By Request

By Catherine Kekoa Enomoto

Wednesday, December 4, 1996

Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Give your puppies a treat of dog biscuits
you've made yourself.

Fetch a batch of
homemade biscuits to
treat your dog

WITH this season's live-animal film version of "101 Dalmatians," the world has gone to the puppies. In honor of Jewel, Two Tone and Fidget, a recipe follows for reader Sue Nakanishi, who favors her pet Pomeranian with homemade goodies.

Recipes for dog biscuits and other treats are now appearing in cookbooks for humans, like Maida Heatter's "Brand-New Book of Great Cookies" (Random House, 1995, $25). It features Bone Appetits, a savory biscuit made with bran, wheat germ and nutritional yeast.

Chef Fido of Colorado sells bone-shaped dog-biscuit cutters for $6 each at (800) 824-5924.

Also, "Treats and Eats for Pets and Their People" is a 54-page cookbook with recipes such as "canoes on water," a mixture of chicken broth and cheese designed to appeal to kitties. Order by sending a $6.50 check made to: Pet Sitters International, 418 E. King St., King, N.C. 27021. Or charge at (910) 983-9222.

More special treats and celebratory foods are detailed in "Wild About Dogs I," a 47-minute video featuring dogs, their owners, a canine nutritionist and a dog dentist. Order by mailing a $23.45 check made to: Wild About Animals, 4724 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 321, Marina Del Rey, Calif. 98292. Or charge at (800) 471-4778.

You can bowwow that again: The world has gone to the tail waggers.

Veggie Bones

(From "Wild About Animals I")

3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
2-3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on the middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese and oil. Stir together flour, bran and baking powder and mix well with vegetables. Gradually add 1/2 cup water, mixing well. Add more water if necessary to make a moist but not wet dough. Knead for 1 minute.

Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thick. Using a cookie cutter (preferably in the shape of a dog bone) or a glass, cut out shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps, re-roll, and cut out more.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Transfer to a rack to cool.

Store in an airtight tin.

Makes 12 to 24 dog biscuits.

Asterisk (*) after nutritional analyses in the Body & Soul section indicates calculations by Joannie Dobbs of Exploring New Concepts, a nutritional consulting firm.

Send queries along with name and phone number to: By Request, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Food Section, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or send e-mail to

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