Meatloaf Dog-Treats: (very easy; healthful; Kathy’s favorite)
1 lb ground turkey or beef, high-fat (15-20%), liquid squeezed out
Don’t use lean meat; the treats will be too crumbly.
1 cup bread crumbs
A friend replaces bread crumbs with oatmeal for her wheat-sensitive dog.
I’ve used a beaten raw egg, instead of bread crumbs, for a dog who couldn’t tolerate grains.
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon garlic (optional)
Mix together the dry ingredients, then use your hands to mix in the ground meat thoroughly.
Roll into three logs about 8” long, 1-1.5” in diameter. Bake on cookie sheet at 325 degrees for ~45 minutes. Cool. Cut into small cubes. Refrigerate. (Also, you can freeze whole logs.)
I microwave the cubes, spread out on a paper towel, on medium power (~40%) for ~4 minutes to dry them out. The mostly-dehydrated treats are safe to leave in my bait bag – out of the fridge – for several hours while training.