Pet Recipes

Always keep in mind
If your pet has a pre-existing medical condition, consult your veterinarian before adding a new food to their diet.

Pet Recipes

When it comes to showing love to your pet, you’re not alone in the “I understand what they’re telling me” camp. According to studies, pet owners turn to their pets for emotional support, and they believe their pet children talk back to them.

Baked goods aren’t just for people. Give your pet a special treat with these easy-to-make, pet-safe, homemade goodies!

Always keep in mind:
If your pet has a pre-existing medical condition, consult your veterinarian before adding a new food to their diet.

Remember: these recipes are intended to be special treats or supplemental snacks. They are not a replacement for a complete or balanced diet.

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TASTY TUNA TREATS

Tasty Tuna Treats

Prep time: 5-10 Minutes
Bake Time: 20-30 Minutes

Makes approximately 40 cookies.

Ingredients:

1 6oz can of Tuna in oil (undrained)
1 cup of cornmeal
1 cup of flour (whole wheat/gf or white)
1/3 cup of water

Directions:

Mix ingredients well, roll out dough on floured surface to a ¼ inch thickness. Cut into bite sized pieces or use your favorite cookie cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350? for 20-30 minutes based on your oven. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

Pumpkin Tuna Cat Treats

Tuna & Pumpkin Treats

Serves: 18 ounces
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes

Ingredients:
7 oz (200 grams) fresh tuna
1 egg
7 oz (20 grams) carrot
7 oz (20 grams) pumpkin
1.5 tablespoon (20 grams) olive oil
1 teaspoon catnip herb
1/8 cup (200 grams) integral oat flour

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C)
Roast fresh tuna and pumpkin.
Cool and crush.
In a bowl, beat the egg, add peeled and grated carrot, catnip herb, olive oil, tuna and pumpkin.
Add the oat flour and mix until homogeneous dough forms. Rest 5 minutes.
Spread the dough up to 1/2 inches thick. Cut with molds of your choice. Place the cookies on a greased paper tray and bake at 350 °F (180 °C) for 10-15 minutes. Rest at room temperature.
Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for maximum 1 week.

TASTY SALMON TREATS

Tasty Salmon Treats

Prep time: 5-10 Minutes
Bake Time: 20-30 Minutes

Makes approximately 40 cookies.

Ingredients:

1 6oz can of Salmon in oil (undrained)
1 cup of cornmeal
1 cup of flour (whole wheat/gf or white)
1/3 cup of water

Directions:

Mix ingredients well, roll out dough on floured surface to a ¼ inch thickness. Cut into bite sized pieces or use your favorite cookie cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350? for 20-30 minutes based on your oven. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Tuna Tasties

Tuna Tasties

Ingredients:
1 can tuna in oil – drained
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4-1/3 cup water
2 tsp catnip (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until a dough ball forms. Touch dough. If it feels extremely sticky add additional flour 1 tbs at a time to absorb some of the extra moisture. If dough won’t come together add additional water 1 tbs at a time until it forms a ball.
Sprinkle your counter top with flour. Turn dough out onto counter. Flatten by hand into a disc and sprinkle top generously with more flour. Use rolling pin to roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick, adding extra flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
Cut dough into 1/2 inch squares or use a bottle cap to cut out small circles.
Place pieces on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden and puffy, about 20 minutes depending on size. Let cool completely before serving kitty!

Note: if you do not have a food processor you can mix the dough by hand using a wooden spoon. Just stir the tuna around to break it up before adding any other ingredients.

DOGGY DONUTS

Doggy Donuts

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Bake Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 Egg
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup of Chicken Broth (preferably sodium free)
1/4 cup of Old Fashioned Oats

Icing:

3 Tsps Non Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
Two drops of honey
Small treats to decorate with your pet’s favorite treat (like the bacon flavored treats pictured) or 1-2 tsps. of pet-friendly Juice to naturally color your icing (like Beet or Blueberry)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
Whisk the egg in a large mixing bowl, add the flour, broth, and oats to the egg mixture. Mix to combine ingredients well, then place on a well-floured surface and roll out to your desired thickness, we suggest ½ inch. With a circular or donut cutter cut out your shapes and place on the baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes until bottoms start to brown slightly.
While your donuts are cooling, mix together your Greek yogurt, juice (optional) and a few drops of honey to thicken it up. Wait until donuts are completely cool and decorate with icing and small treats (like the bacon flavored treats pictured).

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

LIVER CUPCAKES

Liver Cupcakes

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Bake time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 1/2 lbs liver
4 Eggs
1 3/4 cups) all purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk

Frosting:
In a food processor, puree cottage, about 30 seconds cheese until smooth
Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
Add 2 drops honey
Mix well
Keep frosting refrigerated until cupcakes are completely cool. Frost and serve!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300°F.
Blend the liver, eggs and milk
Add the flour
Mix flour in with fork
Spray cupcake pan with coconut non stick spray
Spoon mixture into cupcake pan
Bake for 40 mins
Cool before giving to your pooch

Frosting optional, adding small dog biscuit for decoration optional.
Freeze leftovers
Thaw before giving to your pooch

RED VELVET PUPCAKES

Red Velvet Pupcakes

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Bake Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup low fat cottage cheese (for frosting)
1 cup of applesauce, unsweetened
1/4 cup canola or coconut oil
1/3 cup beet puree/juice
2 teaspoons baking powder

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oil, applesauce, and beet puree or fresh beet juice, in a separate bowl sift the flour and baking powder together. Incorporate the flour mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
Spoon batter into cupcake cups to three-quarters full and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the pan and cool on a rack.
In a food processor, puree cottage cheese until smooth, about 30 seconds. Keep frosting refrigerated until cupcakes are completely cool. Frost and serve!

Homemade Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Bacon Peanut Butter Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: depends on the size of your cookie cutter

Ingredients:

1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup (180ml) nonfat milk
1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour* (spoon & leveled)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup (30g) oats*
2–3 strips cooked bacon, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
Using a floured rolling pin, cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Cover and store leftovers at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes:
Freezing Instructions:  The treats freeze well up to 2 months.
Flour: Unbleached all-purpose flour is safe for dogs, but whole wheat was more highly recommended by our vet because of its added health benefits. 
Oats: Either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine.
* Peanut Butter: If you use commercial peanut butter, check for the ingredient Xylitol – which is NOT doggy friendly! Almond or peanut butter are fine in limited amounts for most dogs, but always be allergy aware when you feed your pet.

Kitty Begging

Always keep in mind:
If your pet has a pre-existing medical condition, consult your veterinarian before adding a new food to their diet.

Remember: these recipes are intended to be special treats or supplemental snacks. They are not a replacement for a complete or balanced diet.