Treats your Pugs will love: Easy Home made Dog Treats
Before we get started here is a list of food items that are hazardous to dogs
Chocolate and Coffee - contain theobromine and caffeine, which can be toxic and affect the heart perhaps fatally.
Hops - Unknown compound causes increased heart rate, seizures, and death.
Nuts - contains an unknown toxin that can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscles.
Mushrooms - Wild-growing mushrooms - even the backyard variety - can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
Garlic & Onions - Contains sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia.
Peach and plum - Can obstruct the digestive tract.
Grapes , Raisins & Sultanas - newly discovered to contain unknown toxins that may damage the kidneys when consumed in quantity.
Raw eggs - Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin, a B vitamin. This can lead to skin, hair and coat problems. Raw eggs also may contain salmonella.
Raw fish - Can result in a thiamine (B Vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and sometimes death. The problem is more common if raw fish is fed regularly.
Yeast dough - can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach and intestines
Xylitol - Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in products such as gum, candy, mints, toothpaste, and mouthwash.
Recipes ideas for quick and healthy homemade dog treats your dogs will love. the internet is awash with different pastry cutters, from bones to hearts to dog silhouettes. Get creative!
Recipe makes 48
- Preheat oven to 165 degrees C, slightly lower if fan assisted.
- In a large bowl, mix porridge oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease grease proof paper.
- Stir in flour, sugar, milk, cheese, and egg.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter, any shape you fancy, and place 1 inch apart onto the grease proof paper.
- Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.
This is also something you can get the kids involved in, as any mess on the floor can soon be cleaned up by the dog in waiting and you know all the ingredients are safe.
- Preheat your oven to 165 degrees C, slightly lower if fan assisted.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, peanut butter and water.
- After you've mixed your treat batter, mold it into a ball and place it on a clean counter.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter, any shape you fancy, and place 1 cm apart onto grease proof paper.
- Let your treats bake for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.
All Natural Oven Baked Liver
- Slice beef liver or chicken livers into thin strips, approximately 1/8 inch thick.
- Lay the slices on a rack. Leave approximately 1/2 inch of space between slices of meat to allow for proper air circulation. Place the rack.
- Cook the meat in a preheated 60 degree C oven for eight to 10 hours.
- Remove the liver strips from the oven when they begin to feel leathery, like jerky.
- Leave the strips on the racks and allow them to cool completely. Place the cooled liver strips into storage bags or jars.
- Check each slice of dried liver to see that it is still firm and leathery. Properly dried liver strips should be put back into their storage containers and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for up to two months.