Dogs have always been man’s loyal best friend but also an invaluable tool for survival. From herding to hunting, our dogs work hard to make us happy.
With this recipe for long lasting dog treats you can DIY, you will show your dog the appreciation that they and their forefathers deserve!
Most dog treats that last a long time are pumped full of chemical preservatives. Chemical preservatives can be detrimental to our health as well as our dogs.
It’s very important to have dog food in your stockpile. Our canine companions can’t eat everything we can. This includes some important dry goods like grapes and certain nuts.
Dogs are important to our survival. Like any survival tool our dogs need to be maintained and healthy to be of use, and as our companions our hearts would be devastated to watch them starve or become sick.
Related: Why You Should Get A Dog For When SHTF
In the DIY recipe for dog treats that last a long time we’re keeping it simple. Using natural preservatives (like cinnamon and honey) and simple ingredients it will be a safe healthy long lasting treat for your dog that you can even eat yourself!
What You’ll Need:
- A bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Powder Peanut Butter
- Steel cut oats
- Cookie cutter
Let’s get started making dog treats that last a long time!
Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit and let’s get started!
1. Gather your ingredients. You’ll need: 2 eggs, 2 ¼ Cups flour, 1 tsp of cinnamon, ½ cup of steel cut oats, 2 tbsp of honey, ⅓ cup powder peanut butter and ¼ cup water.
Oils and fat can be the enemy of preservation. That’s why we’re using powdered peanut butter to create a long lasting treat so it won’t go rancid.
2. We’re first going to combine the dry ingredients: 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ cup steel cut oats, and ⅓ cup powder peanut butter.
Only use 2 cups of the flour; the remaining ¼ will be used when you roll out the dough.
Mixing the dry ingredients by themselves means you will evenly disperse them throughout the flour base, which is important for an even batter or dough. Cinnamon is also a natural preservative.
3. Add in the wet ingredients and combine with a whisk or fork: 2 eggs and 2 tbsp honey.
Honey works as a preservative because the high concentration of sugar in honey forces the bacteria cells that could otherwise contaminate the food.
It also makes the dog treats more appealing for our loyal companions.
4. Now we will slowly add the water to create a dough.
You want to minimize the amount of water you use so only add a little at a time till you have the right consistency. We used about ¼ a cup of water.
The consistency should match that of a sticky dough. The water will bake out but using as little moisture as possible will make a longer lasting treat.
Related: No-Knead Sourdough Bread
5. Now we need to knead our dough only enough to incorporate the last of the flour into our dog treat dough.
This will take the stickiness away to make rolling next easier. Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
The gluten molecules will tighten, create strands and become less elastic as you knead the dough. Allowing it to rest will allow the gluten to relax so it can be rolled out.
6. Next sprinkle some flour and roll out the dough for the dog treats until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick. Pick out your favorite cookie cutters and stamp out some delicious dog treats to bake.
My amazing kids helped make these during our homeschooling and picked these cool unicorn cookie cutters. It’s a great activity to make these DIY dog treats with your kids or grandkids!
7. Pop these awesome dog treats in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. These cookies are low moisture so cracking will most likely occur.
Once the timer goes off, put them on a wire rack to cool.
Your loyal dog will be jumping over the rainbow for these delicious DIY dog treats that last a long time.
8. Store these delicious treats in a mylar bag to last up to 3 years. If they make it that long! They also are safe for human consumption and taste like a cracker.
Our peppy pups Chopper and Corvo loved eating these DIY dog treats that last a long time.
Here are more DIY dog treats that last a long time:
Dog Treat Chews That Last a Long Time
- 2 cups whole wheat flour or any flour your pet can have
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup finely shredded carrot
- 1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned)
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tsps of Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
- In a mixer bowl, add applesauce, carrot, oatmeal, and half of the flour mixture.
- Mix on low speed and gradually add the remaining flour mixture.
- Drizzle in the egg and milk.
- Mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon portions onto the prepared baking sheet. (They do not spread much during baking, they stay in the scooped shape.)
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside.
- Remove and allow to cool.
- Keep in an airtight container.
