This fishy recipe from PawNation is perfect for both dogs and cats and although the recipe here states mackerel, it can be made in a sardine version which is cheaper and just as yummy for the pets.
- 1 large (15 oz) tin mackerel or sardines. (If you can’t get the big tins, you can use as much or as little as you like – see below in recipe)
- 4 to 8 oz wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp baking powder (this helps them rise a little)
Prepare for your kitchen to stink!
Mash the fish, bones, skin and all, sprinkle the baking powder across it, and start adding the flour, a little at a time, until you get a nice thick dough.
Oil cookie tin or baking sheet or line with parchment
Spread the mix onto the sheet to a thickness of around 5-8 ml / ¼ inch, and score into small squares (small for cats, bigger for dogs) with a knife or a pizza cutter.
Bake at 180 degrees C for around 30 minutes, although you should keep an eye on it as it may not need so long.
Break into squares and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container (this is more for your fridge’s benefit than the cookies) for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Another great PawNation tip: if you saute some liver, slice it thinly (no more than 3 mm) and dry it in the oven at around 100 degrees C, your dogs will love you forever.