Pet Friendly Recipes

There’s not a puppy in the world who wouldn’t love this dish.

Don’t make the dog feel left out the next time you have a children’s party – make him his own jelly so he can join in the fun!

This recipe even manages to be quite healthy, as there’s none of the sugar you’d get with a normal jelly – just lots of tasty meat juices and chunks of steak!

 

You will need:

• Makes approx 1 pint of jelly

• 1 small piece of stewing steak (about 150g)

• 1 small carrot

• 1 stock cube

• 1 tablespoon gelatine

 

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Method

1.  Chop the steak and carrot up into small pieces and drop them into a pan of boiling water (at least 2 pints/ 1 litre).

2.  Add in the stock cube and simmer for about half an hour, and then remove the carrot and meat from the water and put them to one side.

3.  Pour about 100ml or ¼ pint of the broth into a mixing bowl and add in the gelatine, mix thoroughly and then top up to a pint (450ml) with the broth. Then allow the mixture to cool before pouring a little into the bottom of a suitable mould (cat-shaped perhaps?).

4.  Put the mould into the fridge and wait for it to start to set (this may take an hour or more).

5.  Then add in a few small pieces of the meat, and cover with another layer of jelly liquid. Repeat this, allowing the jelly to set as you go, until you have filled the mould(s) and used up all the meat.

6.  Put back in the fridge to set completely and serve with some Frozen Nutty Yoghurt.

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

Cheesy Bites For Dogs

These easy to cook treats are made with strong parmesan cheese which will appeal to most dogs, and also contain healthy turkey mince and sweet potato and oats for carbohydrate.

You will need:

• 225g turkey mince

• ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

• 1 small sweet potato

• 1 cup quick oats

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Method

1.  Boil the sweet potato and mash when done. Then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and form it into walnut-sized balls.

2.  Bake these in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes and voila – your house will smell of cheese, but the dog will have a smile on his face!

3.  Store these treats in the fridge for a couple of days or freeze them if you don’t use them up.

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

It might surprise you, but in the wild dogs would eat quite a lot of fruit. This comes from eating the remains of other animals who have themselves eaten fruit, and from picking up windfalls. It provides a great supply of energy in the form of readily available fruit sugars, as well as all the vitamins and anti-oxidants we associate with fruit.

So this recipe, which is stuffed full of the goodness of raw fruit, is one of the healthiest in the book and the addition of a bit of yoghurt also adds to its healthy qualities and makes it more palatable. 

Some dogs will lap this up on its own, but for the average, fast-food loving hound, you might need to pour it over his everyday dinner to get the goodness down him.

 

You will need:

• A banana

• An apple

• A few strawberries

• An orange

• 1 small pot of yoghurt (125ml)

 

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Method

1.  Put the peeled banana, apple and strawberries into a blender and whiz them up until they are well and truly pureed.

2. Pour into a bowl and add in the peeled and chopped up orange.

3. Finally, mix in the yoghurt and give it a good stir.

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

Flapjacks are one of my personal favourites, and they can also make a good tasty dog treat. They’re mainly made of oats, which are one of the best sources of carbohydrate for your dog, as they’re high in essential fatty acids, protein and minerals, including the all-important calcium.

Their usual downside is the high levels of sugar and fat, but I’ve reduced both in this recipe so it’s not too rich – however, I’d still be cautious about offering this to your dog if he’s having trouble with his weight, and in general it’s definitely a recipe to cook, store, and give in small amounts.

 

You will need:

• 100g margarine

• 125g porridge oats

• 50g self-raising flour

• 2 tablespoons cornflour

• 1 teaspoon mustard

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 2 rashers bacon

 

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Method

1.  Fry the bacon until crispy and, when cool, cut into little pieces. Keep the oil from the pan to hand.

2.  Meanwhile, mix together the margarine, oats and flour and corn flour in a large bowl. Add in the mustard, chopped bacon and olive oil, mix thoroughly and then press into a greased baking tray.

3.  Drizzle the fat left over in the frying pan over the mixture before putting it into a hot oven (190℃ Gas mark 5) for 20 minutes.

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

If you want to have a bit of fun with your dog, these treats are great. They are basically hard balls of oatmeal pastry wrapped around a hardboiled egg, and are designed to keep your dog happy as she chases it around trying to crack it open and get to the tasty egg and cheese centre.

