Originally Posted by lindsay1126
BYW he is food driven in training and is always trying to pick up any fallen food (from my youngest high chair) So I know he does enjoy food just not those 2 Ive tried on the 4 star line. Any more ideas?
The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Foods are my favorite (b/c it is the ONLY human grade/quality food out there) and what I use when not feeding raw.
Or you could try Acana Regionals (NON grain) or Nature's Variety Instinct (NON grain) or go back to the Fromm's with this new addition.
Get some ground chuck or ground round from the store. Put about 1/4th to 1/3rd cup in his bowl and add about 1 cup of warm water, then add the kibble and let it soak for about a half hour, mix again and serve. My guess is that she will scarf it down!
Other things you can use to "top off" is canned Mackerel or Salmon (use about 2 tablespoons) mixed like above or canned in water sardines, or a raw egg.
Here is my recipe for a great healthy, real, training treats!
"Bone" Appetite' Samson!
Homemade Meat Treats
Non Stick Fry Pan
Choose one of the following meats: Round Steak, Pork Chops, Lamb Slices or Calves Liver
Trim off all fat on the edges and/or in-between and if it has a bone in it, remove that too.
Take a pair of scissors (outstanding tool for cutting meat) and cut the chosen meat into manageable pieces. If using Liver, blot dry with paper towel for easier handling after it is unfrozen. You can cook this in whole pieces.
Choose a fry pan (non stick is the easiest) that will hold the amount of meat you bought, and give the pan a small drop of oil or a quick spray of Pam.
Heat the pan until hot and drop the pieces of meat in to the pan to sizzle. Keep your heat rather high but don’t leave the pan unattended.
Sprinkle on a little garlic powder or garlic salt if desired.
Let the meat sizzle for about a minute or two then flip over. Braise the other side (pour off the juice during cooking if there is too much). Remove from pan and place on to paper towel, blot and let cool. Note: Only braise the liver to a medium done range on both sides (don’t thoroughly cook it) otherwise it will get crumbly.
Take your scissors and cut all of the meat in to strips about ¼” wide. Now take those strips and cut small pieces about the size of a ½ of a dime, (or whatever size you prefer).
Place small amounts into sealable snack baggies, then place those baggies into a sealable freezer baggie and place in freezer. When you need them, take out one or two baggies, place them in the frig to thaw. Of course the dogs love them frozen too, if you forget!
If you’d like a more “dehydrated” type treat: Heat your oven to 200*. Place your dime size, cut pieces on a non stick cookie sheet and place in oven until dried out, about 1 hour.
The treats take a little time but saves a lot of $$ and the dogs go crazy for them!