I love my dog Daisy. She is part of our family and a big part of this blog which I named after her. I do everything I can to take care of her properly. We recently switched Daisy to a raw diet and she seems to be doing very well on it and loves it. To balance all of the protein she is eating, I give her my healthy, homemade pumpkin dog treats. Pumpkin has several health benefits to dogs. It’s a great source of fiber which helps keep them regular. It’s high in fatty acids and antioxidants which are wonderful for your dog’s hair and skin. It’s also a great treat to give your dog if he or she is a bit overweight or just trying to maintain a healthy weight. The fiber in this recipe keeps your dog feeling fuller longer.
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (no sugar or spice added)
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- Special equipment: 2 inch cookie cutter
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- Prepare two baking sheets with a non stick cooking mat
- Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until combined*
- Once ingredients are combined, turn dough out onto a floured surface
- With a rolling pin, roll dough to a 1/4" thickness
- Using a cookie cutter cut out shapes and place on baking sheet
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until treats are crunchy
- Cool completely before sharing with your dog
- *I used my stand mixer.
I chose to use a 2 inch cookie cutter for these treats. I have plenty of dog themed cookie cutters but they are honestly too big. While these are healthy, these are treats and I don’t want to overdo it with Daisy. I like to store them in the freezer and give her one once we return from a walk. It’s a perfect little snack for her during these hot summer months. This recipe yields quite a bit of treats so they really last a long time, making it really worth the time.