Makes 2 to 3 sandwich bags of tiny training treats
These very nutritious treats will smell up your house while you’re baking them, but your dog will appreciate your effort.
Ingredients For Dog Yogurt Salmon Yummies
1⁄2 cup high-quality dry dog food kibble
2 7-ounce cans salmon
1⁄2 cup yogurt
1⁄2 cup instant mashed potatoes
1 cup flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
How to make Yogurt Salmon Yummies for Dog
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put the dog food kibble in a food processor or blender and grind to a coarse flour.
Measure 1⁄2 cup after grinding. Put the ground dog food kibble in a large bowl.
Empty both cans of salmon (meat and liquid) into a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt. Puree until the mixture is a smooth paste. Pour into the large bowl with the ground dog food. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spread the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. Using your fingers, flatten the mixture, spreading it evenly over the bottom of the cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Take the cookie sheet out of the oven. Using a pizza cutter or knife, score the
dough into bite-size pieces.
Put the treats back into the oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and break all the pieces apart. (Be careful not to burn your fingers!)
Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container. Crunchier Treats: For crisper treats, when all the cookies have been baked, turn off the oven. Put all the cookies back on a cookie sheet and return them to the oven. Leave them in the cooling oven for several hours or overnight to harden.
NUTRITIONAL NOTES: SALMON
Although pet cats have been eating salmon for several decades, commercial dog food companies have only recently begun to add salmon to their menus — and with excellent results.
High in protein and fish oils, salmon-based foods provide plenty of energy for active dogs. The fish oils are also great for healthy skin and coats. Concerns have been raised about the safety of farmraised salmon, so the following statistics refer to healthy, wild salmon.
3 ounces of baked salmon contains:
• 140 calories
• 18 grams protein
• 6 grams fat
• 0 grams carbohydrates
• 10 mg calcium
• 170 mg phosphorus
• 415 mg potassium
• 37 mg sodium