Home Cookin' for Dogs! Recipes
Author of Home Cookin' For Dogs! Deb McEnery is sharing some of her recipes with us this week. The purpose of Home Cookin' for Dogs! is to give any dog a balanced Whole Foods Diet! It's easy and fast, and you never have to purchase commercial food again. Deb's e-Book is only $5 and her paperback version is $10. You can also visit her website at cookinfordogs.com and cookinfordogs.net. Home Cookin' for Dogs! is available at amazon.com, authorhouse.com/bookstore or call 1-800-839-8640 if you want to order by phone.
Sconey Boney Dog Treats
Who needs commercial dog biscuits?
- 2-3 cups biscuit mix
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- approx. 1⁄2 cup chicken or beef broth (optional) or milk
Mix all ingredients together with enough chicken/beef broth or milk to make a thick, sticky dough. Now you can either spoon-drop on a cookie sheet treated with cooking spray or add a little more biscuit mix and roll out and cut into favorite shapes or strips.
Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes. These will be a golden brown color when done. Cool to room temperature before offering to your pet. Keep in fridge or freeze for later use
The Macaroni Diet
Pasta is made from wheat and eggs. It is a near-perfect dog food. A single-source protein, a single- source carbohydrate. I had a friend who fed her golden retriever only elbow macaroni, one cup cooked pasta two or three times a day. She did this because her dog had a health issue, and eating only pasta was supposed to prolong her pet’s life and comfort; eating anything else caused the dog gastric distress. She told me that pasta was digestible without any interaction from the dog’s liver.
As far as I know, dogs can live normal lives eating only cooked pasta—no salt, please. Whole-grain pasta has extra health benefits for your pet. (You can get the same benefits of whole grain by adding some oatmeal to your pasta.)
Elbow macaroni is just about the perfect size and shape for dogs to eat, and easy to handle for storage. However, any pasta is acceptable for your pet’s diet.
If you choose to feed your dog the pasta diet, whole-grain pasta is preferred, or make sure you include some oatmeal for fiber. Cook the macaroni in boiling water only. Once cooked, drained, and cooled, you may add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Put one-cup measure in each zipper-lock sandwich bag, or you may want to use washable food storage containers. Store in the refrigerator, but not more than three days of meals for your dog. If you have more than that, freeze the remainder and thaw as needed. Note: If you have a small-breed dog, adjust the amount of each serving you feed accordingly.