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SPECIAL DIETS

For pups with special diets (allergies, illness etc), you can find recipes on the right hand column.  The left hand column is for recipes for a specific issue such as bad breath, a section for Home Remedies and for Lowfat food.

Breakfast Casserole for Canines
Submitted by Prince (5/17/06)
 
This casserole contains just the right proportions of carbs, fat, and protein for your pooch’s health.If your dog is taking medication in pill or liquid form, this rich breakfast can easily camouflage them from suspicious snouts!

Ingredients
1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
250 ml (1 cup) mozzarella cheese
60 ml (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
100 ml (1/3 cup) whole wheat flour
250 ml (1 cup) chicken broth
200 ml (3/4 cup) water
100 ml (1/3 cup) dry milk
480 ml (2 cups) chopped ham (cooked)
360 ml (1.5 cups) frozen hash browns
6 chopped hard-boiled eggs

Preparation & Cooking

Press rolls over bottom of 13X9X2” baking dish and bake at 190C (375F) for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

While crust is baking, melt butter and stir in flour, broth, and milk. Simmer until thickened, stirring constantly. Fold in ham, hash browns, and eggs, then pour over the crust. Bake at 190C (375F) for 25 minutes and cool thoroughly before serving to your pup.

Leftovers can be cut and stored in an airtight, refrigerated container for easy reuse later.
 
Fishy Fudge Treats
Submitted by Gio (9/19/06)
 
Here is a recipe that I just love!
Good things about it: They are soft so good for training treats or pups with bad teeth. And they keep well in the fridge.
Bad things about it: They STINK!! Don't invite company over they day you are baking these goodies!

2 sm cans of tuna in water (not drained) OR 1 lge can salmon (not drained)
2 eggs
1 t Garlic powder or crushed garlic
1 1/2 C flour
parm cheese (optional)

1. Blend fish, garlic, and eggs in a blender
2. Put flour in a bowl and mix in liquid from the blender
3. Mix until texture is putty-like. You may need to add a bit of water.
4. Spread in greased pan and sprinkle parm cheese on top
5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes

Note: If after 15 minutes, they are still too sticky, cut into squares and bake for a few more minutes. Then turn them out of the pan onto a cookie sheet and bake for a few more minutes to dry them out some more. The parm cheese tends to be a bit flaky so if you want something less messy omit the parm. This recipe can be adapted, using the general idea as a base. Pooch not a fan of fish? Try poultry livers (not beef, they have a hard membrane that isn't appreciated by blender motors)! Add in some peanut butter or whatever your pooch likes best. Enjoy!
 
Pooch's Prozak Krunchies
Submitted by Gibbon (12/21/06)

Mint is known as a natural anti-depressant

2 c Whole wheat flour
2/3 c Yellow cornmeal
1/2 c Sunflower seeds; shelled
1 pn Sugar
2 tb Corn oil
1/2 c Chicken broth
2 Eggs; mixed with 1/4 c. Milk
1 Egg; beaten
2 ts Fresh crushed mint
(a natural antidepressant
-for dogs)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, blend together flour, cornmeal, sugar, and seeds. Add oil, chicken broth and egg/milk
mixture. Let sit 30 minutes. Place mixture on floured surface. Spread out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into small circles, shape like smiley
faces, and brush with beaten egg. Bake 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand until cool.

Makes about 40 treats

 
TESS' TASTY TREATS
Submitted by Gibbon (4/19/06)
 
Feed these green, specked treats to your dog and notice the difference! Mint and parsley are natural breath fresheners. The crunchy biscuits help prevent tarter from building up on your dog's teeth.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried mint
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3/4 cup water
6 tablespoons safflower oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, cornmeal, mint and parsley in a large bowl. Add oil and water and mix thoroughly. Roll out to 1/4" on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn heat off and let biscuits dry out in oven for several hours. Store in refrigerator in airtight container.

