Purina: Busy Bone

Purina makes the Busy Bone – a treat that my friend gave me to try with Lilo.

Purina - Busy Bone

I was unsure of how long this seemingly soft treat would last but I figured I’d give it a shot as hey – a free treat.

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Merrick – Ranger Rib

Merrick offers the Ranger Rib, a natural beef rib bone for dogs.  Made in the USA and claiming to be the mother of all bones, this 8″-10″ bone looks like a durable toy for quite a few minutes of fun interaction.

Merrick - Ranger Rib

Aside from falling short on the time expectation and snapping apart into pieces that at first caused me alarm, this treat performed fairly okay.

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Merrick – Miss Porky Chews

Merrick offers Miss Porky Chews – a pork ear chew for dogs that is larger than most other pork ear chews due to being used from sows ears instead of “traditional pig ears”.

Merrick - Miss Porky Chews

Right now I’m feeling very happy that I have the ability to steer away from meat and a need to chew on meaty things.  This style of treat is not for the weak of stomach but if you can get over the initial shock factor it may be a great treat for your pup to enjoy.

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Salmon Cake

Recipe time!

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups of oat flour(or spelt/rice/barley flour/rye flour)
2 cans of salmon (213g each) – use the juice too.
1/4 cup mashed carrots/sweet potatoes
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup of water
2 eggs

Directions:
1) Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
2) Use a blender/flood processor to puree the salmon, juice and water
3) Add garlic, carrots/sweet potatoes and eggs to the puree and blend.
4) Combine the mix the oat flour and blend together (should be slightly thicker than cake batter)
5) Spread the mixture onto a well greased cookie sheet/bake pan
6) Bake for ~20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean(like with cakes made for people)
7) Let cool, cut into strips and freeze any excess.  Thaw as wanted.

Note: Making this mix too thick on the pan makes it harder to crumble later on.

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Ground Chicken and Rice

In light of my vet visit yesterday – I’m covering a bland diet option that can help settle a dogs upset tummy.

1/3 chicken(or beef) to 2/3 plain rice is the formula.  Make sure it’s bland – if there’s grease in the meat get rid of it.

Note: if your dog is allergic to chicken, use beef… if the allergy is beef – use chicken.  Consult a vet if you suspect both as allergens(if you’re in need of switching to this for a few days you should be consulting your vet anyways).

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