Open Your Kitchen: Homemade Dog Treat (Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits)

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Our pets are part of our families. For many of us, our pet dogs are our four-legged children, and just like our children, we want to give them the best products possible. Store-bought dog biscuits often have ingredients listed that are hard to pronounce and are often things like preservatives. The great news is that you can make a homemade dog treat batch in your kitchen to please your pooch.

Benefits of Feeding a Homemade Dog Treat

There are a number of benefits that can be had from making your own dog biscuits. The first is that you will know all of the ingredients that you put into it. In fact, there are several recipes for making a good homemade dog treat that people can enjoy. They are often not as sweet as a people cookie, but can certainly be consumed. The second benefit of using homemade dog treats is that you can make the flavor anything your dog enjoys. You can combine a variety of tastes that they enjoy, such as peanut butter and pumpkin. Another benefit is that this recipe is much cheaper than buying store-bought biscuits. A final benefit is that you can control the portion size.

Tasty and Healthy Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

  • Peanut Butter – 2 Tablespoons
  • Canned Pumpkin – 1/2 Cup
  • Wheat Flour – 2 1/2 Cups
  • Eggs – 2
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Water – small amount

Get your oven preheated to 350 degrees before prepping your dough.

Mix together all of the ingredients. It’s often easier to mix the wet ingredients separate than the dry, and then slowly add the dry. Make sure to mix the dough thoroughly. You may have to add a small amount of water to make the dough workable. You want it to be firm and dry. Roll it out until it’s about a half an inch thick, and use cookie cutters or a knife to make fun shapes for your pet.

Bake in oven until the dough is hard. This may take about 40 minutes.

This recipe makes about 25 dog cookies.


Note of Caution

Make sure your dog can properly digest and tolerate all of the ingredients in the things that you’re putting into your dog treats. For instance, some peanut butter brands contain xylitol, which is a sweetener that’s bad for your dog.  The last thing you want to do is make your best friend sick!

There you have it, a recipe of a good homemade dog treat that you can make at home today.

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