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Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

DIY Delicious Dog Biscuits Using Seasonal Ingredients

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If there’s one thing that all dogs love, its tasty dog treats. While they may not appreciate seasonal produce the same way humans do, dogs still enjoy good-tasting food. Just try going back to a cheaper brand of dog food after your pet has had a taste of the gourmet variety! Whether you’re a dog treat gourmand baker yourself or just in the mood to have some fun in the kitchen, there’s a whole variety of great recipes out there for you to explore. Consider a few of these great favorites.

Pumpkin and carob treats- Can dogs eat pumpkin just like the rest of us during the autumn? Of course! Consider this delectable recipe courtesy of the canine culinary talents at Dog-Treat-Recipe-Exchange.com.

Ingredients:

  • 15-ounce can of mashed pumpkin (The source warns not to use spiced pie filling!)
  • ¾ cup cream of wheat.
  • ½ cup dry powdered milk.
  • Unsweetened carob chips.

Directions. These are a breeze.

  1. First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then mix all your ingredients – except the carob chips – together in a big bowl. The source recommends grabbing a cheap pastry bag to make 2-inch swirled cookies, but you can just go the classic route if you want and ball up the treats into a palatable shape.
  2. Put them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and top with carob chips. (You can mix them in earlier too, if you want.) Your pet is sure to be eager for some pumpkin dog treats!

Sweet potato chews- This delicious take on the typical dog chew comes from OldTownHome.com and is sure to have your dog salivating – and possibly you as well!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large, peeled sweet potatoes.
  • Olive oil

Directions.

  1. To get these treats underway, preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The source suggests cutting the sweet potatoes into ideal slices of ⅓ inch each.
  2. Toss the slices of potato with olive oil until they’re properly coated, then place them on a cookie sheet without overlapping.
  3. Bake them at the same heat for about three hours, or until the potatoes are entirely dried. The source recommends turning them once. Let cool and serve! Remember to keep the cooling rack up high though, as your dog is sure to be begging for these sweet potato dog chews.

 

What are some of you and your dog’s favorite fall treats? Let us know in the comments below! Looking for more treat recipes? Head over to our DIY Pet Ideas board on Pinterest for some inspiration! http://hartz.us/PwWKUV

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