Dog Treat Frosting Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long does cream cheese icing on a dog treat last?
    I used a recipe for my dog treats icing with cream cheese and honey. I noticed the next day it was full of cracks and looked ugly. Should ttreats made with cream cheese frosting be eaten right away? Or do they have a certian shelf-life? Should they be put in the fridge?
    Any help! Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      One's cooking can be as warped as one's logic and should be disposed of accordingly.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you make those gourmet dog treats?
    I am wanting to make those gourmet dog treats for my dog for christmas. The ones you can get at those dog gift shops, that have "frosting" on them, and sometimes even smell like gingerbread. He loves these, and I thought I would make them myself to save money.

    So if anyone has a recipe, I would appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      of course! i dont know any website with that exact recipe,but here is some websites with tons of recipes to make for your pet:

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

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

      http://www.dragonbear.com/rec-food.html

      i hope these websites help you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good recipe for dog treat icing?
    My students are trying to earn money to help the local animal shelter. So, they wanted to "decorate" Milkbones and sell them at the local craft show.

    So, I am looking for a hard-drying dog treat frosting. (They want ti be able to write a dog's name on the Milkbone." It would have to be something with a reasonable price and easy to make. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a recipe for icing that is safe for dogs (white chocolate IS safe for dogs) and dries hard. The link to the website I got it off is included at the bottom. Enjoy!

      3 cups vanilla chips (white chocolate)
      1 tablespoon vegetable powder for coloring (see below)
      1 teaspoon vegetable oil

      Melt the vanilla chips and add vegetable oil and colorings. Dip the tips of the cookies in the icing and place on waxed paper to dry.

      Colorings
      Pink Dipper - beet powder
      Green - spinach powder
      Yellow - turmeric

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I get recipes for dog treats/cookies that are iced?
    I'm hoping to make dog treats/cookies/biscuits that can be iced/decorated. I've been searching for recipes online, and I can't find anything that fits this description, only plain treats. Does anyone have good dog treat and icing recipes? I'm going to need to make 150+, so things that aren't too complicated would be fantastic.

    • ANSWER:
      Cream Cheese Dog Treat Frosting

      12 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
      2 teaspoons honey

      Directions: Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Frost cookies with a spatula or pipe onto cookies using a pastry bag with a fine tip..
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      3 cups Vitakraft Yogurt Drops for Dogs
      1 tsp. vegetable oil
      Food coloring or 1 tablespoon vegetable powder for coloring (see below)

      Directions: Melt carob chips in double boiler or microwave and add vegetable oil and coloring. Treats can be dipped in icing or icing can be piped or applied with a pastry brush. Place on waxed paper to cool.

      For natural coloring, use:
      Turmeric for yellow icing
      Beet powder for pink icing
      Spinach powder for green icing
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      Easy Jazzie Treats

      1 egg
      2 cups powdered milk
      2 cups wheat germ
      1 cup oats (rolled oats, like Quaker Oats)
      Enough water to moisten oats
      2 jars baby food meat - make sure it doesn't contain onions!

      Directions: Blend all ingredients together on low speed until well mixed. Drop by tablespoonful, one inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten each drop evenly. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Yields approximately 28 cookies.
      *******

  5. 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

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know any good dog treat recipes?
    I would like to make dog cookies and cupcakes with dog safe frosting. If you have links to good websites or recipes or books. Please tell me!

    • ANSWER:
      LIVER TREATS

      All you need are beef livers. Try your local meat packers; they often throw them away. Or you can buy fresh liver from the supermarket.

      Cut the liver into approximately 1 inch slices. Place in your food dehydrator for 24 hours*. Use Pam or the equivalent on the drying racks, so the liver won't stick. Let dry for 24 hours. *Or you could place them on a cookie sheet and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes to help dry them out.
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      Doggie Pizza

      crust:
      preheat oven to 325 F
      3 1/4 cupflour
      1/4 cup cornmeal
      1 tsp. baking soda

      topping:
      1/2 cup tomato paste
      1/4 cup parmesan cheese
      1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
      1 tsp. garlic powder
      4 mushrooms (sliced)
      1/4 cup sundried raisans (optional)

      Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Knead it for 4 to 5 minutes. Roll out on a pizza pan and put in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Put back in oven at 200 F for 10 minutes then let cool for 5 minutes before serving Enjoy!

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a recipe for frosting for a dog cookie?
    I need the recipe of a dog friendly frosting/icing that could be used to decorate dog cookies. However, I also need it to harden, similar to the way royal icing hardens on regular cookies. Could someone please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      hope this helps...

      5 min 5 min prep
      Change to: cup US Metric
      6 ounces fruit baby food
      2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
      1/3 cup plain yogurt
      1/4 cup wheat germ
      1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules

      < 15 mins
      Non-Food Products
      place baby food fruit (any flavor) and peanut butter in small bowl -- blend well.
      add remaining ingredients and mix well.
      use as a frosting or a dip for dog treats.
      spread on the dog treat immediately before serving --
      store frosting in the refrigerator.

  8. QUESTION:
    Any good vegetarian dog treat recipes?
    im vegetarian and make dog treats. because i dont like to handle meat, i need more recipes that are meat and fish-less. anyone have a good recipe? please also make sure they are safe for dogs. thanks :-)
    don't worry -- my dog IS NOT a vegetarian, but I like to make treats for her that are. She eats meat a lot, but I like to make special treats for her too.

    • ANSWER:
      Beagle Banana Biscotti
      Ingredients Calories
      5 c. flour 2215
      1/4 c. peanuts, chopped 204
      1/2 tsp. baking soda 0
      1 egg 74
      1/4 c. vegetable oil 482
      1 1/2 c. banana, pureed 300
      2 tsp. vanilla 24
      water 0
      TOTAL 3299
      Instructions
      1) Pre-heat oven to 375º.
      2) Combine dry ingredients in a dry bowl.
      3) Make a well in the center.
      4) Blend egg, oil and banana together, and add into the well of the dry
      ingredients.
      5) Add water, one tsp. at a time as needed.
      6) Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly.
      7) Form into logs approximately 2 - 2 1/2" high.
      8) Flatten so that log is 6 - 7: wide by 1" high.
      9) Place on non-stick baking sheet.
      10) Bake 30 - 40 minutes.
      11) Cool for 10 minutes.
      12) Slice into 1/2" - 3/4" slices.
      13) Place on baking sheets and bake for another 20 minutes, until
      golden brown.
      14) Serve cooled. Extras can be stored in an airtight container.

      Collie Carob Loaf Cake
      Ingredients Calories
      1 1/2 c. flour 665
      3/4 c. milk 120
      1/4 c. margarine, softened 406
      4 egg yolks 220
      2 tsp. baking powder 6
      1 tsp. vanilla extract 12
      1/2 tsp. salt 0
      2 oz. melted carob 300
      cream cheese or plain yogurt (optional) (1/4 c. est.) 203 (or 39)
      TOTAL 1932 (or 1768)
      Instructions
      1) Pre-heat oven to 350º.
      2) Grease and flour loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3.
      3) Beat all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
      4) Pour into pan.
      5) Bake 65 - 70 minutes.
      6) Let cool and serve.
      7) Frost with cream cheese or plain yogurt, if desired.

