~home-made dog food:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-dog-food/

      Cesar's Way~recipes for healthy home-made dog treats:
      http://www.cesarsway.com/dogcare/nutrition/Recipe-Ideas-for-Quick-and-Healthy-Homemade-Dog-Treats

      home-made doggie biscuit recipes that dogs love:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-dog-biscuits/morerecipeslikethis.aspx

      home-made peanut butter dog treat recipe:
      http://www.jagerfoods.com/food/little-lilys-crunchy-peanut-puppy-treats/

      Yahoo Voices~healthy snacks for dogs:
      (cooked eggs, cooked carrots, pieces of apple, etc.)
      http://voices.yahoo.com/healthy-treats-dogs-6733326.html?cat=53

  46. 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

  47. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a homemade biscuit recipe for BOTH dogs and cats to eat?
    My previous question wasn't clear. It has to be a biscuit recipe to bake for both dogs and cat to share

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't biscuits but it's the best I could find...

      Super Simple Kosher Turkey and Rice Meal is easy to make and is a great alternative for both cats and dogs. This pet food recipe can be made in large quantities and stored in the freezer, saving both time and money.

      * 1 ½ cups Long Grain Rice (white or brown)
      * 3 cups Water
      * 1 pound Russet Potatoes, unpeeled
      * 2 large Carrots
      * 1 large Parsnip
      * ½ pound Sweet Potatoes
      * 8 ounces Fresh Green Beans
      * 2 large handfuls Fresh Parsley
      * 1 pound Ground Turkey
      * 2 cloves Fresh Garlic
      * 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      * ½ cup Water
      * 7 Eggs

      Procedure:

      1. Add rice and 3 cups water to a large stockpot with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes.
      2. Peel parsnip and sweet potatoes. Cut russet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, sweet potatoes and green beans into small chunks – ½ inch thickness for dogs, ¼ inch thick for cats and small dogs.
      3. Add vegetables to a medium stockpot, bring to a boil.
      4. Chop parsley and add to vegetables. Continue boiling until vegetables are tender.
      5. Peel garlic and finely chop, or press through a garlic press.
      6. Add garlic, olive oil and ½ cup water to a large skillet.
      7. Crumble ground turkey into skillet, cover and cook on medium low heat. Cook covered, stir and break up chunks of turkey every couple minutes. Continue cooking until turkey is cooked thoroughly.
      8. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl. Add eggs to turkey in skillet, cover and cook until eggs begin to solidify.
      9. Stir eggs and turkey, breaking up eggs into small pieces. Continue cooking until eggs are completely solidified.
      10. Add turkey and egg mixture, along with any remaining cooking liquid, to rice in large stockpot. Mix well.
      11. Drain vegetables and add to rice. Mix thoroughly until well combined and incorporated.
      12. Allow to cool completely before serving. Store up to a week in the refrigerator.
      13. For longer storage, separate into portion size air tight plastic containers and freeze up to two months.
      14. Thaw before serving.

      Also here is some stuff: http://healthrecipes.com/pet_supply.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a dog treat recipe that is edible for humans?
    A dog treat and dogs could eat but can also be eaten by people?

    • ANSWER:
      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.


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