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I saw this recipe online the other day, maybe on Pinterest, but if anyone is interested. I plan to make them this weekend. I guess you can shape them however you want. This is the whole recipe.

No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Your pup will go crazy for these dog treats. You may even like them yourself! This simple recipe requires no baking and your treats will be ready in no time.

Ingredients:
-½ cup peanut butter
-1 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
-1 Tbsp honey
-1 ½ cups quick oats
-1 tsp turmeric powder


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We make our pup teats too.

Hubby adds salt free broth to their kibble, then adds liver, shredded cheese ... and usually cut up yams, etc....

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This forum is very informative. I'm sure glad I found this team.

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So sorry the article was too old.

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I've never made my own treats before. I only buy two types: freeze dried liver, and feline greenies. The feline greenies are NOT like the canine plastic extruded type that have caused so many problems for dogs. They are little green kibble type treats that are only 1 1/2 calories each. My Tate loves them. He even likes the catnip flavored ones haha.
I took Tate to a dog bakery, and he was offered many a sample by the owner. Tate turned his nose up at all of them... I was just as surprised as the owner. We've gone three times, and all three times we left with nothing. Still was fun browsing.

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I amke my own dog treats and dog foods I bought a recipe book for organic foods for puppies. Dessah loves them

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Here is a good place to get more info:

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Came across this and wanted to share.

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Give Your Dog a Bone
(A conversation with The Canine Coach on keeping your dog’s teeth clean.)

We recently had the privilege of sitting down to talk about dental hygiene for dogs with one of Minneapolis’ top certified dog trainers and dog behavior specialists, Maureen Haggerty, otherwise known as “The Canine Coach”.

Q. What do you recommend people do when it comes to doggie dental hygiene?

A. Brushing your dog’s teeth is a noble act, but through my personal experience I discovered that I got the same if not better results from letting them chew on raw bones. Raw knuckle bones (the joints) in particular are great because they are soft and still have some tendons and muscle meat attached. They look kind of round like the shape of your fist. These bones clean your dog’s teeth in addition to providing them with a nice oral workout – not to mention a healthy dose of natural calcium.

Q. Does it matter if the bones are raw or cooked?

A. It does matter. Raw knuckle bones are what I recommend versus cooked or sterilized bones. Cooked bones are more likely to splinter from the effect that high cooking temperatures have on them. And cooked bones, especially the white sterilized bones from the pet stores, will also be deprived of beneficial nutrients which raw knuckle bones are chock full of. A further benefit of raw bones versus the white sterilized bones from the store, are that they are much more yummy to your dog. This translates into more chewing time from your dog, which will both keep him occupied and better clean his teeth.

Q. Why the knuckle bone as opposed to other types of bones?

A. Raw knuckle bones are soft and allow dogs of all sizes to scrape their teeth into the bone, nicely cleaning food and tartar from their teeth. The meat tissue typically still left on the bones allow for a separate type of chewing, which is natural and necessary for your dog. This is the nibbling and pulling you see your dog do with his front teeth. They will use their front teeth to pull the tissue off the bones which is a great way to clean these teeth – natural flossing, if you will.

Being that this is a conversation about teeth cleaning, I am going to focus on the raw knuckle bone in particular as the best type for the topic at hand. This is not to say dogs should never chew on anything else or any other type of bone. Satisfying the need to chew is very important whether or not it contributes to keeping the teeth clean. So let me just say that while other bones may make fine chew toys, I don’t feel they serve the teeth cleaning purpose. One in particular that I don’t recommend for teeth cleaning (besides cooked or sterilized bones) is the femur bone, which ironically is the stereotypical “dog bone” shaped bone. While your dogs will enjoy raw femur bones, I find that they don’t do as good of a job at cleaning the teeth because generally dogs cannot scrape into the femur as easily as they can with the knuckle bone. I also find that the enjoyment doesn’t last as long as it does with a knuckle bone. Many dogs spend most of their time licking out all of the marrow from the femur bones, which may be tasty but has nothing to do with teeth cleaning. Once the marrow is gone, most dogs seem to lose interest. Unlike raw knuckle bones, femur bones are usually very clean, with no meat tissue on them, and they are not very edible because you have to be careful for narrow walled femur bones, which might split upon chewing creating sharp edges. In addition, the marrow in femur bones is very rich and high in fat. Not that this is bad for your dog, but some dogs may react with diarrhea caused by the marrow, though most dogs do just fine with it.