      Maltese Muffins
      Ingredients Calories
      1 1/2 c. oat flour 540
      1 c. oatmeal, uncooked rolled oats 300
      1 c. oat bran 231
      2 tsp. baking soda 0
      1 tsp. cinnamon 6
      1 egg, beaten 74
      1/4 c. honey 258
      3 tbsp. vegetable oil 372
      3/4 c. milk 120
      TOTAL 1901
      Optional Ingredients
      apples/bananas blended together (est. 1/2 c. ea.) 133
      zucchini, carrots and nuts, shredded (est. 1/2 c. ea.) 440
      Cheddar cheese and cooked chicken (est. 1/2 c. ea.) 234
      Instructions
      1) Pre-heat oven to 200º.
      2) Line muffin tins with muffin foils
      3) Mix dry ingredients
      4) In a separate bowl, mix the egg, honey and oil.
      5) Mix the milk in with the dry ingredients, blending well.
      6) At this point, mix any of your "optional" ingredients into the honey
      mixture.
      7) Then mix the honey mixture into the flour/milk batter and mix well.
      8) Pour into muffin tins and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
      9) Serve cooled. Extras can be stored in the freezer for later use.

      message me if you want more.

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    I need a all natural yogurt frosting for dog cookie. I will give best answer?
    Please help!
    I need a good recipe for all natural yogurt frosting that is safe to use for a dog treat
    Thanks
    I will give best answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      Paws (Three Recipes)
      These recipes can be halved, doubled, or multiplied as necessary.

      Frosty Paws #1:
      1 banana
      4 ounces yogurt (plain or fruit)
      2 oz. water
      Add ingredients to food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Pour into small (3 oz.) paper cups or ice cube tray and freeze.

      Remove cups before serving.

      You can use plain or vanilla yogurt and flavor it with honey and/or peanut butter, in the same amounts as in Version #2 below.

      Frosty Paws #2:
      32 oz. vanilla yogurt
      2 Tbsp. honey
      2 Tbsp. peanut butter
      1 large banana, or 1 large jar of banana baby food
      Blend all ingredients together. Pour into small paper cups and freeze.

      Remove cups before serving.

      Frosty Paws #3:
      1 quart vanilla yogurt
      1 large banana
      3 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
      3 tablespoons honey (may also use molasses)
      In blender or food processor blend banana, add peanut butter and blend. Add
      yogurt and honey or molasses, blend.

      I found these w/yogurt in them but I don't know about frosting. Sorry! Good luck! ; )

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a dog treat recipe for carob chip cake or a peanut butter cake?
    I am trying to make a cake for a friend's dog and I need to find the recipe for carob chip cake or peanut butter cake. It has to be all natural. Preferably with no added sugar. Three Dog Bakery makes on ebut it's too late to ship it and there isn't one in my state. If anyone has a recipe please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      1/2 c. butter
      1/2 c. oil
      1 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
      2 eggs
      1 tsp. vanilla extract
      1/2 c. buttermilk
      2 1/2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
      1 tsp. baking soda
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1/2 tsp. baking powder
      1/2 tsp. cinnamon
      1/2 tsp. cloves
      2 c. finely diced zucchini (not grated)
      1 c. carob chips (chocolate chips can be substituted)
      1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

      Cream butter, oil and sugar well. Beat in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Combine all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Beat well with electric mixer, then fold in zucchini and carob chips.
      Turn into a well-greased 9x13 pan and bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until it tests done. Frost with a cream cheese frosting

  13. 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!

  14. QUESTION:
    what kind of frosting do you use for birthday cake for dog?
    My dog's 2nd birthday is tomorrow and I got him cake mix from the dog treat isle that comes with vanilla icing mix, but my question is if I want to write "happy birthday" on top can you use regular cake decorating stuff or is there some kind of special recipe for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      Take a bit of peanut butter, melt it in the microwave. Put the melted peanut butter into a ziploc baggie, cut a very small hole in the corner of the baggie to use to pipe the peanut butter and write Happy Birthday.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you make a dog cake?
    I want to make a dog cake for my dog's birthday. I need full instructions though for the cake. It must be made out of stuff that's edible for dogs. And if you know how to make a dog friendly icing that would help!

    • ANSWER:
      Jerky Cake for Pups

      Here's a make-at-home beef-flavored dog cake recipe from Bullwrinkle.com. They have many treat and cake recipes listed on their website. Click on their SITE SEARCH button and type in the word, cakes.

      * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      * 1/2 cup soft butter
      * 1/2 cup corn oil
      * 1 jar strained beef baby food
      * 4 eggs
      * 2-3 strips of beef jerky

      Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour an 8x5x3 inch loaf pan. Cream butter until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix until smooth.

      Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Frost with plain yogurt, cream cheese or cottage cheese. Crumble another strip of beef jerky and sprinkle on top of icing. Store in refrigerator.

  16. QUESTION:
    What should i use for frosting for my dogs birthday cake?
    He is turning 6, he's a rat terrier. What should i use for frosting (like peanut butter or somthing) or what are some recipes for frosting that my dog could eat?cani buy any frosting for my dog at any pet stores? thanx.
    My dog's name is Tobi :) by the way, do you know how much kongs cost? I was thinking about getting one for tobi.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have a rat terrier.. Lucy! :] Have you heard of those Kong balls? You can find them at Petsmart or mostly any pet store. They have treats and this sort of "peanut butter" type stuff that they put in it. I can't recall what it's called, but you could use that for icing! it's in a tube that works like a ready-whip spray can. However, I hope can come up with a special sort of doggy cake recipe because cake is deffinately not healthy for any dog although it shouldn't hurt too bad if it's small.

  17. QUESTION:
    My dog hates peanut butter what r some simple easy dog treat recipes without peanut butter?
    Just Recipes that are simple easy fast and most of all tasty (2 my dog )

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some recipes I like to use for my sisters lab. She gets them once a month. (Except for the Birthday cake. That is obviously reserved for a special occasion once a year :))

      Archie Squares, Bad breath banishers and a dog birthday caje!

      Archie Squares

      2 cups whole wheat flour
      ½ cup powdered dry milk
      ½ tsp. garlic powder
      1 tsp. brown sugar or honey
      6 tbs. meat or bacon drippings, cold right from refrigerator
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      ½ cup Ice water Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
      Combine flour, dry milk, garlic powder and sugar. Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal. Mix in egg. Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball. Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to ½" thick. Cut dough into squares appropriate for your dog size. Prick each cookie with fork.
      Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from tray and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

      Bad Breath Banishers

      2 cups brown rice flour
      1 Tablespoon activated charcoal
      3 Tablespoons canola oil
      1 egg
      ½ cup chopped fresh mint
      ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
      ⅔ cup low fat milk
      Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
      Combine flour and charcoal. Add all the other ingredients. Drop teaspoonfuls on oiled sheet, about 1 inch apart.
      Bake 15-20 minutes. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
      Newfie Goodies Dog Treats

      BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR DOGS

      1lb ground beef-extra lean
      8 eggs
      1 cup oat meal
      ½ cup cracker crumbs
      Using electric mixer, blend all items together until completely blended. Pour into an oblong cake pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
      Bake in oven at 350 for 25- 35 minutes. Allow to cool. Carefully invert on to plate and frost with non-fat sour cream or imitation potato topping. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

  18. QUESTION:
    Cornstarch frosting for dog cookies or treats?
    I'm looking for a frosting for dog cookies that hardens and looks great. I saw you can use cornstarch and water or arrowroot and water. Websites say you need to put this on before baking. Does anyone know how this turns out? Is it still raised up from the cookie? Does it sink in? Turn into a clear glaze? Opaque? Just wondering, not a lot of reviews or pictures of the finished product. Any help would be great, please don't link me to the recipe, I've already got that. I'm looking for a homemade version of the yogurt based Fido's Frosting, because it's for 1.5 cups.

