The coldest days are behind us and spring is officially here! It's a great time to bring the family together and have some fun cooking up these high-quality recipes for your furry companion. These vet-approved recipes are loaded with essential vitamins and are a great addition to your pet's diet!
If your pet has known sensitivities or food restrictions, is sick or prone to digestive upset check with your veterinarian first before adding new foods to their diet.
Carrot & Catnip Cat Treats
Carrots aren't just for bunnies! Your cat is sure to enjoy these bite-sized treats.
- 2 tablespoons oil I use coconut or olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups flour - plus additional flour for rolling dough Use whatever flour your cat can have – I used oat
- 1 tablespoon dried catnip optional
- 3/4 cup finely shredded carrot
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- cold water as needed
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In medium bowl add oil and mix in 1 cup of the flour until mixture looks sandy.
- Stir in catnip and carrots.
- Mix in egg. Add a little water if the mixture looks too dry and isn't holding together. Add a little flour if the mixture looks too wet and sticky. (Sometimes the carrots can be more wet or dry.)
- Sprinkle flat surface with a little additional flour and roll or pat out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle dough with additional flour as needed.
- Prick dough all over with a fork. Use pizza wheel to cut dough into 1/2 inch squares.
- Arrange squares on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 12 minutes or until starting to brown. (Bake longer for drier texture.)
- Cool on baking sheet.
- Store in airtight container for several days or freeze for longer storage. (If baked to a softer texture store in refrigerator.)
This recipe is courtesy of epucuricloud.com
Veggie Power Bowl for Pups
An easy power bowl full of healthy greens that packs a protein punch.
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 zucchini, shredded
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
- 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
- In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
- Stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through, about 3-5 minutes.Let cool completely.
The recipe is courtesy of thedogbakery.com
Scooby's Sweet Potato Stew
Scrumptious and full of sweet potato containing vitamin A for a healthy coat.
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 cups sweet potato, cubed
- 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 6 pieces each
- 2 pounds frozen mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots)
- Place ingredients in slow cooker in order listed, covering chicken completely with vegetables
- Cook 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low
- Remove from slow cooker, shred chicken and stir into rice and veggie mixture until evenly distributed.
- Store covered in fridge for up to three days or freeze in single-serve portions.
The recipe is courtesy of happyandyummy.com