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Homemade Organic Dog Treats with Pumpkin

Healthy homemade dog treat recipes with pumpkin
Organic dog treat recipes

Today, I wanted to share a homemade healthy dog treat recipe from my dog treat cookbook, Dexter’s Delights. By taking your dog’s treats into your own hands, you are able to provide him with the healthiest and safest foods. Healthy and quality is the foundation of all my pet recipes. When at all possible, choose organic and fresh foods. Organic foods do not use harmful insecticides, fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, radiation, or other detrimental ingredients or practices. If you cannot find organic, look for non-GMO, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, grass-fed, and humanely raised.

But first, let’s talk a little bit about some of the health benefits of pumpkin for dogs.  Pumpkin is probably one of the staples in most dog owners’ pet cupboards. I bet you already know that pumpkin is full of fiber and can help a dog or cat when he has loose stools or diarrhea. But be careful – too much pumpkin can go the other way. Try 1 or 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree for most dogs and 1 to 3 teaspoons for cats. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, C, potassium, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  It is an antioxidant, low in calories and can boost immunity, Read more about the health benefits of pumpkin for your dog here.

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These bites have a nice outside texture with a soft center.
Healthy homemade dog treat recipes with pumpkin
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Healthy homemade dog treat recipes with pumpkin
  1. Preheat oven to 300oF
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well-blended.
  3. Form into tablespoon balls using your hand or scooper and place on a lined or ceramic cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes until cookies are set.
  5. Carefully remove and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  6. Place treats in a glass container and refrigerate for up to three days or freeze until ready to serve. Thaw completely before serving.
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