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Healthy DOG Treats

August 31st, 2011, 01:03 PM
Looking for some idea's AND OR some homemade recipes
found this
Oatmeal Dog Treats

3 Cups Oatmeal, uncooked
1 1/2 Cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 Cup cold water
1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
(All natural breath freshener) 2 Egg yolks
1 Teaspoon baking soda


Mix all ingredients together. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Place on a cooling rack. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Parsley is a natural breath freshener. You can add it to all kinds of food for fresher breath. Just chop it up and add it to dog treats or canned food.

Simple Doggie Bones :lightbulb:

This is a fairly simple recipe that takes about one hour from start to finish.

•2 teaspoons dry yeast
•1/2 cup warm water
•2 tablespoons fresh parsley
•1-1/2 cup chicken broth
•3 tablespoons honey
•1 large egg
•1/2 to 1 cup whole wheat flour

•Large bowl
•Wooden spoon
•Measuring spoons
•Measuring cups
•Rolling pin
•Cookie cutter shaped like a dog bone, sold at most pet stores
•Cookie sheet

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Put the dry yeast in a big bowl, and then add warm water. Wait for the yeast to dissolve and the substance to become foamy.
3.Next add the parsley, chicken broth, honey, and one egg to the yeast. Mix the ingredients until well mixed.
4.Add wheat flour to the mixture; just enough to make the mixture stiff (about 1/4 cup at a time).
5.Knead the mixture on a floured surface until it forms a smooth ball. You can then roll the mixture out until the thickness is about 1/4 inch.
6.Use a cookie cutter in the shape of a small bone to cut the mixture. Once you have the bones cut out, place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
7.Bake the biscuits for 30 minutes on one side then flip to bake on the other side for 15 minutes.
8.Let the treats cool over night before offering them to your dog.

October 22nd, 2011, 12:47 PM
Any ideas for treats for dogs with no teeth?

I just adopted three more dogs 2 weeks ago from a breeder rescue, and we are doing potty training now. I normally feed my dogs home-cooked stuff exclusively, but purchased several bags of "soft-moist" commercial dog chow to use for training purposes (dog pees in the right spot, he gets a bit of "puppy crack" as I call it. Everyone goes ga-ga over puppy crack, so this has worked well thus far).

I was horrified to read the Sticky above about the "secrets the pet food industry doesn't want you to know," specifically about "soft-moist" puppy crack.

What alternatives should I consider for potty training and so on? Two in training are older (ages 8 & 9) and have no teeth at all. The ones with no teeth are tiny-tiny, weighing in at 1.4 and 1.5 kg, so I need something small they won't choke on. They have trouble handling dry puppy crack. They kind of gag on it.

Am thinking of using shreds of cheese, but any other ideas? I have a couple of dogs who don't like cheese and also some of them seem unable to smell it, which is a problem in behavior training, so some stinky non-cheese ideas would be much appreciated.

October 22nd, 2011, 03:12 PM
I would use bits of cheese or bits of cooked scrambled eggs (keep refrigerated).
Yumm, cheese omelette. ;)

October 22nd, 2011, 08:38 PM
bits of chicken will never see a turned up nose. The are also several types of dehydrated chicken strips now available. Also dehydrated cheese and liver makes most dogs go nuts.
I find the simplest treats (one meat ingredients) are often the most rewarding, and healthiest.

November 28th, 2011, 07:43 PM
These are great! Thanks for the info!!

March 16th, 2012, 11:16 AM
I also use one ingredient treat. My dog loves the purebites chicken.
I would also give carrot. It's good for dogs' teeth :)