Dog Treats: Pumpkin/Oat

This is a re-post from back when Pocket was just a little puppy: wasn’t she silly!? She loved these pumpkin treats, and any dog who is a fan of squash or yams should love them too. They aren’t grain free, but they don’t contain any corn, wheat or soy so should be suitable as a treat for most dogs.
Yes, mom – i like this batter juuuuust fiiiine.

I used what i had on hand and came up with THIS:

Blending the grains
    • 2 1/2 (plus) Cups Grain: i used leftover brown rice, steamed oatmeal, and chopped veg- carrot and apple. I simmered the oatmeal with the veg until a little soft then blended that along with some dry oats and the rice in a food processor. *Don’t worry about cooking the oats: just use raw oats or the cookies get a bit soupy.
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 can pumpkin (or fresh cooked butternut or yam or pumpkin)
    • Big spoonful peanut butter
    • Sprinkle salt and baking powder
    • Spoonful nutritional yeast (or more)
    • Several capsules of fish oil

You could add plenty of other things, different veggies, etc. But that’s what i used this time around. I let Pocket taste the batter with positive response, so i baked them up at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. They’re a bit like oatmeal cookies in texture (but i won’t be snacking on them, as fish oil is naaasty).

And here’s how they look:

Combining the ingredients
Ready to go in the oven
Soft and chewy. Just how she likes them.

Some ideas for other ingredients:

  • Brewers yeast
  • Rye flour
  • Oat flour
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli (finely chopped and steamed, of course)
  • Yogurt
  • Flax or hemp seeds/ oil
  • Banana
  • Zuccini
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Kelp powder

You could really add all manner of things – but you may want to keep it simple for storage purposes at least. These cookies should be kept in the fridge or freezer, and are great for teething snacks when frozen.

I believe this expression means: “Omigod  omigod omigod this is amazing”
But perhaps one whole cookie is a bit much for one small puppy. I’ll break ’em up next time.

I hope you’ll try your hand at baking for your dog. It’s as easy as baking cookies, and her health and attitude will respond well to the quality nutrition. Milk bones just don’t cut it! If you’re feeding raw or grain free, don’t mess up that great diet by feeding your pup store bought wheat-based cookies full of preservatives! Healthy dogs are Happy dogs.


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One Response to Dog Treats: Pumpkin/Oat

  1. Cassie

    If I had a Corgi I would totally try these out! The look on that pup’s face (the omigod picture) is super amusing!

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