Floral Note Dog Treats That Last a Long Time
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- ¼ cup oat bran
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 4 tablespoons safflower oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 medium eggs (including shells)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Wash the empty eggshells in warm water until all of the egg white is removed, leaving the membrane in place. Air-dry the shells on a piece of paper towel, then break them into small pieces. After that, grind them in a coffee grinder or nut mill. Alternatively, you can also place them in a plastic zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to grind them.
- Combine the oats, buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, dried parsley, dried rosemary, and ground eggshells in the large mixing bowl and mix well. Add the boiling water, safflower oil, molasses, and honey. Mix to form a sticky dough.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thick. Place the dough on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn off the oven.
- Score the dough into squares with a knife or pizza cutter. Place the snacks back in the oven and leave them overnight (to make them harder).
Meaty Dog Treats That Last a Long time
- 1 beef or chicken bouillon cube
- ½ cup hot water
- Up to 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2½ cups whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, or oats
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Dissolve the bouillon in a mixing bowl with the hot water
- Mix/knead in the remaining ingredients one at a time until you have a ball of dough.
- Roll out your dough with a rolling pin until it’s about ½ inch thick, then use cookie cutters to make shapes.
- Place your cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake for half an hour.
Dogs have been there for us for centuries helping us survive and keep us company. They deserve healthy food and treats just as we give ourselves. If we can’t eat it, why feed it to them?
These delicious DIY dog treats that last a long time are perfect for our hardworking loyal companions, and are pretty tasty for us pet owners too.
The sweet honey and spice of cinnamon make this a scrumptious sweet treat that we stand by. How many of you have dogs? Let us know in the comments!
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Folks that love their dogs are good people. Thanks for the smile this frosty morning.
Yes sir Michael, take very good care of your Fur Baby’s. You are all they have.
Thank you God for your creation.
Dogs are my favorite…
Dogs are and can be the most important thing in your prep.
Ears that hear what We might not, can hear.
Smell what We can’t smell.
See what We can’t see.
Bark, that will alarm you, when needed.
Teeth that can inflict damage to an invader or the enemy.
Learn your Dog, because it knows you, better then you know your self.
Michale, I agree… people, Love your Dog or Dogs…
Hmm… What would my dog, Sammy, have said? “No meat, no treat.”
Sammy is departed. He was a Jack Russell Terrorist.
John there’s no such thing as a bad Dog, just a bad owner-breeders.
Maybe exceptions for brain tumors and injuries like Doberman are known for.
But then again, I raise dogs and have a long list of folks seeking my puppies. They are well socialized well before I sell them. Nothing as dangerously fun as rolling on the kitchen floor trying NOT to be eaten by razor sharp puppy teeth 🙂
John: when we moved from an apartment, the bed was taken down and lo, a big pile of bones, chew toys, and dry dogfood including treats. If someone gave the dachshund anything, he stashed it in his treasure pile. He never planned to eat anything, but like Scrooge, was a miser. 🙂
OMG!! I am laughing so hard at you calling your dear departed Sammy a JR terrorist!! I have one that is a mix of Whippet and JRT. She is a mess, but cute as can be and we love her. She got the JR personality, not the Whippet.
Just make sure those dog treats are human consumable cuz it looks like Russia invaded started their invasion of Ukraine and of course China’s backing them up so here we go
Maybe Mystery Babylon will be revealed and destroyed, eh?
I am praying the Judgement of Judah level “Leadership” we have in the Imperial City dither and jawbone instead of finding out EXACTLY what Nuclear Hypersonic Missiles and EMP really means.
Meanwhile pray to God and rejoice that for now the internet is up and thus our lives are still “normal” as that can change in a second from now.
Dogs a gift from God. Teach us so many things as they come into our world, live there and sadly pass. The Ukraine is aflame, but my dog right here loves me. I cannot change the world, but I can serve God and enjoy His blessings like the furry one beside me.
the usa will be destroyed of course Babylon will be wiped out… . our sinful nation is disgusting now.
Dog’s and Cats are awesome..
