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Homemade treats for furry family members

roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
Do you make treats, cookies, or homemade food for your furry family members? I found this recipe a few weeks ago and made a batch for Bella. Holy smokes, she absolutely loves this! She can only eat half of one at a time so I put the remainder in a plastic bag in the freezer and she has the second portion later.

If your dog doesn't have issues with low fat yogurt, Bella highly recommends these Peanut Butter Frozen Treats for dogs

Please share your pet friendly recipes

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  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    What a great idea for a thread! I can't say I exactly make recipes for my feline family members (I'd love to learn some though!), but I can say that when there's a rotisserie chicken in the house, they are getting a slice or two (or else! Lol).
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users
    Oh, Rosie and Heidi would sure like to try that!

    Like hootenanny, they always get some rotissarie chicken, and most nights, they get meat scraps, unless it's too spicy.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ooh, my girls would love those, especially Zoe. She freaks out over both bananas and peanut butter. Funny, one of the dog pictures under the recipe looks just like Sheba.
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  • FoodlunaticFoodlunatic Posts: 6Registered Users
    I think cooking for our furry pets is great!

    No furry family members right now, but when I was younger we use to always cook for our dogs. My favorite dog Ulysees loved to eat beef risotto.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    For X-mas a co-worker gave me a doggie bone cookie cutter and a recipe for peanut butter biscuits. I haven't made them yet. I'll pass along the recipe a little later.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I've tried a couple of different recipes. He likes them but is not crazy about them. Without perservatives, they go back too quickly for one small dog.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    My dogs prefer MEAT in it's purest form as treats. They're not crazy about peanut butter. Cheese is OK, but meat is better. They think fruit is for monkeys and veggies are for cows. MEAT is where it's at for my dogs.

    I would like to get a food dehydrator so I can make their very favorite treat a little cheaper...dehydrated LIVER!
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Hamster popsicles!

    No?

    Just an idea...

    :-?
  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    My dog loves most fruits and vegetables. She was levitating in the kitchen last night while I was slicing cucumbers!

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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Finlay LOVES cucumbers! and carrots if they have Ranch or Peanut butter

    I love this recipe for him, I think he'll like it.

    ETA - he loves beef baby food, too - so am thinking I can mix that up with the yogurt and freeze for him
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Those frozen pb banana pops look great. And probably much healthier than store-bought treats!

    My girl will eat anything... but she especially adores bananas, carrots, raw zuchinni, and apples. She just loves her fruits and veggies!
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    This is a great dog biscuit recipe-it has pumpkin in it which is good for sensitive stomachs (like Casey :))

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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    YAY! xcptnl!!!!!!

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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    1/2 cup water (add more later if required)
    1/2 cup oil
    2 eggs
    3 tbs peanut butter
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1/2 cup cornmeal
    1/2 cup oats

    Blend wet ingredients. Whisk dry ingredients and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto non-stick lightly greased cookie tray. Cook 20 minutes at 400F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container.

    I think my co-worker bought it at Target. It was $1.

    I haven't made them yet, but I totally intend to for Dexty who is the only one that can eat them. Nini is an allergy girl and can't have the oats.
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    This is a great dog biscuit recipe-it has pumpkin in it which is good for sensitive stomachs (like Casey :))

    Retriever Retriever, Pumpkin Eater | Simmer Till Done

    That's a neat blog. I love her photos and captions.

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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    BellaPupsicles.jpg

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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    ^ that FACE!!! love it
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,241Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    When I had dogs, I often made them dog treats. I still have the bone shaped cookie cutter and make them for other people's dogs occasionally.
    They were fun to make and the dogs loved them.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    It's a little too cold right now for my dogs to get excited about frozen treats... But I'm so going to use that recipe this summer! They will go bananas for them (pun intended obviously).

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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Bella doesn't normally like milk bones but I bought a small box so I could make these as described. When she had her second portion, she ate it all the way down including the crunchy milk bone. :)

    I saw another recipe somewhere for a wheat flour, bacon fat, cheddar cheese thing. Here it is: Doggie Bacon and Cheddar Treats. I would probably have to make half a batch because Bella is a small dog. These look good enough for Mama!

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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Fin enjoying his frozen treat

    Then he got tired of all the licking



    ETA no idea why photos are sideways, sorry...

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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    How cute! Fin loves it!

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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Bella doesn't normally like milk bones but I bought a small box so I could make these as described. When she had her second portion, she ate it all the way down including the crunchy milk bone. :)

    I saw another recipe somewhere for a wheat flour, bacon fat, cheddar cheese thing. Here it is: Doggie Bacon and Cheddar Treats. I would probably have to make half a batch because Bella is a small dog. These look good enough for Mama!
    I'd be careful with these treats. While I'm sure any dog would love the taste, it's an awful lot of fat and dairy for a dog. A lot of dogs are lactose intolerant and fatty food can trigger pancreatitis.
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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    I only allow Finlay to lick them for short periods of time, the one in the picture he's had four times over the course of a week, and he's only about half done. He had a sensitive tummy so we do all new things in really short bursts. :)

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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    PerriP, I think the frozen one that you made is okay. Yogurt is good for dogs, even if they're lactose intolerant. I was talking specifically about the one with bacon fat, cheese, milk, and oil.
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Yes, you do have to be careful about the fat in some treats. There's also lots of sodium in some as well. My Annie had chronic pancreatitis and eventually developed diabetes. She was such a sweet girl.

    Anyway, if your dog gets tired from all the licking, you can do what I do, put in the microwave and soften up a bit first. That's how Bella likes it best, slightly soft serve!

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