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Yummy Homemade Dog Recipes for Your Dog
Dogs really are our best friends, so why do we feed them the same boring meal every morning and night? Your poor dog has probably been trying to find a polite way to tell you they are looking for a little bit of spice in their life. The regular dog bone just isn’t doing it for them anymore. Of course, it’s important for them to stick to their regular diet in order to stay healthy, but on holidays and birthdays, let’s give them a real treat!
Before we start, these are the foods you should NEVER give your dog. They are bad for their health, and the whole point of this is to treat them to something special, not kill them! Keep them away from:
-Artificial sweeteners or artificial fats
-Raw meat or seafood
Now that we got the ‘don’t’ list out of the way, let’s start with the DO list! The first recipe we are going to start with is dog birthday cake. If you don’t know your dog’s birthday, it’s time to make one up! For example, my dog’s birthday is the entire last weekend of January. Here are the ingredients from dog-treat-recipe-exchange.com you need and the steps you need to make the best dog birthday cake they have ever had.
Peanut Butter Delight
1 cup white or whole wheat 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
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour and the baking soda together first. Once that is mixed, add the remaining ingredients in one-by-one to make for easier mixing. Pour the mixed ingredients into a non-stick circle pan that you would normally use for a cake. Cook it for 40 minutes and let it cool for 30 minutes. Frost this cake with a small amount of low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in refrigerator. Make sure to sing Happy Birthday before you dog digs in!
The next dog recipe is from allrecipes.com for those special holiday dinners that your dog has always wanted to be a part of. It’s delicious and healthy and they will feel like royalty.
6 cups water
1 pound ground turkey
2 cups brown rice
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination
Pour the water into a medium sized bowl along with the ground turkey, rice, and rosemary. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Then, bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, and once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until you serve it to your canine friend.
The final recipe is a regular ol’ dog treat made with love. Allrecipes.com cooks a simple dog biscuit that tastes just like bacon for our meat loving friends.
Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuit
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons bacon fat, melted
5 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Then, stir in the milk, water, salt, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off small pieces of the dough and roll them into 2 inch balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool them on racks when ready. Store the cooked balls in a covered container in the refrigerator.