Important Notes

The recipes listed here are posted for the enjoyment of you and your pets. These recipes are meant to be fed as treats or for occasional meals. They should not replace your pet's regular diet or make up the bulk of your pet's food. Please do not overfeed your pet (remember, small pets have small stomachs!)
The use of some ingredients may be counter-indicated for pets with certain health conditions. If you are not sure if a recipe is ok for your dog, please ask your vet. While some recipes mention cats, please be aware that certain ingredients, such as garlic, should not be fed to cats.

If you have an overweight or small dog or a cat, you may want to check the calorie content of a recipe before feeding. There are websites where you can input a recipe and they will calculate the nutrition information for you.
Here is one website with that feature:
http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

 If you are looking for a good quality food to feed your dog, we recommend the Dog Food Analysis website for reviews and information on commercial diets, or DogAware.com's diet pages for information on different types of diets for dogs as well as feeding dogs with medical conditions.

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Ingredient Substitutions

Some of the recipes listed here contain grains, wheat, corn or soy. Some pets are allergic or sensitive to these ingredients, or are on a grain free diet. My own dogs and cats generally eat grain-free diets, however I do sometimes make these recipes for them, and I feel ok about feeding them as it is a very occasional treat.

If your dog or cat is allergic to one of the grains in a recipe or is on a grain-free diet, you may be able to substitute an ingredient to make the recipe acceptable for your pet. Some options for substitutions for dogs who can't eat wheat or white flour are brown rice, barley, oat, quinoa, amaranth or rye flours.

If your dog is on a grain-free diet you may be able to substitute grain-based flours with grain-free potato flour, tapioca, or chick pea flour.

To substitute for flour, you may need to alter the amount being used. The following sites provide information on how and how much to substitute:
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Using-Alternative-Flours/Detail.aspx
http://www.foodsubs.com/Flournw.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09329.html

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Grrrrisotto

Grr-Risotto

  • olive oil
  • sesame oil
  • 1 potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3-4 button mushrooms, cut into quarters or sliced
  • 50g/2 oz cooked whole grain rice
  • 50g/2 oz canned sweet corn
  • 75 g/3 oz cooked chicken, in strips or chunks
  • 39 g/2 tbsp plain yogurt

Heat the oil, throw in the potato pieces, and saute until translucent. Add the mushrooms, and keep stirring while adding the rice and the sweet corn. Next add the chicken, stirring a little longer; reduce the heat to low. Keep stirring for a further 2-3 minutes. Lastly stir in the yogurt, reduce the heat to very low. Continue to stir for 1 more minute . Cover and leave for 5 minutes, lifting off the lid and stirring briefly every minute or so. Allow to cool completely. Sprinkle sesame oil on top of food (optional).

Doggy Gravy

Doggy Gravy for Dry Food

  • 1 Boneless/skinless Chicken Breast
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs
(all items approx.)
Boil chicken breast for about 1/2 an hour, remove to cool. Add flour to chicken water. Beat out lumps. Add pre-beaten eggs. Cook on low heat until it's done thickening. Pulverise chicken in food processor. Add to flour/egg gravy. May need to add more.water. Unfortunately it won't freeze. But using a few tablespoons daily, it should be used up before it sours.

Carnivorous Kibble

Carnivorous Kibble

  • 2 cups  whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon bone meal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups (about 1 lb) cooked ground beef, pork or veal
Preheat over to 350 degrees and great a large baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, combine whole wheat and rye flours, milk powder and bonemeal. In a small bowl, beat eggs and blend in oil, then stir in garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Add water to flour mixture and blend well. Fold in egg mixture and mix thouroughly. Add meat and press it into dough evenly. Spread mixture 1/2 inch thick on bakingsheet and bake 45 minutes. Cool kibble, then break into bite-size chunks. Refridgerate and serve within 2 days or freeze in individual portions. Makes 4 cups of kibble.

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Oat and Rice Kibble

Oat and Rice Kibble

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour or whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon bonemeal
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup water
Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease a large baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, rice, milk powder and bone meal. In a mall bowl combine egg, oil and tamari sauce. Stir water into dry ingredients, then add egg micture, mixing well. Batter will be thin. Spread evenly on baking sheet, 1/2 inch thick (as for pizza). Bake 45 minutes. Cool kibble, then break into small pieces. Store in covered contain in fridge or divide into individual servings, place in freezer bags and freeze. Makes 6 cups.

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Peanut Butter & Oats Glazed Goodies

Peanut Butter & Oats Glazed Goodie Treats

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/ 4 cup butter -- half stick
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  •  3 cups whole wheat flour
Boil water in a saucepan. Add oats and butter. Let oats soak for ten minutes. Stir in the cornmeal, sugar, salt, milk, peanut butter, and egg. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour, one cup at a time (you may not need the entire amount) until a stiff dough forms. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth, about 3 minutes. Roll to 1/2" thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or knife. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

KC's Dog Food

KC's Dog Food

  • 8 cups oats
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 6 Cups barley
  • 2 lbs. carrots finely grated
  • 3-4 bunches broccoli - grate stems, chop flowerets
  • 6 zucchini grated or 1 lb. green beans chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
Use 8 quart stock pots. Cook oats. In another pot, cook brown rice and barley. Cool (to save time, cook in evening and cool overnight). Next day: Cut vegetables - use food processor. Using rubber gloves, combine all ingredients in a 25 quart stock pot. Shape into balls about 1/4 lb. each. Wrap and freeze.
(To be fed with meat.)

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Doggie Quiche

Doggie Quiche

  • 4 whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 2/3 cup milk, skim
  • 3 ounces meat (beef, pork, chicken)
  • 2 ounces shredded lowfat cheddar cheese -- or other type
  • 1 whole pie crust (9 inch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder -- optional
  • 1 sprig parsley -- chopped fine
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Wisk egg, cream, milk together, then pour into pie crust. Add meat, cheese evenly Bake for 30-45 min. Till done. Let it cool. Sprinkle fresh parsley.

Chow Chow Stew

Chow Chow Stew

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef -- *see Note
  • 2 cups cabbage -- chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -- minced, up to 4
  • 18 ounces canned sweet potatoes -- drained and chopped
  • 14 1/2 ounces canned tomato wedges -- undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root -- up to 2, grated
  • 2 cups green beans, frozen -- cut crosswise
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook Beef, Add the cabbage and garlic; cook, stirring, until the cabbage is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, apple juice, ginger. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer until hot and bubbling, about 6 minutes. Stir in the green beans and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter until well-blended and hot, about 1 minute. Spoon over rice.

*Note: Low Fat, or use chicken, lamb, fish. Liver can be used as well.