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Highly Caloric Pet Snacks Could Cause Pet Obesity

About 89 million American pets are overweight or obese says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Care2 reports: Their weight problems put them at risk of diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and other diseases. The association's website has an animal weight to human weight translator which puts pet weight into perspective.

Some pet treats contain too many calories, just like human snack foods, and could be causing such obesity. But, if a dog is given a well-balanced diet, why should snacks be needed? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact they exist to make profits for pet food companies. Sales of pet treats has been estimated at about $2 billion for 2010 in America.

Read the full story on Care2: American Pets Getting Fatter

A Homemade Meatloaf for Diabetic Dogs

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Homemade-Meat-Loaf-for-Dogs

This recipe was made for a diabetic dog.
Most of the recipes below on this page are safe also with minor substitutions.


Homemade Moist Dog Food

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination

  • DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.

Dog Biscuits II

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder

  • 1 cube beef bouillon, crumbled

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup cooked ground pork

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • 6 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup cold water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil two cookie sheets.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, milk powder, beef bouillon, and salt. Add the ground pork, carrot, shortening and egg; mix in to the flour mixture while gradually adding water to form a stiff ball of dough.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters, and reroll scraps until no dough is left. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms of the cookies are browned. Allow cookies to set for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Doggy Meatloaf with Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, grated

  • 1 apple, cored and diced

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 slices white bread, torn into pieces

  • 1 cup regular rolled oats

  • 1 cup wheat germ

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, cubed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a large roasting pan with oil and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, 3 stalks of celery, grated carrots, apple, eggs, bread, oats, wheat germ and tomato paste using your hands. Divide the meat mixture into four equal parts and make loaf shapes. Place the loaves in the roasting pan. Surround them with the potatoes, remaining carrots and remaining celery. Cover the pan with a lid.

  3. Bake for 80 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the meat is cooked through. The internal temperature should be 175 degrees F (80 degrees C) when taken with a meat thermometer. Allow to cool.

  4. Portion the food into containers with one loaf and one quarter of the vegetables in each one. Refrigerate. To serve, give your dog 1/3 of a container with each portion of kibble.


Pampered Pooch Rice and Lamb Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups converted long-grain white rice

  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • 1 pound lean ground lamb

     

    DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine rice and safflower oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the water, thyme, garlic powder, and bouillon. Cover, and cook 15 minutes more over medium heat, or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground lamb in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, then stir into the rice along with the Monterey Jack cheese until the cheese melts. Cool completely before serving

Poochie Meat Cakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 large potatoes, grated

  • 4 large carrots, grated

  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped

  • 6 pounds ground beef

  • 8 eggs

  • 1 dash salt

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease 36 cups of 3 large muffin tins.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool several minutes, then fluff with a fork and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs. Mix ingredients together using your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice; mix well.

  4. Fill each muffin cup with some of the meat mixture, and pat down the to make it firm. Bake 45 minutes, or until surface feels set. Cool on a rack 10 minutes or longer.

  5. Remove the meat cakes by turning the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of aluminum foil. Tap each muffin cup to release the cake. Refrigerate or freeze in sealed plastic bags. NOTE: Do not feed to dogs while still hot.

Diabetic Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. If you have room, add the flour and eggs, and process until smooth. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the flour and eggs using a wooden spoon. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm. Cool, and cut into squares using a pizza cutter. The treats will have a consistency similar to a sponge. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


THE FOLLOWING RECIPES FROM BRENDA GIBBS OF X/S KENNELS

BASSET HOUND BREEDER, CALGARY

YOUR OWN DOG BISCUITS

 

1 1/2 CUP FLOUR

1 1/2 CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

1 CUP RYE FLOUR

1 CUP ROLLED OATS

1 CUP CORNMEAL

1'4 CUP LIVER POWDER

1 TEASPOON KELP POWDER

1 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER

1 EGG

1/2 CUP OIL

1 3/4 CUP BEEF BROTH

1 CAN CRUSHED PINEAPPLE

1 CUP RAISINS

1 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS

MIX ALL TOGETHER, KNEAD DOUGH 1 MINUTE.

ROLL, CUT, PEIRCE WITH FORK, BAKE @300 F FOR 2 HOURS. TURN OFF OVEN AND LEAVE TO DRY OVERNIGHT.


HOMEMADE DOG KIBBLE

1 LB. GROUND CHICKEN NECKS, GIZZARDS

I CAN MACKERAL

2 CUPS FULL FAT SOY FLOUR

1 CUP RYE FLOUR

1 CUP WHEAT GERM

1/4 CUP ALFALFA POWDER

2 TABLESPOONS KELP POWDER

2 CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

1 CUP CORNMEAL

1 CUP DRY MILK POWDER

3 TABLESPOON BONE MEAL

1 TEASPOON COD LIVER OIL

4 TABLESPOON CANOLA OIL

4 cc VITAMIN E

3 GARLIC CLOVES MINCED

1/2 CUP FINE CHOPPED ONION

1 LARGE CAN TOMATOES

1/2 CUP DESICATED LIVER

1/2 CUP NUTRITIONAL YEAST

MIX ALL EXCEPT YEAST AND DESICATED LIVER. FORM FIRM DOUGH, ROLL OUT TO 1/2" THICK FOR BIG DOGS, 1/4" THICK FOR SMALL DOGS, CUT INTO SMALL CUBES

BAKE @ 350 F. FOR 45 MINUTES.

