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I had a 5.25 oz salmon and BBQ sauce foil pack I found in the back of the pantry - way out of date, but seemed to be fine. Wasn't quite enough and no oil, so I also added an egg. I also softened, then heated 1 tsp gelatin in the water. You definitely can't mix this in the blender. Pulverized the oatmeal and then the salmon and egg, put in a bowl and mixed with my hands. Rolled out between 2 sheets of waxed paper to about 1/4",cut in 1/4" strips, then 1/4" strips crosswise for little cubes. I thought about going to look to see if we still had the playdoh extruder from when the kids were little. Cooked at 350 20 minutes then left in the still warm, turned-off oven for about an hour until they were little bricks. The dogs, of course, loved these.
Found this recipe while searching for healthy, homemade dog treats. So many in the store are just fillers and preservatives. Unfortunately this recipe calls for the use of corn, which is a very common allergen. Many dogs--including my Bailey--can't digest corn. I would be wary of using this recipe and talk to your vet first before introducing corn in your dog's diet.
Well, my whole house now smells like tuna, but I think it was worth it. My dog seems to really love these, the smell alone drove her insane while I was baking these. I don't recommend using a blender to mix everything together, doesn't work. Use a food processor, or your good old fashioned hands (after pureeing the tuna of course). I used a shot glass to make about 60 small round treats. Let's see how long these last! Update: Made a double batch of turkey. I actually got 165 shot glass/loonie size treats...great deal! This time I used my hand mixer to grind the oatmeal, puree turkey and mix most of it together until it got too hard and mixed the rest by hand.
My dog loved these...literally drooled upon seeing them! She had no troubles digesting the garlic powder or the cornmeal.
Most dogs should not have corn also. Corn is just as bad as wheat. I would never feed these to my dogs
my kittys love tuna so tryed these and both kittys really enjoyed them, I cut the garlic powder to 1/8 teaspoon, I shaped them into small balls and only baked in a convection oven for 15 minutes and i think that they could have even baked for less time, thanks for this great kitty treat Dreamer!