healthy & homemade-treats

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Are you a pet owner?  If so, are you curious as to where the dog treats you’re buying, come from? Or, what’s in ’em???  Because I have this healthy & homemade recipe for some awesome doggie treats, they will LOVE and they’re nothing like the store bought kind!
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Until recently, I bought bulk treats from the local grocer, but I want my girl to be healthy & happy.  I mean look @ this face? Does she not deserve it??
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Dosee Doh doesn’t care for dog biscuits, but I realized she wasn’t totally thrilled about the ones I’d been buying her either.  I didn’t even know what was in them—the bins don’t have nutritional info on them or ANYTHING at all for that matter!  Some years back, my daughter and I had made homemade dog biscuits and our dogs totally loved ’em.  I got on the internet and started researching what dogs love and what they can have.  After searching through a number of recipes, I took my faves (based on reviews), and combined ingredients to make “the Elvis”!  Peanut butter, bananas & bacon became the basis of this treat!  They are better for your dogs, nutritious and inexpensive to make.

*As much as I hate bacon, I was willing to make a dogacious effort for my pooch.  The end result…
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the Elvis DoggieTreat

  • 2 bananas (smashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 T. peanut butter (I used Trader Joe’s Crunchy Cookie Butter) *all nat & no pres
  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 strips of fried bacon (crumbled)

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In a medium bowl, beat your egg and add the bananas & peanut butter. Blend well.  In a larger bowl combine your flour and oats then make a small well in center of bowl and pour the egg mixture. Incorporate the bacon pieces until the dough is well mixed.
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Flour your surface generously and grab handfuls of dough.  I patted down to 1/4″ thick, (no need to roll out), cut and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Makes about 40 treats
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Now you have a healthy alternative to those store bought, dyed, non-nutritional version! The bonus is your dog will really like them.  I tested them on several of our friends dogs and they couldn’t get enough.
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Do you think she likes ’em? Click vid http://youtu.be/4ff20rWEsv0

T R E A T  ♥♥♥! ! !


On another note…
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to our new grand-pooch—HADLEY!  She was rescued this week by my kids (S&L). She needed a good home & she’s found it.  Prepare to be spoiled rotten!

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She is a full blooded vizsla (their favorite dog breed), and is already an instant friend to her brother Huckleberry!
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Hadley needs some meat on those bones of hers so she will be getting a “welcome to the family” care package in the mail. Can you guess what will be in it?
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Welcome home Ms. Hadley~
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