Healthy home made cat/dog snacks
Rewarding our pets or treating them to a little extra once in a while is always a fun thing. Especially when it makes them so happy! However, it is important to do so without harming their health. Some recipe’s found online can some times include unhealthy ingredients for your pet.
Making a treat from your pets own food is a good way to avoid upsetting their sometimes fragile stomach. It is also very practical if your pet is on a special diet (ex: weight loss diet, diet for diabetes, hypoallergenic food, etc.).
From a can of wet food:
1. Open the can and remove the wet food
2. Cut slices of about ¼ inch in the wet food. It is then possible to either cut the slices into bite sizes, or cut them with a coockie cutter to make specific shapes
3. Cook the treats in the microwave at high temperature for about 2.5-3 minutes
4. Once the treats are ready, they can be kept in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days
5. Any leftover treats after 7 days should be thrown out. The treats should not be frozen
6. These home made treats should not account for more than 10% of you pets daily feeding, because the cooking of the wet food changes its propreties
To make these treats in a conventionnal oven, follow the same instructions and place them on a cooking sheet. Preheat the oven at 175 °C (350 °F) and cook for 30 minutes, or until the treats are crispy.
From dry food/kibbles:
1. In a mixer, put 2 cups of dry food and reduce it into powder
2. Pour the powder in a bowl and gradually add 230 to 290ml of water, mixing until obtaining a doughy texture
3. Cut out bite size pieces from the dough, or flatten the dought with a rolling pin and cut out shapes with different cookie cutters
4. Place the treats on a cooking sheet (bite sizes can be pressed on with the back of a fork to make them a little flatter) and cook in the oven at 175 °C (350 °F) for 30 minutes, or until they are crispy
5. Once the treats are ready, they can be kept in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days
6. Any leftover treats after 7 days should be thrown out. The treats should not be frozen
7. These home made treats should not account for more than 10% of you pets daily feeding, because the cooking of the food changes its propreties
Renders approximatly 2 dozen treats!