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Pup Loaf Recipe

Golden Retriever with a napkin around its neck, sitting at a table with a place setting in front of him.

Does you pup stare over the edge of the counter or the table when you make meatloaf for supper. Do they drool and give you those big puppy dog eyes as they beg for your food? Why not make them their own special dog approved meatloaf. In this article we have 2 special recipes for you.

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Pup Loaf for Dogs

Meatloaf on a cutting board with a sprig of rosemary on top

Our first recipe is for Magic Meatloaf for Dogs. This recipe is easily altered for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to certain foods like beef. If your dog can’t eat beef, change the meat to lamb or turkey and this recipe works just as well.

Magic Meatloaf for Dogs

Meatloaf sliced on a long white dish

This pup loaf recipe particularly well suited to dogs that have allergies or food sensitivities. It can turn digestive problems around really quickly for many dogs.

A big thanks to danesonline.com for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 lb Hamburger Meat (85% lean--can use sausage-like meat of any kind that is unspiced, so allergic dogs can have lamb, turkey etc.) You can also use a 3:2 muscle meat to organ meat recipe, but the livers, etc. must be ground.
  • 1 lg box Total Breakfast Cereal (any complete dry boxed cereal).
  • 1 lg box Oatmeal (rolled quick oats are fine, otherwise cook first).
  • 1 jar Wheat Germ
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Unsulfured Molasses
  • 12 Eggs
  • 2 boxes/ 8 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 pinch Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Beat eggs, add in molasses & oil, & stir into dry.
  3. Knead the raw meat into the mixture to distribute it evenly. (Wash hands, etc. after handling raw meat, etc.)
  4. Press into cake pans. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
  5. Can freeze extra & thaw as needed.

Notes

  • To learn more about giving your dog garlic products, click here.
  • This is a classic of vet clinics & breeders, for increasing appetite & putting on weight.
  • This meatloaf should be refrigerated, but can be rewarmed or even carried in a cooler for a show/camping, etc. weekend.

Magic Pup Loaf Meatballs

Cast iron skillet full of meatballs

This next recipe is for Magic Meatballs for Dogs. It is the same as the meatloaf, however it has instructions for making them into meatballs. These will make a great bite sized treat for your dog, or party treats when you are hosting many dogs at one time.

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Magic Meatballs for Dogs

3 meatballs isolated on a white background

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Hamburger Meat (85%lean–can use sausage-like meat of any kind that is unspiced, so allergic dogs can have lamb, turkey etc.) You can also use a 3:2 muscle meat to organ meat recipe, but the livers, etc. must be ground
  • 1 lg box Total Cereal (any complete dry boxed cereal).
  • 1 lg. box Oatmeal (rolled quick oats are fine, otherwise cook first).
  • 1 jar Wheat Germ
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Unsulfured Molasses
  • 12 Eggs
  • 2 boxes/ 8 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 pinch Garlic powder or pinch of garlic salt.

Instructions

    1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
    2. Beat eggs, add in molasses & oil, & stir into dry.
    3. Knead the raw meat into the mixture to distribute it evenly. (Wash hands, etc. after handling raw meat, etc.)
    4. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
    5. Can freeze extra & thaw as needed.

Some Final Words

Portrait of a dog licking its lips

Our pups often become part of the family and occasionally we like to spoil them. These meatloaf and meatball recipes are a great way to show them that we care. And since you control what goes into them, you can make these without the guilt of giving them store bought treats.

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