Cats & Dogs and other furry friends.....
1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup nonfat, dry, powdered milk 1/2 can tuna, in oil OR 1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces 1 tablespoon vegetable oil OR cod liver oil 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup water Catnip (Optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In large bowl, mash the tuna (or chicken) into smaller pieces. Then add flour and milk. Mix well. After all is mixed, pour in water and oil. Mix well again. Next beat egg in separate dish until egg gets a foamy texture. Add to mix. Mix well. The dough mix will be sticky, so don't worry. Using your fingers, shape dough into small bite size balls about the size of a marble. Put balls on greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with hand. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove treats from oven; wait five minutes and turn treats over so other side will cook. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown in color. Place treats on cookie rack to cool. Cool for 15 minutes. NEVER give treats to your pet right after cooking. You can add the catnip in the recipe or sprinkle on top of treats. They like it either way. Store in air tight container in refrigerator or cool dry place. Makes approximately 60 treats.
Dog Treats: Beefy Biscuits
2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal 1/4cup wheat germ 2 teaspoon beef bouillon powder 1/2 teaspoon yeast extract (adds additional meaty flavour)
Mix above ingredients in a medium bowl.
Add: 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon cooking oil and 1 cup hot water.
Stir well. Roll out on a well-floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on ungreased cooking sheet. Bake on center rack, (275 F. or 140 C) for about 2 hours until dry and very hard. Let stand overnight to dry thoroughly. Makes 10 big bones and 14 puppy bones.
Basic Yeast Dog Treats
3 1/2 cup unbleached flour, 2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup skim milk powder 1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast 3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth
Mix all ingredients together, dissolving the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Then stir in flour mixture. Roll resulting dough out 1/4" thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough. Brush biscuits with egg wash. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300* for 45 min. Then turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening. Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits.