Bake your pet some treats for Christmas

Maybe your cat or dog can’t enjoy any of the pudding on Christmas day, but there’s no reason they should miss out on their own special Christmas tree-shaped treats. They can be tied with ribbon and hung on the tree or given as presents to your friend’s pets.

The recipe below is nutritionally good for both dogs and cats as well as being fun and easy to make, so get the ingredients together and get cracking!

INGREDIENTS 

Large mixing bowl

Baking sheet

Rolling pin

Christmas tree cookie cutter

Piping bag with fine nozzle

Red or green ribbon

1lb lean, ground chicken

1 16oz can mackerel, chopped

2 cups soy flour

1 cup wheat germ

1 cup powdered, skimmed milk

1 cup coarse, dry cornmeal

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup rye flour

2 tablespoonfuls animal calcium

3 tablespoons kelp

4 tablespoons safflower oil

½ tablespoonful cod liver oil

¼ cup alfalfa powder

3 cloves garlic, crushed

400 IU vitamin E

1 quart distilled water

1 cup low-fat cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon raw honey

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and mix into a firm dough. Roll out onto a baking sheet and cut into Christmas tree shapes. Make a hole at the top of each tree for the ribbon.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 minutes until lightly toasted. Cool in the oven or leave overnight to harden.
  3. Mix the cream cheese with the honey and add the colouring. Whip into a fluffy consistency. Transfer to a piping bag with a fine nozzle. Squeeze around the tree’s edges and add a few polka dots randomly on the surface. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set.
  4. Cut the ribbon into strips of about 6 inches, thread it through the hole and tie into a bow. Decorate your tree with a few of them and store the remainder in the fridge.

Happy baking!

 

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