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This One is For the Dogs ( and cats)

Updated on November 14, 2015

Easy home made pet treats

Pet treats are a necessity ( for them at least) and fun to give as a reward when they have mastered a trick, did not chew shoe or favorite throw pillow or just to say " I love you". The problem with store bought pet treats is they can be expensive and contain fillers or additives not healthy for your cat or dog. The idea of making pet treats from left overs came from my daughter who is the founder of a large non-profit pet rescue group and currently has 5 beautiful rescued pit bulls in her care. I guess the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention" is really true.

To make this easy pet treat simply remove excessive spices and bones from left over meat ( any type of meat) and freeze. Keep adding to the meat until you have enough for your pet(s). In addition to meat freeze left over veggies like carrots or peas, rice, whole grain pasta, and bread. When you have enough meat, veggies, and grain food to satisfy your pet (s) thaw and put it all in the blender with one egg. Blend until well mixed. Roll in to bite size balls and place in a freezer bag or plastic container and refrigerate. If you have more than your pets can eat in a 3 or 4 days, divide the "treat balls" and freeze.

Pets like cookies just like kids and, just like with kids, giving your furry friend a sweet treat can be harmful to them. No doubt you have many human cookie recipes, how about a cookie recipe for Puppy or Kittie? To make your pet friendly cookies preheat the oven to 350f. In a large bowl mix 2 cups of wheat germ, 3 standard jars of strained baby chicken, pork, or beef baby food, and 1 tablespoon to water. For extra flavor add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or an egg. Mix well, shape in to a flat cookie, and bake for 25 minuets.

After the cookies cool store in a air tight container and label-don't forget to label because these things really do look good and can be mistaken for human cookies.

NOTE: Consult your veterinarian before changing your pet's diet.

I love to cook for them as much as they like to eat the treats.  Pictured is my Sophie I rescued after she lost her eyes sight caused by abuse and her best friend Ginger.
I love to cook for them as much as they like to eat the treats. Pictured is my Sophie I rescued after she lost her eyes sight caused by abuse and her best friend Ginger. | Source

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