These treats are easy, nutritious, and according to Cooper, delicious!
What we feed our animals is as important as what we feed ourselves. Chemicals, artificial colors and preservatives just do not belong in our pet's food!!
Here is a simple recipe that takes very little time and provides a lot of treats. I have used small cookie cutters, but I have also just used a knife to slice into strips then small squares.
PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
-1/2 cup of canned pumpkin*
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 1/2 cups rice flour (this is because some dogs are sensitive to wheat flour, however I have used wheat when I am out of rice flour without problems)
-1 teaspoon chopped parsley (optional)*
-1teaspoon ground anise seed (optional)**
In a large bowl mix together the eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Stir in the salt, and parsley.
Slowly add the flour, combining until stiff, and dry dough shapes into a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to combine further.
Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into any shapes or sizes that you desire. Place cookies on a cookie sheet (no need to grease).
Bake 10- 15 minutes, remove from the oven and turn over.
Bake 10-20 minutes longer until the cookies are firm and dry.
Remove and place on a cooling rack, away from dogs!
Makes 50 plus small cookies.
*pumpkin is soothing to dogs stomachs and parsley helps with bad breath!
**Anise is to dogs, what catnip is to cats! Increases their energy and playfulness.
(Cooper waits patiently for his treats!)