07-11-2011, 03:26 AM
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I've made a few different treat recipes, but I don't keep track of them and always experiment and improvise a bit(as I do with human recipes...lol).
One thing you could do is use the peanut butter recipe as a "base", and replace the peanut butter with different things. Like bananas, canned pumpkin, or other mushy things. I've heard of people using baby food to flavor treats; I'd look at the ingredients before trying that. If you have a food processor you could run chicken, liver, veggies etc through it and use that. You could also replace water in the recipes with low sodium broth.
I'd suggest making small test batches when doing experiments to see if the dogs(and you) like how they turn out.
Here's an interesting recipe I found here
. Haven't made them, but they apparently turn out like rawhides that are healthier and more digestible. Ingredients:
- 1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
- Preheat oven to 250° F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don't discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
- Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3" slices, no smaller than 1/4".
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.