MIX YEAST AND LIVER AND SPRINKLE OVER TOP WHEN FIRST PULLED FROM OVEN.

COOL AND STORE IN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER IN REGRIDGERATOR.

RUBY'S CANINE COOKIES

1/2 CUP ROLLED OATS

1 1/2 CUP FLOUR

1 GARLIC CLOVE MINCED

1/4 CUP OIL

1/2 CUP BEEF OR CHICKEN BROTH

MIX TO FORM FIRM DOUGH, ROLL OUT, CUT AND BAKE @ 350 F FOR 30 - 35 MINUTES

UNCLE BILLS DOG COOKIES

2 1/2 CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

1/2 CUP DRY 2% MILK

1 TEASPOON SUGAR

1 TEASPOON SALT

6 TABLESPOON MARGARINE

1 EGG

3 1/4 CUP WATER

2 GARLIC CLOVES MINCED

MIX ALL TOGETHER, KNEAD 3 MINUTES, ROLL OUT AND CUT. BAKE @ 350 F FOR 30 MINUTES

WHEAT OR RYE CRISPS

1 CUP WHOLE WHEAT OR RYE FLOUR

1/4 CUP SOY FLOUR

1/2 TEASPOON BONE MEAL

1/2 CUP CHEDAR CHEESE

3 TABLESPOON OIL

1/3 CUP WATER

MIX DRY, MIX LIQUIDS, MIX TOGETHER AND KNEAD.

ROLL OUT AND CUT INTO SHAPES

BAKE @ 350 F TILL LIGHTLY BROWN

FAVORITE BISCUITS

2 CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

1/2 CUP RYE FLOUR

1/2 CUP BREWERS YEAST

1 CUP BULGAR

1/2 CUP CORNMEAL

1/4 CUP PARSLEY FLAKES

1/4 CUP DRY 2% MILK

1 TEASPOON DRY YEAST

1/4 CUP WARM WATER

1 CUP BEEF OR CHICKEN BROTH

1 EGG BEATEN WITH 1 TABLESPOON MILK FOR BRUSH-ON GLAZE

MIX DRY, MIX LIQUIDS, MIX TOGETHER. ROLL OUT 1/2 IN. CUT AND BAKE @ 300 F

FOR 60 MINUTES. TURN OFF OVEN AND LET DRY OVERNIGHT.

DOG BISCUIT DELUXE

2 CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

1/4 CUP CORNMEAL

1/2 CUP SOY FLOUR

1 TEASPOON KELP POWDER

1 TEASPOON BONE MEAL

1/4 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS

2 TABLESPOON OIL

1/4 CUP MOLASSES

2 EGGS MIXED WITH 1/4 CUP MILK

MIX ALL DRY THENADD OIL, MOLASSES AND EGG/MILK MIXTURE.

RETAIN 1 TABLESPOON OF EGG MIX.

KNEAD, REST 1/2 HOUR, ROLL OUT, CUT, BRUSH WITH REMAINING EGG MIX AND BAKE @ 350 F FOR 30 MINUTES.

FOR HARDER CRUNCHIER BISCUITS TURN OFF HEAT AFTER THE 30 MINUTES AND LEAVE IN OVEN FOR ONE HOUR.

ADDITIONS FOR ANY OF THE RECIPES

1 CUP OF

GRATED APPLE, PINEAPPLE, RAISINS, DRIED PRUNES, DATES ETC

PEANUTS, NUTS, SEEDS

GRATED CARROT OR FAVORITE VEGGIE

BEEF, CHICKEN, LIVER, GIZZARDS AND INNARDS

CHEESE - SHARP TO MILD CHEDDAR, NATURAL CREAM CHEESE.

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FOODS TO AVOID GIVING YOUR DOG


Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs
because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can
cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally
or unintentionally) to dogs. This list is, of course, incomplete because we can not possibly list everything your dog should not eat.

Items to avoid Reasons to avoid
Alcoholic beverages Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
Baby food Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs. (Please see onion below.) Can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Cat food Generally too high in protein and fats.
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous systems.
Citrus oil extracts Can cause vomiting.
Fat trimmings Can cause pancreatitis.
Grapes and raisins Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
Hops Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
Human vitamin supplements containing iron Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.
Large amounts of liver Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones.
Macadamia nuts Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
Marijuana Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.
Milk and other dairy products Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea. Lactose-free milk products are available for pets.
Moldy or spoiled food, garbage Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
Mushrooms Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.
Persimmons Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
Pits from peaches and plums Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.
Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.
Raw eggs Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.
Raw fish Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.
Salt If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
String Can become trapped in the digestive system; called a "string foreign body."
Sugary foods Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.
Table scraps (in large amounts) Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Tobacco Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
Yeast dough Can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.