We all want to give our pups special treats that we know are nutritious and good for them, and–more importantly–completely safe for them to eat. Nowadays there a tons of DIY doggy treat recipes of all sorts available for us to try out, based around beneficial vegetables and other foods that are great for our four-legged friends. Today, we have one of those healthy, awesome recipes for you to try!
3 Cups Gluten Free Flour
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (NO xylitol)
1/2 Cup Oats
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Carrots
1 Whole Zucchini
Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare a parchment lined baking sheet. Combine gluten free flour, pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs and knead into a dough. Then add your oats, chopped spinach, shredded carrots and shredded zucchini to the dough and combine thoroughly into a dough ball. Lightly flour a smooth surface and then place your doggy dough ball onto it, and use a rolling pin to roll it out to approx 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your treats, then place them on your parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in oven for 10 minutes. Then pull them out, let them cool, and serve to your buddies! Store in airtight container in fridge.
Next time you are out shopping and you are considering buying your pal a new brand of treat, stop yourself and hit the fresh ingredients instead–and make your own 100% safe and healthy dog treats! Trust me, your pups will thank you for it. The fiber in pumpkin puree can act as a binding solution for your pet’s digestive tract; it will absorb excess water and therefore help pets with diarrhea or loose stools. Spinach is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, C, E, and several other B vitamins. It’s also a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium; a source of fiber. This nutrient-packed ingredient is great in so many ways, but it’s really important to remember that it should be given to your dog in moderation only. Carrots provide a bunch of nutritional benefits to your furry pal as well. They support eye health, and also assist in supporting immune health, as well as a healthy coat. So this treat is definitely worth a try–whip some up for your pup today!