I recently saw a post on Facebook sharing a recipe for pumpkin dog biscuits. The post included many comments from other dog owners who were also busy baking their own dog treats. I did a little “Google” research and found that baking fresh nutritious dog treats is very popular indeed. So I decided to give it a try. I adapted my own recipe and started baking.
½ Butternut Pumpkin – boiled until soft & blended with a dash of milk until smooth
~400g of brown rice flour – I got mine from the health section at Coles
1 teaspoon of chicken stock powder or salt
Mix all of the ingredients together adding milk until a firm dough is formed. Knead a little and then roll the dough out until it is about 1cm thick. Cut the treats using a knife or biscuit cutter, and place on an oven tray. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes, then carefully turn and bake for 20 more minutes.
During my research I was surprised by the number of warnings about dog food products made in China and Taiwan. I visited my local pet food store and found that many of the dog biscuit treats were from Taiwan – especially the cheaper ones. If you have the time, home baking your dog treats is definitely a better alternative and you control the ingredients that your dog is eating.
Trust me – your dog will love your home made dog treats.
The “Three Dog Bakery” cookbook includes treats for all good doggie occasions including tasty appetizers, luscious entrees, sweet treats, savory snacks, and special goodies for holidays and celebrations.