Here fishy, fishy, fishy…The Boys are fish freaks! And nothing helps their coat get a full lustre going on like some omega rich salmon.
This recipe is super easy, and only 4, count ‘em 4, ingredients! I know my mom would say, geez salmon is expensive for dogs, don’t you think, but hey ma, to buy small packets of these types of treats is super high, you should see how many you get for about 7 bucks! Happy mother’s day by the way to all you awesome moms out there.
1 cup of cooked salmon (I used two small filets)
1 cup cooked & cooled sweet potato
2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
1 2/3 cup of buckwheat flour (if you care about grain-free, otherwise use whole wheat or rye flour)
P.S. those are blueberry eyes, not raisins – raisins are a no for dogs.
Simply cook your salmon filets plain (350 for 12 minutes or so) or if you are using canned salmon, you are ahead of the game. You can pre-cook 2 small sweet potatoes in the oven (400 degrees for about 45 minutes) or microwave them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool before using.
In a large mixing bowl, flake in your salmon, then squeeze in the insides of your sweet potatoes. Add the chopped spinach and give her a good mix & mash. Add your flour until you are happy with your dough. It’s a wetter dough, so you will need lots of flour to roll out. I don’t like adding a ton of flour to my treats to make them drier unless I’m really looking for a hard treat. Less is more for our furry friends. Cut into desired shapes or squares.
Bake long and low at 250 for 40 minutes or give ‘er at 350 for 25 minutes.
May the fish be with you.
I’m neither a vet nor an animal nutritionist. This recipe is not meant to replace a proper and balanced diet for your dog. You should speak to your own vet before trying new recipes or feeding any home cooked foods to your dog.