Homeade Dog Treats Recipe: Pumpkin Biscuits

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 2 1/2 cups white or whole wheat flour
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin puree, milk powder and flour; add 2 tsp. water, or enough so that the dough just comes together.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with 1-inch cookie cutters. Gather the scraps, combine, roll and form more biscuits; repeat until all the dough is used.
  3. Place the biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn over and bake until hardened, another 20 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes.

Recipe: Dog Earth Biscuits

2 cups garbanzo bean flour (easily made by grinding up dried chick peas, an excellent source of protein)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 C chopped carrots
1/4 C frozen peas (thawed)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 – 1/4 C water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Puree the carrots, peas, turmeric, spinach, tomato paste and water in a food processor. Add the flour, baking powder, basil and oregano, and pulse until blended. Coat an 8 by 10 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and then lightly dust with regular flour. Place the dough in the pan, spread it out evenly and score into about 60 square pieces. Bake 30 minutes. Makes 5 dozen treats (11 calories per treat).

Holiday Treats for Dogs

PUMPKIN ICE BITES FOR DOGS

Want your dog to have a delicious and safe holiday treat? Here’s a simple recipe you can make at home:

Blend 1 cup of canned pumpkin with 1 cup of plain non-fat yogurt and freeze in an ice tray. Dogs can be given these one cube at a time (outside, because they can be a little messy for carpet!).

This mixture can also be stuffed into a Kong or rubber stuffable toy and frozen. That will allow hours of dog entertainment!