We have three dogs. One big and beautiful German Shepherd mix (mixed with Chow so she’s super fluffy and sheds year-round!) that is about to turn eleven years old and two little Yorkie boys. Between the three of them our home is constantly busy, loud and hairy. Did I mention the fluffy German Shepherd? I wouldn’t have it any other way, even though she did take a dump in my car that one time. I can still smell it.
I like to bake dog biscuits at home for our furry friends. This way I know exactly what is in them and that they are better for them than (and cheaper than!) store-bought treats. Most of these ingredients you’ll find already in your pantry. I did buy a bag of the whole wheat flour and this is all I use it for. When I’m ready for a new batch, all I need to pick up is a can of pumpkin for about a buck! Each can makes about TWO batches, so double up and your pooches will have dog biscuits for weeks!
Another bonus to using pumpkin? It helps soothe puppy stomachs and relieves anal glands. Considering that is on the very bottom of my list of favorite things to do, I call that a win-win folks.
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 C Pumpkin (about half a can)
1 dog bone shaped cookie cutter
Combine all ingredients and mix until blended. Use your rolling pin to work the mixture flat, then use your dog cookie cutter (here are a bunch to choose from!) to make them into little bones or paws. Bake at 350° for 35 – 40 minutes, let cool and you’re done! How precious are these?! Benson is ready. He’s saying “come onnnnnnn Mom!” haha!!
I’ve even tasted them (because I know what’s in them!) and they aren’t half bad! Haha!!
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