The recipe makes 5, but they need to be eaten within a few days, so why not give a few away to doggie-loving friends (or pass them off as Scotch Eggs at a dinner party if you’re feeling mean!)

 

You will need:

Makes approx 5 balls

• 50g butter or margarine

• 75g rolled oats

• 75g flour

• 6 eggs

• ½ teaspoon Marmite

• 50g grated cheese

 

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Method

1.  Firstly, hard-boil 5 of the six eggs (about 8 minutes is fine) and remove the shells.

2.  Then to make the crunchy outer, rub the butter, oats and flour together to form a crumbly mix. Then beat in the remaining egg, mix in the Marmite and gradually add just enough hot water to make a sticky but firm dough.

3.  Roll this out thinly on a floury board and cut into five equal squares. Now sprinkle a little cheese on each square, and place an egg in the middle of each one.

4.  Wrap up the dough to completely enclose the egg and place the finished balls on a well-greased baking tray.

5.  Cook for 25 minutes in a moderate oven, allow to cool and let the games begin!

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

This is the ideal summertime doggy treat – and it’s pretty good health-wise as well. Yoghurt is basically milk that has had the sugar converted to lactic acid by bacteria, and it’s these bacteria which give yoghurt its healthy properties. It’s full of calcium for strong bones, good quality protein, and vitamins A and B.

The peanut butter is high in fat, but dogs do need fat as it contains lots of essential fatty acids as well as energy. This treat is really ideal for working or active dogs who’ve been out in the hot summer burning off lots of energy.

 

You will need:

• A large pot of plain live yoghurt

• 4 desert spoons of natural organic peanut butter

 

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Method

1.  Put the peanut butter into a microwave-safe dish and cook in the microwave until soft (30 seconds).

2.  Then mix into the yoghurt in a large bowl and pour into paper cupcake cases.

3.  Place these on a tray and freeze them.

4.  To serve, simply whip one out of the freezer when you come in, and turn it out into the dog’s bowl.

  

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

 

Every dog I’ve ever known loves bacon, which is why these lovely chewy treats are such a winner.

They’re made of crunchy pieces of bacon in a chewy dough made from liver, egg and flour, and they are brilliant as training treats.

So cook up a batch and keep them to hand for an occasional reward or training titbit

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For a decent sized batch you will need:

• 225g liver

• 1 egg

• 1 cup flour

• ¼ teaspoon oregano

• 2 rashers bacon

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 Method

1.  Fry the bacon until just crisp, and then allow to cool before cutting up into tiny pieces. Keep the fat from the cooking as you’ll need that in a minute.

2.  Next, put the liver into the blender and whiz until it forms a thick red sludge. Pour in the fat from the frying pan (wait until it has cooled a little), break in the egg, and sprinkle in the oregano.

3.  Fire up the blender again and continue to mix for a few seconds, until it forms a nice, uniform paste. Then pour it into a large mixing bowl and add in the bacon and mix well.

4.  Finally, add the flour and mix in to form a thick dough which you can roll out and divide into grape-sized pieces.

5.  Place these on a well-greased baking tray and cook in a moderate oven for half an hour.

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon

There’s nothing quite like this hearty stew for warming the inner dog after he’s been out for a long winter walk.

It’s full of healthy veg and low in fat and salt, which makes it another great all-rounder. Best served warm, on a cold day. 

As you know - chocolate is a BIG no-no for dogs - but that doesn't mean that they have to miss out!

Here is a really easy recipe for you to make your dog their very own dogfriendly Easter Egg! 

 

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You Will Need

Mini Easter Egg Mould

300g of Carob drops

Pyrex Bowl 

Saucepan (needs to be slightly smaller than the bowl)

 

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Method

1. Place the carob drops into a heatproof bowl.

2. Fill the saucepan about a third full with water and place the bowl on top. Warm the water gradually and stir the carob until its all melted

3.  Spoon the melted carob evenly into each egg mould

4.  Place in the fridge until set.

5.  Once set - remove from mould.

Now repeat steps 1 - 3 to make the other half of the egg

6. Once you hve filled each egg mould for the second time - place a set egg half on top of it.

7. Put in the fridge to set once again -  for at least an hour.

8.  Take them out of the fridge and remove from their moulds.

 

If you wrap the eggs in cellophane or foil please ensure that you remove before feeding to your dog.

 

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