Most people like to start the New Year by shedding unwanted pounds, and they say it's easier to lose weight if you do it with a buddy. Why not engage a canine friend in your weight-loss endeavors? In fact, 60 percent of adult dogs are overweight. Obesity in dogs, as with humans, is associated with heart, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and joint problems, as well as diabetes. A dog dragging an extra 5 pounds is equivalent to a human carrying an extra 50 pounds!
Here are some tips to help your dog shed a few pounds.
Yield: 10 large biscuits or 20 small biscuits
|1||cube vegetable or beef bouillon|
|1/3||cup boiling water|
|3/4||cup vegetable oil or lard|
|1/4||cup shredded carrots|
|2||cups all-purpose or wheat flower|
|1/3||cup nonfat dry milk|
|1||teaspoon brown sugar|
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; stir in oil or lard and carrots; combine thoroughly then set aside.
Combine flour, dry milk, and brown sugar, and form a well in the center. Pour bouillon mixture and egg into the center of the well. Stir to combine. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter dipped in flour to cut shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, turn with a spatula, and bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Store cool biscuits in an airtight container for up to 1 month or freeze for up to a year.