Today our little boy turned 11 and we have been trying to make sure he is super happy and healthy so I decided to make him something special for his birthday…
Pumpkin Dog Treats!
I mean who in our house doesn’t like pumpkin?!
No one, even the pup loves it and it is good for him too.
Pumpkin is great for tummy troubles, skin and fur and even weight loss (high in fiber) if your furry friend needs that.
Recipe for pumpkin treats
· 1/3 tbs chia seeds+ 1 tbs water- let chia soak in water to become gel (used this to sub out egg since I was making a very small batch and chia is good for dogs too*)
· pinch of salt
· 1tbs dry milk
· 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
· 1 cup whole wheat flour
· Additional (if needed) water to make a workable dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except the water. Dough will be crumbly. Add just enough water so the dough becomes elastic and pliable.
Turn out on a floured surface and knead a few times. Roll dough out to about 1/2-1inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter (I used a cat head since I didn’t have a bone), the rim small glass or even a pastry cutter, cut into desired shapes.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the biscuits sit in the oven until oven cools.
I let them sit until cooled and then placed them in a jar with a bow for Riddick’s birthday celebration this morning.
He seemed to really love them.
Happy Birthday, Riddick!!!
*Chia seeds have some incredible effects on health, us and animals. Chia seeds contain large quantities of protein, five times the calcium of milk, boron (a mineral that helps with calcium absorption for bones), Omega 3 and 6, plus they can help regulate blood sugar levels and aid in maintaining a healthy weight. Not only can they do all that but they can also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart disease.
Also, there are no known allergies to chia seeds, and seeds can easily be stored for long periods of time without becoming rancid, making them a better choice even over the amazing flax seed. These seeds have no discernible smell and barely any flavor, so you can add them to your dog’s meals without altering the taste that they enjoy.