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Gobble Ups
Birthday Cake
Pet Party Mix
Mother's Cocktail
Icy Paws Frozen Homemade Dog Treats
Nuked Hot Dogs
Weight-On Meatballs
Birthday Cakes
Magic Meatballs
Muttzoh Balls
Puppy Party Appetizers
Hush Puppy Corn Pone
Beardie Coolers
Banana Cubes
Health Muffins
Gobble Ups
(Carlee G.)
bacon, cooked and drained
cheese slices
buttermilk biscuits (can)
bacon grease [optional]
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten biscuits fairly thin. Crush bacon and cheese into thumb-sized pieces and put onto biscuits. Close the biscuits over the bacon & cheese so you can't see the insides. Roll into balls and smother the bacon grease on top [not recommended for dogs with delicate intestines!]. Put on a cookie sheet and bake for 11-16 minutes or until slightly hard on top. Let cool and serve.
"I gave this to my dogs and they loved 'em!" Sent to DragonBear by Carlee G., 12/16/00.
Birthday Cake
(Keeshond-L mailing list)
ground beef
cream cheese
Make a meatloaf from ground beef, oatmeal, and egg and bake in a cake pan. Frost with cream cheese. Posted by Debbie Eldredge, 12/4/96.
[DragonBear edit: previously included "garlic"]
Pet Party Mix
(Usenet: rec.pets.dogs)
2 c. Cheerios
2 c. Chex or Crispix
2 tsps. dry gravy mix
1/2 c. imitation bacon bits
2 c. spoon-size Shredded Wheat
1/2 c. melted butter or margarine
1/2 c. grated American Cheese powder
1 c. dog treats (Pupperoni, Jerky Treats, etc.)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Pour melted butter/margarine into a 13x9 baking pan. Stir in cheese, bacon bits, and gravy mix. Add cereal and stir until all pieces are coated. Heat until crisp, approximately 45 minutes. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container. Originally by Michelle Jordan, TCHS Shelter Manager, posted by Dixie Blake, 12/20/96, from the Official Rec.Pets.Dogs.Misc. Treat Cookbook. (Also from Norwich/Norfolk Terrier recipes, attribution same. Also on Pomerama, posted on Prodigy Bbs by Linda Satterfield, submitted by Ursula R. Taylor, with 2 TB. dry gravy mix, 1/2 c. Kraft grated American cheese powder, 1/2 c. bacon bits, 1 c. dog jerky/pupperoni/sausages, cut doggie meat treats into 1/2 inch pieces while cereal mix is baking, mix when done, may be frozen and keeps well, yields 20 servings.)
Mother's Cocktail
(Keeshond-L mailing list)
2 c. chicken broth
1 TB. honey
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. powdered milk
Feed to new mother during whelping (between puppies).
Icy Paws Frozen Homemade Dog Treats
two 32-oz. tubs plain or vanilla yogurt
one 6-oz. can tuna in water
24 3-oz. plastic (not paper) bathroom cups
Open yogurts. If they are full to the top, use a spoon to scoop out one bathroom cup. These will be frozen as plain yogurt. Put half of the can of tuna in each yogurt container. Mix each container thoroughly. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture into the cups. Place on tray and pop in freezer overnight. Makes approximately 24 treats. Variations:
Natural Flea Prevention: mix in [removed: garlic powder], brewers yeast, and fennel seed
Veggie Delight: mix in cooked peas or other veggies
Chicken Icy Paws: used canned chicken instead of tuna
Potassium Boost: add in a mashed banana
Can also use standard ice cube tray instead of plastic cups. When frozen, pop out and put in plastic bags or wrap in wax paper. Posted by Jack and Amy Corrigan.
[DragonBear edit: previously included "2 tsp. garlic powder"]
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1/4 c. cottage cheese
1001 U. vitamin E
1 TB. bacon grease
Mix all the ingredients and add to food daily. Not only will it keep the fleas away, the dog will love the way it tastes.
[DragonBear edit: previously included "1/4 tsp. garlic powder"]
Nuked Hot Dogs
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1 lb. lowfat hot dogs
Slice hot dogs into thin lengths. Place on 3 layers of paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Microwave on High for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave, let stand for 5 minutes. Return to microwave and cook for a further 5 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. The Nuked Hot Dogs are done when they are of a Jerky state when cool. Keep them in the fridge, great for tidbits.
Weight-On Meatballs
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1-1/2 lb. fatty raw hamburger mince
1/2 c. wheat germ oil or wheat germ
3 eggs
3 c. oatmeal
Form into meatballs. Place on cookie sheet, put in freezer. After frozen, put in containers. Microwave about 30 seconds per meatball, depending on size. Give 2-3 per day. Also excellent for the finicky eater.
Birthday Cakes
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1/2 c. corn oil
1 jar beef or liver baby food (2-1/2 oz)
4 eggs
3 strips dog beef jerky, crumbled (optional)
plain yogurt (for dogs) or cottage cheese (for dogs or cats)
Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside. In large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, cream margarine until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food and eggs; mix until smooth. At low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Fold in beef jerky. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 8"x5"x3" loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 325F. oven 70 minutes. Let cool on wire rack a few minutes before removing from pan to cool completely. Ice each slice with yogurt or cottage cheese for dogs, or with cottage cheese for cats. Yield: 1 (8") loaf cake.
Magic Meatballs
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1 lb. hamburger
2 c. dry kibble
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. wheat germ oil
1/4 c. linatone or other
Grind kibble in food processor or blender. Mix all ingredients together and freeze. Use as needed for treats, bait or weight gain.
Muttzoh Balls
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1 c. any natural dry dog food
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 tsp. polyunsaturated oil
1/3 c. cold water
1/2 c. chicken soup, or 2 chicken bouillon cubes
Grind dry dog food smooth in a food processor or blender. Lightly beat egg and add oil. Mix all moist ingredients together except soup. Add to dry ingredients. Form into 1/2" balls. In large pan, bring 1 quart water to boiling to which you have added the chicken soup or the bouillon cubes. Drop balls into boiling water. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from water, drain and cool. Refrigerate.
[DragonBear edit: previously included "sprinkle of garlic powder"]
Puppy Party Appetizers
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. whole wheat bread crumbs
1 carrot, finely grated
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. grated cheese
1 tsp. tomato paste
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients, mix well. Roll into meat balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until brown and firm. Cool and store in refrigerator in airtight container or freeze. (Also on Pomerama, posted on Prodigy Bbs by Linda Satterfield, submitted by Ursula R. Taylor, yields 25 servings.)
[DragonBear edit: previously included "1/2 tsp. garlic powder"]
Hush Puppy Corn Pone
(Pomerama Recipes)
2 c. cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
3 TB. corn oil
1 c. water
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place cornmeal, oil, and salt in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat and pour over cornmeal mixture, stirring well. Allow mixture to cool 10 minutes. Form mush into 2" patties with your hands. It helps to moisten your hands with oil or water. Place pones on prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, or until firm. Makes about 18 patties. Note: adjust size to fit your dog. Originally from "Bone Appetit!: Gourmet Cooking for Your Dog", published in 1989 by New Chapter Press, NY, NY, by Susan Anson, submitted by Ursula R. Taylor.
Beardie Coolers
(Karen Norteman)