    • ANSWER:
      to replace the yogurt based frosting stuff, you need to use yogurt and cornstarch, arrowroot or whatever.

      No, I have not tried frosting the dog cookies or the biscuits we make for our babies. I got scared of buying anything for them due to some news releases about some of the better brands poisoning babies, so my granddaughter and I started cooking everything for the Chihuahuas dinner ourselves and making their biscuit treats ourselves. That way we know what is in it absolutely.

  19. QUESTION:
    Am I feeding my dog the right dog food?
    I give my dog frosted brown sugar cinnamon pop-tarts and frosted cherry pop-tarts to eat, is that a good food choice for him? He really likes them a lot.
    Of course I don't feed him pop-tarts daily. I give him a variety by alternating his food each day between pop-tarts or Pocky (any flavor of Pocky but chocolate).

    • ANSWER:
      I have to giggle a bit. Of course it isn't a good choice but dogs will eat just about everything.

      The very best food to feed your dog would be chicken or chicken broth, brown rice & green/orange vegetables such as spinach, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, but not corn. It's cheaper than dog food also.

      Dogs love peanut butter so if you like making dog treats try natural peanut butter home made dog treats. There are plenty of recipes on the web.

      Chicken livers, fresh fish or fish juice, lamb, broth, chicken are great meats to cook dog food up with. You don't need to use much meat but plenty of veggies are essential.

      Our Great Pyr ate an enormous pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day. Not by our choice but we learned to hide all pumpkin based foods after that.:)

      Enjoy your dog but please feed it well.

  20. QUESTION:
    anyone know where i can find a recipe for homemade dog cookies?
    I would like to make my saint bernard mix some of those holiday dog cookies (the ones with that frosting on them) because they are expensive in the pet shops (i think around here they sell them for like a dog cookie) and i'd like to put some in his stocking.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/dog-treat-icing.html

      this might help :)

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good healthy & easy home made dog recipes i can make?
    Maybe every two or 3 days give my dog a little something better than ol dog food

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a bookstore and look in the dog section. There is abook I forget what its called but it has a dog bone cookie cutter attached to it and its got lots of GREAT recipies. Even one for birthdays that has a frosting to go with it. Its really fun simple stuff. I have it but I have no idea where it is so I can't tell you wat its called. But also what you could do is go on the internet and google homemade dog treat recipies and find a few you like, then call your vet and ask about any ingrediants you arent sure of. We did that a couple times too and they will tell you if its ok.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    How To Spend Less At The Grocery Store, and make cheaper meals?
    Just looking for some advice on some good cheap meals to make. My husband and I are pretty tight on money lately, and i have two little kids to feed as well. every time i go to the store and buy fo od, i always end up spending way more than i expect. I'm kinda and impulse shopper, when it comes to food. lol. anyway, i'm making a list of only essential foods and ingredients i need. trying to make decent meals for as cheap as possible. and meat is so expensive. any tips. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to make a menu, then figure out exactly what I needed for the ingredients, then made a list, and then went to the grocery. I don't need to do that anymore, likely the recipe is in my head, so all I do these days is write down meat loaf, and I know what to buy and have on hand for it.
      I include snacks, and especially at this time of the year, I make sure emergency foods are on the list, or already here in the house. And everything I want and need goes onto that list. And yes, I budget a couple bucks extra to take care of forgetfulness. I will bet you all that I get home next week without the Comet cleanser that I need.
      We got freezing ice last eve, and we are not going anywhere today, trust me. I have adequate food in the house, I have meat loaf and mashed potatoes leftover for lunch.

      And I budget for one treat that was not on the list, in case I find a bargain or a sale that I did not know about. A treat does not have to be something sugar laden, it could be a pound of hamburger and some house brand taco chips for a layered mexican casserole I make.

      One way is to not put your groceries on a credit or debit card, to use only cash. and when the cash runs out, no more Ding dongs or chocolate covered donuts. You know how much to take out of the bank after you make your list.
      Another way is to take time to look at the ads from all the stores, and buy what is on sale. Buy only items that are on sale, and plan your menu right from the sale ads.

      When something you use a lot is on sale, buy more than one. Especially canned goods, since they keep for a long time.

      Shop at the discount stores as much as possible, some things stay cheaper than at the regular stores. But watch! Rivers gets a huge sack of generic O cereal for > , even the discount grocery could not touch that price. And before Xmas I got cream cheese for $,88, and sour cream and onion dip for that price, too.
      And Walmart had hot dogs for $.88 last time I was there.

      Some tips. Eliminate soda pop from the menu. Empty calories. Eliminate juice form the menu. Whole fruits are healthier, and full of fiber, and juice does not fill us up as well as whole fruit does.

      Forget the high priced snacks and treats . The name brand donuts are how much on sale? Yikes, go get some out of the store's donuts out of the case for way cheaper. And even cheaper? Skip the donuts, and go home and make french toast from your getting stale loaf of bread.
      You paid what for a cake from the bakery? Go get some brownie mix on sale, and make a batch of brownies. Even if you frost them, still way cheaper than a bought cake. Save treats like that for BDs and holidays.

      Cut chickens up yourself. It is not hard to do, and it saves big bucks when the butcher does not cut it up. Cook from scratch whenever possible, and do not ever buy any kind of pasta in the frozen food aisle, you can make a barrel full of spagetti for what one pkg of frozen pasta costs.

      And when temptation strikes, when those Zingers just look so good, I keep walking. And I save my treat for last, and go make a special trip to get it, since it is often ice cream.

      Go to a recipe site like allrecipes, and go through the recipes. Look for one you might like, that looks cheap to make.

      And use loss leader items like bananas a lot, make banana quick bread, save some to make french toast with, cut nannars up on cereal, or serve nannars and sugar and milk as part of breakfast. . Stores keep prices on certain items cheap so you will come back. Things like generic bread, or those big bags of cereal like Rivers found[this is my fifth one, and it takes weeks for me to eat the whole bag]. Think up uses, look for recipes to utilize the cheap prices.
      $.33 bread? Make garlic bread, french toast, toast some hot sandwiches, Mom made stewed tomatoes with torn bread in them. Now is the time to make meat balls with milk bread in them for the freezer, or make bread pudding or stuffing. ,

  24. QUESTION:
    Looking for a recipe for dog treats. How do I make the yogurt frosting that's used to cover milk bones?

