I was getting a bit lovey in the last few posts. SO...back to the useless information that is so fun to know.
A gentle-on-the-tummy treat—grain-free and low in fat.
1 lb. raw ground turkey (or chicken)
1 Tb. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme or parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 200°. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and purée the mixture. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper (it makes clean-up easier) and pour the mixture into it. Spread evenly.
Bake two hours with the oven door slightly ajar to allow the moisture to escape. Remove from oven and, using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into small, individual-sized portions. Place pieces back in the oven, flipped over, and bake an additional one to two hours, or until the treats are dry and leathery. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Total calories: 794; divide by the number of treats for individual calorie count.
From The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook
by Jessica Disbrow Talley and Eric Talley © 2008 by Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, LLC/cidermillpress.com.
also this is big news the last few weeks.
...news from The Bark Blog
If your dog plays with a pimple ball with bell (pictured here) manufactured by Four Paws Inc
., please remove it immediately. Then read what happened to 10-year-old Lab mix Chai
, whose tongue had to be amputated after playing with the ball.
When Chai's owner first brought this to Four Paws' attention two months ago to demand a public recall of this product, he was ignored. Then he was told that all of his correspondence had been forwarded to its insurance company! Four Paws did not publicly acknowledge the defective toy and recall it until August 27, 2008. The long-time dog toy manufacturer claimed that this had never happened before.
Daniel planned to accept a financial settlement from Four Paws to cover Chai's vet bills and rehab until he learned that a 5-year-old Lab mix named Cole
died from his horrific tongue injuries sustained by the ball back in 2005. Four Paws was aware of this and did NOTHING. Who knows how many other dogs suffered or died over the past THREE YEARS due to this company's negligence and greed?