Ok to make hm dog treats with ground nut oil?

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bluedogbluedog Forumite
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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place here, but here goes - Mods, please feel free to move it to it's rightful thread if not lol!I've got a recipe for hm dog treats which lists olive oil amongst the ingredients. The liver is now defrosted and needs to be cooked asap, but I've just discovered I only have ground nut oil. My question is does anyone know whether it is safe for my dog to use this instead of olive oil please? Searches on web so far hopeless in finding out!

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  • bulchybulchy Forumite
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    I've had a look on a few BARF sites I use, and cant see anything, sorry cant help. Maybe you could leave the oil out this time?
    Is it liver cake your making? I've often thought about trying this for my dogs, but I've heard it stinks the house out when you make it :rotfl: Let me know how you get on will you please?
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  • bluedogbluedog Forumite
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    Yes, it is liver cake I'm making and today is the ideal day to do it as it absolutely honks - the windows are wide open, lol. It's worth it tho' as my dog will do absolutely anything for it and he's an absolutely bonkers-over-the-top springer. He literally throws himself from sit position to "down" and does all the things he knows he gets rewards for in rapid succession ......... without me asking, sigh! He's a work in progress! I'll let you know how I get on, but think I'll get some olive oil to be on the safe side - don't want to poison him!
  • MrsTinksMrsTinks Forumite
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    Nuts contain a high phosphorous level which is very bad for dogs and macademia and walnuts have all proved to be poisonous to dogs :) So I would to be on the safe side steer well clear of anything with nuts in when it comes to your dog :) If in doubt the call your vet, most are able to contact the National Poisons centre based at Guys in London :)
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    Oh and don't get me started on the dangers of grapes and raisins :) (acute kidney failure can occure if dogs eat raisins...)
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  • Debt_Free_ChickDebt_Free_Chick Forumite
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    bluedog wrote:
    Yes, it is liver cake I'm making

    Which recipe are you using, as I've never included oil of any description. Just minced raw liver, chopped garlic and flour. Mix it all to a stiffish paste, put it in a baking tin and cook it.
    It's worth it tho' as my dog will do absolutely anything for it and he's an absolutely bonkers-over-the-top springer. He literally throws himself from sit position to "down" and does all the things he knows he gets rewards for in rapid succession

    Mine went off liver cake. Mind you, he went off every imaginable treat and training has been a complete nightmare :eek:
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  • bluedogbluedog Forumite
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    Thanks for all the replies. I got the recipe I used before from a dedicated springer site and they have a section of recipes for dogs. The ingredients for their liver bread are the same as yours with just a table spoon of olive oil too, so I decided to leave it out completely in the end. I have a list of foods that are poisonous to dogs but it's still in it's safe place...! (I'm gonna get a box and label it "safe place" now so it never happens again.) I have to be really careful anyway about anything he eats as artificial additives send him off the scale like a hyperactive child hence I make treats for him. He's a rescue dog and when we first picked him up, he was being fed a well known brand which is chocca of colourants. He literally flew around the house like a demon possessed, leaping off backs of chairs, bouncing on beds, the lot - didn't take THAT long to change his diet lol! (sorry my posts are coming out in one long paragraph - I seem to have a glitch with this site from time to time.)
  • sallypurplesallypurple Forumite
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    :eek: OMG! It never occurred to me that dogs could get hyper from food. Are you telling me that I've spent the last 11 years living with a psyco hell hound when all I had to do was change her diet?
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    :eek: OMG! It never occurred to me that dogs could get hyper from food. Are you telling me that I've spent the last 11 years living with a psyco hell hound when all I had to do was change her diet?
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    Very probably - most of the brands available in the supermarket are marketed more at the human concept of what looks good - glossy, chunks of different colours for 'variety' etc. There are some very acceptable brands out there which don't cost a fortune (because they are packed with the right sorts of things, not fillers to bulk it out so it looks like you're giving your dog what you perceive as a 'good square meal' - this means you actually have to feed your dog less of the better food) such as Autarky, Burns, and for those who like 'wet' food - Naturediet and Natures menu.

    You need to particularly look at your dogs diet if the 'hyper' sessions are consistently happening a certain period after eating his meal.......

    HTH
    Please forgive me if my comments seem abrupt or my questions have obvious answers, I have a mental health condition which affects my ability to see things as others might.
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