Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recipe Requests?

I always enjoy attempting to come up with recipes for various types of dog treats (lots of attempting involved). And I take requests! Do you have a need for a recipe for a treat you haven't come across or maybe you have but it didn't turn out? Perhaps with certain ingredients included or excluded? Please let me know and I will do my best to produce something useful, or at the least edible.


Jenny W said...

Can you make a suggestion or point me in the right direction for peanut butter flavored treats that may help the hips & joints? I've got an older Dobe who's joints aren't very comfortable right now with the cold we've got in New Jersey.

Thanks! :)

YesBiscuit! said...

Hi Jenny,
The amount of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and other joint supplements required for a Doberman sized dog to gain any benefit is far more than can be put into a treat (or kibble even) unfortunately. You really have to add those supplements to the dog's food (or hide them in peanut butter if that works for you!) I had good results with a dog who had torn both cruciates by including the above supplements in her diet.
That said, I have seen treats marketed as being helpful for hips and joints which I'm sure you could find easily via any search engine. I think the company Dogswell is one that markets "hip and joint" treats.

Jenny W said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the tips

Anonymous said...

How about a recipe for healthy carob brownies that I can share with the beasties?

Heather Houlahan said...

I wouldn't mind being able to make soft treats (texture like snausages or Bil Jac treats) at home that weren't all sugar and propylene glycol.

It wouldn't matter if I had to store them in the fridge or freezer.

YesBiscuit! said...

I do make carob brownies for the dogs but I've never tried them myself as I hate carob! I'll see if I can brave a bite to taste test them.

I'm pretty sure I can do better than Snausages. Stay tuned.

Cat, Tessie, & Strata said...

Jenny W, there is a soft chew called Glycoflex available in three strengths that, to the dog, seems like a tasty treat but contains lots of glucosamine and chondroitin. Lots of places carry it but I know it is currently on sale at Dr. Fosters & Smith w/ free shipping. :)

I would love to see some egg-free, cheese-free recipes for my crew to enjoy!