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Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Perfect autumnal natural dog treats you can make at home.

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

As the Halloween season is upon us, pumpkins are in abundance. But do you know what to do with your pumpkin after the festivities are over? Why not use it to create some delightful treats for your pet dog? Here, we will share with you our top pumpkin recipe for your dog's tasty treats. But before we dive into the recipe, let's first understand why pumpkin is beneficial for dogs.

Pumpkins health benefits for dogs:

Pumpkin isn't just for Halloween, it's a pup's best friend too, especially with our Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats!

Whip up some pure pumpkin puree. You can also mix it with natural yoghurt for your furry pal's tum-tum or if you want to make this recipe out of season you could use canned pumpkin (the unsweetened kind, not the pie-filling) is a quick and easy way to treat your dog's belly issues and give them a boost of essential nutrients when they're feeling under the weather.

This awesome superfood is packed with micronutrients and fibre, making it an excellent choice for your dog's nutrition. Plus, it's a natural belly soother and helps with water retention in the digestive system. So, if your dog has a case of the runs, or is feeling a little backed up, pumpkin can be a lifesaver!

But wait, there's more! This wonder-food is also brimming with vitamins A, C, and E, and minerals like iron and potassium. So, feeding your pup some pumpkin is like giving them a multivitamin! And due to its high soluble fibre content, it's good for their digestion too. So, next time you're carving a pumpkin, remember to save an uncarved pumpkin for your furry friend!

So, get ready to whip up an irresistible recipe, starting with the perfect pumpkin puree. There are a few ways to do it: steaming, boiling, or roasting. We found it easier to roast and stew our pumpkin so, we chopped up the pumpkin, keeping the seeds aside for a yummy snack later. After baking the skin, we stewed the pulp until it was soft and scrumptious.

Pro tip: Don't toss those seeds! Roast them up for a crunchy treat or grind them to sprinkle on your furry friend's food. But, remember to remove the skin as it can be tough for their tummies to digest. And always feed your pups in moderation, to much, if they are not used to it could upset their tummies too.

Adding pumpkin puree to your pup's meals is a piece of cake and loads of fun! It's packed with health benefits and can even be frozen or mixed with yogurt for some lick-able, tail-wagging goodness. So, get ready to unleash some pumpkin power!

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treat Biscuits:

Section 1: List Your Ingredients

Now, let's move on to the exciting part, creating delicious pumpkin biscuits with peanut butter for your beloved pet. This is a simple recipe that you can prepare in no time.

  • 3 cups of wholemeal flour plus more for rolling out

  • 1 cup of pureed pumpkin

  • 12 tablespoons of dog-safe peanut butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 heaped teaspoon of cinnamon or turmeric (for added flavour and health benefits)

  • Baking tray

  • Cookie cutter

  • Rolling pin

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits Directions:

This recipe should yield about 30 bone biscuits using a 3.5 cm dog bone cutter.

  1. Add the pureed pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon or turmeric powder (if you want to use it), and 2 eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly.

  2. Gradually add the flour, mixing it until you form a dough, kneed the dough for a minute then split the dough in half, so it is easier to work with.

  3. Take half the mixture and place it on a floured surface, roll it out to 1/2 an inch thick.

  4. Bake at 180 degrees in a fan assisted oven for 35 minutes or until brown and crunchy.

  5. Once they've cooled down, they're ready to serve!

  6. Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the biscuits or the remaining mixture for later use. Remember to defrost thoroughly before use to room temperature, as this will help you roll out the dough.)

  7. The beauty of making these on your own is the freedom to cut them into any shape that you prefer. If you're working on this project with children, to make it fun, you can add any shapes or designs, using stamps to personalise your dogs treats with your dog's name, favourite sayings, patterns, and more.

So there you have it, a healthy, tasty treat that your dog is sure to love. Enjoy the process of preparing these treats and the joy it brings to your furry friend. They can even make perfect Christmas gifts for you or your friends dogs, as you can freeze pumpkin to use at a later date.

You can buy any enrichment toys including moulds to freeze your dogs treats here:

Let us know if you make these yummy Pumpkin dog biscuits, and we hope you have found this blog useful. Please share with all your dog loving friends

With Love

The Woofy Box Team



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