Anyone with a dog knows a lot of dog treats have been recalled in recent months. Why risk your pet’s health on pre-made, processed by-products when making treats from scratch isn’t any harder than baking cookies?
That, and I have been looking for an excuse to use these cool doggie bone cookie cutters….
When a neighbor passed along this recipe her sister’s dogs loved, I asked Doggie Lily’s vet if it sounded like a healthy treat. She said pumpkin is really nutritious, good for digestion (it’s great for cats, too), then asked me to let her know how they turn out.
This weekend Doggie Lily and I broke out the rolling pin and started baking.
Measure and mix as directed, then use your hands to knead it into shape. Then roll out the dough and start cutting.
They don’t need much space for baking, so you can pack them fairly closely.
Bake as directed (flipping the treats half way through), and this is what you get.
She’s already had two medium sized treats and is still sniffing around for more.
With lots of leftover ingredients, we just might bake some more when Doggies Finn and Stella are here for their spring vacation next week.
What are some of the crazier things you’ve done or made for your furry babies?
It’s been too long between blog posts thanks to a full workload. We’ve also had three “snow events” in the past week, which meant more time spent outside shoveling. Around here, snow also means Doggie Lily will demand some snowy doggie walks.
While I have a project in the works, it’s not quite ready to post. In the meantime, here’s Lily in her element…
She may be 13, but the second Lily hits the cold air she becomes Crazy Snow Dog. She’s so frisky it took 8-10 attempts before one of her photos was in focus.
Do you enjoy winter as much as Lily? Or do you prefer heat, sand and sun?