Pumpkin is good for dogs and helps soothe upset tummies. They also love the natural sweetness and will gobble it up in no time. These are so easy to make, with everything in my pantry! Give these a try for your special pup.
I’ve been looking for good dog treats to have published in a dog treat cookbook (by Working Dobermans of Kentucky.) I’m not a fan of so many recipes out there because they have things in them that dogs shouldn’t eat, like sugar or flour. Wheat flour is a better alternative, but like anything that is a treat- it should be used for that purpose, as a special treat! Most dog foods do have grains in them, so don’t let that make you nervous. But for those on a no-wheat or grain-free diet, you should check out my Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs recipe as a great alternative. (It is the most popular recipe on my site!)
Makes about 2 dozen treats (will vary based on shapes.)
-1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
-2 1/2 Cups Wheat Flour
-1-4 Tablespoons Water
-Dried Cranberries, for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix canned pumpkin, eggs, and wheat flour together in a large bowl. The dough will be slightly dry, so add a small amount of water until it is easy to form (but not sticky.) Sprinkle a generous amount of wheat flour onto your work surface so dough doesn’t stick. Roll out into about 1/2 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. (If you don’t have any cookie cutters you could use a glass for round treats.) Bake for 10 minutes. Remove pan and carefully flip over each treat. Bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Store in a sealed container for up to a week.