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You Bake 'em Dog Biscuits Cookbook Paperback – April 12, 2005
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I barely started flipping through this book when I found recipes with ingredients that are toxic to dogs.
On page 54, the pumpkin pie biscuit recipe calls for nutmeg. Nutmeg can be hallucinogenic, and has been known to cause tremors, seizures and in some cases, death. It's particularly dangerous for smaller dogs. Avoiding nutmeg is the reason dog treat recipes that call for pumpkin include reminders to buy plain pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie mix. This recipe does note to buy plain pumpkin, but then adds the toxin back in!
Many of the recipes call for garlic or for garlic powder, including the recipe for oatmeal garlic cookies on page 79, which calls for 4 cloves. The ASPCA has this note about garlic and dogs: "All close members of the onion family (shallots, onions, garlic, scallions, etc.) contain compounds that can damage dogs’ red blood cells if ingested in sufficient quantities. A rule of thumb is “the stronger it is, the more toxic it is.” Garlic tends to be more toxic than onions, on an ounce-for-ounce basis. While it’s uncommon for dogs to eat enough raw onions and garlic to cause serious problems, exposure to concentrated forms of onion or garlic, such as dehydrated onions, onion soup mix or garlic powder, may put dogs at risk of toxicosis. The damage to the red blood cells caused by onions and garlic generally doesn’t become apparent until three to five days after a dog eats these vegetables. Affected dogs may seem weak or reluctant to move, or they may appear to tire easily after mild exercise. Their urine may be orange-tinged to dark red in color. These dogs should be examined by a veterinarian immediately.Read more ›
I've made a number of the treats and they are a big hit with my dog (and cats too -- don't tell!). I especially like the sections on grain-free treats, and recipes for dogs with special needs. The recipes are simple, and even stand up to an ingredient substitution or two if necessary. I can't imagine ever bringing home store-bought treats again!
This book was right to the point and had everything I desired in it... buscuits, treats, and even cupcakes for when he does have a special celebration. The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients seem easy to find. I think this book is a real treat and paired with the right cookie cutters makes a great gift (see also their set that comes with cutters). I got the book as opposed to the set because I also got "Make Your Own Healthy Doggie Biscuits" by Jonna Anne that came with 3 cutters (also an excellent book and set). I may also get the You Bake 'em Dog Biscuit mini set so that I have a smaller bone. I thought this book hit the target and I love it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not bad but some of the recipes a lot more complicated than necessary.Published 4 months ago by annette
Haven't used any of the recipes yet, I do wish the recipes were made more with standard household pantry items.Published 5 months ago by Terri Boyles
Great recipes worthy of human consumption. My only recommendation would be to do your research on feeding garlic to dogs before adding the amount called for in some of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Annette
Dissatisfied at the moment because of the book being damaged. I would like a replacement at no extra cost, and without having to return the previous one that I got 1-28.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased along with K9 Cakery and biscuit mix for a dog rescue raffle basket. Love the retro cover...Published 11 months ago by Janet Martinez