Nothing is more protective and alerting then a Dog who helps you out in the security department. Plus they like to play and have a good time. I typically get bones from the butcher and keep em frozen till the dog needs one.
Germany told Putin off. Israel backs Germany because Germany fights for them. Austria should open up soon. If Israel does shout at Putin, then India and the Saudis will, Jordan and so on. Putin wants the Crimea, which was an independent nation for quite a few generations. those Tartar want their independence from Russia. Even Russians living there do not want Russia around–they voted to leave Russia when the USSR broke up. niio
Sorry, Red, but this time you stexway off base. Crimea has been a part of Russia since the 18th century with the breakup of the Ukraine kingdom. Probably in one of his drunken stupors, Kruschev gave Crimea to Ukraine. My recollection fails me as to whether it was in the 50s or 60s. It may have been because he had been the commissar for Ukraine before making his way to Moscow. So unless one counts the period in the early 18th century as ownership by the present country of Ukraine, the Crimean peninsula has been a part of Ukraine for approximately 70 years.
Russia fought a bloody war against Britain remember the Carge of the Light Brigade. That I’ll-fated military action was during THE CRIMEAN WAR and Putie has reclaimed what Kruschev gave away. As with so many Eastern European countries and especially in territory along borders, the population is really mixed. Borders have expanded and contracted as wars have been fought and refought. The old joke “Big news, Mikael. We’re no longer part of Russia. We’re back in Poland.”
“Thank God. I couldn’t stand one more Russian winter “
Or if you want to go a little further west, look at Alsace-Lorraine. How many times has that region changed hands between Germany and France?
LCC: Crimea was semi-autonomous, a satellite state after Russia took it from the Ottomans. They had their own king, a Tartar Kahn, and self-rule as long as they stayed on their knees to Russia. Russia still needs an ice-free port, and they took over Crimea. It wasn’t till 1944 that the USSR took complete control, and relocated Crimeans across Russia. Tartars were forbidden to return on pain of imprisonments and death.
Back in the 20s, while Stalin was buying u-bots and toy trains from the Nazis, Crimeans were taking mule loads of food across the border and saved hundreds from starving to death.
You’re right, Krushev gave Crimea to Ukraine, yes, but it was declared illegal. But, he had the power to do so only to screw it up by not having the USSR government and Party rubber stamp it.
The Supreme Council of Russia ruled in 1992 that the Crimean region had been delivered to Ukraine illegitimately.
Now the region is called the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Читайте больше на https://english.pravda.ru/history/107129-ussr_crimea_ukraine/
In 1991, when the USSR broke down as all socialist nations do, Crimea elected to become part of Ukraine. It was for mutual protection against Russia. Most Russians living there voted to become independent. Russia agreed to this, declaring Crimea an autonomous state. Tartars moved home as fast as socialism-caused poverty allowed. The two groups Putin claims are the voice of Russian Crimea are small, but very violent.
Good joke and true of most nations in Europe. niio
Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. Dogs can also be the only friend of some people.
What would my dog say to “soilent green”?
This is great! I cannot afford to keep my new puppy in the expensive treats he deserves. Thanks!!
I wish more people could get the simplicity of it all…through ALL of His creations! Definitely take care of your furples (fur people). Thanks for the simple recipes!!
I do make our dog food. We have very picky eaters. (Chihuahua’s). I am going to make some of each one to see if they will eat them. One is old and barley has any teeth, but stills is so active. He loves when I make some of his food with peanut butter, so hoping he will like these.
i live alone ( no people ) . i live with dogs & cats they alaways have love & kisses for me. they eat better than most people i make treats for them glad to see your recipes NEW TREATS FOR THEM THEY LOVE THEM!!!!
My dog thinks plastic bottle and anything made of wood are great chew toys. He gets some raw bones to eat, and cooked beef knuckles. we don’t eat wheat and I don’t believe it’s good for animals. It’s not usually fed to livestock because it can get bad in the gut. niio
Nice recipe. As a blogger I have to say you might have pushed the SEO keyword usage just a bit over the top, but I’m looking forward to making DIY dog treats that last a long time. 😉
You mention grapes at the beginning of your article. I had to read the passage twice to realize that you were saying “no” to grapes for dogs, not recommending them. To make it clear to others: grapes are toxic to dogs. DO NOT feed your dogs grapes! https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-grapes/ Your recipes look yummy!
