Treat of the Month

Bow-Wow Bagels

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup chopped thawed frozen spinach
  • ½ cup dry milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup low-fat plain cream cheese
  • ½ cup finely shredded carrots

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, spinach, dry milk, egg and ½ cup water, adding more water if the dough is too stiff. With floured hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls; place on a nonstick cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with your hand. Bake until golden, 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix cream cheese and carrots. Spread on top of the cooled bagels.

 

Recipe taken from Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine  

 

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup peanut butter
2 very ripe mashed bananas
½ cup water
¼ cup sugar-free jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients, then mix in peanut butter, bananas and water. Mix until dough forms. Shape dough into 1 inch rounds, place on baking sheet and press thumb into centers. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool. Heat jam in a saucepan or microwave until liquid in consistency. With a spoon, drip the jam into the center of each cookie. Let stand 1 hour for jam to set. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe taken from Bark Magazine

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

Tasty Tuna Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (3.5 oz) tuna in water (do not drain)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour

 

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. In a food processor, combine the tuna with its liquid and the eggs; pulse to blend. Add the flour and pulse until crumbly. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and press into an even layer. Bake until set, about 5 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut into 3 dozen squares. Once the treats cool completely, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

Recipe from Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine

 

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

No-Bake Canine Cookies

Ingredients

-          6 cups rolled oats

-          2 cups peanut butter (sugar free)

-          1 cup liquid (water, broth, etc)

 

Assemble the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth.  Add additional liquid to the mixture if it feels dry and crumbly.  Wet your hands to shape the treats.  Roll out logs and slice them into coins or scoop out small balls and flatten them.  If using a cookie-cutter, roll out dough to ¼ or ½ inch thick (depending on the size of your dog).  Dunk cookie cutter in water between cuts.  As treats dry, they will become harder.  Store treats in refrigerator or in freezer.

 

Recipe from Bark! Magazine

 

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

Spinach Snacks

 

Ingredients:

- ¾ cup whole wheat flour

- ¾ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

- 2 tablespoons grated cheese (any kind)

- 1 cup frozen spinach (thawed but not drained)

- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

 

Preheat the oven to 350º. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Using your hands or a small ice cream scoop, shape the mixture into golf ball-sized treats. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool then refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze up to 6 months.

 

Recipe taken from Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine

 

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

Basic Kitty Cookies

Simple treats for any cat!

 

Ingredients

-          ½ cup dry cat food

-          1 cup all-purpose flour

-          ½ teaspoon salt

-          ½ teaspoon baking soda

-          1 large egg

-          ¼ cup beef broth

-          ¼ cup flour, for rolling out treats

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients, mixing well.  Add the egg and beef broth, mixing well.  Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup flour on a breadboard.  Roll out the dough in the flour until it is ¼ inch thick.  Use a 1-inch cookie cutter to cut out the cookies (choose a fun shape!).  Place the cut-out cookies on a greased cookie sheet.  Score all cookies with a sharp knife, creating a + on each one.  With a spoon, carefully drip a few drops of beef broth on the top of each cookie.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the treats are just turning golden brown.  Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly and store in an airtight container.  Serve as a whole cookie or break into four pieces along the scored lines.

 

Makes 35, 1-inch cookies

 

 

Recipe taken from Cat Fancy magazine

 

*If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

Cheesy Nuggets

 

Ingredients:

-         1 cup uncooked oatmeal (not instant)

-         1 cup how water or meat juices (such as chicken stock)

-         1 cup grated cheese

-         1 egg, beaten

-         1 cup wheat germ

-         ¼ cup margarine

-         ½ cup powdered milk

-         ¼ tablespoon salt

-         1 cup cornmeal

-         3 cups whole wheat flour

-         Cookie cutter

 

Preheat oven to 300°F.  In a large bowl, pour hot water (or meat juices) over oatmeal and margarine. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, salt and egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3 to 4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to an inch thickness. Cut into bone shaped biscuits with cookie cutter or into treat sized shapes based on the dog’s size. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in the oven to sit for at least 1 hour.

Recipe taken from Fetch! magazine

Chicken and Egg Cat Treats

This is an easy at-home recipe for your cat that can easily be turned into an organic treat.

 

Ingredients:
- Greased cookie sheet
- ½ cup whole wheat flower
- ½ cup non-fat, powdered milk
- ½ cup cooked and chopped chicken
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh catnip (optional)

 

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine the four, milk, and chicken in a large bowl and mash and mix them together. Add the water, oil, beaten egg and catnip (if using). Stir well until a sticky dough forms. Form dough into small, dime-sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten into discs (can adjust size of treats based on your cats size and needs). Bake for 10 minutes. Removed from oven and flip, then back for additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container or bag.

Recipe taken from Modern Cat Magazine

If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian. You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/. If your dog or cat has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

 

Golden Koi Cookies

Golden Koi Cookies

These non-gluten treats are great for dogs with gluten allergies.  Remember, the drier the cookie is, the less fishy it will smell.

 

Ingredients:

-         1 (3.5oz) can sardines packed in tomato sauce

-         1 large egg

-         ¼ cup water

-         1 teaspoon ground tumeric

-         2 ½ cups garbanzo flour, plus more for rolling out

-         ¼ cup canola oil

 

Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Lightly dust the baking sheet with garbanzo flour.  Using a fork, blend the sardines, egg, water, and tumeric in a medium bowl until the sardines are reduced to a fine texture.  Stir the garbanzo flour and oil into the sardine mixture with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together.  Knead briefly to gather the dough into a ball and transfer directly to the baking sheet.  Flatten the ball and shape into a square.  Dust the top of the dough with additional garbanzo flour and roll into a 10 inch square.  Then cut into 1 inch squares.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned and dry.  Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before breaking them apart at the cut lines.

 

Recipe taken from Modern Dog magazine

If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian.  You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/.  If your dog has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

Turkey Day Treats

Some delicious treats for your pets to enjoy this Thanksgiving!

 

Ingredients:

-         1 15-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained

  • You could also use 1 ½ cups mashed, cooked sweet potato or pumpkin* in place of canned sweet potatoes

-         ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

-         2 tablespoons olive oil

-         2 cups barley flour

-         2/3 cups whole-wheat flour

-         ½ cup nutritional yeast

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Process the sweet potatoes, applesauce and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until completely mixed.  Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely incorporate ingredients.  Roll out to ¼-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer onto prepared baking sheets.  Scraps may be rerolled and cut.  Score large cookies with a fork, if desired.  Brush lightly with olive oil and back for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly brown.

 

Keep treats in an airtight container for short term storage.  To store them longer, put them in a zipper-lock bag in the freezer.

 

*If canned pumpkin is used, make sure to use plain pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling

If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian.  You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/.  If your dog has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

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