Swimming Upstream With Delicious Salmon Patties!
My dog Percy sheds like nobody’s business. I have been on a mission to find something that helps him keep his hair. I tried supplements, goats milk and salmon oil among other things. Except for the goats milk he hasn’t liked anything! So I decided to keep on the salmon route and see if he would eat real salmon even though he didn’t like the salmon oil. Salmon is a great way to add Omega-3 fatty acids to your pups diet. Omega-3’s help give your dog a healthy coat and skin. They also help build up your pet’s immune system. Salmon can also help with joint stiffness and inflammation in older dogs. Your pup will enjoy better brain health and development.
It is very important that, when feeding your pups any type of fish, that the fish is cooked thoroughly. Under cooked or raw salmon has the potential to make your dog very ill. Since fresh salmon fillets can be expensive (I live in a landlocked state) I decided to make my tribe a batch of salmon patties using the cooked salmon sold in convenient pouches. I also went ahead and made these patties gluten free, of course. My daughter’s dogs have dealt with allergies in the past so I try to make treats allergy friendly if I can.
- 7oz of salmon. I used salmon in a pouch because it is ready to go and easy.
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free bread crumbs. You can also use regular bread crumbs or cracker meal if you prefer.
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 Tablespoon parsley. I used dried parsley because that is what I had on hand but fresh would be great! Parsley is also terrific at freshening your dogs breath.
- 2 Tablespoons of oil. This is for frying your salmon patties. I used olive oil but if your dog like coconut oil that is also a good choice.
In a medium bowl, mix the pouches of salmon and gluten free bread crumbs together. Mix in the egg and parsley. If the salmon mix is to wet, add more bread crumbs. If its too dry, add a touch of oil. Once all ingredients are all mixed together, form into patties. I made mine approximately 2 inches in size and was able to get 19 patties out of this mixture. You may want to go larger if you have big dogs. My tribe is made up of Chihuahuas so even at a small 2 inches, I had to break them into smaller pieces for their tiny mouths.
Once all the salmon patties are formed, heat the oil in a medium skillet to a medium high temperature. Carefully add the salmon patties to the oil and cook until golden brown, roughly 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Drain patties on a paper towel lined plate. Let patties cool before letting your pups partake in their salmon feast.
This was such an easy recipe and my pups LOVED them!! Even Percy!! I only let my boys have a few at a time and placed the others in a air tight container in the refrigerator. I would like to be able to tell you how long they would last in the container, but between my guys and my daughter’s bull terriers, all of our patties were gone in just a few days. I’m sure that you will run into the same problem :).
I will definitely be making these salmon patties frequently for my dogs. They were easy and the salmon is good for their little bodies. If you try out these salmony treats let me know what you think! Did your pups like them? Did you make any additions to the recipe? Anything that you would like to share is always welcome.
Here are some other Gluten Free Dog Treats that you might like from Rocket Dog Blog