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Chicken Dog Treats

Try this recipe for homemade chicken dog treats. It uses chicken powder and baby food. Vary the flavors and make other baby food dog treats by using different jars of baby food.

But first, let's talk about chicken for dogs.

As with any human food, there are some who will say you should not give your dogs chicken. But chicken is a common ingredient in dog foods!

To start with, be sure NOT to let your dogs have any chicken bones, even if cooked! It is tempting to throw him a leg bone because it looks thick. Chicken bones splinter easily and a dog can choke on them, or the splinters can pierce the intestinal walls.

Chicken is often cited as a common cause of allergies in dogs. This is why a dog who is itchy will usually be recommended to eat lamb-based dog food. Since chicken is a common food ingredient, it is thought that by eating it regularly, the dog could develop an allergy. Since lamb is given less commonly, the dog hasn't built up toxins to it that would cause an allergic reaction.

The question often arises about white or dark meat chicken. According to articles on pet nutrition, the benefits of each will be touted. Dark meat chick is more acidic and beneficial for dogs who make struvite urine crystals.

In the end, you know your dog better than everyone else. If he or she has no problems eating chicken, then try this chicken dog treats recipe.

Doggie Chicken Pot Pie

What you need:

  • 1 package plain dog biscuit mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken powder
  • 1 small jar baby food - mixed vegetables
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Pre-greased cookie sheet
  • Lightly floured rolling pin
  • Baking mold of your choice or cookie cutters

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine contents of package with water, oil, chicken powder, and baby food vegetables. Mix will be stiff and dry. If mix is too dry and not holding together, add a very small amount of water.

Press the dough into a baking mold to create a "pot pie". Or roll out the dough and cut desired shapes with cookie cutters.

Place on a pre-greased cookie sheet and bake for 18-22-minutes on middle oven rack. Turn off oven heat and let tray stay in oven 60 minutes more.

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