    • ANSWER:
      Try http://www.getrecipe.com/dogrecipes.asp There's a ton of beautiful recipes there.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to make dog treats?
    How to make easy an simple dog treats, is what I want to know. I would also like a recipe for frosting for the dog treats. :)

    • ANSWER:
      you can make them by cooking some baby foods, google it

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a recipe for a dog edible birthday cake or anything like that?
    My baby girl german shepherd is turning one and I would like to give her something she can eat and not get sick!!!!
    P.S. I know it is weird but........

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a couple of different dog birthday cake recipes. For "frosting" most used blended cottage cheese or plain yogurt. I blend peanut butter with cottage cheese to make a peanut butter "frosting" and use carrots and carob for sprinkles. One lady who is in my dog's "play group", makes something she calls "pup" cakes. So it is perfectly normal to want to give your dog a special treat for its birthday.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for dogs to eat cake?
    I have a yellow cake with creme cheese frosting in my fridge. everytime i open the fridge door my dog goes running in there for it but I say no. Would giving him some be okay?

    • ANSWER:
      NO, it has sugar and chocolate and a whole bunch of other things that can kill him; one bite won't but don't give him any to be safe. If you want to give him a sweet homemade snack here's some ideas: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bullwrinkle.com%2FAssets%2FRecipes%2FRecipes.htm&ei=l8lzT6-KFaW42wWc1vT9BA&usg=AFQjCNExEerBsx8JIonkPS1D03Htp-Ej4A&sig2=dTA_K4JwQpKCAZYNqvu1uw , http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CFcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.all-natural-dog-treat.com%2Fhomemade-dog-treat-recipes.html&ei=tMlzT5-XKcioiQKh3cXQCw&usg=AFQjCNE6TPYLYciq3F3e0hx6i0bkqJasRw&sig2=oPe_P3imW_3c-rfyAT4Y0Q , http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CG4QFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thekitchn.com%2Fcookies-for-canines-homemade-d-135078&ei=tMlzT5-XKcioiQKh3cXQCw&usg=AFQjCNG9EhNvbXYoCPidxRUmeMuQ2pr0Xw&sig2=zKkzMR1OLN02Mo6mYhQu9w .

  28. QUESTION:
    Any recipies for homemade dog biscuits?
    Just wondering. Dog doesnt like anything store bought and would like to try making something myself to see if he likes it.

    • ANSWER:
      Veggie Bones
      Ingredients

      2 3/4 C. Flour
      2 Tbls. Bran
      2 Tsp. Baking Powder
      3 C. Minced Fresh Parsley (good for doggie breath)
      1/4 C. Shredded Carrots
      1/4 C. Shredded Cheese (your choice--mozzarella, cheddar)
      2 Tbls. Olive Oil
      1/2 Tsp. Flaxseed (optional)
      1/2 C. Water

      Directions:
      Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Mix together parsley, carrots, cheese and oil. Combine the dry ingredients separately from the veggie mixture. Slowly add 1/2 c. water and mix well. Dough should be moist but not wet. Knead for a minute.

      Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut out shapes and place on baking sheet.

      Bake 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. They will continue to harden as they cool. Store in an airtight container once throughly cooled.

      Makes 2 to 3 dozen

      Rye Dog Bones Recipes

      Ingredients:
      2 Cups Rye Flour
      ½ Cup Veg. Oil
      2/3 Cup Warm Water
      ¾ Cup Rice Flour
      ¼ tsp. Vanilla

      Directions:
      Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into bone shapes. Baked in a greased baking sheet for 30 minutes at 350.

      Approx. 2 doz. (unless you make them really big!)

      Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats

      Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats
      Ingredients:
      1 c. Natural Applesauce(or chopped apple)
      1 tsp. Cinnamon
      1 Tbl. Parsley
      1 c. Cold water
      1/2 c. Veg. Oil
      5 c. Flour
      1/2 c. Powdered milk
      2 large Eggs

      Directions:
      Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
      Combine all of the ingredients -- add oil or water if dough needed. Roll out dough to desired thickness and cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters.

      Bake 20 -25 minutes until browned.

      Delicious Oatmeal Dog Treats
      3 Cups Oatmeal, uncooked
      1 1/2 Cups whole-wheat flour
      1 Cup cold water
      1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
      (All natural breath freshener) 2 Egg yolks
      1 Teaspoon baking soda

      Mix all ingredients together. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Place on a cooling rack. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

      yogurt frosting

      FROSTING FOR ANY DOG TREAT

      "We use this sometimes to dress dog treats, especially the ones we give as gifts."

      6 ounces fruit baby food
      2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
      1/3 cup plain yogurt
      1/4 cup wheat germ
      1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules

      Place baby food fruit (any flavor) and peanut butter in small bowl; blend well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

      Use as a frosting or a dip for dog treats. Spread on the dog treat immediately before serving. Store frosting in the refrigerator.

      Makes 1 cup

  29. QUESTION:
    How you Celebrate your Dog Birth Day ?
    today on valentine day my golden retriver comet birthday is there,please wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    he is 1 year Old now
    how you celebrate your Dog Birth day ?

    i will buy a Cake and Special Chicken for him.

    CAN I GIVE BEER TO HIM on this special occasion ? only once,It can affect him in a bad way ?
    i think if once will be given it will not affect him
    happy birthday

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! I LOVE Dog birthdays!
      We usually buy a doggie cake, (made especially for dogs' dietary needs) peanutbutter flavor with cream cheese frosting is the favorite ;) if you can't find a place that makes dog cakes, you can always look up a recipe & do it yourself... or give a scoop of vanilla icecream (my dogs love it!).
      We invite everyone with a dog over to a big BBQ & have a people cake too! The dogs all get to play & have a special treat at the end of the party.

      Beer... lol! Keep in mind that 1 year equals 7 dog years & it doesn't sound like your dog is of legal drinking age yet :D
      If you do decide to give your dog beer, remember these words- ALCOHOL POISONING

  30. QUESTION:
    How do i help my son not be such a picky eater ?
    my son is 3 years old & all he eats is french fries , spaghettios , hot dogs , hamburgers & chips . He wont even try new things , he looks at it & walks away. I want him to try new things , but dont want to force him . help :(

    • ANSWER:
      hahahahaa this is sooooooo normal, maybe make it look better. try not to shove spinach and broccoli down his throat lol maybe tacos? or disguise the hamburger for a turkey burger or the hot dogs for turkey dogs? or sausage or chicken dogs? i know it sounds gross but its healthier or maybe only buy baked chips, no salt?

      or you could try and get some onions on the burger. try and give him chicken nuggets, or macaroni and cheese with whole wheat noodles, and skim milk?

      what little kid doesn't like fruit? or if he wont eat it take fruit and make a smoothie out of it, it's like milk, ice and that fruit, mango is amazing,blender that sh*t together and top it off with whipped cream, and say "hey buddy i got you a slushy for being a good boy" every little kid likes sluhy's

      or buy frozen yogurt or sherbet and say it's ice cream

      for the spaghettiO's you can puree veggies and add them in, or add to spaghetti sauce, like onions, beans and stuff or mushrooms, but you have to puree it so he doesnt get a piece of mushroom and freak lol that's what i do fro my sisters, i make spaghetti and meatballs and say "hey guys look its spaghettiO's" they don't even know the difference. Just make it look like spaghettiO's best you can

      you can put like canned pumpkin in brownie mix he'll never know

      i found this recipe for healthy cupcakes and it made me laugh, here's what they look like

      http://ecochildsplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/littlecupcakes-300x225.jpg

      This is my daughter’s favorite food in the entire world. I have even heard her whining, “Little Cupcakes” in her sleep. I usually make a large batch and divide them into sections to freeze for a later date. These are the perfect healthy, organic and tasty little treat to make with your children!

