Tasty Vegan Pet Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

 Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

My Mr. Floyde (pronounced Mistah ♪ ♫ Flooiiiyydeee ♪♪ ♫ )  turns 9 years old this month.

Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

 

He’s got a life about as good as a cat could get.  The first 2 nights after we brought him home from the humane society, he was barely conscious with the cat flu from the pound.  At one point on the second night of taking turns staying up with him, we really thought he wouldn’t make it.  9 years later, he’s such a pain dream, we can’t imagine life without his constant care and attention. 

 Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

Just last year, we lost our oldest cat, Taz, to old age.  Now Mr. Floyde rules and reigns supreme in the house.  And he knows that too! 

Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

I’ve never tried to make cat treats of any kind homemade, let alone Vegan treats, so this recipe was challenging.   So, not something I’d do very often, but a nice birthday treat.

Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

 

Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

For when you really want to spoil them….

Homemade Vegan Pet Treats from Canned-Time.com

Homemade Vegan Pet Treats
A healthy, gluten-free, egg and meat free inexpensive pet treat without dyes or chemical preservatives.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  3. 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast flakes
  4. 1/8 cup dried cat nip (omit for dogs)
  5. 3 Tbs. oil
  6. 1/2 cup corn or other gluten-free flour
  7. 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  8. 2 oz. egg substitute such as Ener-G Egg Replacement
Instructions
  1. Combine water, bouillon cubes, egg replacer, oil and Nutritional Yeast. Heat the liquid mix enough to dissolve the bouillon cubes. Mix together the flours and cat nip in a small bowl.
  2. Pour in the wet mixture with the dry and stir to form a wet dough.
  3. Place the dough ball onto a baking sheet ( I used foil on mine to prevent sticking) and flatten out the dough with your finger tips to form a rectangle. The dough should end up about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  5. Score the flattened dough into small squares, about 1/2 inch X 1/2 inch roughly.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and let cool before breaking apart treats into squares.
  7. Store in a sealed container for up to 1 month or freeze for 6 months.
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 Tasty Vegan Cat Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

The number of dogs and cats euthanized each year in shelters has decreased, from 12–20 million to an estimated 3–4 million. However, there’s still work to do: An estimated 2.7 million healthy shelter pets are not adopted each year, and only about 30 percent of pets in homes come from shelters or rescues.

  • 3,500—Number of animal shelters
  • 6 to 8 million—Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year
  • 25 percent—Percentage of purebred dogs in shelters
  • 3 to 4 million—Number cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year
  • 2.7 million—Number of adoptable cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year
  • 30 percent—Percentage of shelter dogs reclaimed by their owners
  • 2 to 5 percent—Percentage of shelter cats reclaimed by owners 
  1. Find out where to report cruelty.
     
  2. When you know who to contact, provide a concise, written, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times whenever possible.
     
  3. If at all feasible, try to photograph the abusive situation and date your pictures.
     
  4. It would also be helpful to get short, factual written statements from other witnesses.
     
  5. When you call to report animal cruelty, always make sure to keep a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts and the content and outcome of your discussion.
     
  6. Never give away a document without making a copy for your file!
     
  7. Make it clear to the agent that you are very interested in pursuing the case, and that you are willing to lend whatever assistance you can.
     
  8. Follow up! If you don’t receive a response from the officer assigned to your case within a reasonable length of time, don’t be afraid to present your information to his or her supervisor and, if necessary, to local government officials, such as the county commissioner, and ask them to act.
     
  9. If you have witnessed the cruel act yourself, you can go to your local police commissioner andask to swear out a warrant to summon the accused person to court.
     
  10. Remember that expert witnesses are sometimes necessary in animal cruelty cases. A veterinarian, for example, can sign a statement that it is his or her “expert opinion” that a dog suffers when hit with a chain, is deprived of food, etc. Expert opinions will very often make or break a case, so if you happen to know a sympathetic veterinarian, you may wish to seek his or her assistance and tell the officer that you have expert support lined up for your case.

Source:  ASPCA – Fight Cruelty

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13 thoughts on “Tasty Vegan Pet Treats & Mr. Floyde turns 9

  1. rika@vm

    Happy 9-Month Old to your handsome Mr. Floyde and thank you for rescuing him and for all you do for him! You have a great heart. I remember that you mentioned about your oldest cat – I’m happy that your husband has the chance to be with him. I’ve got to make these pet treats, this is a perfect gift for anyone with pets!

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      They would be a great gift Rika, dog or cat lover, which I am both!
      And thank you for mentioning my husband’s last time with Taz. It was great and so sad all in one but at least it was peaceful. So many animals don’t have that kind of last hours as we know.
      Take care Rika ♥

  2. narf77

    I thought that Mr Floyde was laying on a sandwich for a few minutes there…that will teach me for waking up at 3am every morning before sanity settles in! I hope that Mr Floyde has a lovely birthday and that he enjoys those treats. My 2 (SPOILED) dogs refused to eat butter pastry yesterday and it ended up being throw to the feral cats (that we feed)…sigh…I fear these lovely healthy treats would not even be given the time of day by my spoiled mutts…unless…I said “DON’T EAT THESE!” to them, then they would be fighting for them 😉

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Sounds a little like Floyde when he wants more food and there’s still plenty in his bowl.
      Most days I just stir it some so he can catch a fresh whiff and he’s fine again………these were definitely a treat. Not hard to make but I can’t indulge him any more than I already do. Your dogs probably wouldn’t even taste them going down 😉

  3. Vee@VeesEasyVegan

    These are great treats and I love the idea of the veggie stock cube and nutritional yeast. Have you ever considered putting ground nori sheets in this recipe as another salty flavor?

    Recently I posted a dog chew recipe for my beloved Lola. She too was sadly mistreated when she came to us.

    I find many are skeptical of “vegan” pet treats as they think all animals need meat all of the time. This is a fallacy and I know Lola enjoys her veggies/beans/ oats/rice etc when she gets to eat them.

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      So glad you’ve found a non-meat alternative for your Lola. And I’m sure she’s a lucky girl to have you looking after her diet. Thanks so much for your comments Vee. Sorry for my delay in answering as well. I’ve had an especially high rate of spam comments this month and you comment must have gotten caught up in the mess.
      Thanks. Hope to see you back soon !

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