Wednesday, 22 July 2015

{RECIPE} Salmon Fishcake Dog Treats

These quick little salmon treats are doggone delicious, according to our canine taste testers who couldn't resist their special (if a little stinky!) biscuits. The dogs were drooling and loitering beside the oven as the smell of cooking salmon treats wafted out, and then attempting to raid the cooling rack before the official taste test. A definite hit! 

Salmon Fishcake Dog Treats

1 small can of water-packed salmon
2 eggs
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup rice flour
water for consistency if/as needed

Preheat over to 180C. Mix together the salmon (don't drain) and eggs. Add the wheat germ and flour, stirring into a sticky dough. Add a little water or additional flour to adjust consistency if needed (will depend on your egg sizes as well as the water content of your salmon). Hand roll into small balls, place on a lined baking sheet, and flatten gently. I like to use a fork for texture, and the biscuits shown in these pictures were double-crossed.  Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Cool before serving or storing.

Tips and Tricks:
  • Cool for the first 5-10 minutes in the oven with the door ajar for a crispier biscuit.
  • These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a large batch for later.
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time, as the smaller the cookie the shorter the baking time.
  • Rice flour is a starchy baker's option that helps with binding. You can substitute another flour, if you wish, or increase the rice flour in lieu of wheat germ to make a gluten-free treat.

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.

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