No Bake Dog Treat Recipe

by Andrea
(Hawaii)

I'm looking for a no bake treat recipe. I have a German Shepard that suffers from early stages of arthritis. She needs to take glucosamine 2X/day. I'm trying to make my life a little easier by making some treats w/ the glucosamine already mixed in (breaking it up and mixing it w/ the wet food is getting to be a hassle). So I thought treats - what puppy doesn't enjoy treats but if I bake the treat, then it will probably effect the way the glucosamine works on my dog (I verified this w/ my pharmacist friend). So do you have any suggestions on a couple of no bake recipes?

Thanks,
Andrea

Chef's Answer ~ One recipe to try is the Peanut Butter & Oat Dog Treat Balls. Since your dog will be getting these treats often, you may want to mix it up a bit. One option is to roll the balls in flax seed or sesame seed before cooling in the refrigerator.

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup milk (low or fat free)

  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, natural with no added salt or sugar)

  • 3 cups rolled oats


Instructions:

  1. Combine first two ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Slowly stir in the oats. The mixture will be very thick.

  3. Scoop out the mixture with a cookie scooper. Then roll into a uniform ball shape.

  4. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. They need some cool time to set up and not be too sticky when touched.


Tips: I would suggest breaking up the glucosamine and mixing it into the peanut butter and milk mixture. Also, natural peanut butter has a higher moisture content than regular. So, be sure to add more milk if you do not use a natural variety.

Storing: These peanut butter dog treats can last in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months. You will need to ask your vet how long these treats can be made (and even frozen) in advance due to the addition of the glucosamine.

Comments for No Bake Dog Treat Recipe

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Laceys treats
by: annie

My Lacey girl can only have 2% milk will it work with this recipe?

Chef's Answer ~ Yes, 2% milk will be just fine. :)

no bake treats for dog....
by: Anonymous

I am a male/bachelor, so answer this stupid question please....should I cook up the rolled oats before putting this together....I know somebody who fed oatmeal flakes to a duck, and the oats swelled up in the gizzard, so the people had a dead duck the next day....

Chef's Answer ~ No, you do not need to cook the oats before adding to the recipe. :)

No Bake Glucosomine Dog Treat Regimen
by: Cathy Hatfield

Hi

My 11 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel needs glucosomine. I give him the variety that also has MSM for additional pain relief, about and hour before our evening walk.

I use two glucosamine tablets (the same ones that I take, ask your vet for the dosage for your pup). I cut them up with a knife, and mush them to powder with the back of a large spoon. I keep threatening to get a muddler (as used to make Mojitos). Then I squirt a large fish oil capsule onto the mixture. Then I add a teaspoon of peanut butter (be careful, this will add weight and tooth tartar, so you have to deal with that too) and smoosh it around until it is all one homogeneous blob all over a luncheon plate. It takes less time to do than to read this. Licking it all up entertains him for a while, and he gets every last drop!

Then he can walk without a gimp. But don't let him go crazy and walk too much and make things worse, because his pain will be masked.

Glucosamine homemade dog treat
by: Jehnet

Do you have a baked glucosamine dog treat recipe? I have been making liver leather liver jerky and liver crackers but someone suggested adding glucosamine and not sure how much to add? I cook at a very low temperature in a smoker

Chef's Comments - No, I'm sorry, we do not have any homemade dog treats with baked in Glucosamine. Baking with Glucosamine, even at low temperatures, can change its properties. Your best bet is to speak with your Vet, and provide the amount needed per day in a pill form. To make the pills more palatable, use any of our soft homemade dog treat recipes and place the pill inside.

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