Q. Where do you find raw knuckle bones?

A. The best place to find raw knuckle or femur bones is from your local butcher of the meat counter at your local supermarket. Ask them if they will cut them to the appropriate size for your dog.

Q. What about small dogs. Is there a more appropriate size bone for small breeds?

A. Ask your butcher if she will cut the bones down if they seem too large for your dog. Not that your small dog can't handle the big bones, but you wouldn't want them to consume too much at once (although most dogs are likely to self-regulate). Also, you will have more bone left to put back in your frig or freezer. Femur bones are often cut into small pieces at your grocery store's meat section. But I do prefer the knuckle bones, and you can get those cut down if you want. Also, make sure the bone size is large enough. Femur bones need to be longer than your dog's mouth is wide. Too short of a femur bone has been known to get lodged in the dogs mouth between their teeth.

Q. How do raw bones compare in price to other chew items that are marketed as being good for cleaning teeth?

A. Ah, yes, another advantage of real, fresh bones. Grocers and butchers charge around $1.00 per pound for bones. A one-pound bone is a good size for a large breed dog. That same bone, processed, "barbequed smoked", and packaged at the pet store may cost $5.00 and up. Nylabone also makes edible bones in flavors like carrot and peanut butter, I think these run about $3 - $4 a piece, and they are consumed rather quickly.

Q. Is this alternative to teeth brushing a philosophy followed by Holistic Vets, Conventional Vets or both, generally speaking?

A. I actually have not discussed this with any vets. I do get comments with each visit how clean and healthy my dogs' teeth and gums look. They say I do I good job brushing, and I just tell them it is the bones they chew on.

Q. How often do you recommend my dog chew on raw bones...and for how long should each “chew session” last?

A. I let my dogs and any guest dogs chew on them as long as they want. The first chewing session on a fresh bone typically lasts 30 - 60 minutes. But I have had some guest dogs chew on them for hours straight, being very delighted in this new treat. Chewing is also nice exercise for your dog. I find them very content and relaxed while chewing and a little sleepy afterwards.

Q. How should the bones be stored when not in use?

A. When I bring home new bones, they are stored in my freezer until they are given to the dog. I usually thaw them out or run warm water over them before giving to my dogs. After your dog is done chewing on the bone, if he leaves any meat on the bone, I would put it back in the freezer or refrigerator. If after the first chewing, the bone is pretty well cleaned up, I let them stay out. Although do not let the bones stay outside in the warm months if you do not want flies all over them.

Q. Is this bone chewing thing a stinky and messy past time?

A. Well, not so stinky when they are fresh, but definitely messy. You will want to keep your dog on a doggy blanket or towel that can be easily washed, keep them outside, or contained to their crate, which can be easily washed out. Once the bone has been chewed down well, they are actually quite clean and I let my own dogs chew on them throughout the house.

Keep in mind that many holistic veterinarians still advocate regular brushing and annual dental care (teeth cleaning, polishing and full dental exam) even for dogs that eat raw bones. This is especially important for dogs with very poor dental health and for breeds with unique oral structure such as greyhounds, poodles, or collies. Also, dogs with poor health or tooth quality can have tooth fractures when chewing on raw bones.

Proper tooth and gum health can prevent bad breath, periodontal disease, discomfort and pain associated with inflamed or infected gums, as well as more serious conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, heart conditions and joint problems. Plaque and tartar can build on the teeth, offsetting the balance of good bacteria in the mouth, which leaves way for infection and disease to spread. Whether you brush her teeth daily, or let your dog chew on raw knuckle bones daily, what’s important is removing that plaque and tartar regularly. This and a healthy dog food diet full of naturally-occurring nutrients will keep the immune system up and the good bacteria plentiful – which in turn will make your canine’s canines shine.

For more information on teeth cleaning or general canine training needs contact Maureen Haggerty at 612.202.4732 or email her at maureen@thek9coach.com



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What is the product you add to the water??
interesting.
But the two Labs I saw Never got scraps, just dry dog food and their teeth were White as white can be and Healthy looking.
They were about 10 yrs old, so you know they were old enough to have old looking teeth.


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I'm afraid to give our Yorkies a real bone. I 've heard they can splinter and cause big problems. I bought a liquid we add to their water and it is suppose to soften the plaque and when they feed on their dry food it helps to remove it. What do you think?

