Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins
Cant take credit for this, I found here on the internet: http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/lowproteindogtreatrecipe.html Dogs with kidney failure seem to respond better to low protein as the kidneys don't have to work as hard to process the food. Talk with your vet to determine a special diet for a pet with kidney failure.
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- 6 tablespoons low-sodium low-fat chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 cup cooked vegetables (sweet potatoes, zucchini or winter squashes cooked and smashed or pureed)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flour and garlic powder. Mix in chicken broth and vegetable(s). Add enough cold water to form a ball. Roll out dough to 1/2" and using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes (your choice—I like to use one shaped like a bone or a heart). Place on a non-stick cookie sheet & bake for 25 minutes. Let cool.
- Since there are no preservatives, I recommend storing all homemade dog treats in the refrigerator.
I made these but did not add the garlic powder. I used baby food jarsful of carrots. I had to add about 1/2c more of flour so that I could roll out..the wiggle butt boxer boys LOVE these, Thanks for sharing this recipe Chef.
Today my vet. put my Yorkie on a low protien diet for his kidneys. I found this recipe and went to town to purchase the ingredients. I was thinking this is a waste of my time and money because Mickey never likes anything new. I was very supprised when he ate one and begged me for another one. I made large treats with a biscuit cutter for my large dogs that are outside. They loved them too.
Thank You !
I'm not entirely sure why this is, but I've heard that it's best to use rice or potato flour instead of whole wheat flour when making any kind of dog treats. Even all-purpose flour is better. Many dogs can not tolerate the wheat gluten, which can give them upset stomachs or uncomfortable bloating, etc.
Most recipes I have found use the wheat flour anyhow. To be on the safe side, try a different type of flour, or research this. If you find a solid answer-- please let me know! My furbabies will thank you! :)