How to avoid food-related digestive, weight, and allergy problems caused by canned or dry dog food. We guarantee this will simplify your life, reduce your vet bills and your dog will thank you for taking time to learn what nature intended him to eat.
DOG TREATS & GOURMET RECIPES
Barbara J. Andrews, Publisher TheDogPlace.org
This information is for dog owners who hate to cook and dogs that love to eat! Relish that thought as you discover easy, inexpensive, raw food treats for the carnivore in your dog.
Think. You know that cooking destroys valuable enzymes, vitamins, and antioxidants. That's why these recipes are so quick and easy.
So here are my best dog recipes for healthy, easy-to-prepare doggy treats because you know that your dog’s greatest reward, other than love, is food. These raw food treats appeal to the gourmet carnivore - but you may have to help him break the junk-food habit and withdraw from the addictive chemicals in commercial dog foods. Seriously!
3 chicken wings UNCOOKED (hearts or gizzards may be substituted)
Cover and allow to reach room temperature (never microwave)
Gather dogs with the “cookie call” signal
Tease dog by allowing it to sniff the delectable treat
Toss wing towards dog being sure dog is prepared to catch and can see the wing flying towards him. Pun intended.
4 wings serves one 100# dog or 1 wing per Toy breed dog. Best served outside, in crate or kennel run. If given in place of regular meal of chemically treated dry food meal, use 1 raw chicken leg quarter for giant-size dog, 1 thigh for medium sized breed or 1 whole wing for toy or small breed.
Dogs Thrive On Forbidden Fruit
If this is the first time you have served fruit to your dog, it is best introduced as a treat given from your portion. Toss your dog Thompson, green, red, or black seedless grapes. If you believe fruit is toxic even when pesticides are washed off, you shouldn't eat them. Grape skins may need piercing in order to release the sweet juice so your dog knows it is food. Some dogs will eat skin and all, others will patiently remove the skin and spit it out.
Prepare apples, grapes, or cherries by soaking in 2 cups cool water with ¼ cup vinegar or 1 Tbsp Clorox to remove pesticides and bacteria. Soak 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly, place on paper towel to drain.
Then experiment, tossing grapes, small chunks of apple, banana, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc. Reserve citrus for yourself although some dogs love oranges and tangerines.
Fish For The Finicky
If you have a northern breed, his dietary heritage was fish, something he will quickly recognize. An Akita breeder-judge, visiting from Japan, was amazed that we Americans deprived the breed of fish (and rice.) Siberians, Malamutes and Samoyeds will take to seafood like a fish to water. Pun intended.
There’s no culinary secret here. While cooked fresh fish is always best, your dog will settle for canned salmon, mackerel, tuna, even herring and sardines packed in water. Do not feed raw fish due to flukes and other contaminants. Sorry, no Sushi for your dog.
Open the can. Drain salty juices. Serve on platter or in dog bowl if this recipe is to be part of regular meal. You can try it with other breeds including toys but their instinctive reaction may be disinterest. Toy breeds are not inherently attracted to fish.
The simple fact is, you might want to substitute insects or mice in this recipe for toy dogs.