Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats


'Tis Fall.  Fall and Winter make me and my dogs happy.  It is the season of boots, sweaters, apples...and pumpkin everything!  Pumpkin pie, lattes, butter, bread, you name it.

Most dogs enjoy pumpkin, and it has some benefits for them, including:
  • Digestive support-the fiber in pumpkin can help temporary/situational diarrhea and constipation.
  • Immune health-pumpkin contains beta carotene and antioxidants that can promote a healthy immune system.
I decided to whip up some easy pumpkin dog treats (biscuits/cookies) for my pups, so that they could enjoy some seasonal goodness, using some Fruitables canned pumpkin.

The Ingredients
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin (regular canned pumpkin can be substituted, but NOT pumpkin pie filling.)
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
The Process

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  It makes a heavy dough.  Flour your work surface and rolling pin.  Roll out dough to approximately 1/4" thickness.  Use cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  Place cookies on cookie sheet, and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, flip cookies using spatula.  Cook additional 20 minutes, then turn oven off, leaving cookies in oven for additional 20 minutes.  Cookies will be in oven a total of 60 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool, and watch your dogs enjoy them!

What is your favorite flavor of Fall?  Do your dogs enjoy pumpkin?

This pumpkin for this post was provided by Fruitables, but Fruitables is not responsible for the content. 


11 comments:

  1. Rita is super picky, but she does like pumpkin! I might have to try this!

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  2. I've never baked for my dog babies, but then I don't bake for my human babies either. Am I a terrible person?

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  3. They look great and well yummy. Maybe I can get her into the kitchen for a spot of baking. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. They look delicious. Are you sure they're just for dogs?

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  5. Mom has made something very similar to this before. And we loved them. Time to get her baking again:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  6. Those looks SO yummy! Thx for sharing!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. This looks like something I can do! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Our dogs love pumpkin. I'm making some apple treats this weekend, but we got some of this canned pumpkin too and plan to bake some pumpkin treats soon too! One thing I love about fall is that it inspires me to finally bake for the dogs!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  9. I give Pumpkin canned or fresh cooked as kibble topper for Bella and snack for saya when I have it on hand. also add it to the treats when I have it on hand too. I plan to try to can my own pumpkins might be interesting. I've canned tomatoes, pears, peaches, and apples.

    I'll have to try your recipe looks good. :)

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Thanks for the howls!!