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Turkey Gobbler Dog Treats
1 lb. fresh ground turkey (NOT spicy turkey sausage). You can try other ground meats also.
1 cup potato flakes (The original recipe had 1 cup oatmeal, fyi)
1 egg (sans shell, of course)
1/2 cup parmesan (or other cheese or mix of cheeses)
Mix all ingredients together using hands and pat into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool. Cut into thick strips. It has the consistency of meatloaf. It crumbles a bit, but Winston doesn't mind.
If you want to fuss a bit, cook the loaf for 20-25 minutes. Slice right away. Cut slices into strips. Bake again on a cookie sheet lined for 5-10 minutes until well done. These hold together better, but make a bigger mess in the kitchen and dirty more pans. Winston likes them no matter how i bake them. I suspect he would eat the batter raw if I would let him.
Just a reminder, be careful not to trip over the dog in front of the oven. Let treats cool before letting your dog taste any. You don't want him to burn his silly tongue (pugs are so cute when they lick their chops)
Fishy cat treats
Substitute canned tuna, Mackerel or Salmon for the ground turkey.
Bake in loaf pan or other baking dish. Slice and rebake.
Cool and refrigerate or freeze treats.
I make these in smaller batches using smaller pans. Since the fish isn't raw, it doesn't take as long to cook.
Note: My cat liked the dog treats and my dogs like cat treats. Use any ingredients the pet likes (and isn't allergic to) and cook raw meat thoroughly.
Doggie liver treats
Preheat oven to 350'f. Prepare a large baking pan with parchment lining. (I use a big jellyroll pan,. You can use a couple smaller pans if you wish. You don't need to buy a pan for this, just grab something from your collection.) You can grease the pan instead if you prefer.
Liquefy 1 lb of liver (chicken, beef, whatever kind you want) in food processor. I know, it looks horrible - note to the faint of heart, I think it smells even worse when it is baking.
Add an egg (Use just the inside , not the shell. I clarify this because a ditzy neighbor made a batch with an entire egg - shell and all. Her dog ate the treats with the shells -but her dog also ate cat poop from her litter box.) Pulse until blended.
Add potato flakes until mixture is about the texture of biscuits/dumplings. The original recipe called for flour, but Winston is allergic to grains. You can try flour instead of potato flakes - or a mixture of flour, oats, potato flakes or whatever you think your dog will like.
Drop bits of bloody batter on the pan as if you were making cookies. you can make whatever size you wish - from tiny to biscuit sized. I use a teaspoon for Winston's treats.
Bake about half an hour until well done, literally. When sliced, they should be brown to the center, not red at all. Larger treats may require a longer baking time. Take them out of the pan right away because they tend to stick. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can freeze part of the batch if you wish.
While baking, turn on a fan and open a window, weather permitting. Take care not to trip over the dog in front of the oven waiting for the treats to be done.
|For use on pets after they have been sprayed by a skunk
1qt hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and a teaspoon of Dawn Dishsoap. Mix well and use immediately as the mix tends to break down the longer it sits. Let it stay on your dog for a few minutes, working it through the the coat. Rinse well with water and follow with a quick rinse of apple cider vinegar and water. This mix will cover a dog up to 50 lbs and can be adjusted for size and thickness of the dog's coat.
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