From the Publisher
“…homemade alternatives to commercial foods for pampered pets and their doting owners.” Detroit News
“Whimsical illustrations by Anne Davis, tips about hairballs and other animal oddities, plus some tempting double-whammy recipes, make these a palatable gift option for the pet-owner on your list who has everything.” –Detroit News
“Fun and full of supportive messages for healthy, active pet ownership, this book has chapters on nutrition for dogs as well as recipes for healthy dog treats and special diets.” – Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
“These are real cookbooks for those who wish to cook for their pets. The recipes are ‘vet approved’ and designed for variety, health, and meeting the special needs of certain pets.” – The Tampa Tribune, FL
“…plenty of funny illustrations of cartoon dogs…recipe titles keep the humor going with names like Howling Good Stew.” – The Tampa Tribune, FL
“A whole book of nothin’ but dog biscuits…pages and pages of ‘em. Biscuits for big dogs, little dogs, beef-flavored, cheese-flavored, even fruit flavored. Woof, woof!” –Orgeonian, Portland, OR
“I love this book. Ya want me to roll over? Play dead? Shake? Come on, look at me beggin’ here!”
–Orgeonian, Portland, OR
“Here’s a book a dog can sink her teeth into…”– Orgeonian, Portland, OR
" …Moore dishes up a plateful of easy-to-make, pooch-pleasing recipes…" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read an Excerpt
Coco, a black Poodle, looks forward to her birthday each year. That's because her owner, Susan Baker of Atlantis, Florida, loves to usher in the special day with this cupcake recipe. "Coco is very good about eating her commercial dog food, but her whole body tarts wiggling with delight when I pull these cupcakes out of the oven," says Baker. You, too, can celebrate your dog's big day. Invite a few of his four-legged friends over to help him gulp down these goodies.
3 cups water
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons honey
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the water, carrots, egg, vanilla, and honey. Add the mashed bananas.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
4. Pour the flour mixture into the carrot mixture and mix thoroughly.
5. Spray a 12-cupcake pan with nonstick spray.
6. Fill each cup about three-quarters full.
7. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
8. Cool before serving.
Fido Thanksgiving Feast
Allow your dog to participate in the Thanksgiving festivities with this special dish.
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup diced cooked turkey meat
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
1. Warm the olive oil in a medium-sized pan over medium heat.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the potatoes and egg.
3. Pour the potato and egg mix into the pan. Add the turkey and broccoli.
4. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the egg is cooked.
5. Top with the grated cheese and let it cook for a few minutes longer to allow the cheese to melt.
6. Let cool before serving.
Beans and Bacon Stir-Fry
Beans and bacon. Your first reaction may be "ugh," but your dog will bark out, "Bring on the B&B!" Use this dish to celebrate very special occasions - birthdays, the successful end of housebreaking, a return home from a stay at the vet, and so on.
3 strips bacon
1 16-ounce can kidney beans
3 carrots, peeled and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 celery stalks, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh or
3 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon apple vinegar
Pinch of black pepper
1. Cook the bacon strips in a large skillet. Do not drain the grease. Break up the bacon into little pieces.
2. Warm the kidney beans in a separate pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir often.
3. Add the carrots, garlic, and celery to the skillet with the bacon. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add the beans, parsley, apple vinegar, and pepper to the mix.
5. Cool before serving.
"Go Fetch" Stew
Your dog may never tire of retrieving that beloved tennis ball - at least not before you do - and he won't get tired of eating this tasty dish, either.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 pounds lamb (remove the fat and cut into 1-inch cubes)
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup apple vinegar
1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the lamb and brown on all sides.
2. Remove the lamb from the pan and add the apple, paprika, allspice, cinnamon stick, and cinnamon. Stir slowly over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Put the browned lamb back into the pan and add the tomato paste and water. Bring to a simmer.
4. Reduce to low heat, cover the pan and let the ingredients simmer for 1 hour. Then add the apple vinegar and simmer for 15 minutes longer.
5. Cool before serving.