Add raisins to the grape toxic list. If the dog happens to eat some grapes, getting them to eat some activated charcoal helps to bind the toxins in the digestive system.
This is a different ailment but the dog I have began getting a rash type appearance to her bottom lip. It looked almost like a mange. It wasn’t a rug burn, though it looked like it. The vet wanted to do a culture on it and, of course, waiting for that culture to grow in the petri dish at the lab was equal to the growth of the “mange” on her lip. I began my own treatment by wiping her lip with a cloth that had colloidal silver on it. I also put some drops of colloidal silver in her water dish. That almost immediately stopped the growth of the “mange”. It steadily went down in size until nothing left on her lip and the fur all grew back.
Idahogail: You know that, I know that, the dog still raids the vines when they get sweet. Probably has a cast iron stomach from eating all those plastic bottles and 2x4s he can steal. niio
And I would dispute this blanket rule.
All our dogs have eaten grapes over the years and we have never lost a dog to grape poisoning. Our grapes grow on the vines over head and right down to ground level and the dogs help themselves if they like them. Foxes eat them too if they are game enough. Maybe it has more to do with residual spray on commercial crops or another problem altogether, either way our home grown grapes have never been guilty of killing our dogs in 30+ years
Ginny, That is interesting. Maybe it is because of spraying crops. White grapes are more prone toward disease than concord or red grapes and have to be sprayed more.
Some advice out there has walnuts as toxic for dogs because of some fungus but there are a couple of dogs in Chile that have had walnuts as a major part of their diets. When my relative purchased the house, the dogs came it. The dogs had been poorly fed by a caretaker so the dogs supplemented their diet with walnuts and small animals they caught.
Sage: My dog only stole every black walnut out of a crate and stashed them. 🙂 but, yes he has to be fenced out of the grapes or, when they turn sweet, he eats them. He gets some raw bones every week, as well. Raw they can digest, cooked turn to stone. niio
We have 3 Pups: 15 yo Cairns Terrier, 5 yo Great Pyrenees & 5 yo terrier/toy poodle mix. All 3 are rescues and I look forward to trying out these recipes with them.
There was a John Wayne movie, I want to say Big Jake but not for sure….
A kid went to give his dog something to eat, John Wayne stopped him, said no he can get his own food, and if you try it he’ll take your hand off you. – something to that affect.
Do Dogs and yes even cats make for great prepper animals, either for defense , security, rodent control…. Yes , they all serve their purpose, especially if they have NOT become domesticated.
A feral cat will NOT eat what it hasn’t caught his/her owns elf. Put a pet cat out there, you might was well give up and give your food stash away to the pests like mice and bugs.
If your looking for a security animal, get a donkey. Not only is their diet easier to maintain than a dog, ( hint they are herbivores so you dont have to worry about supplying them with protein ) they can be just as aggressive and territorial , but they can also be a pack animal, and you can ride them if need be, usefull for plowing, and for the owners they can be just as playfull as a dog.
Personally we dont, nor would we have a …… “pet” like a dog, or lap cat etc…
Though I would see no problem with a neutered feral ( no smelly spraying ) to keep the pests down barn cat, or even a security donkey.
With that said, I can see where this article is good for the folks who DO enjoy having a ….”pet”
Exodus: while what you say is good, burros have a nasty problem, they learn to love to hunt and tend to go off looking for something like innocent man-eating mountain lions and coyotes to kill. 🙂 But, they are great for guarding and fun to have. niio
“a feral cat will not eat what it hasn’t caught…” This is untrue. So, a movie line made you think animals don’t want food from a human?!! Hunger is hunger. Feeding the hungry sentient being is an act of love and kindness. Your comment is disturbing. I had to come back today to reply, You are a troubled person, and I will pray for you.
