|Barked: Thu Apr 26, '12 3:20pm PST |
|When the dogs were on kibble I would make tuna or liver cookies, really bread. I pureed a can of tuna or raw liver with an egg and clove of garlic and mixed in flour until it made a stiff dough. I kneaded the dough like it was bread until it was smooth and not sticky, stretched it out until it was about 1/4" thick, ran a pizza cutter through it and baked until cooked but not dry at 350*F. I loved using this stuff as training treats, you can pinch off bits the size you need, no crumbs and not greasy or gooey. Any canned fish will work as will any liver. Amount of flour needed depends on the amount of wet stuff. The 5.5 ounce of tuna makes a nice amount of treats and a pound of liver makes way too many!
Currently Max has liver-veggy cookies in the freezer. I mixed pureed raw chicken liver with an equal quantity of pureed cooked veggies and an egg. Poured it on parchment paper as I suspect it would be very sticky and baked until firm. He seems to do better without flour so I tried this. I forgot to put the garlic in, makes even liver smell better. A bit crumblier than the liver bread but good for training.
I store home made goodies in the freezer, no point in risking forgetting about them and having them possibly go to waste.
Max really likes it if I save some meat from our dinner and gets shreds of it. We don't much like dried out pork chops, Max does. We often leave chicken breast untouched, Max will eat it. He goes gaga for baked potato peels and old flour tortillas too.
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