Make dog biscuits for your direwolf

May 30 | Guest post by Sariann and Chelsea
By: Jan TikCC BY 2.0
The kitchen can be torture for a pet with a culinary-inclined owner. I know my own direwolf sits proper for the entire time I'm cooking, in hopes of receiving scraps. We've concocted these biscuits so you don't have to feel guilty looking into those big brown eyes every time you pick up your chef's knife. Simply toss one of these down to your most loyal friend, direwolf or daschund.

I wanted to make a treat that had no fillers, no grains, and could be easily made in a standard stocked kitchen. There are no crazy ingredients, and nothing bad for your dog. When developing this recipe, I did a series of scientific experiments along the way to ensure that the dogs thought it was as yummy as it looked to me. When they licked my hands clean of the raw mixture, I knew it was ready for the oven.

End result — all three dogs these biscuits were tested on loved them. Everyone was sitting pretty, politely asking for another round after the initial taste test.

My recipe for direwolf biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, skinned, de-boned, and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the mixture over the sheet, about 1/2″ thick. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the baking sheet form the oven, and cut the mixture into squares, or cut with a cookie cutter. Place back in the oven at 350 F for 20 more minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, reduce the temperature to 300 F and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the biscuits are at the desired crispiness. Ours were well dried out, but not burnt. Cool and serve up to your direwolves.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. We made about ten bone shaped biscuits.

Cook's note: If using a cookie cutter, don't discard the edges — your direwolf will like them just as much!

  1. Oooh yay! I'm gonna try these! All my animals are fed a raw biologically appropriate diet. These are awesome! Thanks for the recipe! :D

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    • This may be a dumb question, but since these are baked, do they not fit with the 'raw' definition? Or are there exceptions when things are this basic? And by basic I mean this few ingredients/whole ingredients.

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      • I call it an exception. The main component of their meals are raw meat but I do feed them a lot of human food. The rule in my place is, if it's good for you, it's good for the dog. The dog ends up with things like banana ends, olives, bits of apple, a spoonful of yogurt…you know. But your treats are 100% real food which I try and eat myself in addition to providing my animals.

        Had to think about that for a minute…I really try not to sound like some pretentious hippy when I explain that. Lol.

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        • On a side note…I would use chicken thighs mixed with breasts. Thighs have more of the nutrients required in a dogs diet :)

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        • Thanks for the explanation! You totally don't sound like a pretentious hippy, just someone who loves their dog. :)

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        • I applaud you for taking such a proactive interest in your doggy's diets, but I do find myself questioning the "If it's good for you, it's good for your dog" rule. There are many things out there that are great for us, but harmful to dogs, like avocados, onions, raisins, and some nuts, as well as lots of other foods.

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  2. I made tuna cookies for my cats once, they smelled terrible, the whole house smelled like hot tuna for days. Also the cats didn't like them, it was a homemade pet treat fail.

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    • Cats would enjoy these treats too. Just make them smaller. And leave out the carrots. I find cats really don't like carrots. :P

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  3. Our little sheltie pup LOVES anything with peanut butter (I'm pretentious and use natural pb – just ground peanuts and a bit of salt – no sugar or palm oil or anything hydrogenated) and in this heat we've been having in the Northeast, I've been giving her frozen banana slices and frozen cubes of mashed sweet potato and she seems to like both quite a bit. It's healthy, keeps her busy for a while, and doesn't melt all over the place like plain ice cubes. We're out of sweet potato cubes now, but next time I'm going to try mixing a bit of plain yogurt or peanut butter in!

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