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Pumpkin Pet Treats

It seems that once autumn strikes, so do all of the pumpkin products. You won’t be surprised to know that humans aren’t the only ones who can indulge in these treats. Learn how to make some pumpkin pet treats!

Each year, it seems that there are more and more pumpkin products available when autumn rolls around. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about fall is the return of pumpkin pie. Not only are there pumpkin goodies for humans, but there are also pumpkin recipes you can make for your pooch! These treats can be made at home using ingredients from your local grocery store. Try them, and let us know how your pet likes them!

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 ½ cups flour (white or whole wheat flour)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. The dough should be dry and stiff. However, you may need to add a little water to make the dough workable.
  4. Roll the dough out, and make it about ½ inch thick.
  5. Cut into small cookies. If you want to have some fun, use Halloween or Thanksgiving cookie cutters.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

This recipe makes about 25 treats. For pooches that prefer treats without peanut butter, see below.

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour (white or whole wheat flour)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Blend eggs and pumpkin together.
  3. Add salt, dry milk and flour. Mix together.
  4. The dough should be dry and stiff. Add a little water, if needed.
  5. Roll the dough out, and make it about ½ inch thick.
  6. Cut it into shapes. Dog bone shapes are cute, and an easy way to tell between human treats and dog biscuits!
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Then turn biscuits over, and bake for another 20.

This recipe makes about 20 treats.

Voila! Now your pet has a fall treat to gobble up when you sit down to your slice of pumpkin pie.

Do you ever make homemade dog treats? Share the recipe with us in the comment section!

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2 comments on “Pumpkin Pet Treats

  1. I love making "puppy cookies" for Scrappy! His favorite are, of course, peanut butter but he also loves the liver ones. And I love the fact that I know EXACTLY what's going into them!!

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