Stupendous Stews Savory Soups and a Growlin Gravy

Stews and soups are great recipes to make for dogs you can serve them over kibble or as meals by themselves. Better yet, you can tailor them to your dog's tastes. A stew is simply thicker than a soup it would be equivalent to a homemade canned dog food. Soups and stews store beautifully for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. I freeze them in convenient single-serving portions and feed them to my dogs almost daily in between servings of my loaf recipes (see...

Kibbles and Casseroles

Kibble may seem boring, but feeding your dog kibble is important. Chewing hard, crunchy foods helps clean teeth and prevents tartar buildup and gingivitis, whereas wet food tends to sit between teeth. You don't want to omit kibble from your dog's diet. Making homemade kibble may sound difficult, but once you've tried these recipes, you will see that it's not difficult at all. The main thing to remember about making your own kibble is that you need to let it dry out in the oven in order to...

About the Authors

Wendy Nan Rees has been involved in the pet industry for more than 25 years, starting when she founded Lip Smackers, Inc., dedicated to providing healthy, all-natural treats for dogs. The Lip Smackers bakery still operates out of the Pet Care Company in Hermosa Beach, California. Wendy created so many recipes that she was inspired to write her first book, No Barking at the Table Canine Recipes Most Begged For. The book was so well received that No Barking at the Table 2 and No Catnapping in the...

Dr Kevin Says

When choosing canned tuna, look for tuna packed in oil rather than water. It's moister, tastes better, and will provide your pet with additional healthy fats that are necessary in his diet. When cooking the pasta for this casserole, be sure to drain it very well. If you have cooked too much pasta for your recipe, you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for 2 days or freeze them for up to a month. My good friend and dog trainer, Mary E. Disney (yes, a real Disney, second cousin once...

Information for Dog Owners

When explaining to your veterinarian that you would like to begin feeding some home-cooked meals, make sure to discuss portion size. The serving sizes in this book are based on a medium-sized adult dog who weighs 25 to 35 pounds. Your vet will be able to help you determine the appropriate portion size for your pet, especially if your pet has weight issues or is very small or large. It is important to take into account your pet's age, activity level, metabolism, and other health issues. Although...

Bulk Recipes and Budget Meals

This chapter contains some really fun and different recipes. I bet you wouldn't have thought to try feeding your dog freeze-dried fruit, yogurt, and cottage cheese Many of these recipes can be made in 1 day and stored in the freezer in airtight freezer bags for up to 3 months. All of these recipes double very well, too. When on a budget and cooking for your pet, keep your eyes open for ingredients that are on sale at your all-natural market. I often buy meat in bulk, separate it into portions...