Fall is officially here and that means one thing – pumpkin season! Yes, it’s that time of year when we all go barking mad for pumpkin, and there’s no need to leave your dog out of the fun with this pumpkin dog treat recipe.
Unsweetened pumpkin is more than just safe for dogs, it is incredibly good for them. High in fiber but low in fat and cholesterol, pumpkin is bursting with nutrients including beta carotene, iron and potassium. That makes this tasty fruit a powerhouse of nutritional benefits for your pooch.
With this incredibly easy recipe for dog treats you’ll be able to whip up your much loved hound some healthy pumpkin dog cookies in no time, using just three simple ingredients. Make sure that you use canned pumpkin which contains 100% natural pumpkin and doesn’t include any extra sweeteners or flavorings.
2 ½ cups wholewheat flour
1 cup of unsweetened and unflavored canned pumpkin
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix the pumpkin and egg together in a large bowl
- Sift the flour into the mixture, approximately ⅓ cup at a time, mixing as you go. This will form a stiff cookie dough.
- Roll the dough to a thickness of around ½ inch.
- Cut out your dog treats using a cookie cutter, or simply slice the dough into rectangles with a knife.
- Place treats on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the treats have turned a golden brown color.
- Leave to cool before removing from the tray and storing in an airtight container.
These delicious homemade pumpkin dog treats can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks. We have a feeling that your dog will love them so much that you won’t have any problem using them in time!
Your dog is sure to adore these pumpkin morsels, but if you’re not in the mood for baking then there’s no reason why your dog can’t still enjoy the taste of this favorite fall fruit.
Adding a small amount into your dog’s meals every day will be appreciated by your pup and ensure they get all the health benefits that pumpkin has to offer. You can even include a sprinkle of raw pumpkin seeds to their dinner, to add healthy fats into their diet – they are brilliant for maintaining healthy skin, coat and joints.