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Pet Ideas and Recipes


Pet Ideas and Recipes for our four legged friends who are not just friends but become a very important part of our families.

This section will provide ideas to create for your pets or gifts to create for your friends who enjoy the company of these four legged wonders.  Create pet treats from our collected recipes for pets these also make great gifts!



Craft Ideas


Dog Bone Container

Decorate plastic containers to store the dog biscuits. The dog faces were very simple to make.

You can also print out pictures of dogs from Enchanted Learning.

or save these images below to your computer.  Choose the image that you would like to print out

and click on the image.  It will bring you to the page with a larger picture.

These containers will keep your dog biscuits fresh for several weeks.

Pompom Puppy Ornaments

You'll need:

1. Cut a piece of felt 8" x 11¼2" for ears. Trim into an hourglass shape.

2. Cut a slit in the middle of the felt and slip it around the ornament's hook. Glue in place, letting the ears hang evenly over the sides.

3. Glue nose in place as shown. Glue scrap of red felt underneath for mouth. Glue two pompoms under nose, as shown, for cheeks.

4. Decorate the face, ears and top of head with felt and pompoms as desired.

5. Tie ribbon around hook to hang.


Pet Blanket

Soft worsted weight yarn 4 ply yarn -doubled makes it even more comfy (I used that Super soft stuff)
Size J crochet hook
Ch 68 (or desired width)
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in every ch across, Ch 3 and turn.  (about 18" across)
Row 2: Dc in each Dc across, ch 3, turn
Keep repeating this 2nd row, back and forth, till it is desired length.  Finish off and add new contrasting color in a corner.

Finishing around:  DC in each 'stitch/hole' around.  At the corners do (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc).

Dog Craft Links

How to Make a Dog House from Lowe's

How to Make a Dog Bed from Dave Osborne



Pet Treat Recipes


Dog Treats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup white flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup dry milk

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup broth


Tip:  These can be made using cookie cutters


Heat oven to 300'. Mix and roll on floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and put onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 25-27 minutes until bottoms are lightly brown.


Atomic Saucerball Dog Toy by Happy Dog
Atomic Saucer  ball Dog Toy by Happy Dog

It's the flying floating 3-in-1 dog toy

Ceramic Bone Shaped Dog Bowl
Ceramic Bone Shaped Dog Bowl

Whimsical bowl praises your pooch with the words "Good Dog" painted in the bottom

Fido's Favorite treats

1 cup uncooked oatmeal

1/3 cup margarine

1 tsp. bouillon granules

1 1/2 cups hot water

3/4 cup powdered milk

3/4 cup cornmeal

1 egg beaten

3 cups whole wheat flour


In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal, margarine and bouillon granules; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, cornmeal and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness.


Cut into bone shapes and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 325 degree oven to 50 minutes. Allow to cool and dry out until hard.


Makes approx.1 3/4 pounds.


Millers Forge Big Dog Nail Clipper
Millers Forge Big Dog Nail Clipper

High quality European-made clipper


The Doggy Bone Cookbook
The Doggy Bone Cookbook

Turn your kitchen into a "barkery"

with the quick and easy dog biscuit recipes

in this fun book!

"Man's Best Friend" Dog Bowl

Heavyweight stoneware Dog Bowl

indeep brown with a high glaze finish.

A beautiful complement to traditional interiors.


Christmas Doggy Biscuits
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
2 TBS. garlic powder
2 TBS. Knorr instant beef, chicken, or vegetable stock mix
2 TBS. bacon bits
6 TBS. oil
2/3 cup water (approx)

Mix together well. Roll out to approx 1/4 inch thick and cut out with either your Christmas cookie cutters or use the dog biscuit
cutter. Bake 350 deg oven for approx 35 - 45 minutes, basting with meat drippings or bacon fat.   When cooled put in tin to store.

Balloon Puppy Dog Apron With Cookie Cutter
Balloon Puppy Dog Apron With Cookie Cutter

Here's the perfect gift for kids

who love to "help" in the kitchen.

Includes a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter

and recipe for homemade treats


Lassie's Cheese Nuggets

1 c. uncooked oatmeal

1/4 c. margarine

1 1/2 c. hot water or meat juices

1/2 c. powdered milk

4 oz. (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese*

1/4 teas. salt

1 egg beaten

1 c. cornmeal

1 c. wheat germ

3 c. whole wheat flour


In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and margarine; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, salt and egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well.


Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.


Cut with dog biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees. Turn off heat and leave in over for an hour or longer.


Makes approx. 2 1/4 pounds. *use any hard cheese such as jack, Swiss Colby, etc.



Homemade Dog Biscuits

3 1/2 cups unbleached flour

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup rye flour

2 cups bulgur (cracked wheat)

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup instant non-fat dry milk

4 teaspoons salt

1 envelope active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (95-105º)

3 cups chicken broth

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 teaspoon milk


Preheat oven to 350º.


Mix first 7 ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

Dissolve yeast in warm water in glass cup. Add to dry ingredients. Add chicken broth and stir until dough forms.


Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out bone shapes* (or any shapes using cookie cutters). Place on greased cookie sheet.


Mix egg and milk and brush lightly over biscuit shapes. Bake 45 minutes. Turn oven off and leave biscuits in oven overnight to harden.


Makes 30 larger bones. They are better for the dog than store bought and about 40% cheaper.


*Note: Bone shaped cutter can be made by removing top and bottom of an empty rinsed out tuna can. Shape with pliers.


Everyday Dog Biscuits

2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons dry parsley
2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons honey
1 egg
5-6 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier.)

Makes several dozen small bones that keep and freeze well. We like these biscuits because they're quick and easy and we always have the ingredients on hand to make them. Our boys like them because they're good!

We make our own chicken broth by boiling 1 pound of chicken in 8 cups of water, seasoned with 1 teaspoon thyme, 3 teaspoons parsley, 1 teaspoon celery seed, and one bay leaf, for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the chicken and use it for salads or other recipes that call for cooked chicken. Let the broth cool before using it in these recipes.




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