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35 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Bark Home About

PupSnacks: 35 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Bark Home About by Stephanie Mehanna; Veterinary Consultant: Robert S. Goldstein, V.M.D.

35 Tasty Treats to Make for Your Best Friend!

With advice on choosing the right ingredients and portion control, PupSnacks will help you spoil your dog—the healthy way. Each fun and easy-to-make snack is bound to satisfy the biggest chowhounds to the most petite of pooches. PupSnacks will have your dog drooling with delight!

PupSnacks will show you how to make healthy and delicious:

  • Training tidbits
  • Meal toppers
  • Scrumptious snacks
  • “Pup-sicles” and “loli-pups”
  • Party food
  • Flea-stopping treats
  • Breath “mints”

About the Author:

Stephanie Mehanna launched the Canine Cookie Company , the UK’s premier bakery for dogs, in 2005. Stephanie’s healthy dog treats and meals regularly appear in the media and in celebrity dog bowls.

About the Veterinary Consultant:

Robert S. Goldstein, V.M.D., has been a holistic veterinarian for over 30 years and is Director of Veterinary Services of Animal Nutrition Technologies and the Healing Center for Animals veterinary telephone consultation practice. Dr. Goldstein has formulated over 100 nutritional products and foods for dogs and cats.

Book Excerpt: Christmas Dog-erations

These festive cheese and cranberry cookies can be tied with ribbon and hung on the Christmas tree for the 12 days of Christmas—if they last that long. Leave one on a plate with a glass of milk for Santa Paws, too!

Makes: 30-40 treats

Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus hardening

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

10 oz (300 g) wholemeal wheat- and gluten-free flour

4 fl oz (125 ml) olive oil

7 oz (200 g) low-fat Cheddar cheese, grated

3 oz (75 g) dried cranberries, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped mint

3 ½ oz (100 ml) cold water

1 egg, beaten, to glaze

For the frosting:

8 oz (250 g) low-fat cream cheese

4 tablespoons olive oil

Natural red food coloring

1.      Place all the cookie ingredients, except the water, in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Slowly add the measured water to make a smooth dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until firm and then roll out the ¼ inch (5 mm) thick.

2.      Cut out shapes with a festive cookie cutter. Use a skewer to make a hole approximately ¼ inch thick (5mm) in diameter in each cookie, through which to thread the ribbon. Transfer the cookies to a greased baking sheet, spaced ½ inch (1 cm) apart, and brush with egg.

3.      Bake the cookies in a preheated oven, 325°F (160°C, Gas Mark 3) for 25-30 minutes until firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool and harden for 1-2 hours.

4.      To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, oil and food coloring until fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle and use to decorate the cookies. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Thread each cookie with a piece of ribbon approximately 6 inches (15 cm) long and hang from the tree.

Excerpt from PupSnacks:35 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Bark Home About Published by T.F.H. Publications Inc. 2007, copyright © 2007 by Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, used by permission. Website: http://www.petbookexpress.com

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