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Sometimes, the Mama is fancy as woof and sometimes, well…sometimes she’s not.Ridiculously cute (and surprisingly easy) Cheesecake Dog Treats are all well and good for special occasions, but you don’t always want a treat that looks like it could be served by one of the Stepford Wives. Liver Whoopie Pie Dog Treats are great when your Kitchen Slave wants to really cook and show off, but let’s face it, not every day is worthy of liver whoopie pies!  Sometimes, you just want a quick and easy treat you can throw together.Something easy and meaty with no real “cooking” involved, using easy ingredients like canned tuna.
We decided to make dehydrator dog cookies. Sure, you can always bake cookies in a regular oven, but cooking foods at high temperatures can destroy some of the nutrients. We love to make these easy treats, but since the fish is already cooked, we want to hold on to as much of the remaining nutrition as we can, by cooking it really gently the second time around. Anytime we make cookies with meat that has already been cooked, we like to make them in the dehydrator. Wondering why? Check out this post on why we love dehydrator dog treats at Casa de Kolchak. PrintTasty Tuesday: Tuna & Sesame Seed Dehydrator Dog Treats


  • 1 – 6 oz can of tuna packed in water (dolphin friendly is always nice too!)
  • 2 cups garbanzo bean flour (or regular flour, f your dog is wheat tolerant)
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 egg (or 1 tbsp. flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp. water and allowed to set)
  • 1/4 c. dried parsley


1. In a food processor or blender, combine tuna, tuna water & egg, blending until smooth.

2. Realize that Mama forgot to buy sesame seeds at the grocery store. 2a. Watch as Mama whirls about in a panic trying to find the “emergency sesame seeds”. 2b. Ponder what kind of maniac actually has something called “emergency” sesame seeds. 2c. Fear for your life as Mama realizes that she used the seeds to make crusted mahi mahi last week. 2d. Watch as the Mama uses tears and emotional blackmail to convince the Daddy he wants to run to the grocery store. 2e. Cringe as Mama realizes the jar was in her lunch bag, since she wanted seeds on her salad last Friday. 2f. Allow Mama to bribe you with a bison trachea never to tell the Daddy what she found. (Kol’s Note: Step 2 through 2f is totally optional and frankly, I don’t really recommend it.)

3. Stir in the sesame seeds, parsley and flour. Mix well. (Don’t be afraid to get messy! Take Chances! Make Mistakes!)

4. Dust your counter with flour and turn out dough.

5. Roll out to 1/4″ thick

6. Cut into cookies using a cookie cutter (or a pizza slicer or knife to get squares)

7. Place in dehydrator for 6 – 8 hours or until dried through and crisp enough to snap in half. There should be no moisture left in the center or the cookie.

Store in an airtight bag for up to two week, in the refrigerator for up to four weeks, but seriously? Don’t expect these cookies to last that long!

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