Browser Says: Don’t Forget the Pup This Christmas!

Browser” is howling to all his Peeps:  Don’t forget the Doggie this year! 

And just ’cause he’s such a great guy, he’s found a great recipe site for you to sniff out.   Lots of really yummy “looking” things for your favorite four-legged friend.  They’d probably smell great, too!

He’d also like to do a little growling.  His life has been “no treat” for the past year.  Literally.  A year ago, he was hospitalized for pancreatitis. (We were really concerned about him for a couple of weeks, but he pulled through.)  Poor boy!  Now his diet is very restricted.  No more puppy treats for him…

Sometimes it just puts him in a “down-tail” mood.  If it weren’t for his Friends …and Going Outside…and Snow-Mobiling…his life would be so dull!

So bake up a batch of one of these Doggie Treats for someone you love.  (We’ve included a recipe below.)

And, some time soon, will you stop by our office to cheer up our old boy?

Cluck-A-Doodle-Doggie Treats

Ingredients

2 cups Flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons fresh, chopped parsley
1 cup cooked chicken livers, chopped

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine flour and cornmeal in a bowl.  In a large bowl add the egg, oil and broth and mix.  Add the flour mixture about 1/3 at a time and mix well between additions.  Add chopped chicken livers until well incorporated into a stiff dough.  Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and kneed for about 1 minute.  Roll out to a thickness of about 1/2″.  Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter dipped in flour.  Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake treats for about 15 minutes or until firm.
 
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.
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~ by The Oetken Group on December 15, 2010.

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