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I wish I had seen the Bladder Stones story years ago, my male Corgi suffered with this problem.
What a clever thing to do with the canned food, thanks for sharing :)

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I hope you will share your favorite recipes on here with us to try :)

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Thats interesting about the dog food having Sugar in it. My Sis had a diabetic cat.
That was good to go from 23 to 11 lbs. Amazing.
Just shows you even our pets need to monitor their food. I am passing this Team on to a friend that may learn from this as much as I am. :)
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I have never seen these in a Pet store, are they in a freezer section? or refrigerated??
I will look for some.
What Bones do you recommend? I met a Doxie, show handler at a elem. school, showing his dogs. Their Teeth were beautiful and they were about 6/7 yr old.
he feed them a Raw Diet? He mentioned Chicken parts?? I think...........necks?
I would be afraid of feeding and how much?
only because when Lucy was a sm puppy, she choked on a piece of turkey. I was paniced and thought for sure she would die on me. but it went down and she was ok, now I only break everything into bite size, but she is doing better and tearing off and chewing things.
Thanks for your help
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Don't know if anyone has tried the lamb sticks at Costco?
They are soft and a good training treat.
I need to check and see if they are made in China. if so I will return them to Costco, they take anything back.

What Bones do you feed a Pom? I would love to not have a dog with plaque problems. (My Corgis teeth were ok but not great)
I know table scraps are suppose to be bad.
a friend only gives Dry dog kibble and their Labs have teeth as white as a pups new teeth, incredible. Nothing else.


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Doesn't anyone give their dogs a bone ??
I give my little man one or two a week and every year when we go for our needle's the vet always ask's if he has had dental work done as his teeth are perfect

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Daisy & Dottie (toy poodles) love chicken breast "jerky." I'm not sure which brand I have - I'll check.

Dottie, the smaller sister, has very teensy teefers, and is picky besides. She really loves the chicken jerky but not much else (besides people food!). Daisy is better about variety but both are having dental probs with cavities so don't want "hard" treats.

I actually think healthy people food is a good treat, but then that's all Dottie will eat! I've started adding people meat to their canned dog food and I'm getting them to eat it.

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My zuchon loves veggies - especially baby carrots but will eat just about anything. She also loves green beans so you might try those if the carrots aren't a favorite.

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I use a variety of natural treats for my dogs. Lamb lung, puffed and dried is a favorite. Also, freeze dried beef or chicken liver (Gimborn is made in the USA, Beefeaters is now made in China which is why I quit using that brand.) Bison liver is a good one, too. For chewies, I use Merrick Flossies, bullies, texas toothpicks and texas taffy...all made in USA.

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These Waggin Train chicken jerky treats are made in China. Ever since the melamine then gluten recalls, I have refused to use any food/treats for my dogs that are made in China. There are a number of good treats that are made in the USA...you just have to read labels and be careful as some can be tricky. Some, for example, say "Distributed by" and list a US company but, if you call, you find out the product is made in China.

I should introduce myself as I am new here...I'm a veterinarian and raise and show Havana Silk Dogs.

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My vet said the same thing about carrots but my pom won't eat them. I over spent on 6 dog treats today at the sandwich shoppe. $2.50 for 6 but they are homemade and all natural with no meat products. And he's not supposed to get high fat foods because he has digestive problems . he'll be 11 on 4th of july.


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After my Yorkie son, Indy was diagnosed as being diabetic and weighed a whopping 23 pounds! He was put on a strict diabetic diet. I was just astounded at the amount of sugar added to dog treats!!!! I never read the packages before and it was horrible! I found every single treat I was giving him had sugar added! Now he gets the simply sweet potato treats or chicken breast fillets. I keep some high sugar treats for times he may have low blood sugar and needs a boost. He weighs 11 pounds now! He's been taking insulin for 6 years.

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I have never made my dog treats. I bet he would like some of these.

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I just got a larger dog who has some problems. He was rescued, and attacks men. There are no men in my household so I took him. He is the sweetest thing, a Border Collie/Beagle mix. The woman who gave him to me says that she feeds her dogs a mixture of raw, cooked foods. She gives her dogs raw neck bones.

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My Bichon Frise loves baby carrots. I found this out when I dropped one. I have a hard time brushing his teeth and mentioned it to the groomer, and she said to feed him carrots. It is a win win!

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I live in central Florida. I buy a treat at Walgreens from Waggin Train brand that is chicken breast jerky. The ingredients are chicken breast 98% and natural flavoring 2%. My Joey loves it. My vet is concerned that dry jerkey could splinter and hurt his mouth so I take a pair of scissors and cut it into small pieces. He is a particularly picky eater and so far he will always eat this.

