Feb 072011
 
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I am going to show how to make a cake for your dog. More importantly, how to make a cake for a dog to eat. I am sure we all love cake, some more than others – you know who you are! However, it is important to recognise that our beloved furry friends simply cannot eat the same things as us.

Avoid Chocolate

Chocolate and grapes are two such things that will make a dog very sick if he were to eat them. Potentially you could be looking at a doggy fatality if they were to consume such lovelyness. Saying that, though, I recently spoke with a lady in a pub having lunch with her dogs. One was eating a piece of chocolate. I asked if that was OK and she told me “My dog ate a chocolate cake once, he likes it.”

I was amazed, as when we first got our dog research told us not to give him chocolate. I still advise against chocolate for dogs, unless it is a recognised dog chocolate treat suitable for dogs.

Good For Training and Recall

So, here is one of the easy dog cake recipes for dogs to eat without fear of sickness. The main ingredient is liver. Dogs love it and can’t get enough. If you have problems with your dog not coming back at the park… take liver cake.

It can be cut into chunks to suit your training needs and can also be frozen for another day, week or month. When I first took a bag of liver cake treats to the park, our ‘obedient when it suits’ Labrador would not leave my side. If he did decide to go off he came straight back every time on command because he loves this cake so much.

Call me silly but I made him a cake for his 3rd birthday. It even had candles!

This liver cake for dogs is a recipe that can be cooked in a microwave. It can also be baked in a normal cake tin in an oven in whatever shape you like. You could even make a dog shaped cake for your favourite hairy friend. If done right this cake even comes out looking like a nice fruit cake. It smells a bit different though! Here is how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 1lb  Liver
  • 1lb Granary Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • Oil & Milk to bind

Method:

Liquidize or blend the liver, eggs, milk, oil & garlic in a blender.

Add the flour and mix.

Microwave for 10 minutes OR cook in the oven for 45 minutes.

We prefer the oven baking method for a much nicer looking and tasting cake (I assume it tastes better!). As I mentioned before, it can be frozen and we like to cut the cake into chunks, putting 10 chunks into a freezer bag and freezing for a later date. This means it lasts longer and will not go off if not used within the week.

While this is a nice cake and a real treat for a dog, they should not eat like this all the time. Dogs have different nutritional needs to us and carefully chosen dog food should be the norm. They will not need a whole cake over the course of a few days.

Defrost before feeding to you dog.

If you have made this or any other cake for your dog, get in touch and let us know by clicking here. Photos are always good to show other people how it turned out.

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