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What better way to celebrate the dog’s big day than with a big, tasty cake? However you can’t just bake a normal human cake – it’ll be too rich and is likely to upset the dog’s digestive tract – and that’s the last thing you want on the dog’s birthday!

So here’s a recipe for a healthy doggy birthday cake that will put a smile on the dog’s face, and won’t cause trouble.


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To make a cake big enough for 3 or 4 dogs, you’ll need:

· 250g beef mince

· 1 grated carrot

· 75g Oatmeal

· 75g flour

· 30g butter

· 3 eggs

· Yoghurt

· 2 rashers bacon



1.  Fry the mince until brown, add in the grated carrot and continue to cook gently for a few minutes.

2.  Mix together the flour and oatmeal and rub in the butter. Beat in the eggs to form a sticky paste, and then add in the mince and carrot, complete with any juice from the pan.

3.  Mix the mixture together and press it into a well-greased cake tin.

4.  Cook for 30 minutes in a moderate oven and then turn out and allow to cool.

5. Grill the bacon until crisp and then cut up into small pieces. Cover the cake with yoghurt and sprinkle on the bacon pieces.


The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  



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