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Thanks for sharing this information. There are getting to be many more natural foods for pets as well as humans.



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I recently discovered Organic & all natural home-made cookies & treats @ Petco. My 2 toy poodles love them. Especially the cream filled cookies. They'll share all the rest of the treats but when they get ahold of a cream filled...they'll fight to the last bite to hang on to it, LOL. and because it's all natural...it doesn't give them diarrhea!

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These recipes sound good! Thanks for sharing.

This year my Daughter gave me a book of doggy treat recipes. Some look pretty bazaar. I haven't tried making any yet. I'll let you know when I do.
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My dogs like carrots too as long as they are shredded & added to other foods. They won't just eat a carrot because I drop it on the floor or offer it to them. I've tried but they're a no-go on it. I'm thinking it is texture related (too hard).

Once or twice a week I fix them a homecooked meal and I almost always use shredded carrot as my filler (sometimes brown rice...just depends on which meat I use) and they both eat the carrot with no problem.

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I dropped a baby carrot on the kitchen floor while making my salad for lunch. Nic ate it like it was the best thing in the world. No problem, I gave the other two one also. Carrots are healthy for dogs too!

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Hi Mary,

I just discovered Frosty Paws brand ice cream. Both my toy poodles love them! However just 3 tbsp of it gave the puppy diarrhia. It was almost $4.00 for 4 icecream cups of this stuff! It would almost be cheaper to make it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

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We make dried beef, like jerky without seasonings. Thin sliced beef shoulder as you would use for london broil in dehydrator for 4 hours on high. Cut into desired size bits and freeze.

If you get hungry while training eat some, it is all natural and human grade!

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April loves loves loves peanut butter and she loves yogurt, so there was not a problem there. I found that she liked it better when it isn't frozen, so I just make smaller amounts.

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Thanks Mary, have you tried it yet? My Ginger is so finicky, not sure how she will like it.
Red, on the other hand, will eat anything!

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Beat the heat with wagalicious frozen treats!!!
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There is really nothing cuter than watching a dog lick from a cup between his paws. It's one of life's great pleasures. Instead of sending you off for pre-made treats, we invite you whip up a batch of Frosty Paws at home. It's so easy, even your dog could do it.

Here's all you need:

1 quart vanilla yogurt (preferably nonfat)
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey

First, puree the banana in a blender. Add the peanut butter and honey and continue processing until smooth. Then, add yogurt and process until all ingredients are blended together. Pour the mix into small containers like Glad reusable mini containers or Dixie 3-ounce mini cups. Freeze until solid and you'll make about 10 per batch.

Even little April loves them! lick lick lick!!!

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Thanks!! Always willing to try new things for my picky two.

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emoticon for sharing!

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I also plan to use these and copied most of them. I made some sweet potato slices for my dogs the other day. Lil' Bit liked them but Charlie didn't. They think whenever I eat, so should they. When I make popcorn, Lil' Bit all but turns summersaults knowing she will be getting a treat~~~not the popcorn (she doesn't like it) but something she does like.

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I totally want to try these recipes! Thanks for posting them!!!!!!!

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Thanks for sharing this. I'll bet with the chicken broth he really likes them.



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I make homemade biscuits for my dog because he's
sensitive to a lot of stuff. They're plain, but Perry loves them. Here's my recipe -

Perry's Cookies

2 c. cornmeal
2 c. whole wheat flour
6 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
2/3 c. chicken broth (water may be substituted)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together to for a dough.
Roll out to 1/4" thickness and cut into shapes with
cookie cutters.
Bake 35-40 minutes. Biscuits will be lightly brown.
Let cool on racks.
Store in a tightly sealed container.


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Treats for Bladder Stones:

Tip for Treats for Dogs with Bladder stones
By: Carol Ellery - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Here is a tip from one of our PetPlace.com users:

My dog is presently on Hills Prescription s/d canned food due to a bladder stone problem. We are trying to dissolve the stones to avoid surgery. My vet advised that under no circumstances was Diesel to have any treats, not even celery which I thought might be okay because celery is 95% water.

However, I felt so bad about not being able to give my little guy treats as rewards for good behavior, doing tricks, etc., I consulted once again with the vet and was given this idea. Use a can of the food to make him prescription treats. I sliced the can of food very thin and placed the slices on a non-stick baking sheet and put them in the oven at 250 deg. and baked them very slowly until they were almost completely dried out. I then broke the slices up into small treat sized pieces.
It took about 3 hours at this low heat, but the enjoyment he gets out of these special treats and the pleasure I get from being able to reward him and see how happy he is, was well worth the time and effort to do it. AND more importantly he is not getting anything he shouldn't have during this 3 month course of treatment.