      She helped me make these this morning, here is the recipe:

      * 1 1/2 cups shredded/grated carrots
      * 1/2 cup ground nuts
      * 1/2 cup olive oil
      * 1/2 cup honey
      * 2 beaten eggs
      * 1/2 cup raisins
      * 1/4 cup flax seed
      * 1/4 cup dried cranberries
      * 1 1/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
      * 2 tsp baking powder

      Fill each mini cupcake in the tin to the fullest it can go. Cook at 350 for 15 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.

      Top with icing. I make a cream cheese/maple syrup flavored icing to go on top. I have an all natural, no sugar recipe for frosting if you would like me to pass it along to you I can. BUT when the actual cupcake is full of such wonderfully healthy things, I don’t mind that there is sugar frosting on the top at all.

      ohhh okay for the french fries here's wwhat you do....

      get like three roasting potatoes, like the big brown skin ones

      -skin them
      -cut them like french fries, make sure they are even size
      -soak them in water for about 15-30 mins
      -dry the off VERY IMPORTANT, they will burn
      -put them on a paper towl, and brush some olive oil on them and them lightly sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on them
      -cook em' and serve lol

      it makes them less processed and greasy

      try choclate covered banas dipped in nuts, or just plain chocolate

      idk...try this website..
      http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_eating_kids

      good luck

      EDIT**** i found this website for tips on how to make him a better eater....no offense but the people above that said be strict or dont praise him are wrong...i always do. kids are constantly looking for praise its normal so you should praise him he will want to do it more, trust me. but anyway lol here

      http://children.webmd.com/guide/10-ways-to-raise-food-smart-kids

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I make a cake for my dog?
    I already read how to do the basic part (making the cake) from http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Doggie-Birthday-Cake but I want to have a cake with pink icing on top. I also want to write ''happy birthday'' on the cake but I don't know which safe ingredients to use. Please help..I only need safe stuff for my dog though. She is gonna be 1yr old very soon :)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well, here's one website I found, maybe it can help? http://www.dog-treat-recipe-exchange.com/dog-birthday-cake-recipes For one frosting it says to just use low fat cottage cheese.

      Here's another site: http://www.dogbirthdaysandparties.com/dogbirthdaycakerecipe.htm

  32. QUESTION:
    A cupcake or some treat I can make for my dog?
    Our dog is turning 9 this Sunday and I want to make her a special treat. Certain things cause her facial allergies, and make her eyes puffy but I know she can have things that have apples and peanut butter in them. I want it to be pretty healthy because of her health issues. She can't have rosemary whatsoever. That's about all. I would like to make her some type of biscuit, or one cupcake or something. Thank you for any ideas!!

    • ANSWER:
      Carrot and Peanut Butter Cupcake

      Ingredients:
      - 2 cups carrots , shredded
      - 1/2 cup applesauce , unsweetened
      - 3 eggs
      - 2 teaspoons cinnamon
      - 1/2 cup rolled oat
      - 3 cups whole wheat flour
      - 1/2 cup peanut butter
      - fruit , for garnish

      Directions
      1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
      2) In a large bowl, combine the carrots, eggs, and applesauce.
      3) In another bowl, mix the cinnamon, oats and flour.
      4) Now mix them all together in the large bowl until blended.
      5) If you think the mixture is too dry, then add one or two tablespoons of water.
      6) Pour mixture into lightly greased oven tins.
      7) Bake for 25 minutes.
      8) Cool completely.
      9) Frost each muffin with a light swirl of peanut butter and top with fruit of your choice.

      Here is a site with other recipes for dogs:
      http://www.dogs4sale.com.au/Health/Dog_Recipes_Dog_Meals.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    What should I do for my dog's birthday?
    I am going to take him to the dog park to play this weekend. He loves going there to play and have fun.

    Then I'll prolly make him something good to eat along with his kibble. But what else should I do. Of coarse I'll play with him at home and a bath too but what else?
    <his birthday! He will be 4.
    Aphrodite-Like this?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/koter_boers/3784623119/
    I did this last year!

    • ANSWER:
      make a cake here are some recipies

      Peanut Butter Carrot Cake

      Naturally sweet, colorful and flavorful, this cake is simple and easy to make. Great for Fall.

      * 1 cup flour
      * 1 tsp baking soda
      * 1/4 cup peanut butter
      * 1/4 cup vegetable oil
      * 1 cup shredded carrots
      * 1 tsp. vanilla
      * 1/3 cup honey
      * 1 egg

      Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8" round cake pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.
      Bacon Chicken Layer Cake

      This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.

      * 3 cups flour
      * 1 T. baking powder
      * 1/2 cup margarine, softened
      * 6 eggs, beaten
      * 1/2 cup corn oil
      * 2 jars strained chicken baby food
      * 2 cups finely shredded carrots
      * plain or vanilla yogurt
      * 2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.

      Generously grease and flour two 8" round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8" cake pans. Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

      Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.
      Carob Chip Bundt Cake

      This is a darker, richer, peanut flavored cake with carob chips and carob drizzled on top. A beautiful cake that serves 16-20 dogs, if you're having a bigger party.

      * 1 cup whole wheat flour
      * 1 teaspoon baking soda
      * 1/4 cup peanut butter
      * 1/4 cup butter, melted
      * 1/3 cup honey (optional)
      * 1 egg
      * 1/2 cup carob chips (carob is a chocolate substitute)*

      Mix the dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix quickly. Bake in a greased ring mold at 350° for 40 minutes. Drizzle melted carob over cake when cooled. Store in the refrigerator.

      * Do not use chocolate chips. If you cannot find carob chips, make the cake without them.
      Ginger Banana Party Cake

      Banana and ginger combine to make an aromatic cake that's not too sweet for dogs. Well chopped nuts make it a festive cake.

      * 2/3 cup mashed bananas
      * 1/2 cup softened butter
      * 3 large eggs
      * 3/4 cup water
      * 2 cups Unbleached Flour
      * 2 teaspoons baking powder
      * 1 teaspoon baking soda
      * 1 tsp ginger
      * 2 teaspoons cinnamon
      * 1/2 cup chopped pecans

      Beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy. Add eggs and water. Beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Beat until smooth, Add nuts. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350° for about 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, remove from pan, replace on rack and cool.

      Banana & Mock-Choc Frosting:

      * 2 cup mashed banana
      * 1 tablespoon butter
      * 6 tablespoon powdered carob
      * 2 teaspoons vanilla
      * 3 tablespoon unbleached flour
      * 1 teaspoon cinnamon

      Blend thoroughly and spread on cooled cake. Sprinkle with well-chopped pecans.

