Vegetable Cheese Patties are loaded with tasty cheese and vegetables. Because these are soft dog treats, they are sure to please your dog, no matter how old she is!
And you can make these homemade veggie dog treats with your leftover vegetables and whole grains. They make a great supplement to a vegetarian dog’s diet!
Not only are these soft dog cookies easy for old dogs to chew, they also add nutrients to your dog’s diet, at a time when his digestion may not be as good as it once was.
Save your leftover vegetables in containers in your refrigerator. When you have a cup or so of chopped veggies, you’ll have enough to bake these dog treats.
I usually use carrots, but the vegetable patties will work well with any number of vegetables.
In fact, you can use just about any vegetable that your dog likes. Try mashed potatoes, carrots, zucchini (drain well and pat between paper towels to absorb excess moisture), sweet potatoes, peas, or green beans.
Ingredients for Vegetable Cheese Patties
- 1 c cooked leftover vegetables, chopped into little pieces, grated or mashed
- 1 T chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
- 1 T brewers yeast or nutritional yeast
- 1 c cooked rice or bulgur (great way to use the leftovers, again!)
- 1 c grated cheese
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
- 2 eggs, beaten (or use a commercial egg replacer)
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees F or until they are lightly browned.
- Cool the dog cookies and then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
These patties should be eaten in a few days to assure their freshness.
Senior dogs don’t eat as much as when they were young. If you think you will have these vegetable dog treats longer than a few days, it’s best to freeze some of them.