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3 Easy Homemade Treats For Diabetic Dogs

If your dog has diabetes, you very well know that it is important to watch his diet. It is ideal that you feed your pooch only healthy food. But even though there are restrictions to what he can eat, it doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t enjoy treats like other dogs. Make his day and reward him with these healthy yet easy-to-make homemade dog treats for diabetic dogs:

Oatmeal Peanut Doggy Cookies

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl, stir together egg, olive oil and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix all purpose flour, oats, baking soda and baking powder together then carefully combine with egg mixture. Add chopped peanuts. Using a teaspoon, drop cookies into a greased cookie sheet then bake in a pre-heated oven (300F) until they turn to a nice light brown color, about 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool and harden overnight before serving.

Yummy Chix and Beans Diabetic Dog Food

What you need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon dicalcium phosphate (better to check with your veterinarian first)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Bring the water to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat then add the rice, corn oil and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken, green beans and dicalcium phosphate. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Mix ingredients until well-blended. Allow to cool completely before serving to your dog.

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Rosemary and Beef Dog Treats

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup cooked beef, sliced into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup oat or wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried or fresh rosemary

Combine all ingredients in a bread maker and set it to “dough”. When the dough is ready, divide into 3 and roll into 1/4-inch thickness on greased cookie sheets. Shape using cookie cutters and bake in a pre-heated oven (275F) for 1 hour. Let sit in the oven overnight before serving.

Get your pooch’s tail wagging with these easy homemade treats for diabetic dogs!

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100 Towns & Cities Say “We Are Farmer Brown” on April 17!

Food for Maine’s Future is looking for 100 partners to help us show the new documentary You Wanted to Be a Farmer: A Discussion of Scale on Tuesday, April 17 around Maine and the U.S..

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Can you help? Email Food for Maine’s Future today and be the first to get your town or city listed!

You Wanted to Be a Farmer: A Discussion of Scale, a new documentary by No Umbrella Media and the Sap Pail in association with Food for Maine’s Future, profiles Dan and Judy Brown of Gravelwood Farm in Blue Hill, Maine, and the issues surrounding the lawsuit filed against them by the State of Maine and Maine Department of Agriculture. The film features “inside-the-barn” interviews with Dan and Judy as well as conversations with their farm patrons. Topics range from the importance of producing food locally to the control over food policy by corporate-influenced government regulatory agencies. You Wanted to Be a Farmer is a revealing bottom-up look at food policy that raises important questions about the need for scale-appropriate regulation for neighbors feeding neighbors.

Food for Maine’s Future will provide:

– DVD of the film
– Discussion questions (from our December 17, 2016, community forum in Brewer)
– Copies of Saving Seeds #12 (with a lot of background information on the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance and the State of Maine lawsuit against farmer Dan Brown)
– A poster template where you can fill in the time and location

You provide:
– A location
– Placement of local press announcements (a sample press release will be included)
– A facilitor for discussion, if desired

An open conference call will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 4:00 pm for more information about the film and why it’s important to spread the word.

Conference call number: 218-632-0550
Passcode: 894502#

To sign up for a showing of You Wanted to Be a Farmer on April 17 please contact Food




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