      Warning - the above recipe originally included raisins. Raisins & grapes might cause kidney failure in dogs so we dropped this ingredient from the recipe. See DogPack.com for more information.
      Jerky Cake for Pups

      Here's a make-at-home beef-flavored dog cake recipe from Bullwrinkle.com. They have many treat and cake recipes listed on their website. Click on their SITE SEARCH button and type in the word, cakes.

      * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      * 1/2 cup soft butter
      * 1/2 cup corn oil
      * 1 jar strained beef baby food
      * 4 eggs
      * 2-3 strips of beef jerky

      Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour an 8x5x3 inch loaf pan. Cream butter until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix until smooth.

      Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Frost with plain yogurt, cream cheese or cottage cheese. Crumble another strip of beef jerky and sprinkle on top of icing. Store in refrigerator.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I find some whacky fun recpies for dog treats?
    I dont mean lame regular dog treats but maybe like edible dog cookies (That look like legit chocolate chip cookies) or like cupcakes or something for dogs

    • ANSWER:
      Sure! I buy my dog tasty treats with frosting and they actually taste good!

      I made this cake:

      http://www.puppycake.com/documents/home.html

      The "chocolate chips" your'e referring to are Carob chips. Those can be found at most any grocery or health food store, like Whole Foods. (Not sure what you have in Canada)

      Google "dog treat recipes" and you'll finds all kinds of stuff.

      http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS347&q=frosted+dog+treats&aq=1&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=frosted+dog+tr&gs_rfai=CUAc4evqzTILrK6CsoATDxMWpBwAAAKoEBU_QSGSY

  35. QUESTION:
    what ingredients would i have to use to make a cake that a hippo can eat?
    you know how they make dog safe cakes? how can i make a hippo safe cake? i need to know how to make the actual cake as well as a frosting type thing i can decorate it with! thanks! ;)

    • ANSWER:
      lol !

      I would say pretty much the same as a horse or cow. It would be easier to just throw them apple or carrot chunks though, or slices of bread (cows LOVE those)
      Here is a recipe for horse treats, I chose one without molasses because I know cows shouldn't have molasses, maybe hippos too ? lol

      INGREDIENTS:

      1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
      1 cup oat bran cereal or ground oatmeal
      ½ cup all purpose flour (approx.)
      PREPARATION:

      Preheat oven to 350F
      Oil a 9inch x 9inch square cake pan
      Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. The batter will start to shrink away from the sides and it will be firm to the touch.

      Slice into squares while still warm. Keep chewies in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or bag.

  36. QUESTION:
    how do you make dog food cake?
    i wanna make a cake for my puppy's first birthday. so what should i do? please awnser this befor easter because that is her birthday! :) thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ok first, do NOT feed your dog garlic! it is poison to dogs!
      do not feed them onions, tomatoes, grapes, and a whole variety of things. go online and make sure you are not inadvertently giving pooch something she shouldnt have. It is ok to give a dog a birthday cake/treat so long as you realise that what you would consider a cake will be different from a dogs view of a cake lol
      however you can try this idea-
      make a banana bread recipe (flour baking soda baking powder mashed banana and brown sugar dash o salt , egg) but omit the spices. (cinnamon nutmeg ginger cloves- dont add them)
      bake ina cake pan and frost with smooth peanut butter ! you dog can have small amts of sugar for her bday just not as an every day thing. hope that helps! :) your doggie will be very happy :)

  37. QUESTION:
    my puppy is having a birthday and i need party items...please help?
    her b-day is in september but i start planning early.....but i dont know where to get dog party items....its a girl and its her first party....its going to have more than one doggie....i dont know where to get the items though

    • ANSWER:
      you can go to party city (or even your local food store) and they should have some paper plates you can get. I've seen ones with dogs on them.

      a party idea is you can buy plastic baggies and bake some dog friendly cookies and put 3 or 4 cookies in the baggie, tie it with a ribbon and give them as party favors for the other dogs! that would be really cute. I found a recipe for some simple dog treats: http://www.getrecipe.com/RECIPE.ASP?ID=49

      Another site with LOTS of doggie cookies you can choose from: http://www.simplypets.com/pet-recipes/Dog/Treat

      (tip: buy a bone shaped cookie cutter :])

      Here is also a cake recipe for dogs I found:

      1 cup white or whole wheat flour
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/4 cup peanut butter
      1/4 cup cooking oil
      1 cup shredded carrots
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1 egg

      Mix the dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix quickly. Bake in a greased ring mold at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. You may frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with some carrot pieces. Store in the refrigerator.

      I also found this cool site with alot of dog supplies for dog birthdays! Since you have alot of time (good thing you plan early!) you could browse and if you find something you like you can always order it! http://www.gooddogexpress.com/page/GDPEI/CTGY/BDP

      Good luck party planning!

  38. QUESTION:
    my sons GREAT DANE is having a birthday nx. week. I would like to make a CAKE FOR DOGS for her.?
    Our son has been deployed again for the 3rd time. I would like to make her a dog cake she can eat. Any suggestions for homemade bones/cake for her. I would like to send my son pictures of her and her b'day.

    • ANSWER:
      Peanut Butter Carrot Cake
      Naturally sweet, colorful and flavorful, this cake is simple and easy to make. Great for Fall.

      1 cup flour
      1 tsp baking soda
      1/4 cup peanut butter
      1/4 cup vegetable oil
      1 cup shredded carrots
      1 tsp. vanilla
      1/3 cup honey
      1 egg
      Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8" round cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.

      Bacon Chicken Layer Cake
      This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.

      3 cups flour
      1 T. baking powder
      1/2 cup margarine, softened
      6 eggs, beaten
      1/2 cup corn oil
      2 jars strained chicken baby food
      2 cups finely shredded carrots
      plain or vanilla yogurt

      2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.
      Generously grease and flour two 8" round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margerine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chiicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8" cake pans. Bake at 325� for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.

      Jerky Cake

      1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      1/2 cup soft butter
      1/2 cup corn oil
      1 jar strained beef baby food
      4 eggs
      2-3 strips of beef jerky

      Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x5x3 inch loaf pan. Cream butter until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix until smooth. Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Frost with plain yogurt, cream cheese or cottage cheese. Crumble another strip of beef jerky and sprinkle on top of icing. Store in refrigerator.

      Home Made Frosty Paws Treat Recipe

      32 oz. Vanilla yogurt
      1 mashed banana or one large jar of baby fruit
      2 Tbsp. Peanut butter
      2 Tbsp. Honey

      Blend all together and freeze in either 3 oz. Paper cusp or ice cube trays. Microwave just a few seconds before serving. Note: Baby meat can be substituted instead of the fruit and peanut butter.

      Classic Dog Bones

      1 c Beef, chicken, or vegetable -stock
      1 c Bread or all-purpose flour
      1 c Whole wheat or rye (or other -dark) flour
      1 c Bulgar wheat
      1/4 c Non-fat dry milk powder
      1/2 ts Salt
      1 1/2 ts Yeast

      Use machine mixer on dough cycle to combine ingredients. Roll dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters or knife. Place on baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover with clean kitchen towels and let rise in warm place about 45 minutes. Bake at 325-degrees for 45 minutes. When all are baked, turn off oven and return all cookies to cooling oven overnight to harden. Store in airtight container. (Using a 3.5" bone shaped cutter, I get about 30-35 cookies from this recipe.)