I hear ya @Sugarfree. I feed several ferals outside and they do eat what I give them dry, wet or whatever as well as keeping mice problems to zero along with inside cats.
When animals are nuetered or spayed they don’t spray so really agree some’s mentality is elsewhere but not sure where
Recipes are great! Thank you!
Looking forward to using these recipes for dog treats. My dog will love them!!
Question/Clarification: on the 3 recipe the instructions call for buckwheat flour and molasses, but these 2 items are not included in the ingredients list. What are the amounts needed for each of those items?
Good job with the healthy recipes plus the great photos of the process.
The dog I have right now gets store bought treats and dry food but I always make wet food for her. It ends up less expensive and homemade wet food always settles better for her. I use various sorts of meat. If it’s on sale, she gets it mixed with grated carrots, sweet potatoes, oatmeal or rice – whatever I happen to have. If the meat has bones, I cook them until all the marrow and collagen is released. She isn’t officially mine so her real owner supplies her with the store bought products but if that ever ends, then I will be cooking up some doggie cookies too.
I did some research last year on where we get our canned dog food and a really high percentage comes from Indonesia. Sometimes the dog food company will hide their purchase by having the shipping paperwork go to a bank first, instead of the U.S. dog food company. When the label says “buffalo”, it is usually Indonesian water buffalo.
When people used to feed their dogs homemade foods, dogs lived a lot longer than they do today. The dog food companies have convinced people that they possibly could not figure out how to serve healthy foods to their dogs.
They’ve done the same thing with vaccines for dogs. Dogs do not need all of the shots often given to them but it’s a big money maker, just as it is for humans.
One reason I believe that our dogs are not living as long as they did back when we didn’t feed them store bought foods is all the sodium nitrate put in the processed foods. If a dog gets too much sodium nitrate, they are at risk for methaemoglobin, a blood disorder. It also can cause cancer over time. The vitamin C and E added to some dog foods helps to mitigate the danger though it is not known just how much it really helps.
Some dog food advice is contradicted by individual dogs. My relative had a standard poodle that ate a whole box of See’s Chocolates. The dog should have died but she did fine – no ill effects at all.
When I was a kid, we had a standard poodle/collie mix -big dog!
One time, he stood up on his back legs and ate 3/4 of a birthday cake that was on the counter supposedly out of reach. Another, he stood up and ate a whole meatloaf cooling on the back of the stove. Needless to say, we started being much more careful with leaving food out!
Another quick story – my grandfather came home from a night out with the boys and was hungry. There was a covered plate in the fridge, so he heated up the contents and was happily chowing down when my grandmother came down to see what was happening in the kitchen.
“Gee, you should get this more often – this is the best hash I’ve ever had!”
“Hash? But we don’t have any hash!”
“Yeah….it was in the fridge.”
“Oh my God… that’s not hash, that was Pard dogfood.”
Sage: Same with my old dachshund. You couldn’t set a cup of coffee anywhere near him he didn’t want it. Chocolate and so on, the little kids had to be watched or they’d share with him. 🙂 niio
Need to be careful about cinnamon and dogs as well. a small amount is OK, but not so much.
I use a Thieve’s Oil mix a lot, particularly if I have been out in crowds. I spritz my face with a dilution to kill off any bug that I might have picked up. My car smells very cinnamony and spicy because of that. When the dog refused to get in the car, I did some research and found that it is really hard on their nasal passages.
By the way, l got lazy about doing the Thieve’s Oil spritz after being out in public and hadn’t done it for several trips. I now have the official CCP flu.
Sagebrush Lin stay on top of that bug. Plenty of rest, water, green and black tea are helpful. I find my hot chicken bone broth soup with peppers, ginger and cooling it temperature wise with live culture Kimchee quite the boost. DONOT Cook the Kimchee!
I first learned of this soup in Korea when I had a “I wanna DIE Flu” and my Korean Soldiers forced me out of sickbay to a Korean Bar and fed me this. Was able to run with my troops the next morning.
Your aware of the other medical treatments available but not “recommended”. Do the research and stay on top of that. Often enough it re-occurs so keep some extra around.
