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Dog Food Recipes: Valentine Liver Treats
Valentine Liver Nibbles
This delicious recipe is nutritious and tasty, and the loaf can be sliced up into any size. What better way to make your pup feel truly special this Valentine’s Day than with homemade treats richly infused with love. The added bonus is that Valentine Liver Nibbles are completely wheat-free, making them ideal for sensitive pets. Ingredients 1 lb. fresh raw organic beef or chicken liver 3 free-...
Wellness: Recipes
Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs
Winning ways with leftovers
Dogs love turkey and sweet potatoes, too. Cook this meal from scratch or use up the leftovers—either way, your chow hounds will chow down with gusto!   Nutritional Information Per 1-cup serving (approximate, depending on ingredient substitutions) Calories 321 Protein 44 g Carbohydrates 16 g Dietary fiber 1.9 g Fat 7.7 g (with gravy; less if omitted)   Facts (Vet’s View) This is a moderate-...
Dog Food Recipes: Pumpkin Puree
Repurpose that still-fresh jack-o-lantern into a tummy-taming treat.
1. Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F.   2. Cut your jack-o-lantern into large wedges. Place the wedges skin side up on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for approximately 90 minutes, or until the pumpkin wedges are fork tender.   3. When the pumpkin is cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh out of the skin into a bowl, then mash it or whirl it in a food processor. If the purée is a bit watery,...
Wellness: Health Care
What to Do if Your Dog is Sprayed by a Skunk
You’ll Need A clean plastic bucket in which to mix the ingredients 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (usually sold in pint bottles, so you’ll need two; use of other strengths is not recommended) 1/4 cup baking soda (do not use washing soda, which is much stronger and will burn your dog’s skin.) 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid detergent (Softsoap and Ivory liquid are preferred) How to Use...
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Dog Food Recipes: Fifi's Fishy (or Chicky) Affair
Ingredients 4 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup low-sodium beef or chicken broth 1 5.5 oz. can skinned and boned salmon or chicken, well drained** 4 Tbsp. dried parsley 1⁄4 cup fish, safflower or olive oil 1 tsp. iodized salt Directions In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until a paste is formed. Roll out mixture on a lightly floured cutting...
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Dog Food Recipes: Puppy Stew
Ingredients 3 lbs. boneless chicken meat with skin (white or dark; skin may be too rich for some dogs, and its inclusion is optional) 2 cups brown rice or barley 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 6 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 medium package (24 oz.) frozen peas or lima beans 56 fl. oz. diced tomatoes with juice 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley or oregano 1⁄2 cup fish, safflower or olive oil...
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Dog Food Recipes: Fido's Fricassee
Ingredients 1 lb. ground meat (beef or turkey with moderate fat content) 1 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry, or 1.25 pounds fresh spinach leaves 1 cup cooked brown rice or barley 2 Tbsp. fish, safflower or olive oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 hard-boiled eggs, mashed 2 ripe papayas, peeled, cored, mashed (may substitute canned pumpkin if papaya is unavailable) 1 tsp....
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Dog Food Recipes: Bow Wow Brunch
Ingredients 3 cups cooked oatmeal 2 cups active-culture plain yogurt 2 cups cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. safflower oil 1 banana, peeled and coarsely mashed 1 apple or pear, cored and chopped 1 cup ripe mashed mango Directions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate, do not freeze. (Use caution if your pup has not been exposed to dairy.) Yield: 8 cups, which...
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Dog Food Recipes: Easy Crockpot Chicken & Brown Rice
A family favorite, served to three generations of dogs
Base 1 cup brown rice 2 cups water Vegetables 1/2 lb. green beans, broken into segments 1 medium sweet potato, raw, cut into medium-sized chunks (leave skin on) 3 carrots, sliced into about 1" thick rounds Protein 2 boneless chicken breasts (with or without skin) or 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs Directions 1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer,...
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Dog Food Recipes: Ginger Bone Treats
Whole Grains, Whole Fun
Dogs love the taste and aroma of their very own ginger cookies—better yet, use a “squirrel” cookie cutter for extra delight. Makes 5 to 6 dozen cookies. Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup molasses 1 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 tablespoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves  Directions Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix...