Homemade Yorkie Recipes (Food & Treats)

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Here's a thread yfor discussion of homemade recipes for general Yorkie food as well as for Yorkie treats.

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Dogs - varies depending on age, activity level, health, weight and season. These are guidelines based on weight; the total is per day and should be divided between two meals:

Up to 10 pounds - 1 to 11/2 cups
11 to 20 pounds - 2 to 3 cups
21 to 40 pounds - 4 cups
For each additional 20 pounds, add 2 cups.


SPOT'S CHICKEN STEW
21/2 pounds whole chicken or turkey (bones, organs, skin and all)
1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic
1 cup green peas
1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet potato
1/2 cup coarsely chopped zucchini
1/2 cup coarsely chopped yellow squash
1/2 cup coarsely chopped green beans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery
1 tablespoon kelp powder
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
11 to 16 cups spring water


For dogs only: Add 8 ounces whole barley and 6 ounces rolled oats, and adjust the water content to 16 cups spring water or enough to cover the ingredients. (The grains are not recommended for cats.)
Yield: 20 cups.
Combine all ingredients in a 10-quart stainless-steel stockpot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat as low as possible and simmer for 2 hours; carrots should be very soft.
Remove from heat, let cool, and debone the chicken.
With an electric hand mixer or a food processor, blend the ingredients into a puree. The stew should be slightly thicker for dogs and more soupy for cats.
Using plastic baggies or yogurt containers, divide into meal-sized portions. Refrigerate three days' worth and freeze the rest.

Source: "The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats," by Andi Brown (Celestial Arts, $16.95)

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Dogs - varies depending on age, activity level, health, weight and season. These are guidelines based on weight; the total is per day and should be divided between two meals:

Up to 10 pounds - 1 to 11/2 cups
11 to 20 pounds - 2 to 3 cups
21 to 40 pounds - 4 cups
For each additional 20 pounds, add 2 cups.

BRAVO'S BODACIOUS HEARTY BURGER STEW
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1/2 pound millet
1/2 pound spinach, chopped
1/2 pound carrots, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons kelp powder
4 to 6 cups spring water
Yield: About 9 cups.


Combine all ingredients in a stainless-steel pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Remove from heat, and allow to cool.
With an electric hand mixer or a food processor, blend into a puree.
Using plastic baggies or yogurt containers, divide into meal-sized portions. Refrigerate three days' worth and freeze the rest.
Source: "The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats," by Andi Brown

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LEO'S COOKIES (an original recipe from Pilar Passmore)
1/2 brick regular or low-fat cream cheese
2 cups whole-wheat flour
6 ounces carrot baby food
3 ounces olive oil
Splash of vanilla


Mix the ingredients; mash, knead and flatten. If you don't have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, use the baby food jar to make round cookies.
Place cookies on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven, and leave the cookies inside until the oven cools.
Yield: about 21/2 dozen cookies.


A batch generally keeps for about two weeks.


Passmore's warning: "Once they eat these cookies, they won't eat the others."


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I came across this one:



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Ceibasmom: " Thank You " for the Leo's Cookies recipe. :thumbs up I hate to bake but this recipe sounds so easy. I will be using the top of the baby food jar,since hating to bake, I don't have any cookie cutters. ;) I'm sure my two will love these.
Have a good weekend. :)

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Thanks for this thread! I am sure once everyone finds it they will find it very useful. :thumbup:

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Thanks for sharing! I think I might try the Chicken Stew!

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Use defatted home-made beef or chicken broth using organic free range beef and chicken if possible and for best results use the long skinny ice cube tray (the kind you use for sports water bottles).
Simple chicken broth recipe:
In the evening just before going to bed ----
Put whole chicken in crockpot and cover with filtered water
Turn on low and forget until morning.
Turn crockpot off -- let cool enough to handle
Strain broth and put in the refrigerator -- the fat will get hard and you can discard it.
Pour the defatted chicken broth into the ice cube trays and freeze
I feed these delightful treats outside because they are messy
LET THE FUN BEGIN!
Bone the chicken and make fresh home-made chicken salad for dinner (impress someone --maybe YOURSELF!)
Simple Beef Broth Recipe:
Use beef Shanks -- they are tough cuts of meat that are very tasty and excellent for soup and broth..... they have a round bone that makes the best and safest chew toy too.....
In the evening just before going to bed
Place shanks in the crockpot cover with filtered water
Turn crockpot on low and forget until the morning
Turn crockpot off and cool slightly
Strain broth and refrigerate so that any fat will float to the top and harden
Scrape off fat, fill trays and freeze.
Use the beef to make a stew or soup. :) Yummy!

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HOMEMADE DOG FOOD
Generally speaking, commercially produced dog foods, especially those that have been certified by national veterinary societies, provide a good, safe and convenient way of feeding your dogs. However, some people find that their dogs are sensitive to some of the preservatives in these foods and want an inexpensive alternative. Other people worry about what they should be feeding their dogs at times when they have let the dog kibble supply run out, or are in some circumstance where commercial foods are not available. Some other people simply don't feel that the monotonous diet of the same kibble all of the time is good for their dogs, while others worry about trace nutritional elements that might be missed any one set diet.
Actually a nutritious and balanced diet based on ?people food? is easy to prepare.
A 12 oz portion is suitable for one day?s ration for a 20 lb dog.
4 oz (1/2 cup) protein ? any meat, chicken, fish or eggs (all cooked).
4 oz carbohydrate ? for example cooked rice or grains, pasta, cooked cereals such as oatmeal, potatoes or even bread (packed tight when measuring).
4 oz vegetables ? any cooked vegetables (obviously not potatoes or other high carbohydrates). Carrots, broccoli, turnips, green peppers, green beans, etc., but not onions which contain high sulfur content which is bad for dogs.
Simply mix the contents together or not as you choose.
While this basic diet is balanced it can be improved by some simple supplements.
To mix the basic supplement use
1 cup debittered brewers yeast
1 cup wheat germ
2 cups powdered milk
? cup powdered kelp
Mix together and store in a cool dry place.
To improve the diet quality add 1 tsp of the basic supplement for each 12 oz portion of the food mixture and 1 tsp vegetable oil (I prefer corn oil or flax oil since they have high content of linoleic acid which is good for the dog?s skin).
12 oz of the basic diet is appropriate for a 20 lb dog, you would double this daily ration for a 40 lb dog, triple it for a 60 lb dog or halve it for a 10 lb dog. Watch the dog?s weight and adjust portion sizes accordingly.

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Here are a couple recipes I found and have made. My Sparky and Cindy love them. I found them on cooksrecipes.com/petfood
[b]Dog Treats
1 cup wheat germ
2 jars meat baby food (preferably chicken)
1. Combine the wheat germ and baby food to form a dough.
2. Roll into 1 inch (or smaller) balls. Place on a baking sheet and flatten with a fork.
3. Bake at 350* for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack
Peanut Butter Rounds
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
1/4 cup honey
1 teasp. baking powder
1/2 cup water
1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
2. Form mixture into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork.
3. Bake at 325* for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
My babies enjoyed!

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I joined a weekly email recipe site. I havent tried these yet but will share the recipes as I receive them. :)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 pound margarine -- corn oil
1 clove garlic -- crushed
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup Milk -- or as needed
Grate the cheese into a bowl and let stand until it reaches room temperature.
Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, salt and flour. Add enough
milk to form into a ball.
Chill for 1/2 hour. Roll onto floured board. Cut into shapes and bake at 375
degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly brown, and firm.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.

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SWEET POTATO SURPRISE!
Wash sweet potato, coat with butter, and if useing oven, place in foil and bake at 350 degrees for half hour to fourty five minutes. If useing the microwave, coat with butter, jab with fork, wrap in a wet paper towel and bake on high for 10 minutes or untill done.
Scrape out the sweet potato and add tuna (from a pouch and not the can) or Albacore tuna, and shredded cheddar, mix, let cool and serve the fur-kids.

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HOMEMADE DOG FOOD
Generally speaking, commercially produced dog foods, especially those that have been certified by national veterinary societies, provide a good, safe and convenient way of feeding your dogs. However, some people find that their dogs are sensitive to some of the preservatives in these foods and want an inexpensive alternative. Other people worry about what they should be feeding their dogs at times when they have let the dog kibble supply run out, or are in some circumstance where commercial foods are not available. Some other people simply don't feel that the monotonous diet of the same kibble all of the time is good for their dogs, while others worry about trace nutritional elements that might be missed any one set diet.
Actually a nutritious and balanced diet based on ?people food? is easy to prepare.
A 12 oz portion is suitable for one day?s ration for a 20 lb dog.
4 oz (1/2 cup) protein ? any meat, chicken, fish or eggs (all cooked).
4 oz carbohydrate ? for example cooked rice or grains, pasta, cooked cereals such as oatmeal, potatoes or even bread (packed tight when measuring).
4 oz vegetables ? any cooked vegetables (obviously not potatoes or other high carbohydrates). Carrots, broccoli, turnips, green peppers, green beans, etc., but not onions which contain high sulfur content which is bad for dogs.
Simply mix the contents together or not as you choose.
While this basic diet is balanced it can be improved by some simple supplements.
To mix the basic supplement use
1 cup debittered brewers yeast
1 cup wheat germ
2 cups powdered milk
? cup powdered kelp
Mix together and store in a cool dry place.
To improve the diet quality add 1 tsp of the basic supplement for each 12 oz portion of the food mixture and 1 tsp vegetable oil (I prefer corn oil or flax oil since they have high content of linoleic acid which is good for the dog?s skin).
12 oz of the basic diet is appropriate for a 20 lb dog, you would double this daily ration for a 40 lb dog, triple it for a 60 lb dog or halve it for a 10 lb dog. Watch the dog?s weight and adjust portion sizes accordingly.
Thank you for this posting, it will help me tremendously as I am researching to start cooking for ours right away. After reading this it is helping me to get started, as I was at a loss where to begin. Patti