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Salmon Dog Cookies--High in Omega-3s
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30 September 2009 - 8:14 pm
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Highly approved of by Tika and Caya.  Tested out further on TriPawds Pawty Dogs in Colorado.  What did you think guys?

Dog Cookies
(recommended: use organic products and wash herbs and eggs)

1 can salmon with juice (8 oz.)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)  

1 tsp dill weed  
3 eggs -- shells included 
1/2 cup sesame seeds ground up in coffee grinder  
1/2 cup flax seeds ground up in coffee grinder  
2 (or more) cups whole wheat flour  (gluten free flour will also work, it's just to give the cookies some holding power)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C).

Put all ingredients into a food processor and mix very well.  

NOTE: Pour flour Through the opening while the processor is on. Use enough flour

to make the dough about the consistency of a pie crust (it will roll into

a ball - once it does, it's ready to remove.) (Alternative:  Use a blender

to chop up salmon, herbs and eggs, pour into bowl and mix in other ingredients, add flour 

until easy to roll out.)

Place on a floured surface and knead more flour into dough until it is

easily rolled out. Roll out to about quarter inch thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie

cutter. Poke each cookie with a fork once or twice, so that cookies will

not puff up. Bake on cookie sheets that have a nonstick spray coating.
Bake for 20 min. Turn and rotate cookie sheets, then bake about 10 more minutes.

Note by Kim and Tika: Parsley and Dill are well known for their properties in aiding digestion. Eggs shells add calcium. Salmon and flax are high in Omega-3s. Actually while you are grinding up flax, grind up some for yourself and make fruit smoothies with it, yay YOU.  I found, oddly enough, that the Magic Bullet is AWESOME in grinding up seeds.

Most larger grocery stores have an organic section that you can find these ingredients in.  Cost a little more, but not significantly because this makes a BUNCH of cookies.  

Prep Time is about 30 minutes I would guess, but I've been batch processing the seeds.

You are working with salmon, might want to crack open a window while you are making these if you are not that fond of a strong fish smell (the doggies won't mind a bit, promise)

If you have access to low fat organic yogurt chips (like choco-chips) slow melt those and dip the cookies in them for an extra treat, carob will work well also.  (I don't have easy access to either)

Feel free to PM me if something isn't clear!  

Kim and Spirit Tika

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30 September 2009 - 9:51 pm
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OMG I want some NOW!!!

Those cookies were great, thank you for remembering to post the recipe. I'll get Mom started on them tomorrow.

I wonder if rice flour would work? Mom made some wheat-free cookies using rice flour, but she had to use a LOT of it to get them to hold together. Maybe the salmon juice would assist in that area? Hmmmm....


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I found some really rough ground whole wheat flour and didn't have to use a lot, but it did give them the 'chalky' look if you remember.

I'm getting ready to make another batch and I'll talk to my friend who can not eat any gluten products (there's a name for it, but it's waaaayyyy behond my remembrance!)

I'll try out one of her suggestions on gluten alternatives.  

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This sounds deliscious!!! I'm definitely going to try and make some soon!

Jake's Mom

Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… ….. CANCER SUCKS!

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I think gluten intolerance is called "celiac disease."

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