Homemade Fall Treats For Your Canine Companions

Pumpkins come but once a year, so when you’re preparing your seasonal favorite for the family, why not set aside some pumpkin puree, so you can whip up some doggie-licious treats for fido at the same time!

We hope your pooch enjoys these recipes as much as ours and we’d love to hear how you get on.

The size of your dog should determine the size of the dog treats you make (or simply break down into smaller pieces). Also, best to apply the rule “a little of what you fancy does you good” – while pumpkin is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, be sure to limit the number of calorific treats you give your furry friend!

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Pumpkin Gingersnaps

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter, warmed to room temperature

1 egg, room temperature

4 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger*

½ cup pumpkin puree

*Fresh ginger adds a lovely fragrant touch to these treats – it’s good for tummies &canine travel sickness too! If you don’t have fresh ginger, you can substitute ground ginger although it isn’t as flavorful.

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda then add butter, egg, ginger, and pumpkin. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Turn out dough on a floured surface and knead until completely combined. Roll out dough (thinner for a crisp consistency, thicker for chewier biscuits) and cut with cookie cutters.
  4. Place cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet on the middle rack of the oven; bake about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before serving.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter(Care: please check your peanut butter does not contain xylitol – this artificial sweetener is toxic to dogs)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl until the mixture forms a dough.
  3. Roll the dough out, and then cut the dough into ½-inch pieces.
  4. Place the pieces on a baking sheet, and bake for about 40 minutes.

[source: All Recipes]


NO TIME TO COOK? NO PROBLEM!

Your furry best friend doesn’t have to miss out!

Why not try one of these quick and simple (max. 3 ingredients!) NO-BAKE pumpkin recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 1

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup plain yogurt

Instructions:

Mix the two ingredients together, and then pour the mixture into a large ice tray. Place the mixture in the freezer, and leave it for about 24 hours. After the 24 hours, the treats will be nice and frozen and ready to be served to your pup.

[source: Pop Sugar]

Option 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2½ cups oats
  • additional oats as needed for rolling

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and water. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add the 2½ cups of oats to the pumpkin mixture and stir well to fully mix the ingredients.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into small spheres and set them aside.
  4. After you’ve rolled the mixture into spheres, spread the additional oats on a plate, and roll the spheres in these oats to create a “coating” on the outside.
  1. Refrigerate the finished treats for 24 hours before serving to firm the pumpkin puree.

[source: two Little Cavaliers]

 

Wishing you and your canine companions the best of health!

Helen Broadley & The FidoActive Team

 

 

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