Yummy Gifts for Pets

Many folks over the past few years have written in asking for recipes to make treats for their pets. Being a pet owner myself, I can understand the desire to be able to offer your pets nutritious snacks, free from preservatives and artificial colors and/or flavors.

Our unique collection of pet snack recipes are wonderful alternatives to store-bought treats, as well as great gift items for family and friends who are pet owners.

Cookie cutters in the shape of doggie biscuits are available in kitchen supply stores, as well as some department stores. Other appropriate shapes for pet treats, are circles, triangles and squares. No ‘yield amount’ is given on these recipes, because depending on the cutters you choose, your actual yield will vary. Enjoy making these treats, as well as sharing them with your favorite dog or cat!

Hally-tosis Treats!

2 cups Rice Flour
1 Tbsp. Activated Charcoal (from pharmacy)
3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1/2 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
1/2 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
2/3 cup Milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Combine flour and charcoal in a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients. Drop teaspoonfuls on greased sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator. (Doggie treats)

Super Salmon Treats

8 ounces Salmon (canned, with juice)
1/2 cup fresh Parsley, chopped (or 1/4 cup dried)
3 Eggs, including shells
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Flax Seeds
3 cups Potato Flour (more or less)

Powder sesame and flax seeds, by running them through a cycle in your coffee grinder or food processor. Add seed powder to salmon, parsley, eggs (with shells) and 1 cup of Potato Flour in your blender. Continue to add flour until mixture forms a soft dough. Knead dough on a floured surface, kneading more potato flour into dough, until cookie dough consistency is achieved.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick, and cut into strips using a pizza cutter. Cut strips into small squares. Bake squares on greased baking sheets, at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes; turn squares over, and bake 10 minutes longer. (For harder biscuits, bake longer, until crispy). (Kitty treats)


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