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« on: November 11, 2007 04:25:23 PM »

I waffled (ha! food joke!) between posting this here and in the cooking section, but it's really more of a pet thing.

We've been trying our Cane Corso mastiffs out on a corn and wheat free diet recently because of some tummy issues. Each time they go into their kennel (we built one indoors in our sunroom for them) they get a treat. So we go through a lot of treats, but the corn and wheat free ones are way more expensive than the ones we'd been giving them.

So I decided to make doggie meatballs. They are made from the frozen logs of turkey meat we get at the grocery for about $1-$1.50 depending on whether they are on sale. I chopped up green beans (you can use canned or frozen - just watch the sodium) to add, and also cooked up some minute brown rice (generic brand, also about $1) to put in, and added shredded cheese as well. I think I used one egg to to bind it all together. Basically, like making human food meatballs, but with some different ingredients.

And they love them! I use a small ice cream scoop to keep them uniform, and bake them at about 350 or so. Sometimes I'll finish them by broiling though. Them I keep a bag in the fridge, and freeze the rest. A quick zap in the microwave heats them right up!

Here they are - I forgot an after picture, but they look like regular people food meatballs really.

Next weekend I'm going to try beef and chicken jerkey for them because I just got jerky racks!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011 11:08:03 AM by PixieVal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007 05:48:39 PM »

That's such a good idea!

My doggie is allergic to kibble (ALL kibble; he's very difficult) so we feed him raw. I've been looking for some good treat recipes for him that won't make him sick, and are easy to handle. What a great way to do that!
*dashes off to kitchen*

PS- Your dogs are adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007 10:11:46 PM »

This is such a good idea!  How long do they keep in the fridge?

Also, I actually made a sickening SQUEE-like sound over your beautiful doggies!  lookit the one with its ear turned inside out!  lookit their gorgeous droopy puppy faces!  I just can't even stand it, I'm going into cute overload.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007 06:37:51 AM »

I mean. XD
Great idea!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 10:17:06 PM »

Those look pretty good.  I may have to use that for our pack of dogs here.  That is if you don't mind.  With 200 pounds of dog in this house a little store bought bag of treats doesn't go far. Cheesy
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