Michael, I used to work with a Korean. Every time she felt poorly, we would go down to the local Korean restaurant (Washington state) and she would have a large bowl of hot Kimchee soup. It worked, as she never was sick very long. When she brought it back to the office, was when we didn’t appreciate it very much. I kept a bowl of coffee beans at my desk to absorb some of the smell.
I am going through all sorts of “cures”. Fortunately, I had put together a shoebox full of helps with simplified instructions a while ago. I intellectually know what is right but when I am sick, I can not think straight so having a premade dummy-proof box has helped. The one thing I did not expect is what it has done to my circulation. It comes with some serious clotting factors. The blessing is that I had stocked up on natural anti-coagulant and other circulatory helps already. By the Grace of God, I am already better. Not good enough to be in public but functioning.
Sagebrush Lin what natural anti-coagulant if you don’t mind?
Mine is willow tea but I am always interested.
Sage: We use zinc and brass (cups and so on) for anything virus. Everyone in the family who did this either had no problem with covid, or barely were touched. A cousin who said he swore he had it wound up in the hospital and found he was suffering minor heart attacks (if there is such a thing). the doctor told him get the animal fats back in your diet, idiot! That’s pretty polite for the mine rat area of Penna 🙂 niio
Half a century ago, I had deep vein thrombosis which wrecked the circulation in that leg. In the beginning, I gave myself 2 or 3 shots a day of heparin. After a couple of months of that, it was coumadin in pill form. I read up on the side effects and began to, instead, use vitamin E. For many years, that was good enough. I didn’t need to go in for pro-thrombin time to be drawn. I got used to understanding what certain sensations meant. After several years of just E working, I added Q-10. When things were unexpectedly off, I took a baby aspirin or two. I added Hawthorn a few months ago, either dried herb or off my tree in my yard. Now, after the CCP flu, I take 2 or 3 of a mix from Herbs, Etc. It has Linden, Mistletoe, Dandelion, Passion Flower, Hawthorn plus half a dozen other herbs. It’s their HB Pressure Tonic. I also recently added Krill Oil (no red dye #40). My leg became pretty well inflamed after the flu, so I had to take some chemical product to knock that out quickly so I have been taking some Ibuprofen until it quits being inflamed.
Red, I have found that I need to have red meat every week or I start feeling weak and lazy. That doctor was giving the right advice to your cousin!
My late 20’s grand nephew lives in Los Angeles. He was a fit young man but he came down with the CCP flu and it gave him myocarditis. The cardiologist won’t see him until mid March. The damage will be done by then. His dad lives on the east coast but has been ordering door dash meals sent to his son in L.A. so I hope that the meals include some good healthy carnivore foods.
Sage: When in AIT down in Ft. Jackson I was hospitalized for deep-vein. Nurses kept hot, wet towels wrapped around the thigh. It dissolved it, but it’s not used because the clot can break free and hit the heart. Then, as Ginny might say, no worries! Or at least I would have been beyond them. Worse 4 weeks of my life, laying in a hospital rack bored out of my skull. the only thing that kept me from running around shrieking was a gvnaki (black American Indian) nurse with a few tours in Vietnam under her girdle. I got an evil granny from hell’s insanity brigade and was told, “Boy, I’m a nana (granny). You know what that means.” Elder ladies are gentle, sweet, wonderful and our word for Mom also means a mother wolf. Behave or the fangs some out. niio
Sage: Good God, I’m praying. All I know is, lots of love and no stress. I was raised in a war zone and as an atheist, so there was no Comforter for us. That led to heart trouble and I wound up having a ventricle replaced. do not know how bad it was, but when I agreed, I went to the head of the line in Surgery. I’m also the VA’s poster child for rapid recovery. when asked how I did it, A) God’s peace. B) As much exercise as I could handle. Now, no carbs (OK, so i cheat once in a while 🙂 and most of the diet is meat with fruit, and some veggies. Mind, that’s after they replaced the ventricle.