2 fresh beef (or other) marrow bones, each at least 1" long

In about a 2 qt. pan, put the bones, and add enough water to cover. Bring water to a boil; continue to boil at least 10 min. (More time is okay, for a richer broth.) Remove the bones, and return any beef marrow to the liquid, along with any meat that you can get off the bones. Cool the broth to room temperature. Pour liquid only into 2-4 ice cube trays. Chop up the marrow/meat/gristle into little bits, and put them into each section of the tray. Freeze solid. "Serve 2-3 cubes to your beardie on a very hot day. (Not too many if you made the broth very rich with extra bones or lots of marrow.)" Posted by Lynne.
Banana Cubes
(The DogPatch)
1 banana
1-1/2 to 2 c. water
Slice banana, put in cup or blender, add water, blend and freeze. Variations: instead of banana, use parsley, watermelon, oranges, or lemons. Posted by Bonnie Goodfriend.
Health Muffins
(The DogPatch)
1-1/2 c. oat flour
1 c. rolled oats
1 c. oat bran
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c. honey
3 TB. vegetable oil
3/4 c. milk
apples/bananas blended together
shredded zucchini and carrots
nuts (but NOT raisins!)
shredded cheddar/jack cheese
cooked chicken
Preheat oven to 425. Line muffin tins with foil/paper muffin forms. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, honey, and oil. Mix the milk in with the dry ingredients, blending well. At this point mix your "optional" ingredients into the honey mixture, then mix the honey mixture into the flour/milk batter. Put in muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes. These muffins freeze well. Posted by Bonnie Goodfriend. NOTE: Previously the recipe had said "nuts/raisins" but studies have shown that raisins can be poisonous to dogs.

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