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Yup. You read that right. My sister found the recipe the other night and since we are out of dog food I decided to make some. It is so freaking easy!!!! It's cooking right now so I can't say if they will like it but from the looks of it they might. They are huddled by the oven door. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So you want the recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ok <a href="http://www.aimoo.com/forum/postview.cfm?id=446984&CategoryID=396425&startcat=1&ThreadID=2293646" target="_blank">here is the link</a> to the actual recipe. She says for about 20 pounds you'll spend about $3.50. (I think I may be going to crosspost this in Frguality <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
2.5 cups whole wheat flour<br>
1/2 cup dry milk<br>
1 teaspoon sugar<br>
1 teaspoon salt<br>
1 beef or chicken boullion cube (I used two)<br>
6 tablespoons oil (the link mentions using a fat like bacon every now and then as a treat)<br>
1/2 cup peanut butter<br>
1 egg beaten<br>
1/2 cup water<br><br>
Mix together dry ingridients. Add the rest and mix together well. It's easiest to use hands here. Shape into a ball and roll into strips about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into bite size pieces. Cook on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350 degrees (preheated). Let it cool in the oven. (That's what makes it crunchy).<br><br>
When I was rolling mine out to cut I noticed that it doesn't stay together very well. It didn't effect the food overall though.
 

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Uhhhh......there's no meat in that recipe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> A lot of us on here are into feeding raw meat to our pets, following the pattern of nature. Dogs and cats are carnivores and they do best on a carnivore diet.<br><br>
I also ran out of my regular dog and cat food a couple days ago, and with no money in my pockets, I've been raiding my fridge, freezer, and pantry for them. They've gotten raw fresh beef, raw fresh chicken, thawed out frozen hamburger patties, raw eggs, and the dogs have gotten a little bit of table scraps: cereal, bread, and cooked veggies. They love it!
 

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I realize there is no meat in it. It's a pretty basic recipe so I imagine you could add things to it to tailor it to your dog.
 

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Yeah, I'd probably cut out the wheat, milk, sugar, salt, and boullion cube. Then I'd add a couple pounds of some kind of meat ......... and I wouldn't cook it. Bon apetite!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Queen I'm sure you mean no offense but for some of us (like my poorness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) this is perfect. Not all of us can give our dogs raw fresh meat.<br><br>
Completely aside: I heard table food was bad for dogs. Is it not?
 

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OK, this is a little bit not allowed, but we get foodstamps, and you can't buy pet food with foodstamps, so..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Please don't get mad at me, my pets are hungry too. And I do actually feed mostly a high-quality natural kibble and supplement with raw meat and eggs, but like I said, I ran out a few days ago.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm 8 weeks away from graduating from veterinary technician school, and I've been spending a significant amount of my time lately independently studying dog and cat nutrition. I've been especially reading about raw food diets that mimick what cats or wolves eat in the wild. Many believe that nature's design is the ideal template, and the further away we get from nature's design, the less healthy our pets will be.<br><br>
I know most people don't know how to choose a good dog food. I mean no offense. It's just not something they teach you in high school, and even as a total pet fanatic, I didn't know anything about it until going to vet tech school. But that recipe is not nutritious. A dog eating nothing but that recipe will quickly have nutritional deficiencies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Please don't take offense, I'm just advocating for your pet's health.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">2.5 cups whole wheat flour<br>
1/2 cup dry milk<br>
1 teaspoon sugar<br>
1 teaspoon salt<br>
1 beef or chicken boullion cube (I used two)<br>
6 tablespoons oil (the link mentions using a fat like bacon every now and then as a treat)<br>
1/2 cup peanut butter<br>
1 egg beaten<br>
1/2 cup water</td>
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That is not adequate nutrition for a dog. That recipe is basically a bread recipe, would you feed your dog loaves of bread and expect it to stay healthy in the long run?<br><br>
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Not sure where the person came up with the $3.50 for 20lbs. The flour alone to make 20lbs worth would be well over $3.50
 

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I know it's not the best recipe ladies. I wasn't saying it was. BUT if you are in a crunch (like we are right now....well always <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) something is better than nothing right? And like I said, it's a basic recipe....you can add to it. That's why I posted it. I never said it was an only this type recipe.<br><br>
Oh well. Guess it wasn't as cool a thing as I thought.
 

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How do your poochies like it, OMnM? That recipe resembles a lot of doggy treat recipes I've seen. I might try it for mine as a special treat. Thanks for sharing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They ate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> They seem to like it so far. I only made one small batch tonight so who knows.<br><br>
I don't have any doggie treats around but I'm betting it is very similar. I mean this is pretty base. Minus flavorings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yeah, I think it would be fine as a treat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It does have flavoring--peanut butter! My pups love peanut butter. Almost as much as my dds do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It does have flavoring--peanut butter! My pups love peanut butter. Almost as much as my dds do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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This sounds a little like the mixture that Pitcairn uses to mix with hamburger meat....<br><br>
Actually this is sufficient for a short time. However, meat has to be added, with bone and some calcium source (i.e. bone meal or real bones that are raw). It is real important for the calcium to phosphorus ratio to be adequate of the dog's bones will sacrifice to make up for the calcium.
 

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It does sound like Pitcairn's base recipe. Instead of meat you CAN use eggs. The bioavailability of protein and fat in eggs for a dog is actually higher than in most meats.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I do actually feed mostly a high-quality natural kibble and supplement with raw meat and eggs, but like I said, I ran out a few days ago.</div>
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I thought that if you feed raw you pretty much have to remove kibble from the dogs diet b/c of the different ways they are digested? (kibble staying in the system much longer than meat will. ) Im going to start raw as soon as we finish the bag of Nutro my dog is on right now, so Im still very new at the raw diets!...
 

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Mine are doing fine on the combination.
 
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