Pet Treats Recipes

by Niki
(AL)

We have all gotten more savvy about healthy eating and many of you have learned or are learning about preparing great tasting low food for your families and friends. However, humans are not the only ones who need to eat healthier less fatty foods. Some or our pets, especially those canines and felines in our lives are starting to pack on those pounds. Not only does this make your pet feel uncomfortable but, being overweight can lead to a number of medical problems for our pets and shorten their life span.

While finding dog or cat food that is low in fat is relatively easy the same can not be said for Pet Treats. Those treats that are lower in fat are difficult to find, so the solution is to either not give your pet a treat at all or make your own Pet Treats. There are many such Recipes available on the Internet but, here is one that both dogs and cats seem to love with a few simple changes in ingredients.

Low Fat Dog And Cat Rounds

This recipe will work for both dogs and cats if you make a few substitutions in some of the ingredients. The ingredients to use for the dogs and cats are clearly marked to make everything simple and easy to follow.

Ingredients For Both Dog And Cat Rounds



a 1 ½ cups hot water



2 teaspoons beef or chicken bullion powder (you can substitute powders for chicken or beef base or even use ham base in place of the powdered bullion.)



3 Tablespoon Olive Oil



3 ½ cups whole wheat flour



½ cup corn meal



½ cup finely shredded carrots



Ingredients just for dogs



½ cup finely chopped celery



½ cup green peppers finely chopped



Ingredients Just For Cats



½ cups peas



½ cup green beans finely chopped



Directions

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix water, bullion, and oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Lightly flour counter top and and knead mixture for about 2 minutes and then roll out to about 1 ¼ inch thickness. Then cut in rounds the appropriate size for your pet. And bake 20 to 30 Minutes in oven until done. Allow to cool, place in a zip lock bag and refrigerate.

Note: For small dogs or cats I usually use an old and well cleaned prescription bottle to cut the rounds.

For larger dogs I use either a small topped jar or a glass and then cut the circles into crescent shapes.

These treats are meant for full grown dogs who have weight problems or may develop weight problems. They are not suitable for puppies who need the right balance of proteins, fats and other ingredients to remain healthy and grow.

While most pets love these treats some pets may prefer something a little different in the way of added ingredients. For example your favorite kitty might prefer dry powdered milk in replace of the bullion or your dog may love the beef but, turn up his nose at the chicken. So, you may need to experiment with this recipe if your dog is a finicky eater.


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