Making your own dog treats is less expensive, more wholesome and a lot safer than buying them at the market. Dog biscuits are very easy to make.
With all the recent scares about pet treats, many people have started making their own. At least you know you are using the purest and safest ingredients, so you have peace of mind.
Dogs go crazy over pumpkin and they will love these biscuits. FYI, if your dog is experiencing any stomach upsets, the very best thing you can give them is equal parts of pumpkin puree and plain white rice--and moreover, they LOVE it.
Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
pinch of salt
2 tbs non-fat dry milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
additional water to make a workable dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except the water. Dough will be crumbly. Add just enough water so the dough becomes elastic and pliable.
Turn out on a floured surface and knead a few times. Roll dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, the top of a smaller glass or even a pastry cutter, cut into desired shapes.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the biscuits sit in the oven until oven cools.
Remove biscuits to a rack to dry overnight. Makes about 20 biscuits (using a medium-sized bone-shaped cookie cutter, approx 3-inches long)