Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Animal Treat Cookbook: Biscuits Pour Animaux by Cassandra Bouclé

Genre: Pet Cookbook
Language: French
81 p.
Publisher: Alter Real Editions
Published: Feb. 2, 18
Source: From Publisher for review
Stores (French resources): Amazon Fr, Publisher Website

Des recettes 100% bio, faciles et économiques, pour chats, chiens et rongeurs. 
Vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage des recettes de biscuits faciles et rapides à faire. Le livre se veut pratique : à chaque page, sa recette, avec la liste des ingrédients et des conseils pratiques. Les recettes peuvent être modifiées selon les goûts de votre animal, ou selon de sa santé. S'il doit éviter les biscuits sucrés ou salés, vous pouvez changer les ingrédients. 
Ce livre de recettes est pensé pour les animaux, mais aussi pour leurs maîtres, qui doivent prendre plaisir à cuisiner, que ce soit pour leur chien, leur chat, leur lapin ou leurs autres rongeurs.
Bon appétit !
English Translation:
100% organic, easy and economical recipes for cats, dogs and rodents.

In this book you will find easy and quick cookie recipes. The book is practical: on each page, the recipe, the list of ingredients and practical advice. The recipes can be modified according to the tastes of your pet, or according to his health. If it should avoid sweet or savory cookies, you can change the ingredients.

This recipe book is designed for animals, but also for their masters, who enjoy cooking, whether for their dog, cat, rabbit or other rodents.

Enjoy your meal!
My thoughts:

I got a note from Melliane from Between Dreams and Reality Blog about a interesting treat cookbook. The only thing... it was in French. Since it was a cookbook I figured I could translate it well enough (with a bit of bad Google translate... LOL) to make some treats. It worked out well.

The book also consulted with a veterinarian to make sure the treats were nutritious and well suited for the various animals in the book. There is a section for dogs, cats, and rodents. It wouldn't be hard to convert some of these treats for horses if you know your horse. The recipes are simple, easy to follow and my dogs found delicious. My only problem was translating the recipe amounts since America usually uses cups instead of grams and ml. However, with a few grams to cups translations on the web according to product and I was able to get it done.
Dog treats and monster pup waiting for it to fall...

I did use gluten free all purpose flour for the treats but I'm not sure it is as necessary to do so elsewhere. I have talked to many people who have gluten problems in the US but not in Europe. So these treats became gluten free. I also substituted the rice milk for plain water since so little was used. The treats were made in ball form (as the meat scrap ones suggested) for ease in making it. These small substitutions worked!
The big pup letting me know the cat isn't getting this...




I made the Dumplings with Meat Scraps, Cheese Bites, and Biscuits with Apple. My dogs LOVED the meat scrap ones as well as the cheese bites. The split was with the apple ones. My pup loved them and my big boy was a bit lukewarm about it. He is a bit on the picky side (not too bad) and he still ate a few which is a big deal to me.

I also thought I'd make the Diced Tuna treats for cats and perhaps see if my neighbor would give some to her cat. It never made it over there. My dogs loved that one so much as well. There was nothing in it that a dog couldn't have in those treats so they gobbled those treats up. In fact, my malamute that I had would have LOVED them as those breed of dogs tend to love fish. In fact, I often treated her with fish. The tuna I used was the healthiest I could find and the fish could easily be substituted with salmon (which I may try later as I feel better about salmon).

To sum it all up, I really liked this cookbook. The recipes are easy enough to make and also make substitutions when needed. You could also use these recipes to make your own tailored to your pets tastes. I give this one 5 stars (and I'm very picky about what my animals eat). I think my pups also give it 4 paws (they don't have 5 paws.. obviously! LOL) which is their highest rating. For the US peeps, this one is well worth translating with a little help from the web. The book is also filled with very cute animal pics waiting for their treats.
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Bloggy Note:
Today is also Rare Disease Day. I had planned to do something better than a note today, but my plans have been laughed at a lot lately. So, please take the time and go HERE to the official website to learn why it is important to fund these diseases and disorders. One treatment or cure can lead to other more common diseases and disorders to be cured as well.

48 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that picture, I love it! Such a pretty dog Melissa! So glad you were able to still get stuff made despite the language barrier. ;)

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  2. I'm glad they liked the recipes! And I'm happy to see you enjoyed the cookbook too! I thought of you immediatly when I heard about this one

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  3. That's great you were able to translate these and made some fun goodies for the animals! I'm sure they loved it. :)

    Thanks for sharing about rare diseases day!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It wasn’t too hard (other than the cups thing) and thanks for acknowledging rare disease day!

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  4. You are so industrious. I am sure you dogs appreciate you taking the time to make homemade dog treats and look at you translating it from French!

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    1. My mom usually makes the homemade treats and already designed one off of the recipes!

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  5. Nice! Good eating for the pups clearly. :) I love the part about the cats not getting any...

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    1. They eat better than I do! LOL Poor kitties... :)

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  6. That is amazing! I need this in my life.

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  7. Look at you translating and making treats for your baby. You continue to amaze me with your talents!

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    1. Aw thanks! You should see what my mom did to those recipes... she is the talented one!

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  8. Sounds like it was well worth the translation and measure conversions. Ahhh, great that they loved them.

    I'll have to check out the Rare Diseases link.

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    1. It was worth it! They did love it!

      Thanks for recognizing Rare Disease Day!

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  9. Love it!!! I bet my puppy would love it too :D

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  10. Lol, I normally have the opposite problem with converting recipes! I come across a load of American ones and have no clue how to turn 'cups' (what in HECK kind of unit is a 'cup'?!) into weights and measures... :)

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    1. :D We aim to confuse! There are several conversion tables on websites for each type of product. Ask me how I know... LOL

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  11. omg a very rare book indeed! glad it turned out well

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  12. I would be interested in the treats for cats. I'm a cat lady and I have a new kitten cuddling up with my old man cat right now. He's so happy to have a new little sister. I give them cold cuts once in a while but I haven't really thought about cooking for them. I should.

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    1. Aw so sweet!! Kitties! My cat loved home cooking. I bet your kitties would love those treats. Simple ingredients too!

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  13. I've thought about making teats for my dog. I used to make homemade treats for my rats when I had them.

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    1. Oh and these have treats for rats in them! So if you ever get the urge to have them again... :)

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  14. oh thats awesome :d love that you take such care of the pups. We had to switch the food on ours cause of allergies :( so we cook more for them now also.
    Oh and the doggy pictures eyeing the food <3 made my day

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    1. Aw thanks! I usually have a dog that has something going on and usually it helps to control what foods they eat.

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  15. That looks pretty tasty even to the human eye lol

    I've cooked for my dogs and baked treats over the years and they always loved it.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  16. We have sooo many doggy treat books! Our dogs love it when we try new ones, lol.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. This one is a good one to add to the arsenal. :)

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  17. oh my gosh, your dogs are too cute. It's good you were able to translate the recipes and they worked out well.

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  18. What a neat cookbook! And I’m impressed that you carried on even though it was in French. Your pics are priceless! Glad the treats were such a hit!

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  19. Aww, this post really made me smile! Now I miss our little troublemaker even more.
    Despite the language barrier, I'm glad you were able to work out the recipes Melissa :)

    xx
    Vanessa
    http://www.blushinggeek.com

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  20. Ooooh. This is a great book! Bummer my girls are on a limited food diet. But does sound like a winner!

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    1. Actually this would work well as it would be so easy to substitute ingredients. The girls would love it!

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  21. Cool book... My puppies aren't that spoiled!

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