Baking canned dog food?
My Pit mix is having problems with treats. They giving him really bad diarrhea for several days. I have tried all different kinds of treats from freeze dried to low quality treats.And many different ingredients. I have also tried to give him his regular kibble and he wont eat it as a treat only as a meal. He is fine with canned dog food and kibble. He eats California natural chicken and rice and Evo chicken and turkey canned food. Can I bake his canned food to make it into a treat? has anyone tried this yet? And if you have how did you do it and for how long? Any kind of idea would be helpful! Thank you.
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One of the best things to use as treats in training a dog is some of its regular kibble. Once you have found a kibble it does well on, there is no problem. Treats don't need to be large or extra tasty. What is important is that you are rewarding it with a treat.
Aster answered on 3/18/10. Helpful? / 1
I make real beef jerky treats for my dogs. I find a good quality human grade roast, slice it thin and put it on a food dryer. My pit and my ridgeback mix love them more than anything else. Me and my dogs will snack on these often. If you are using them for training, you can cut them into kibble sizes or whatever size works best.
Works great for us. I have never tried baking canned food. I suppose it wouldn' t hurt to try it. I don't know if it would get hard or just burn. If it works let me know. My dogs like getting something different from time to time.
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Bo answered on 3/18/10. Helpful? / 1
My dog loves raw carrots and apples, if you want to give them a try! :)
I think they said they are already having problems with dirrehea so carrots and apples(esp. apples) is not a good training aid.
I don't think baking canned food is going to work.
What is the main protein? chicken? then maybe the culprit causing the dirrehea is chicken. You can use ground meat and cook it well done in a large patty and cut the pattie after it rests til cool to the touch in sections I do this for a training aid.
Or you can cook pork steak and let it rest til cool and cut into sections.
Dehydrated beef sounds yummy.
Those are a good tool to use.
kibble is not a good tool most of the time in training is is low odor and bland. I use diced ham, beef, beef hearts, liver and chicken once in a while as the chicken is bad on my dog too cooked or raw.
There is also treats online for treats just have to find the right site. But, I find freeze dried like the liver is really really strong(rich) and cause dirrehea
Dieta answered on 3/18/10. Helpful? / 1
Is he getting a lot of treats? They should not be so much of his diet that he gets diarrhea.
If he's not getting much in the way of treats then there must be something in them that his system doesn't like.
Look for common ingrediants that all the treats have....Wheat, corn, beef (#1 allergen!) sugar/sucrose/honey/maple syrup/molasses.
Snickers answered on 3/18/10. Helpful? / 1
I think baking canned food it a great idea!!! I am actually going to try it myself. I think I will press it out into a glass baking pan, like a brownie pan, and experiment with the time at around 350 degrees. I expect you could test it by inserting a knife. I would guess about an hour is going to work... maybe a bit longer. We have a boarding kennel and often have first time boarders who won't eat right away. If their canned food sits overnight it becomes very hard and dry... makes great sense that baking would work perfectly!!! I guess I will refrigerate the leftovers to be safe. Thanks for the terrific idea!!!!
We buy "Doggie Bakery" treats for our dog. They have no wheat or anything that we found upsets her stomach. They are organic, pure, and can be found at any WalMart. They come in chocolate chip (actually it is carob,not choclate chip), peanut butter "oreos", and others. This is the only brand Sophia tolerates well. I hope this helps.
I was just at the vet with my pup for an upset stomach. She prescribed a special canned food only for the next few days and suggested baking it to make training treats. So, I've been searching for how to do it. This is what I found:
You can take any "loaf style" canned dog food, spoon it into little balls and bake it in an oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes until it forms a crusty top. "Loaf style" means a minced, pate like dog food, not the chunky or cuts with gravy style and not any type that comes in a pouch or a little square tin.