Eat well, be well. This applies to our fur babies, too.
Our Pug, Millie, is a picky eater and has an easily upset stomach. Last week, she had an issue that required a medication so I had to find a way to stash a pill in her food, and let me tell you, she was able to sniff that pill out and eat everything BUT the pill in a minute. Those commericial "pill pockets"? No. She absolutely refuses those weird plastic-like green things. So I tried rolling the pill up in deli ham slice and she grabbed that ham, gobbled it up ... and spit out the pill. But these Meatballs worked like a charm. I made a hole in the center, buried the pill in it, and she gobbled the meatball up in one bite, never even noticing the pill.
We've tried so many brands of minimimal ingredient dog treats, advertised as "human grade" ingredients so I decided to try my hand at making a treat myself. These Meatballs are super easy and a fraction of the cost of the pet store brand. They can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, and frozen. Thaw what you need, when you need it.
Millie's Meatballs (makes a lot, 50ish)
1 lb ground chicken (substitute whatever ground meat your dog likes)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. Bobs Red Mill Paleo Flour
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all the ingredients into a large bowl, mix well with your hands.
Form into bite-size meatballs and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes or until done (165 degrees for chicken).
Keep in the fridge for up to one week. Or freeze for later.