Hopefully the stones will dissolve and we will have no more problems. I learned a very expensive and difficult lesson from this illness. I was killing my dog with kindness by giving him treats that were not good for him, even though they seemed trivial, i.e. letting him lick out the leftovers in a pudding cup, a little piece here and there of cookies. Take heed and don't do it. These things are not meant for animals and I have learned my lesson.




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emoticon For the link , I love her show . I need some healthy treats for my dogs. My dachshund, Evita needs to lose a few pounds, She is abourt 15 lbs. over. emoticon

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Thanks for the recipe - my dog is a huge peanut butter eater so this is great!

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Thanks for the recipe. They sound like they would be really good.



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Here's the one I use.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits: www.flickr.com/photos/aworthyimage/1
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Stay away from macadamia nuts or butters. Not sure about other nuts though.

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Since we are always looking for good dog treats, I happened to run across this today.
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So far all the jars of peanut butter sold in stores is safe.
You should also be able to substitute cheese or carob for peanut butter. I used to make some carob chip treats that were as good as chocolate chip cookies except they were not as sweet. I cannot find the recipe.



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No problem! Just make sure if you follow any of the recipes with peanut butter that the PB you use is deemed safe - or use another kind of nut butter.

Do you think it's safe to use other kinds of nut butters instead of PB for dogs? I'm not really too sure.


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Thanks for posting. Always glad to have links for recipes.



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Since it's almost Valentine's Day - here's a recipe I found from Rachael Ray for your pup on Valentine's Day!

Here's the link, and there are also TONS of other Rachael Ray Pet Recipes on that site - I use them sometimes, they usually turn out well. But they make A LOT so beware of that.

www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/pet-fo
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recipe sounds great...I will have to try it. Thanks

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This is fine. I am not that fussy.
Thanks for posting this.



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I made some dog treats today, the recipe is in my latest blog if you guys would like to try it as well.

Have a great evening everyone...keep those paws warm!


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Cheesy Dog Treats from PetPlace.com
Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:

# 2 cups flour
# 1 ¼ cups cheese
# 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
# 4 to 5 Tbsp water

Instructions:

# Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
# Mix all ingredients well.
# Bake for 10 minutes.




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Samurai thinks every time anyone gets fed, he gets fed. I get the cat food can out, and he's bouncing like a maniac. I get my food out, and he's doing circles. The dog food out, and he's drooling! Shalako is more of a lady. She just looks expectantly on, or dances on her hind feet.

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i know what u mean,,,my babys can be in the other side of the house in a deep deep sleep, as soon as the refrigerator door opens they come running!!! it is so funny...

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How ADORABLE! I'm making these this weekend whenever I get a chance!

Sometimes I'll scoop out a little peanut butter from the jar and spread it on a Milk Bone if my pups just got in from a walk in the cold - seems to warm them up exceptionally quickly - because they get SO excited when they hear me grab the PB jar from the pantry.

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I make all my furbabies treats! Thank you for this recipe. I am sure they are going to love these when I make them this weekend! I love to bake so making treats for my furbabies instead of myself really helps keep me in check with my weight loss.

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I thought maybe some of you might enjoy making these:
I got this as my DOG AGE TIP of THE WEEK:
DogAge® Tip of the Week
Become Your Own
Doggie Delicatessen January 15, 2009

Trips to trendy doggie delis and bakeries not part of your New Year's budget? Whip up this easy homemade doggie treat instead, with simple ingredients you have in your kitchen.

Cheesy Carrot Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated carrot
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper baking cups.

Combine the flours and baking powder and mix well. Add the cheese and carrots, and use your fingers to mix them into the flour until they are well distributed.

In another bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk in the milk and vegetable oil. Pour this over the flour mixture, and stir gently until just combined.

Fill the muffin cups three-quarters full with the mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the muffins feel springy. Be sure to let the muffins cool before letting your dog do any taste-testing. If he's a medium to large dog, one muffin will be a great snack. Make it half a muffin for a toy or small dog.

Recipe reprinted with permission from: DOGS: The Ultimate Care Guide, edited by Matthew Hoffman. Copyright (c) 1998 by Weldon Owen. By arrangement with Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.






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