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.
Roll out dough on floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut into desired shapes. Combine dough scraps and continue to roll out and cut into shapes until all dough has been used.
Place cookies on ungreased foil-lined baking sheets and bake in preheated 325º oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
From The Home Spa Book for Dogs  by Jennifer Cermak, published by Quarry Books, 2005.
Breakfast Oats or Barley
Linda Eckhardt and Barbara Bradley with Judy Kern
Oats and barley are vital canine foods. They are good sources of iron and help cleanse the intestine of impurities. And as if that weren’t enough, this healthy, hearty breakfast food requires no cooking at all!
Makes 2 servings
Variation: you can also add finely chopped apple and stir in a dollop of plain yogurt before serving.
From The Dog Ate It: Cooking for Yourself and Your Four-Legged Friends  by Linda Eckhardt and Barbara Bradley with Judy Kern, published by Gotham Books, 2006.
Photograph by Mark Compton