Christmas Treats for Furry Friends

Christmas is right around the corner again, and with all those presents we buy, cards we send, and all we do in this season who is it that we can so easily overlook? You’ve got it, your dog and cat.

Here is a recipe that will show your dog that they too are part of this season of giving and receiving, after all, your dog gives all year long. This is a simple recipe for Cheesy Carrot Chews that not even the most finicky dog can resist! You will need:

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

3 teaspoons bran

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 cups chopped parsley

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3/4 cup water

Mix cheese, carrots, parsley, and oil all together. Combine all the dry ingredients and add to the cheese mix. Slowly add the water, a little at a time, you may use a little more or less than 3/4 cup. The dough should NOT be too wet. Knead the ingredients for about a minute. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick, and cut them out with Santa, candy cane, or Christmas tree cookie cutters. Place the shapes on a lightly greased cookie sheet and place them in your oven, preheated to 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Put them in a safe place to cool. They will harden more as they cool. Put them in a Christmas puppy tin, and place them under the tree for your very best friend. This recipe is also great for all your friends’ furry friends as well; they will all thank you for it!!

For a Purr-fect treat for your feline friends, here is a simple recipe for Tuna Kitty Crackers. You will need:

6 ounces of undrained tuna

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour 

1/3 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into treat sized pieces. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool. Give to your cat and watch them gobble it up. Store uneaten treats in a sealed refrigerated container.

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