Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beef Liver Treat

These are pretty stinky to human nose but are delicious and perfumey to dogs

Beef Liver (cut into 1 inch cubes)

1) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2) Place the livers on baking papers and put in oven
3) Bake until livers are dehydrated, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
4) Let cool, store in air-tight container up to 1 month

Happy trying!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fishy Biscuit

I am trying out another new biscuit recipe...."Fishy Biscuit". The ingredients are Fresh fish, fresh fish stock, whole wheat flour, egg, canola oil.

A lot of preparation to be done, I have to steam the fish and remove the bones and take out the meat. The fish bone make into fish lot of work to be done.
Making this biscuit for a lady to let her cats try out....

My dogs like the Fishy biscuit too and just now given some samples to "Lily", Lily seems to like the biscuit as well. Lily is a puppy who really look like my dog - Tom.... Lily is so pretty.

Just receive a feedback that Lily do not like Sweet I guess only my dogs at home like the sweet potato biscuit. But feedback for Healthy Dog Biscuit, Apple Oatmeal Biscuit & Chicken Liver Biscuit are all positive.


Yesterday afternoon I baked "Healthy Dog Biscuit" and "Crunchy Carrot Biscuit". As you can see from the pictures that I've used a smaller cookie cutter for some of the biscuits, reason is that some small dogs have difficulty eating the biscuit if it's the normal size, normal size is good for medium / large dogs. Another reason for making a smaller size biscuit is that a lady has asked me to bake the biscuits for her persian cats. I understand that Cats are picky eater therefore I am eager to find out if the cats will like my biscuits or not...

The biscuits shown in the picture is Crunchy carrot biscuit, you can see the difference of the biscuit as one is brushed with egg yolk (the shining one) and the other one I've forgotten to brush with egg yolk. Which one looks better? I think the small biscuits are so cute!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Liver & Rice Recipe

Please see below a "Liver & Rice" Recipe for your pets.

1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 cups of liver, cut into small dice
2 cups cooked white or brown rice
1 cup assorted vegetable like carrots, sweet potato, green peas..cut into small dice
1/2 to 1 cup of water

Place a large skillet over medium heat and when it's hot add the oil, add in all the ingredients and bring to boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Serve immediately or freeze for later use.

Liver is a great source of quality protein and essential fatty acids. Should be eaten often but not in large quantities. It contains Vit A, C, D, E and K and it also contains all the B vitamins.

Happy Cooking!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Doggie Apple Cake

Thils afternoon I baked "Doggie Apple Cake" for my dogs, as usual they liked the cake very much. I have also tasted one slice of the Apple's really yummy...the sweetness of the apples make the cake so tasty, I end up having a few slice of the cakes myself and quickly put away the rest afraid that I might end up finishing all the dogs are staring at me when I am enjoying some pieces of their apple cakes...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sweet Sweet Potato Biscuit

Just finished baking the Sweet Potato Biscuit, I used purple sweet potato as it is sweeter and the color looks so pretty and it's natural color not artificial coloring.

Yummy! Yummy! I have eaten one piece of the biscuit just now, it is so hard & crunchy with the smell & taste of sweet potato....good for the dogs but I would prefer a sweeter version..he..he

