Who doesn’t want to spoil our dogs from time to time?
Treats are good in moderation, but it’s more important to whats actually in the treat itself. Treats should not just be delicious and tasty, but also should be healthy. You wouldn’t like it if your dog became sick due to an allergy or nutrient deficiency? If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious treat for your furry loved ones, then you’ve come to the right place! This recipe is designed to be healthy and provide necessary nutrients to your dog rather than making them feel bloated, sick, or worse. The other great thing about this recipe is it’s safe for you and your pet to eat!
Why is this recipe good for your dog?
Pumpkin is good for your dog in small doses due to its ability to help with diarrhea and constipation. The soluble fiber in pumpkins help slow digestion and improves bowel movements by absorbing more water in their
diet. Also, since pumpkins are full in fiber, it helps your pets feel full. This is especially helpful when your dog is on a restrictive diet. Pumpkin is also a good source of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A provides nutrients for their eye health while vitamin C is good for boosting their immune system. If your dog suffers from joint pain, including pumpkin in their diet can help due to the increase of vitamin C. Also, including pumpkin in your dog’s diet will provide zinc which helps improve their skin and coat.
We also don’t include baking soda or grain flour as both can be harmful to your dog. Eating large amounts of baking soda can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, congestive heart failure, or even muscle spasms. You’ll notice we use beaten egg whites as a substitute. Also, grain flour is not a natural food a dog will come across in the wild and has been known to be a source of allergies for many animals. We recommend using cassava root flour which is a non-grain flour and is an ingredient in tapioca. It serves as a source of carbohydrates and energy for your dog.
This is a great treat for our furry loved ones and doesn’t take much to put together. The ingredients can be picked up at your local grocery store and prepared right in your home kitchen.
3 Cups of Oats
1/2 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
1 Can of Pumpkin Purée
1 TSP of Cinnamon
1/2 Cup of Beaten White Eggs (this is a substitute for baking soda which is unhealthy for dogs)
Cassava root flour
- Pour 3 cups of oats into a food processor and pulse until it is no longer course.
- Add the oatmeal, pumpkin, natural peanut butter, eggs, and beaten egg whites to a bowl and blend until all is mixed.
- Roll the dough out flat on some cassava root flour and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool on rack until completely cooled.
- Place them in an airtight container to keep them fresh or store them in your freezer in a sealable bag.
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
We’d love to hear what you thought of our recipe and how your furry loved ones enjoyed it. Please feel free to leave us a comment down below or reach out to us on our contact page. Also, please feel free to share on your favorite social media platform! If you have a recipe you’d like us to try, please feel free to reach out to us on our contact page and let us know!