I cannot recommend any of this, but it’s all I can find. niio
Not sure who was talking about deep vein thrombosis but my father injured his leg in WW2 and he was prone to thrombosis in the damaged area. I remember helping him wrap the leg with cabbage leaves to relieve the pain and heat and they would smell liked cooked leaves when we changed them. Used to pound the centre rib a bit with a steak hammer to soften it. Within hours his leg would always improve but we would do it for at least a couple days. Works on mastitis too and is best if straight from the fridge. Don’t know what’s in cabbage that makes it work so well.
Red and Ginny,
Thank you for the myocarditis help list. I will email it to the boy’s dad. It is fascinating to me how often cabbage leaves are used and do actually make a difference.
My leg became what it is was while I was carrying my child a long time ago. I was super skinny back then but some of my family has a propensity toward poor circulation.
As my mother used to say, “Igal koeral on oma kirbud”. (Every dog has his own fleas). We all have something going on.
Wow! That rascally Illini Weirdo has been over at survivopedia.com making comments on skills needed after the
collapse. Using big words.No kidding!.
I heard somewhere that plagiarism is illegal.
I have never heard of powedered peanut butter. Where would you get that?
Julie: I get mine from WalMart, delivered.
Last year, we raised Tennessee Red. Definitely did very well in our heat (Arizona) and ignored high, dry winds. Those the dog didn’t eat, I mean (OK, might have been baby javelina 🙂 Trials were straight adobe loam, sand, and raised in straw. Straw overall did the best, but not till it rotted down well. Reds are a runner plant and tend to cover every square inch of ground. All others, even AZ Valencia, did not do well. All of those needed sun shade, but not the reds. If you live in the north, Spanish does well. With anything grain or bean, watch for aflatoxin molds. niio
red do you use a black light wand to check for aflatoxin molds?
Visual checks can still miss dangerous levels of those.
Michael: No, but have a blacklight to hunt scorpions for witches in the family. I’ll give that a shot. Right now, all we have left is pound of peanuts for planting.
But, we don’t see many pests in the house. They stay outside, even baby rattlers. yeah, people do get them in the house but catch them and haul them to the mountains. Rattlers prevent a lot of serious diseases like black death, hantavirus and so on.
The dog is barking at the porch door. no coyotes around for the last few nights, so it’s likely the mountain lion looking for a late night snack. He keeps the stay dog and coyote population down. niio
Thank you for the recipes. I’ve been contemplating making treats ahead for times to come and I believe these will be right on the mark for what I need.
I make my dog’s food every day. Chicken or beef, brown rice, sweet potato or carrots, peas, beans or green leafy veg. I also put in fresh cranberries when available. My son has chickens and I dehydrate some meat for jerkey and also the feet and head. I wash the feathers and keep them too. Nothing is wasted. Although the food is for the dogs, it’s human safe too. I don’t look forward to eating dried chicken feet or heads though, lol!
I make mine too, Gayle with chicken, brown rice and carrots, spinach or green beans. The sweet potatoes don’t agree with them being older so much and peas have a little more sugar than they need so keep their weight off being older but they love all of it.
Next month I’ll be pressure canning chicken ahead and want to have as much as needed ahead. With garden season coming I’ll have plenty of veggies for them.
I am checking local farmers for chicken as well since don’t have access to much as of yet or my own yet. My farmer’s market supply is about used up. And who knows how long we’ll get to have a farmer’s market. I agree it’s all human food so can eat it if need too.
I use everything from the chicken I do get and even make a lot of broth from what isn’t too appetizing.
Chicken feet are used to make broth by a lot of people, and they are used in Chinese cooking, I think as an appetizer. I haven’t tried them, but if you have a lot you might want to look into those options.😃
Miz Kitty: When Mom processed her broilers, the feet went in bags to be be delivered to people who wanted them. Snip off toenails, drop in boiling water for a few minutes, pull, cool, eel, and then soup. And now you know more than you ever wanted to 🙂
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I sent for strawberry/pencil/desert Christmas cactus starts. those went in pots to root, and then they can go out. next year, it’s nice berries. just, mind the thorns. They have to go inside the fence or javelina will eat them, thorns and all. niio