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Add cooked rice to tinned dog/cat food to make it last longer.

Make your own dog food (I save quite a bit this way as I have a few dogs)
In a big pot, boil left over or bought bones in generous amount of water
to create a basic stock liquid. Remove bones and then using liquid, add
rice. Cook some vegies. You can add some dry dog food (for bulk) to the
rice while it is cooking, or mix it in after it has cooked. Once
cooked, give the rice a quick rinse under water then add cooked vegetables.
Garlic can be added to either the rice or the vegies while cooking. Don't
use bones from your dinner if you use salt, salt isn't good for dogs
apparently. I make enough to last a quite a few days. I use a kilo bag
rice each time, you can buy this in bulk. Of coarse if you only have
one small dog you probably shouldn't use a kilo of rice to make it as
Im not sure how long before it goes off. My dogs eat it up before it
does. Can be made for cats too, using dry cat food.
~Caz26 EMC~ (Can be frozen too ~Mustang EMC~)


Tasty treats for your pup and you know exactly what is in them
Serves: 16 medium-sized biscuits
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:
1 cup dog food (see dog food MsViper recipe)
1 cup unprocessed bran
cup vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked oatmeal

Method:
Preheat the oven to 120C. Mash the dog food in a medium-sized bowl to remove
all lumps, then mix in the bran and the oatmeal. Slowly add the oil, mixing
to a consistency that is easy to mould into patties or bone shapes.
(To achieve an ideal consistency for the patties or bone shapes, you may find
it necessary to use a little more or less oil than the recipe calls for).

Bake for 3 hours. Allow to cool and store in a covered tin. The biscuits
will keep for one month in the refrigerator.


Dog Food (MsViper)
This is a well-balanced and highly palatable food for your pet.

Ingredients:
500 grams minced beef (not lean)
2 eggs, hard-boiled
4 cups cooked rice
6 slices white bread, crumbled
2 teaspoons calcium carbonate (crushed antacid tablets)

Method:
Cook the meat in a covered pan until no longer pink, retaining the fat.
Then mix it thoroughly with the remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
This mixture tends to be dry; to improve palatability, add water (not milk).
Feed a 2kg dog about 125g, a 5kg dog 175g, a 10kg dog 375g, a 20kg dog 800g,
a 30kg dog 1kg, and a dog that weighs 35kg or more 1.25kg. Yield: about 1.5kg.
~MsViper EMC~