  39. QUESTION:
    Any one have any Valentine's day snack ideas?
    I'm looking for food idea snack ideas for a Valentine's day party with my friends (We are all 15). Please don't say normal things like, cookies and cupcakes. That's what everyone brings. I want something a little different. Both sweet and/or salty snack ideas, too. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      well besides the obvious like chocolate snickers hersheys reeses and chocolate or vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles or chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookies or frosting cookies or chips depending what kind u like regular doritoes salt and vinegar prongles or anythin um how about even if its normal ill just list some ideas
      if u could make a homade pizza in the shape of a heart and use a heart pan to bake it in
      or make a 7 layer dip for chips or snacks to dip in even if it has nothing to do with valentines day
      fresh sandwiches
      tacos
      cherry milkshakes
      chicken wraps
      mini hot dogs or cheeseburgers
      rice crispy treats
      choclate fudge squares
      lemon squares
      strawberry squares (look up the recipes if u want)
      a homade cake with pink frosting and decorate it yourself
      chocolate covered chips or pretzals and sprinkles on top
      peanut butter brownies are so good with peanut butter as frosting or baked in either way and sugar on top of the brownies or chocolate frosting and peanutbutter
      IDK just be creative in like making the normal party foods whether its cake or tacos just decorate them enough for the occasion =]
      hope this helped

  40. QUESTION:
    will peanutbutter good for dogs?
    I am having a golden retriever 1 year old male.He is very active all day and i ask to somepeople and they told me that kongtoy filled with peanutbutter will keep him calm.I wonder will peanutbutter good for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      Raisins, chocolate and macadamia nuts can all be harmful to your pet. Peanut butter on the other hand is harmless and dogs love it!

      If you're looking for dog treats recipes, skip the ones filled with butter and other unhealthy ingredients. Believe me, your dog isn't going to notice if the treats are not filled with lard and butter. He will appreciate something healthier just as well. Really, he will!

      Most dogs like peanut butter, cheese and any kind of meat. You can go whole wheat, soy flour or no flour. You can bake chicken livers for your pet for a healthy and simple treat or you can get fancy and make pupcakes complete with frosting and a candle for a celebration!

      One of the best parts of dog treats recipes is the versatility. You can take a basic dog treat recipe and add lots of healthy things your dog will enjoy and that will help him or her to look or feel better.

      Flaxseeds are one of my favorite add ins. Flaxseeds can be found in larger supermarkets or places like Whole Foods, you can buy them ground so they look more like flax powder than seeds and it only takes a teaspoonful or so to add a rich nutty flavor while helping Lucy's coat and skin to shine. They also help strengthen the heart, nervous system and brain. Plus, flaxseeds help preserve the treats. That's a lot of power!

      I hope I answered your question. If you want more info see below:

  41. QUESTION:
    can someone please give me children's cook recipes?

    I'm looking for recipes for my two sons , they are picky eaters ,thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Children of all ages and gender, benefit from spending time in the kitchen. With the easy to follow children's recipes listed below, kids are introduced to basic math skills, reading and comprehension. Using a recipe will also develop their ability to follow directions, one of the most important skills
      a child needs for a successful school experience.

      The Basic tools for the "Rookie" Cook
      These basic kitchen items will help your child to begin their cooking adventure: wooden spoon, plastic or metal mixing bowls, wire whisk,
      hot pads, plastic nesting measuring cups, and a child sized apron.

      Ingredients to keep on hand:
      peanut butter, yogurt, nonfat dry milk, honey, shredded coconut,
      frozen juices, frozen fruit, cream cheese, raisins

      Tips for Cooking with Kids -Cooking with kids can be
      a joy-for them and for you. These tips will help you get started.
      Read More >>

      Featured Recipe for Kids

      Spring Cupcakes
      You help bake the cupcakes...the kids can do the rest...more>>
      ____________________________________________
      "Krazy Kake"

      2 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. salt
      2 cups sugar 3 cups flour
      1/2 cup cocoa 2 tsp. vinegar
      1 tsp. Vanilla 2 cups water
      3/4 cup oil

      Preheat oven to 350. Mix DRY ingredients together
      in 8x8 baking pan. Smooth out the dry ingredients.
      Using a spoon or cup bottom make three large
      holes in dry mix. In 1 hole pour vanilla, next vinegar,
      then oil and last pour water over entire mix.
      Stir with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
      Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins.
      Cool and top with powdered sugar or frosting.
      ____________________________________________

      No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

      1/2 cup peanut butter
      1/2 cup honey
      1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
      2 tablespoons powdered milk
      Set corn flakes aside.
      Mix all other ingredients well.
      Roll into balls.
      Then roll again in Cornflakes until covered.
      Refrigerate leftovers!!
      Yummy Snack! Great with milk !
      _____________

      Recipes for Children -
      Kids love to cook! With these easy recipes they'll make
      healthy treats, have fun and learn!

      Honey Buns

      a Teddy Bear favorite
      Invite your friends & their bears
      to have a Teddy Bear Picnic!

      1 package split hot dog buns
      Peanut butter
      2 – 3 bananas
      Honey
      Sunflowers seed
      Slice bananas and set aside. Spread peanut butter on buns.
      Put ~ 3 banana slices on top.
      Drip with honey and sprinkle sunflower seeds. Yummy!
      Peanut Butter Nuts and Bolts
      1 can cocktail peanuts
      1 package *Rice Chex* cereal
      1 package pretzel sticks
      1/2 cup peanut butter
      1/2 package *Cheerios* cereal
      1/2 cup oil
      Mix peanut butter and oil . Heat in microwave or stove top until smooth.
      Pour all ingredients into a roasting pan . Mix well.
      Bake for 15 – 20 mins. At 300
      Store in airtight container.

      __________
      Recipes For Kids

      Mouse Cupcakes
      makes 8 "mice"

      1 Chocolate Cake mix
      8 scoops vanilla ice cream
      16 sandwich or mint cookies
      Small candies-red hots,
      m&m's or skittles
      shoestring licorice

      Prepare cake mix according to package for cupcakes.
      Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
      Bake and cool completely and remove from pan.

      When cool, top each cake with
      a scoop of ice cream decorate to resemble a mouse with 2 cookies for ears. Candies for eyes nose and mouth.
      Cut and insert Licorice for the whiskers. If Melting has occurred place in the freezer for 1/2 hour before serving.
      Tip: I freeze the cupcakes for easier handling!
      Strawberry Ice
      This is a delicious summer treat that older children can make alone & younger children can make with minimal assistance

      2 pkg. frozen sliced strawberries in syrup
      1/3 cup ice water
      1/4 cup orange Juice, or
      omit water and use 3/4 cup orange juice.
      1/4 tsp. lemon juice

      Mix all ingredients together in a Blender or Food processor
      until smooth. Turn off, scrape sides, blend again & pour
      into a plastic container.
      Cover and freeze until serving time.
      Makes 4 - 6 servings
      TIP:
      If the ice is frozen hard, let it stand at room
      temperature 5 mins. or so before serving.

