Post by carnation037 on Jan 12, 2003 23:10:17 GMT -6
3 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups soy flour 1 cup wheat germ 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup nonfat dry milk 1 tablespoon bone meal * 1 tablespoon kelp powder 1/2 cup brewer's yeast 1 can mackerel (15 oz) 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon cod liver oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional 2 cups water, or as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mash the mackerel into small pieces. Mix in the oil and water. Add the mackerel mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. The dough is tough, so use your hands. Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into 1/4 inch bits, using a knife or pizza wheel. Mound the bits onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 25 minutes. During baking, occasionally toss the bits with two wooden spoons, so they brown evenly. Turn the heat off and allow the treats to cool thoroughly before removing and storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This recipe freezes very well for longer storage.
Bone meal can be purchased at health food stores or pet supply stores. Use only edible bone meal - not the garden variety. This recipe will make plenty of vittles for your cat and all your friends' cats. You can use these mackerel-flavored bits as individual treats or as a crunchy kibble to mix in with your cat's canned food.