What can be substituted for flour or cornmeal my dog has many food allergies
by Paul Sanko
(Tunkhannock, Pa. USA)
My dog has so many food allergies that I can't find many treats for her. Below is a list of what she CAN'T HAVE!
NONE OF THE FOLLOWING- NO WHEAT FLOURS OF ANY KIND. NO BEEF OR CHICKEN.
NO EGGS, NO DAIRY!
BELOW IS WHAT SHE IS ALLOWED
It's OK for her to have: Lamb, Fish and or Seafood, Rice Flour, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Veggies if hidden in the recipe, Potato any variety, Cooking Oils, Fruit she loves almost all fruit fresh or canned.
Can you help me?
Chef's Answer ~ Yes, of course I can help, but first let me say that is an adorable picture! Thanks so much for sharing.
OK, allergies are tough, but with a little substituting, you can make all kinds of healthy homemade dog treats.
To address the things she can not eat, you can substitute wheat flours for rice flour, oat flour or potato flour. The eggs can be substituted, too. See this previous question about how to substitute eggs in dog treat recipes. Next, the dairy ingredients. You can use soy milk, almond milk or lactose free milk in place of regular milk. You can also use soy yogurt, where a recipe calls for regular yogurt.
The beef and chicken can be replaced with easily prepared canned tuna, like in our Four Herb Tuna Tots recipe.
You should be able to browse through all the recipes and make just about any of them knowing that you can substitute some of the major ingredients.
I hope this has helped. Happy Dog Treat Baking! :)