Natural kitty crunchies [america]

Yield: 1 Batch

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Whole grains*
1 cup Soy grits
1 tablespoon Sea salt
2 quarts Boiling water
1 cup Wheat bran
¾ cup Nonfat dry milk
½ cup Wheat germ
½ cup Brewer's yeast
2 tablespoons Alfalfa powder
1 tablespoon Kelp powder
1 tablespoon Bone meal
½ cup Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Cod liver oil
1 \N 400iu capsule vitamin E

* Oatmeal, millet or cracked wheat, barley or corn, or a mixture of these.

The ingredients for these treats can be found at natural foods stores.

Vitamin E comes in capsules; pierce with tip of a sharp knife and squeeze it out into mixing bowl.

DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir grains, soy grits and salt into the continuously boiling water. Cover and simmer fifteen minutes or until water is absorbed; add more water if too dry. Cool slightly.

Add bran, dry milk, wheat germ, yeast, alfalfa powder, kelp powder, bone meal, vegetable oil, cod liver oil and vitamin E, stirring rapidly and thoroughly. Spread thinly on a cookie sheet.

Score the dough into small squares or little ribbons before baking. Dry in the oven at 150-200F degrees until crisp.

If your favorite dog wants to try these too, bake first, then break into larger bite-size pieces.

From "Dr. Pitcarin's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" by Richart H. Pitcarin and Susan Hubble Pitcarin; as published in the Oregonian FoodDay; typos by Dorothy Flatman 1998 Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #2 by "Rfm" <Robert-Miles@...> on Dec 24, 98

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