Pet feeding like human feeding -- has progressed from a chore to a science in recent years. Before you commit yourself to the job of preparing from scratch all your pet's meals, you might want to try these recipes for a between-meal bite and a food supplement for you and your pet. CHOCOLATE SNACKS (From the book, Feeding Fido) 3 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup regular wheat germ 3 cups oatmeal 1/4 cup corn oil 2 packages (1 oz. each) Nestle' Choco Bake 1/4 cup molasses 1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup water
Mix dry ingredients together. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Dough will be stiff. Chill half an hour. Take rounded teaspoons of dough and form a ball from each. Flatten balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a 300-degree oven for 1 hour. Makes 90 snacks with a total weight of 2 1/2 pounds. "NATURAL" DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR DOGS (From veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox) 6 cups uncooked rice 1 chopped potato 1 chopped onion 1 tsp. salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon wheat germ 1 tsp. brewer's yeast 1 tsp. dried kelp 1/2 lb. chicken (boned) 1 lb. hamburger
Combine all ingredients except hamburger. Add water, simmer, stir, add more water as needed until cooked. Should be thick to be molded into patties (bran or soya protein meal will help thicken). Add hamburger, raw (and a cooked egg if you wish), and mix well. This doggy stew can be served as is: 1 cup per 30 lbs. of dog with the rest of its food, or formed into patties and frozen.
NOTE: This recipe can be altered for cats by changing the proportions to 1 1/2 pounds meat to 1 cup uncooked rice.