Our dogs love getting a treat each day. Every day at the same time each day, we give our dogs one treat and they certainly look forward to it too.
|Bub's dog "Chrissy" who is a Great Pyrenees.
|"Esther" is Ronny's dog and is a cock-a-poo.
|"Cheddar" is my "puppy" and our family guard dog.
When we say "treat time", they come running over and then sit down so prettily in front of the boys and gently take a treat from their hands. They love them! Not only do they enjoy the treats we bake for them, the treats are also good for them. Their coats look so shiny and nice and the treats are easy to make too!
Be sure to check your peanut butter label before making these for your pups. Dogs love peanut butter but not all peanut butter is safe for them to eat. In fact, some peanut butter can be deadly for dogs. When checking the label be sure that it does NOT contain any Xylitol in it. Xylitol can kill your dog.
Homemade Dog Treat Recipe #1
2 c. whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
1 c. pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 c. peanut butter (no Xylitol or sugar substitutes)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Stir well. The dough should be a bit sticky and stiff. Lightly flour your countertop and roll the dough out to 1/4"-1/2" thickness and cut out dough with cookie cutters. Place on tray.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the desired level of crunchiness is achieved.
Remove treats from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to a month in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
Nutmeg can also be toxic to some animals so be sure to just add the cinnamon and no other spices.
Be sure to check out some of my pumpkin recipes for humans. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Traditional Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Supreme Pie, and my No Bake Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie.