Okay I know Chicken Milkshake doesn’t sound like the most appealing thing but our lovely old girl, Bess has been having some trouble eating. Ever since her sister passed away last year she’s been really depressed and her interest in food has disappeared That led to her losing a ton of weight The first two days she was with us, she didn’t want to eat anything so I had no choice but to blend pieces of chicken (her Mum sweetly prepared them for her!) with my absolute favourite, Cosi Pet’s Milk! TADAH! Chicken Milkshake!
Of course, she wasn’t willing to eat/drink it. Haha. I mean, it does sound terribly disgusting (looks like chicken soup though) so I warmed it through and fed it to her with a syringe. I know force feeding isn’t very appealing but it’s better that she eats something She consumes about 20ml (2 syringes full) every 2 hours. After 2 days, she’s gotten pretty comfortable with the idea of being fed with a syringe (doesn’t resist) and this morning something magical happened! I’ll tell you guys what it was SOON! Hehe.
The simple, affordable ingredients below!
Like I always say, feel free to change the ingredients according to your dog’s diet requirements. I used pet’s milk, which can easily be substituted with low-fat or skim milk. I used minced pork, you can use minced chicken/beef. You can even change the pasta to brown rice. Try not to give large quantities of pasta to your dogs, think of this as a dinner treat. Kinda like us when we eat fried chicken
Add the minced pork to a non-stick frying pan so you don’t have to add any oil Whenever something sticks (if you are using a regular, silver pan), use water, or homemade salt-free chicken stock instead of oil.
To the cooked pork I added Cosi pet’s milk, water, pasta and tomatoes.
Let it simmer so the pasta can cook through
Add what dogs dread the most… Veggies! You don’t have to add tons of it, just as much as you think your dog is willing to consume will be good enough Oh yes, I ended up adding a bit of carrot and sweet corn later on in the cooking process. I wanted it to look a little more colorful!
Remember to stir constantly so the pasta can cook evenly
When it’s almost done! You’ll notice that the pasta soaks up nearly all the liquid and really fast too, so be sure to keep adding water or stock as you cook.
The finished product!
When I served it to the little ones, I mixed 1 spoonful of alphabet soup with 1 spoonful of steamed, shredded chicken breast If you do try out this recipe, let me know if your doggy liked it! ENJOY!
Remember how Zeeky fell asleep at the kitchen door waiting for a little sumthin’ sumthin’?! Well here it is!!! CUPCAKES GALORE!!! Dog-friendly, as always If you’d like to figure out how to bake them for your little ones (or you just want to kill some time and get hungry), keep reading!
Mini cupcakes for tiny doggies!
INGREDIENTS! These are the key ingredients. Later on as I explain the procedure, you’ll notice I added milk which isn’t included here. It was a last minute decision as I figured the creamy taste of milk would definitely go down well with the doggies! You may use lactose-free milk, pet’s milk or skim/low-fat milk. I believe you should use whatever is available. Let me explain!
Here’s Melvin’s very hairy hand (hahaha, sorry couldn’t resist!) crushing some Jacob’s crackers. You see, this recipe would have tasted great with cornmeal but I figured instead of getting a pack of cornmeal that may never finish, why not crush some plain biscuits as a substitute?! Works just as brilliantly!
Our version of cornmeal!
Sift all the dry ingredients together! Mainly plain flour, wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn flour and crushed biscuits!
That’s my man stirring like a pro! It’s nice to get a little help in the kitchen
After that, add all the wet ingredients! Egg, honey, chicken! Here’s a tip: Coat your measuring cup with a little vegetable oil to prevent honey from sticking on it!
Instead of 2 cups of water, I added 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water
After mixing it all together!
Spoon the mixture into mini cupcake cases. If you have a big dog, go straight for giant muffin cases!
Time for frosting! This frosting is made out of low-fat cream cheese, honey and vegetable oil!
Beat for about 3 minutes.
Until you get a nice, frosting-like consistency
Look at the cupcakes baking away!!!
I used a makeshift piping bag! I simply placed all my frosting into a plastic bag, tied it tight and cut a little hole at the corner. Voila! That’s it! See, cooking doesn’t have to be expensive! Just use what you’ve got at home
Add a Froot Loop on each mini cupcake as decor! Hehe. Look at Hoovy salivating in the corner. Hahaha.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Hehehe.
If you have any questions regarding this recipe or others that I’ve blogged about before, feel free to drop me an email!