- Pets and Animals
All Natural, Grain Free, Organic Dog Treats Recipe
Let Them Eat Cake!
Home made pet treats made by you are a definite sign of a loving relationship between you and your pet, whom is either spoiled or on a restricted diet. Dogs are easy to please, as they eat most everything if not food allergic, which many dogs are these days.
All dogs seem to like liver and potatoes, so there are two good ingredients to begin a simple dog biscuit recipe with. Remember, when making animal foods, the fewer ingredients, the better. Fewer ‘human food’ things for the animal to have a reaction to, is the rule of thumb.
Plus, there are some foods a dog should never eat, but, that‘s something a pet’s owner should research before even getting a pet.
For this recipe we’re making grain free dog treats called Liver Snacks, good for both dogs and cats. Just cut the finished product into small bits for cats and little pieces for small dog breeds and bars (or cookies) for large breeds.
This home made dog treat recipe is so easy, you don’t even have to have precise measurements to make it work, and it can be cut in half or doubled and it comes out the same. They store nicely in the freezer for at least a month (maybe more, but here they don‘t last long enough to find out).
The 100% Potatoes Without Other Ingredients Kind
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 2 hours
- Ready in: 2 hours 15 min
- Yields: Depends on the size of the portions
All Natural Dog Treats Good For Dogs and Cats
- You Will, Need:
- 1 pound unprocessed liver, calf, chicken; any kind of liver
- 1 box Instant potatoes, read the ingredients; you want the kind that contains 100% real potatoes without other ingredients.
- As needed Water, maybe a cup, maybe not a whole cup, maybe a bit more than a cup.
- Rinse the livers off and put them into a food processor or blender.
- Blend the livers until chopped or blended well. Some livers have a membrane that doesn’t like the blender or processor, so it will have to be removed by hand. It’ll show itself when the rest of it is liquid; a string-like tissue that doesn’t cut up in processing.
- Add water to make it more liquid; just a little water, until it‘s about the thickness of soup.
- Blend again.
- Begin adding potato flakes a little at a time. Stir in well, making sure there are no clumps of potatoes.
- Mix potatoes in until about as thick as cookie dough.
- Spread into a greased baking sheet, about half an inch thick.
- Bake at 350 for an hour, then turn oven down to 275 for another hour. Remove from oven.
- Cut while still hot, into bars, strips, bits and pieces; whatever shape and size your pet requires.
Nutritious ‘n Delicious Home Made Dog Cookies
These doggie goodies are good food with nutritional value for the pet, but too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Likewise, these cookies or bits should be only used as treats and not for a snack or meal.
If you want to make organic dog treats with whole, fresh potatoes you can, but make sure to peel the skin completely off, especially the green parts. Even little bits of green skin can give adverse reactions in some dogs. Also, raw potatoes aren’t good for most dogs either, so do cook them thoroughly. Don’t add liquid when smashing the potatoes, just add the liver liquid and smash/mix well.
Fight the temptation to add salt! I know, liver without salt is almost a sacrilege, but dogs don’t require the amount of salt in their diet that humans do. A dog’s tasting ability is such that they don’t taste as many flavors as people do, and the taste of the meat unseasoned is yummy to them.
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These Homemade Dog Biscuits are Good, Even if They Aren’t Cookies
Many times I’ve had a counter-full of pieces I’d put out to cool and one of the family or their friends came along and snagged a bit and popped it into their mouth when walking by, thinking it was a cookie of some kind.
Their reaction when they realize it’s not a typical cookie is knee-slapping funny every time, so keep an eye on them when cooling. This easy recipe for dog treats is just good food, so it won’t hurt anyone who isn’t allergic to liver or potatoes.
It’s also good to remember that too much liver in a dog’s diet can cause a vitamin K depletion, which is a bad thing, so only use treats as treats and not as meals or snacks for cats or dogs.
Last but not least is to remember to spay and neuter pets and/or donate to no-kill shelters in your area.