Basic Dog Food Recipe
4 cups uncooked brown rice
9 cups water
1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling add:
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine
3 ounces liver, chopped fine
8 ounces ground beef (or chicken or lamb)
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.), chopped fine
Stir, turn heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes until all water is absorbed. Then spread out in flat Tupperware containers, cool and cut into half cup squares. When feeding, add cottage cheese or yogurt, and 1 tsp. supplement mix per 30 lbs of dog weight.
1 cup brewer's yeast
1 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup powdered kelp
Mix all ingredients together and store in tightly sealed container.
Storing Dog Treats
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.
Refrigeration and Freezing - Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag. You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags. Allow to thaw completely before use.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Treats
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cups safflower oil
2 medium eggs
3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cups rolled oats
Additional flour for rolling
Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla with a...