Ginny’s Bonanza Dog Treats

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Makes 30 to 40 bite-size treats

Ginny, a lovely 10-year-old German Shepherd Dog, is very particular about her treats, but she really likes these. In taste tests with other treats, she chooses these every time.

Ingredients for Ginny’s Bonanza Treats:

2 cups cooked ground beef
1⁄2 cup grated carrot
1⁄2 cup canned grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
1⁄2 cup ground high-quality dry dog food kibble
1 large egg
1 tablespoon tomato paste

How to make Ginny’s Bonanza Treats

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the dog food kibble in a food processor or blender and grind to a coarse flour. Measure 1 cup after grinding.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Form the dough into teaspoon-sized balls.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container in
    the refrigerator.

Crunchier Treats:

For crisper treats, switching the oven off until all the cookies have been cooked. On a baking sheet, put all the cookies back on and return them to the oven. Leave them for several hours or overnight to harden in the cooling oven.

Nutritional Notes: Garlic

After reading about all the benefits of garlic, you might consider it a medicine as much as a food ingredient.

Garlic has been said to fight cancer, lower blood glucose, boost the immune system, and fight viruses for both people and dogs.

In addition, dogs are attracted to foods containing garlic, perhaps because the foods both smell and taste good. However, too much garlic can be toxic, so follow the recipe guidelines; lots more is not necessarily better!

1 clove of garlic contains:

• 4 calories
• 0.2 grams protein
• 0 fat
• 1 gram carbohydrate
• 1 mg sodium
• 5 mg calcium
• 71 mcg folic acid

This treats Ideally suites as a breakfast treat it has a great balance of cereals, dried fruit, extruded fruit treats and high fibre mini twigs.

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