Friday, November 14, 2008

Commercial Dog Food

I feed my dogs a little commercial dry dog food (dry kibble) once a day after their usual home-cooked dinner. Recently I have been reading a lot of articles from the internet on pet food recalled and also ingredients of commercial pet food. I fe el so guilty of feeding my dogs with such unhealthy food. I am thinking of not feeding them any commercial dry food from now on. As if later, they developed any serious illness, I do not know what to do as there are no Animal Hospital in Brunei and the local vets are not fully equipped.
According to one of the articles from the internet, one of the main ingredient we see from the commercial dog food is "Meat-by-product", Meat by-product refers to animal parts that are not actually meat and often includes intestines, bones, brain, stomach, lungs, kidneys etc. Disgusting!
Preservatives are also one of the dangerous additions to dog food. They are used to extend the shelf-life of the products, improve the tastes. Common preservatives are BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin which is used as pesticide.
And those colorful kibbles, red & green are all colorings which is also harmful to our dogs.
There's a recent recall of Pedigree Dog & Cat Treat in the U.S. and also IAMS pet food has been boycotted by some countries as they used animals to test on their products.
I know & agreed that commercial dog food is the most convenient way to feed our dog as everyone of us have to work and we really do not have time to cook for our dogs and commercial dog food is more cheaper as compare with home-cooked meal.
For those that can afford, it's really better to cook for your dogs, it does not have to be difficult & time consuming. You can cook the food in advance during the evening and warm the food before serving to your dogs. For myself, I cooked with a slow cooker and when approaching meal time, I heat the food up with the slow cooker before serving to my dogs.
Think about it...we are feeding rubbish, unwanted waste to our lovely dogs....
Even baby milk powders can contain Melamine...what more can be added to pet food...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet Sweet Potato Biscuit

This Saturday, I am going to bake "Sweet Sweet Potato Biscuit" for my dogs and on Sunday afternoon, I am going to bake "Apple Cake" for my boys & girls

I will be uploading the pictures for the "Sweet Sweet Potato Biscuit" on Saturday evening and for the "Apple Cake" I will upload the picture on Sunday evening.

My dogs enjoy a few slice of fresh apples twice a week...healthy evening treats.

I have stopped buying them commercial treats after reading news/reports on many pet food/treats recalled. You never know what the manufacturers put in when making those lovely looking treats.

For my home-made treats, at least I know what ingredients I have used to make those treats. I also try out some of the biscuits that I baked for my dogs, the biscuits smell so nice and crunchy only that it is tasteless to me as no sugar added in all dog biscuits. Except for the "Chicken Liver Biscuit" I do not dare to try out as I really caould not stand the smell of the chicken liver..he..he

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Crunchy Carrot Biscuit Recipe

Crunchy Carrot Biscuit


500gm whole Wheat Flour
225ml Water
1 cup freshly grated carrots
2 tablespoon veggie oil
2 tablespoon Honey


1) Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine
2)Roll out dough to floured surface to about 6mm thick. Using a cookie cutter to cut into shape.
3) Placed biscuits on baking sheets and baked in a preheated 170 degree celsius oven for 30-35 minutes

Happy Baking!

Chicken Liver Biscuit

Today's menu is "Chicken Liver Biscuit"..a new recipe to try out

I have just finished baking all the Chicken Liver Biscuit...honestly I really could not stand the smell of chicken liver..but the dogs love to bear with it

A lot of preparation need to be done for making this biscuit...first I have to make the chicken broth using chicken bone, cooked from mid morning till noon then after the chicken broth is ready, I cleaned the liver, cut out all the fats and cooked the liver then blend it into a Puree...then the normal biscuit making process...continue...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Crunchy Carrot Biscuit

My dogs are running out of biscuits so last night I have to bake them some biscuit, I tried a new recipe 'Crunchy Carrot Biscuit', I am so glad that the biscuits turn out well, its crunchy and with the smell of carrots. Yummy...yummy.

Each time when I bake dog biscuits, I tried to make them hard & crunchy so that it helps to clean their teeth.

I am so happy that my dogs love all the biscuits and treats that I've baked for them.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chicken Liver Biscuit

This weekend I am going to bake "Chicken Liver Biscuit", my dogs are crazy of liver so I guess this biscuit will make them go crazy asking for more & more biscuits. I will upload the pics of the biscuit on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Doggie Breakfast Recipe

Steam Oatmeal Porrridge (for 1 dog)

2 tablespoon of Oatmeal
1 cup of fresh chicken broth
1 tablespoon of green peas


1) In a bow, add in Oatmeal, Chicken broth & Green peas
2) Put it in a Steamer and steam for 20 minutes
3) pls let the Oatmeal porridge cool down before serving it to your dogs