I am new to this "Dog Owner" thing, OK, not new-new, but for the 1st time in 31years I own a dog. And you know what I love her to pieces. Georgia Anne is a Bassadore, (part Basset Hound, Part Labrador) We adopted her at 3 months old, and have had her 7 months now! She is such a quick learner, and loves her treats. C & I try to only give her healthy, organic treats. Well, I got to thinking, "why not make them?"... Which led me to Pinterest!, where I found several recipes I wanted to try. Since it is October, I opt'd for a Pumpkin Dog Biscuit! If you want to make your own, follow these simple instructions! Preheat oven to 350.
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (this is optional, but will help with puppy breath)
* we opt'd for rice flour since puppies often have gluten allergies. It also creates a crunchier biscuit!
In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs & pumpkin until "smooth."
Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using)
Gradually, add brown rice flour combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour on counter) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead & press to combine.
Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″
Use dog bone or other shape cutter to punch shapes, (we used bones, pumpkins & ghosts) Gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary
If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough.
Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.
Please note: The original blogger suggested the pumpkin is good for dogs with a sensitive stomach, or minor digestion issues. We merely opt'd for these biscuits, as an everyday treat, & opt'd for pumpkin due to the season.
If your dog is showing any signs of serious distress, remove all food and contact your veterinarian immediately.