Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dog Treats

My little doggie, Coda, had 33 teeth removed on Thursday. We think she has 5 left, but she won't show us yet. She's recovering well, so most is good. Coda's aunt gave her many homemade vegan cookies a cook book for Christmas called Emma's K9 Kitchen.With Coda's lack of teeth I've been concerned about how she's going to have treats for all the good things she does! Flipping through Emma's K9 Kitchen I came across No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls, but the recipe wouldn't quite work because of the dried fruit and cereal. I modified the recipe with agar so it would go down a bit easier. So here it is:

Coda's Peanut Butter Agar Treats:
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 Tablespoon flax
1 Tablespoon agar
Buckwheat flour as needed

Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon agar and set aside.
Bring water to a boil, add peanut butter, molasses. Whisk until combined. Add nutritional yeast and flax. Then add agar mixture and cook for 5 more minutes.
This recipe may need additional water.
Pour/spread into a parchment paper lined paper. Let cool. Once it's cool, cut into pieces and toss with buckwheat flour to prevent from sticking. Place in an air tight container. I don't know for how long, probably 7 days.

Coda recovery post op:

Coda's Peanut Butter Agar Treats:

19 comments:

Emma's K9 Kitchen said...

Aw, that's great that you were able to alter one of the recipes for Cody!

Emma's K9 Kitchen said...

Whoops! Coda!! It's early & I'm not quite awake yet. Sorry Coda!

VeggieGirl said...

CUUUUTE dog and treats!!

Ricki said...

Poor Coda! Hope she's better soon. :)

My Girls are going to love those treats--thanks for the recipe!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Your poor dog! It's so cool you could make her a special goody.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, Coda! I hope she feels better soon.

Bianca said...

Aw, how nice of you to make easy-to-swallow treats for your dog. I hope she feels better soon. I know tooth removal pain can be a bitch (no pun intended).

kittee said...

oh no, 33????? that's a whole hecka lot of teeth. is she ok? poor coda, please send her my love.

xo
kittee

pixiepine said...

Best wishes to your pup. I think I will try this recipe for my doggy too.

Vegan Info said...

I hope Coda is feeling better! I love your blog and I added it to my vegan links list at http://veganinfo.livejournal.com

Have a terrific Thursday. :)

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Hi,
(Sorry, I don't wish to spam your blog, but I couldn't find a contact email!) My name is Emily and I'm contacting you on behalf of Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co. I wanted to invite you to an upcoming event in Portland that you might be interested in -- On February 14, we are hosting a vegan ice cream & dessert sampling in collaboration with Hungry Tiger Too @ PM (207 SE 12th, Portland 97214). We'd love to see you there! Please bring friends as many friends as you'd like & spread the word! Thanks!

Emily

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

What a cute idea! I hope Coda has a quick recovery. :) I have a Pomeranian (adopted from the Humane Society) who had only 10 teeth when I got her, and then shortly after joining our home, she had to have the rest of them removed because they were rotten... So, she's a toothless dog! Everyone always seems concerned about how she eats, but she is as happy as can be & is still spoiled with soft, homemade food & treats!

Kristen (Sugar-skull.com) said...

i recently bought that book, too! those treats look good!

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I'm Philippa O said...

aw poor little ragamuffin! that book sounds like such a great idea - i've been wanting to make treats for my girl for ages (she's currently dreaming next to me and kicking the couch...)

jh said...

Great. My dog loves treats and peanut butter but I have never found a recipe for dog treats like this. Thanks for the great info. I hope your dog recovers quickly!

jen
Boda Weight Loss Blog

Constantine said...

Holy crap...

I'D eat that!!! xD

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Im sorry to hear about your poor Coda! My dachshund is from a rescue and only has 3 teeth. From the way she eats you'd never know it though! A summer treat that she loves is a mixture of pureed carrots, peanut butter, and a little bit of silken tofu blended and frozen into cubes. She loves it and it keeps her cool in the summer!