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Oatmeal Apple Dog Cookies

4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup minced apple
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil: cold pressed
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ground cloves

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until combined to form dough. Roll out dough on floured surface to about 1/4 in. thick. If dough gets too dry, you can add some water. Use a bone shaped cookie cutter (or any other shape) to cut out cookies. Place cookies on ungreased foil-lined baking sheets. Bake 30-35 minutes. Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies.
DOODLE BIRTHDAY 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 baby food, meat, beef, strained
4 eggs
2 strips beef jerky -- (2 to 3)

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. Ice with plain yogurt or cottage cheese, OR…
. Frosting:
2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon butter
6 tablespoon carob flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoon unbleached flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Frosting:
Blend thoroughly and spread on cool cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. The frosting contains carob, which is a safe (almost tastes like) chocolate substitute.

Carob flour can be found at health food store's.
GOLDEN DUNKIN DOODLES
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup honey
2 eggs
3 ¾ cups white flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix vegetable oil, shortening , honey with eggs. Beat well. Add flour, soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet . Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400F. Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container.
HONEY PUPCAKES
1 large apple
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

For the Frosting
8 oz Low Fat Cream Cheese
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 tablespoons flour
Directions:Preheat oven to 400 ° F (200 ° C). Grease muffin tins. Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey, and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed. Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside to cool. For the frosting, combine the low fat cream cheese (at room temperature), honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes and you're ready for a doggone good party! Makes 16-18 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Let the cake cool, then frost
LIVER BROWNIES

Before making these be sure your dog does not have allergies to garlic, or you can cut back on the use of garlic!

2 lbs chicken livers
2 C corn meal
2 C wheat germ
2 eggs
2 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic (not salt)
1/2 C dried parsley
Liquefy livers in food processor, pour into mixing bowl and add other ingredients. Mix until smooth like a brownie batter. Spread on a cookie sheet (1/2 sheet cake size) (I use parchment paper to line the pan) until it's evenly spread about 1/3 inch thick. Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes. When cool cut into squares, or whatever shapes you prefer. I keep them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.
BANANA BISCOTTI
5 cups flour
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cups banana, pureed
2 teaspoons vanilla
water
Preheat oven to 325F. Place dry ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in the center. Blend egg, oil and banana together. Add into the dry ingredinets in well. start combining together. Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly. Form into logs approximately 2" - 2 1/2" high. Flatten so that log is 6" - 7" wide by 1" high. Place on non-stick baking sheets or lightly greased ones. Bake 30 - 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2" - 3/4" slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Store in airtight container.
Red Velvet Pup Cakes

Not only is beet juice the secret behind these cupcake’s crimson hue, it is also a source of the ideal fiber dogs need to maintain healthy digestion. Iced with low-lactose cottage cheese, these trendy treats are also a balanced meal.
Ingredients



* ¼ cup canola oil
* ½ cup light brown sugar
* 1 cup applesauce
* ⅓ cup beet puree or fresh beet juice
* 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese


Cooking Instructions



1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 6 cup muffin tin with muffin cups.
2. In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Stir in applesauce and beet puree.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
4. Spoon batter into muffin cups to three-quarters full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the pan and cool on a rack.
5. In the bowl of a food processor, puree cottage cheese until smooth, about 30 seconds. Keep frosting refrigerated until cupcakes are completely cool. Frost and serve.

Tips & Tricks




Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Servings:

6

Baking Time: 25 minutes
Pup Cakes


1 large apple
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbl. honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tbl. yogurt
2 tbl. honey
2-1/2 tbl. flour

Core, slice and mince the apple. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal and baking soda.
In a medium bowl blend together the yogurt, water ,oil, honey and eggs. Stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until well mixed.
Spoon into muffin tins about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave in muffin tins about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
For the frosting; combine the cream cheese at room temperature, honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes.
SPECIAL NEEDS
Diet 1 to try to figure out if it’s Food Allergies, from Dr. Pitcairn

4 cups brown rice
3 pounds (6 cups) raw lamb or mutton
2 ½ tbl bone meal
2 tbl veg oil (safflower, sunflower evening primrose, borage) [I use olive or flax seed]
Complete daily vitamin-mineral supplement, for dogs without yeast
Vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate (give 500 milligrams daily)

Bring 8 cups filtered or spring water to a boil, add the rice, cover and simmer for 40 minutes

Meanwhile, trim any excess fat off the lamb or mutton (if you wish to have a lower fat diet)
Chop or grind the meat. When the rice is done, thoroughly mix all ingredients except the vitamin and C, add these at the time of feeding. (This is leaving the meat, more or less raw. I wait until the rice is about ¾ done then add my meat and veggies right into the same pot and sort of steam the meat for the remaining 10 minutes so the meat is still on the rare side but not raw)

