- 1 Lb
ground meat (chicken, turkey, lamb or beef) Lamb and beef tend to be higher in
fat. Chicken and turkey might be a
better choice for an overweight dog.
- 1 large sweet potato (cooked and mashed )
- 1 large egg
tsp garlic powder (not garlic salt ) or one large clove pressed
- 5 tbsp. large flake rolled oats (organic if possible ) or 4 tbsp. ground flax seed meal
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing up very well.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil (very slightly ). Place combined ingredients on cookie sheet and spread evenly and flatly to the sides of pan. This should be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
Remove pan from oven and use your cookie cutter at this time. If you don't have a cookie cutter, just score the cookies with a knife or pizza cutter into squares.
Put back into the oven and bake for another hour at 250 degrees. This additional baking time will dry these healthy dog treats out. (However, keep an eye on your oven. The time could be more or less, depending on how hot your oven runs.)
These dog treats should be fairly dry and a little crispy, but not burned.
This dog treat recipe is inexpensive, easy ... and very tasty. Some dogs go crazy for lamb. Lamb is also quite high in fat. So, a better protein choice for your overweight dog may be chicken or turkey.
A little warning about lamb: smells very strong when cooking. So be forewarned! Your dogs will love the smell, but others might not.
Some people use all organic ingredients and free range eggs. You certainly don't have to, these treats will be great either way ... and your dog will love you, no matter what.