4 Pumpkin Dog Treats You Can Make
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If you want to introduce pumpkin into your dog’s diet, the simplest way might just be mixing it into his or her food. However, if you want to get more creative, there are different pumpkin dog treats that you can easily prepare in your own kitchen. These are fun, and your dog will love them!
1. Pumpkin dog biscuits
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the pumpkin and eggs in a large bowl with a fork. Add in the flour, milk, and salt, and mix the ingredients well. The dough should be very stiff at this point.
Sprinkle a little bit of flour onto your work surface, and roll the dough so that it’s between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick. Cut out whatever shapes you want, and then put them on an ungreased cookie sheet, with about a half inch of space between them.
Bake them for 20 minutes, and then flip them over and bake them for another 20. Take them out of the oven, and let them cool off. Now, you can finally indulge your dog!
2. Peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats
Your dog will love this one, because it has both peanut butter and pumpkin!
In order to make it, you will need:
- 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. You can add water as necessary to help make the dough moldable, but it should be stiff and dry overall.
Roll the dough into a layer that is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut it into pieces that are about 1/2 inch wide. Put it in your preheated oven to bake for about 40 minutes.
Once the treats cool off, you can give one to your dog to sample and enjoy!
3. Pumpkin oat dog biscuits
These fun and simple treats for your dog require:
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of whole oats
- 2 to 4 tablespoons of water
- 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix all of the ingredients, except water, together. Add in just enough water to make the dough rollable and workable.
Roll the dough out until it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut it into whatever shapes you want. Put the shapes onto the baking sheets, with at least a half inch of space between them.
Bake these pumpkin dog treats for 30 to 35 minutes. Shut the oven off at this point, and let the biscuits it in there until the oven is completely cool. This will help to dehydrate the biscuits, so that you’ll be able to store them for longer.
Now, you’re free to give your dog one. He or she has been patiently waiting during this entire process, after all.
4. Frozen pumpkin dog treats
These frozen pumpkin dog treats are actually quite a bit simpler to make than the ones you have to bake. They’re good for those warm autumn days when your dog needs something refreshing. You can even make them next summer if you want to!
Here’s what you need:
- Cup of yogurt
- Mashed banana
- Teaspoon honey
All you need to do is mix a can of pumpkin with a cup of yogurt, a banana (mashed), and a teaspoon of honey. Mix these ingredients well, and then spoon the blend into ice trays. Freeze these treats until they’re solid.
Once they’re frozen, they’re ready to be enjoyed by your dog!