Monthly Recipes

The recipes are for NON-Diabetic animals and animals without medical dietary restrictions.  Enjoy!

  • Canine Recipes

    Fish & Chips
    Ingredients:
    1 1/4 cup oat flour
    1 cup potato flour
    1/2 c oat bran
    1 cup cooks cod ( or another white fish )
    1 Egg
    1/2 cup water

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the cod ( or other white fish ) thoroughly ( use as little oil as possible ). Finely grind it in a food processor. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 thickness. Use a cookie cutter or a pizza cutter to cut out shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with preachment paper for easy clean up. Treats can be placed close together as they wont spread much while cooking, Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in the airtight container in the refrigerator.
    Cheese, Please!
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cup oat flour
    1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
    1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheesen1 egg
    1/2 cup water

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    Biscuits & Gravy
    Ingredients:
    1 cup flour
    1 cup brown rice flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 ground sweet Italian turkey sausages
    1/3 cup chicken broth

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the sausages in a pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and run under cold water until cool enough to handle. Remove the sausage casing and finely ground the sausage in a food processor.

    Combine the cooked, ground sausage with all ingredients and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

    bake for 22-27 minutes or until the tops are golden brown Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    Acceptable Snack List
    Non Diabetics
    If your pet has a history of food allergies, those snacks that may be unacceptable will be marked off the list

    Apples or sugar free apple sauce
    Blueberries
    Carrots
    Sweet Potato
    Edamame
    Peas
    Green Beans
    Yogurt Vanilla or Plain
    Oatmeal
    Boiled or Chopped Egg (No more than 1 per week)
    Cooked brown rice
    Peanut Butter (No more than twice a week)
    Boiled and Torn Chicken
    Banana (1 inch slice)

    You may give a pet 1/2 tsp - 1 Tbsp depending on the pet's weight:
    10 LB : 1/2 TSP 2x's per day of any item on the list
    20-50 LB : 1 TSP 2x's per day of any item on the list
    50 LB and over : 1 TBSP of any item on the list 2x's per day

    REMEMBER: These are snacks

    1 Cheerio or dried sweet potato chip make excellent tiny training rewards.

    THE REAL NO-NO's:
    Sugar, Salt, Spices
    Fish For Dogs
    Everyone knows that fish is good for you, but why? And what about contaminants like mercury or other toxins? To answer the first question, fish is a rich source of important omega-3 fatty acids. These are the ones that support the optimal functioning of the heart, eyes, immune system, skeletal system, and skin and coat. Supplementing with omega-3 rich foods can benefit such conditions as allergies, arthritis, heart disease, and even cancer. Of course, it is important to find high-quality sources of fish so that its benefits aren't outweighed by what may be contaminating it - including mercury.
  • Feline Recipes

    Pumpkin Pie Cat Treats
    Ingredients:
    2 cups rice flour
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    1 cup canned pumpkin
    1 cup grated carrots
    1/2 cup unsweetened plain apple sauce
    1/4 cup flour ( for rolling )

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, blend carrots, apple sauce, and pumpkin till smooth. Mix rice flour and oatmeal in a bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until dough forms. On a floured breadboard, place dough and roll out to about 14 inch thickness ( if you have trouble rolling, you can also pat down the dough with your hands. ) Use cookie cutters to cut out little cookies. place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Flip treats over and bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and cool thoroughly.
    Homemade Organic Spinach and Chicken Cat Treats
    Ingredients:
    1. 1/2 pound steamed organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs
    2. 1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves
    3. 1 cup organic quick-cooking oats
    4. 1 organic brown egg
    5. 1 tablespoon organic catnip
    6. 1/4 cup flour

    Directions:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Steam the boneless and skinless chicken thighs until cooked through. You can swap for boneless and skinless organic chicken breasts, salmon, or tuna with cat-loving results too. Let the chicken cool for 20 minutes before the next step.

    2. Place the chicken, oats, spinach leaves, egg, and catnip in a blender or food processor, and pulse on low until the mixture blends together. It should still be a bit chunky but also smooth, similar to the texture of wet sand.

    3. Pop the mixture into a bowl and add the flour. You can also add a dash of salt or sugar to mix up the flavor. Use your hands to knead the dough until it's no longer sticky, then place on a flour-dusted work surface.

    4. Use a rolling pin to create a rectangle of dough around 1/2 inch thick. With the help of a pizza cutter or small cookie cutter, create small shapes for the finished treats.

    5. Place the kitty treats on a parchment-lined sheet tray, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool until room temperature, and then toss to your cat.