Somethin' Fishy Dog Treats

Canned salmon or tuna make flavorful and healthy dog treats.

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1 can tuna or salmon
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 eggs
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
2 cups (or more as needed) whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 375°F
Spray Cookie Sheet with cooking spray oil

Put all ingredients, except flour,  into a food processor and process till well combined.  Add flour through processor tube until blended and the mixture forms into a stiff dough using extra flour as needed.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and kneed for about 1 minute.  Roll out to a thickness of about 1/4".  Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter dipped in flour.  Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake treats for about 30 minutes or until firm and nicely browned. Cool treats on a wire rack.


Storing Dog Treats
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies.  That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions.  If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening.  Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates. 

Refrigeration and Freezing -  Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag.  You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags.  Allow to thaw completely before use.

Posted: 4/25/2012 4:20:08 PM
This was extremely easy to make and the dough was great, rolling out well. The treats cooked well too. I liked everything about this recipe except my dog wouldn't eat them (only offered them once). I'll try again when she's hungrier because this recipe I'd make again.
Update: She ate them so I've upped my star rating.

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