Recipe is approx. 27% protein, 24% fat and 47% carbs. The amount of calcium provided by the bone meal=just over 1 gram (1100 mg)

Substitutes: Instead of rice, you can use 4 cups of millet (cooked for 20-30 minutes with 12 cups of water) OR
8 cups of dry oats (cooked for 10 minutes with 14-16 cups of water)
Cooked grains should be soft and mushy. For a higher protein feed, reduce grain items and increase meat)
Yield: 5,600 calories, about 3-4 days, freeze what cannot be eaten in 3 days
[I do higher protein than grains]

Diet 2 for Allergies, from Dr. Pitcairn
6 cups millet
3 pounds (6 cups) raw turkey
2 ½ tbl bone meal
2 tbl veg oil (safflower, sunflower evening primrose, borage) [I use olive or flax seed]
Complete daily vitamin-mineral supplement, for dogs without yeast
Vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate (give 500 milligrams daily)
(Follow as above)
Yield 5,900 calories)

Dr. Pitcairn goes on to say: To give this diet an adequate chance, keep your dog on it for at least two months – be strict about it. If the problem clears up or improves, slowly reintroduce the omitted foods one at a time to find out which one or ones are causing the problem.

If your pet’s condition has not improved after a couple months on a restricted diet, the cause may not be food allergy. Bear in mind that allergies can be triggered by a variety of environmental factors such as chlorine and other contaminants in water, household cleaning chemicals, release of gases of formaldehyde and other chemicals from furniture and buildings, synthetic carpets and upholstery, plastic food bowls, certain plants or grasses, regularly administered drugs like heartworm preventive medications or flea chemicals and of course, flea bites themselves. Also, while many people have heard that they can be allergic to their pets, few realize that their pets can be allergic to them. (228-9, Pitcairn, Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats)
SPECIAL NEEDS
Diet recommended for epileptic dogs by the Guardian Angels site. We've been feeding California Natural because of Quinn's food allergies, but now I'm reading that rosemary may have some connection to seizures, and the CN formula I've been using contains rosemary. I've been thinking about home cooking for a while, and this is the push I needed.

Healthy Adult Diet - Crock Pot recipe

4 halved boneless, skinless chicken breasts - frozen (use any reputable brand that you would feed your human family). They are usually around $8.00 for a package of 10. Or you can use 4 cups frozen fish, or 4 cups frozen lean ground meat (about 2 lbs).

1 cup zucchini sliced thickly
1 cup sliced carrots sliced thickly
1 cup string beans cut up
1/2 cup white potato cut in 2" pieces
1/2 cup yam or sweet potato cut in 2" pieces

Combine all ingredients (leave chicken breasts frozen) in crock pot along with 4 cups of water. Put crock pot on "Low" setting and cook all day while you're at work or all night while you're sleeping, approximately 8 hours or until everything is tender. After the mixture is cooked, put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, skim as much of the fat off the top as you can with a spoon. Then you can mix and mash everything together so that the meat and veggies are well blended together. (If your crock pot has a removable liner, put the whole thing in the fridge - if not, you can transfer the cooked food to another container to sit overnight.) Once you have mixed everything together well, you should refrigerate the food - either in the container you have it in or divided up into individual meals. Do not leave it in the refrigerator for longer than three days - if you have more than you will use in three days, please freeze the extra portions. Be sure to reheat each meal in a microwave or at least bring it to room temperature.

Link online here:

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/healthy_diet.htm

I thought this sounded pretty good:

A Fun Cool Summer Treat for Dogs 

Ingredients:
Three 6 ounce Containers of Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter (Low Sodium)
1 Four Ounce Jar of Banana Baby Food
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend
well. Pour mixture into small cups (I used Dixie
Cups). Place dog bone in mixture (to serve as the
handle). Freeze. Once frozen, peel away paper cup
and serve outside! Yummy! or should I say Woofies! ;o)

I would use real bananas and skip the honey, but you could mix it up with many different ingredients. The cookie and the ice will keep them cool and busy.

Sent by my friend Alana:

Puppy Puddin‘ Popsicles

A sweet treat for warm weather, dogs of all ages will find the texture of the puddin‘ pop deliciously intriguing. Great for stuffing in Kongs, too. 
Ingredients:
32 ounces nonfat yogurt
1 large jar of apple or pear baby food
2 tablespoon low-fat peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
Directions:
Blend all ingredients together, pour into three-ounce paper cups, ice cube trays, or a Kong, and freeze.
 See all DogTime dog food recipes.

Disclaimer: This recipe is not intended to meet all of your dog’s nutritional needs. If you wish to cook for your dog regularly, please consult a vet or veterinary nutritionist to learn about how to feed your dog a nutritionally balanced diet.
 
Alana 

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