  42. QUESTION:
    Doggie Frosting ideas and cookie recipes?
    okay so i just wanted to know if their is a good recipe for dog frosting like you can make and then dip doggie "cookies" in. or like a great dog treat and then frosting like waggy tail treats i just want the frosting not that i am stealing their buisness but i just wanted to know help me i need it by dec 6th

    • ANSWER:
      look here - http://www.purrfect-pals.com/dogrecipes.htm#Frosted%20Cheesy%20Doggie%20Cookies

  43. QUESTION:
    What should i do for my dogs 1st b-day ?
    I want it to be something perfect ! thanks so much
    thanks to everyone so far :D

    • ANSWER:
      I like the fact that you care so much about your dog! :)
      Here are some ideas:
      You could always go to the pet store and get a pretty frosted dog treat, but if you really want to do something special to fill your dog's tummy, how about homemade dog treats? Link Below:

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

      To work off that treat, It would be a good idea to take him/her on an extra long walk around the neighborhood. You could also stop by a local dog park to get all your dogs energy out.

      Maybe while your out, you could pick up the perfect toy at the pet store.

      To end your perfect day, you could make sure to give him lots of kisses and love :)
      I'm sure your dog will enjoy anything you plan to do with him because you took the time to do it.
      Hope you have fun!

  44. QUESTION:
    dog treat recipes....?
    i need dog treat recipes that DO NOT require refridgeration. thanks in advances.

    • ANSWER:
      I love making my kids cookies and I will give you a few of my favorite sites. Be careful with recipes containing or using onions. garlic, grapes, chocolate, and raisins, as they can be poisonous to some dogs. I have used carob chips successfully with my "kids" and they love them. Peanut butter is another favorite but be careful (extra careful) with sodium content. I use pure ground peanut butter not Skippy, Jiff, etc.

      This site has some recipes and one for flea prevention.
      http://gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

      This site is AWESOME! I love it and have made quite a few of the recipes (I have a finicky chihuahua girl with under developed intestines) and my girls love them!
      http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/

      This site is TOO COOL! It has some cake recipes, frosting recipes, and coolest of all some cake toppers! I made my girls the peanut butter carrot cake with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting for their birthday but the frosting was a bit too messy and we all could have gone without it!
      http://www.party-photo-favors.com/dog_birthday_cake_recipes.htm

      You might try googling "dog treat recipe" or "dog cookie recipe". That's what I did!

      Hugs,
      Buggie

  45. QUESTION:
    3rd Birthday Party Food Ideas?
    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone have any ideas for party food? I can only think of choc crackles, fairy bread and chips! He is having a disney cars themed party, its in 2 days! Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Party Ideas for Food:

      You can call the food section the "Pit-Stop Café". Here are some cool party ideas for food:

      *Racecar Hot dogs- Put the hot dogs in their buns, use toothpicks to secure on round carrot pieces for wheels, attach an olive for the driver, and a triangle of cheese on the back for the tail. Then, with ketchup, you can pipe onto the hotdog a number.

      *Grilled Tires - Burgers

      *Wheel Pasta - Use the type of pasta that looks like wheels.

      *Bolts and screws salad (add raisins and nuts to the salad)

      You can serve concession stand foods like the sort you would normally find at racetracks.

      Tip: You can serve ketchup in new clean plastic oil bottles.

      Party Ideas for Drinks:

      *Power Drinks - Gatorade, etc.

      *POWER Shake: This recipe serves eight people. Take a cup of smooth (low-fat and low-sugar) peanut butter, four ripe bananas, and six cups of nonfat frozen yogurt. Cut bananas into pieces. Place a fourth of each ingredient in a blender (this is to prevent overflow). Whirl until smooth, and duplicate steps for the left over ingredients. Pour concoction into glasses and serve (if you want it more like a drink and less like a shake use nonfat milk instead of frozen yogurt).

      Party Ideas for Treats:

      *Tires - Oreo, donuts, basically anything round with a hole in it.

      *Traffic Lights - take graham crackers, put a bit of chocolate frosting on each and then add red, green and yellow candies (M&M's, gumdrops, jellybeans, etc.) for the traffic lights.

      *Race cars- Use car cookie cutter to make racecar Jell-O Jigglers.

      Also, check out this site for great party/food ideas.

      http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/racing.html

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a dog friendly frosting recipe?
    I'm going to bake some treats for my furry kids and need some help with the frosting. I have no idea how to make frosting a dog can eat! I appreciate any help. Thank You.

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

      Try this site. It has recipes for safe treats and a few frosting recipes. I tried a peanut butter biscuit recipe and my dogs loved them.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you think htis would be a good idea?
    well we went to a dogs birthday party today and we wanted it to be special because she is turning 12 yrs old. and here in utah county we could not find ANY dog bakery to make a cake or any other dog bakery at all here in utah county. so we want to start one like to make doggy birthday cakes,cookies.biscuits etc.
    i just want to make this work and not have it fail

    here are some questions what are some good ideas for names
    and also would you buy something for your dog at a dog bakery.
    i live in spanish fork

    • ANSWER:
      That's a great idea! When I inquired about this with someone who is in the business, you have to be careful to carry insurance, there will be customers who complain and blame you for their dogs getting sick on your baked good. All though they are rare, the issue will always be there.

      I am in the process of opening a pet store in my town, and will be selling my homemade treats. I will be using a retail counselor through www.score.com. they are free and offer the advice you need in starting a business. They will help you prepare your business plans along with everything you will need to start a business. One other thing I recommend is to contact your local college to see if they are offering any seminars from the business school, I am attending one here next month for small businesses. There is a lot involved, I'm starting to get overwhelmed, but it will be worth it in the end.

      Here is a recipe given to me, I have not made it yet, but sounds good.

      K-9 Birthday Cake (Pupcakes if made in muffin containers)
      Preheat oven to 350
      INGREDIENTS:
      1 cup whole wheat flour
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/4 cup sugar free, natural peanut butter
      1/4 cup canola oil
      1 cup shredded carrots
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1/3 cup honey (optional)
      1 egg
      DIRECTIONS:
      Mix the dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix quickly.
      Bake in a greased ring mold at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
      You may frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese blended with some carrot pieces and natural peanut butter. (I just guessed on amounts)
      Store in the refrigerator.

      Oh and ood luck, keep us informed!

  48. QUESTION:
    Winner will get best answer!?
    I need all natural dog treats recipes
    And trying to find dog cookie frosting.
    Please help!
    Thanks =]

    • ANSWER:
      Frosting for dog treats:

      6 ounces fruit baby food
      2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
      1/3 cup plain yogurt
      1/4 cup wheat germ
      1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules

      Place baby food fruit (any flavor) and peanut butter in small bowl; blend well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

      Use as a frosting or a dip for dog treats. Spread on the dog treat immediately before serving. Store frosting in the refrigerator.

      Makes 1 cup

      ...By the way, whoever gets chosen for best answer is always the one that wins the 10 extra points. There's no need to put that in your question. :-)


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