HIGH CALORIE DIETS

Rice Protein Mix

Submitted by My Little Demon (2/9/07)

 

1 lb ground Turkey roll or ground beef (you can also substitute cooked chicken or turkey shredded up),

2 cans chicken or beef broth

garlic powder

3 cups instant rice

 

Brown ground turkey or beef in skillet with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Put broth in pan and bring to boil- take off heat and put rice in. Stir occasionally until rice absorbs broth, then put in the turkey or beef mixture and stir well to mix it all in. Let cool some and put in air-tight containers for the refrigerator. Can be re-heated in micro at 1/2 power for 1 minute and served when cooled enough or mixed in with regular dog food and served.

HOME REMEDIES!

Flea Remedy

Submitted by Iris Foxie (9/22/06)

ingredients-1 lemon, 6" spig of rosemary, 1 quart of water

Slice the lemon paper thin, the rind is important here. place lemon slices and rosemary in a large bowl, cover with 1 quart boiled water. let the mixture steep for 8 hours. pour the mixture through a seive, pour the liquid into a spritz bottle.
This mixture will deterr fleas and mosquitoes. spray it on your dog,especially the belly, also spray on entrances. safe on children too. keep the mixture refrigerated.

Skunk Odor
Submitted by Bandit *Fur Angel* (12/4/06)

1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 teaspoon of liquid soap

When mixed, the ingredients in this recipe form an alkaline peroxide, which chemically changes the skunk essence into sulfuric acid (a completely odorless chemical). The soap helps break down the skunk essence making it more susceptible to the other chemical. Mix the ingredients in an open plastic or stainless steel container and  bathe the animal in the solution.  Rinse well and repeat if necessary.  This mixture is rather volatile, so do not store already mixed or the bottle or jug will explode.

LOWFAT RECIPES

Bullet's Chicken Recipe (Submitted by Bullet 11/11/06)

6 chicken pieces (or whole cut up chicken.  Mom trims the fat off before using it)
9 carrots, peeled and cut in half (I like carrots)
4 small potaotes, peeled & cubed
4 cups rice, uncooked (sometimes mom uses Quinoa, too)
Spices to taste

Place chicken pieces in large pot.
Cover with cold water (10 -12 cups). Add carrots, and potatoes to water.  Cover and simmer on low heat about 2 hours until the chicken becomes tender. Add the rice, cover and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

Remove soup from heat. Pull the chicken meat off the bone ( if will practically fall off), discard bones. Return shredded pieces to pot. Stir well. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator or freeze

Low-fat & Healthy Chicken Biscuits
Submitted by Gibbon (12/26/06)

1 cup yellow cornmeal
3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 cup finely grated carrots
3 T. canola oil
1-1/2 cups low-fat chicken broth or 2 packets chicken bouillon disolved in 1-1/2 cups hot water

Preparation -
Mix the cornmeal, flour, and garlic powder together in a large bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, stir the grated carrots and oil into the chicken broth. Add to flour mixture and mix well to form a dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about two minutes. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for about 1/2 hour before rolling. On a floured surface, roll the dough 1/4" thick. Cut with a small dog bone (or other) small cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, at least 1/4" apart. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Move to wire racks. Let cool and harden for at least 3 hours before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Barley Beef Biscuits - corn, wheat and yeast free!
Submitted by Gibbon (10/25/06)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons parsley
2 cups beef broth
2 cups barley flour
3-4 cups rye flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

In a large bowl, combine olive oil (extra-virgin olive oil is more expensive, but lower grade olive oils are blended with other vegetable oils that may contain corn or soy), and parsley. Heat the beef broth (it's best to make your own, canned or condensed broths have added salt, sugars, and preservatives) or water until steaming and add to the olive oil mixture . Stir in barley flour and let cool until lukewarm -- or cool enough to work with. Gradually blend in rye flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

Transfer to a floured (rye flour) surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Use the cookie cutter of your choice (we prefer to make small bones) or cut into small squares. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. After you finish baking all batches of biscuits, turn off the oven, spread all the biscuits in one baking pan and set them in the oven to cool for a few hours or overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crunchier.

Makes several dozen small treats that keep and freeze well.
 
Hypoallergenic Diet - Lamb Entree Recipe
Submitted by Giovanni (10/29/06)
 
Ah-Choo! For dogs sensitive to certain foods, Dr. Ackerman offers this safe but savory meal.

