Gandhi’s globs were developed as a high value meal replacement for training reinforcements. Gandhi loves his food and feeding him these during many of his training session acts as a part meal replacement to help him to maintain his weight.
- 1 kg or 2lb chicken mince, cooked
- 60 gm or 2oz fresh parsley chopped finely or vitamised
- 500 gm or 1lb carrots minced or vitamised
- 200 gm or 7oz celery chopped finely or vitamised
- 200 gm or 7oz zucchini chopped finely or vitamised
- Can diced tomato including juice
- 2 heaped teaspoon minced ginger
- 1-2 heaped teaspoon turmeric – note: some dogs’ poo have a yellowish tinge after eating turmeric, this is normal and no cause for alarm.
- 4 large eggs
- 1 – 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
- 1 cup wheat bran
- 1 cup oat bran
- Water if required
- Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (approx. 400 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Grease cookie sheet or line with baking paper
- Mix together vegetables, add chicken mince. If it is pet food mince, remember to mix with your hands to ensure no obvious bone pieces have gone through the mincer.
- Mix ginger and turmeric thoroughly throughout the chicken mix so it is spread evenly throughout.
- Beat eggs and add to the mix
- Mix remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the chicken mix.
- Add water if needed – mix should be malleable as a drop cookie batter.
- Place on cookie sheet either as slabs or dollops with a teaspoon
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and at least 75 degrees Celsius (170 degrees Fahrenheit)
If they have been baked as a slab, cut into desired sized cubes.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator after they have thoroughly cooled. They also freeze very well for up to 6 months.
NOTE- FOR A GLUTEN-FREE OPTION:
Omit the turmeric and ginger (processing of these spices can contaminate them with gluten); omit the whole meal flour and wheat bran; omit the tomatoes.
Replace with tapioca or corn flour, almond flour can also be used; increase the oat bran amount, blueberries are also a good replacement.
Note too, that some oats can contain gluten depending on how and where they are processed, always read the labels carefully.
Jeannine Lampe has a Bachelor of Education (Hons) and works in aged care. She is a certified Canine Nutritionist who is constantly updating her knowledge and hopes to embark on further academic studies in nutrition this year. As well as being Volunteer Coordinator for Canine Behavioural School in Adelaide, South Australia she is constantly trialling new recipes for her Happi Chappi Bakery for Dogs.