I have been neglecting my blog for a while as I have been smitten…. smitten by a furry toddler who invaded our home and our lives. I didn’t think I was going to get another mutt but it’s been over a year since we put our dog Jessie down and I’ve been missing a furry little guy. RIP Jessie 🙁
I cruised the shelter sites and when I saw this little guy I just couldn’t help myself. Meet Brax… 🙂
This Pound Puppy is a far cry from the little pooch we used to have and strange things happen when you have a dog who will turn into a horse. Everyone seems to want to talk about dog food. Jessie lived very well. We or rather P used to buy roasted chickens — we would eat the dark meat and Jessie would get the rest, left over bbq’d burgers… Jessie got a snack… extra steak, chicken, actually just about anything, Jessie had what we had after we were done. He lived well though this homemade food was in addition to store bought kibble.
My venture into feeding my dog raw and homemade food started when a friend told me about feeding her shepherd husky cross raw chicken carcasses. I wasn’t sure about this but after some research and reflection it just seemed to make sense. I was hooked and now I have transitioned our very happy dog to raw food and speciality treats… 😉 I’m not trying to convert anyone here but I have to say that he no longer sheds and has calmed down a bit and is just generally happy… As am I since what needs to be picked up in the yard is drastically minimal to what it was when he was eating kibble.
I certainly didn’t feed my human children processed food, why then would I feed my furry baby processed food? It didn’t make sense. So after a few weeks making his meals from scratch my cooking just naturally progressed to some kick ass treats that he (and all the other dogs at the dog park) salivate over. For more information on feeding your pooch raw or homemade food… please don’t take my word for it…google and discuss with your vet.
My first venture into gourmet doggie treats, Liver, Kale Cheesy Treats. Super healthy, super easy and Brax never ventured far from the oven while they were baking.
While I was taking pictures… Brax is so not impressed… he just wants the darn treats! LOL
Liver Kale Cheese Dog Cookies
- 1 lb Fresh Beef Liver
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1 Cup Oat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
- 1/2 Cup Oat Bran
- 1 Cup Spelt Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Chopped Fresh Kale
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese
Mix the liver and water in a blender or food processor unit liquified and then pour into a mixing bowl. Blend eggs, including the shell and add to the liver mixture with all the rest of the ingredients except the cheese. Grease a cookie sheet and pour the mixture the batter into the cookie sheet, spreading evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
When baked cut into bit sized pieces with a knife or pizza cutter while still quite warm… or cut out some fun shapes like doggie bones. These will stay well in the fridge for a few days or freezer for longer if you’re going to make in larger batches. Trust me when you make these once you’ll make them again. They are a tremendous hit! But be warned when you walk outside as all dogs will follow you. 🙂