4 ounces lamb
1/2 cup white rice
1 medium sweet potato
1 large carrot, chopped
1 teaspoon safflower oil
Contents of a 500-mg psyllium husk capsule
1 750-mg calcium supplement, crushed

1. Trim excess fat from the lamb meat and then broil until thoroughly cooked.

2. Steam the rice per package directions.

3. Microwave the sweet potato until a fork slides easily in and out. Peel and mash the potato.

4. In a large bowl, cut the cooked lamb into small pieces and mix with the cooked rice and mashed sweet potato.

5. Add the carrot, psyllium husks, and oil and allow to soak for 5 minutes.

6. Add the calcium supplement and serve.
 

Hypoallergenic Dog treats

Submitted by Gibbon (2/3/07)

 

this is another one that should work well although some aren't crazy about using tuna. Maybe you can substitute it for salmon or mackerel.

1 small can tuna in water
1 cup oat flour*
1 tsp. garlic powder

Do not drain tuna. Dump in bowl and mash tuna well with fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Roll into small (nickel-sized) balls and flatten or roll out and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Cook on cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes for soft treats or cook in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes for crunchy treats. Store soft treats in freezer.

*you can make your own oat flour by grinding up rolled oats


LIVER TREATS
(this is wheat, soy, corn and dairy free)
Submitted by Peet (2/23/06)

1.5 lbs chicken livers (can use less, but I had to use them up)

2 cups Brown Rice Flour

2 cups Oatmeal Flour

(You just need enough flour to make the mix firm; should be able to spread it on a baking sheet...like icing a cake)

2 Eggs

(the rest of the ingredients are optional)

1 TBS Garlic Powder

Handful of chopped Parsley

Preheat oven to 350. Processs livers, parsley, garlic and eggs in a food processor/blender until smooth. Mix in Flour until thick enough to spread. Spread mix on a baking sheet...I spread it about 1/4 inch thick, but you can make it thicker. Pop in oven for about 30 -40 min. - until it pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove and break/cut into bite size pieces. You can go ahead and refrigerate/freeze them now...I popped them back in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 more min then let them cool in there...they dried out a little more and got a little crisper, but I don't think it makes that much difference...especially after they are refrigerated.

!This recipe made A LOT of treats b/c of the amount of chicken livers I used...so I would definitely reduce the amounts if you don't want a bunch of liver treats sitting in the fridge. At least I have plenty of treats for clicker training :)
 
Wheatfree Salmon Treats (version I)
Submitted by Bullet (9/21/06)

8 ounce can salmon, with juice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 eggs, shells included
1/2 cup sesame seeds, ground up in coffee grinder
1/2 cup flax seeds, ground up in coffee grinder
2 to 3 cups potato flour
Put these ingredients into a food processor, mix VERY WELL. Pour potato flour through the opening while the motor is running. When the dough forms like a pie crust and rolls into a ball, it is ready to take out.

Dump onto a potato floured counter or board. Knead more flour into this until it is the consistency of a cookie dough. Roll out into a 14-inch long sheet. Use a pizza cutter to cut long strips and then cut crosswise to make small squares. If you want FANCY treats, you may use a cookie cutter, instead.

Bake on cookie sheets, sprayed a non-stick cooking spray, or lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 20 minutes. Turn and rotate the cookie sheets and bake for 10 more minutes.

You can make them as soft or as hard as you want.
 
Wheat-Free Salmon Treats Recipe (version II)
Submitted by Gibbon (8/24/06)
Recipe found at http://www.momsbudget.com/pettreats/wheatfreesalmon.html

1 can flaked salmon (undrained)
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 350F

In a blender or food processor, combine oatmeal, salmon, and water, and blend until well blended. Remove, and knead until it is a soft dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll to 1/4" thickness and cut into shapes.Place on a non-stick or lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, watching for burning. Remove and cool.

All recipes are submitted by members of the group.  However, some pups can't eat certain foods.  Remember, every pup is different, so be aware before trying any of the recipes - knowledge is power!

You are what you eat!