Add to your dogs' food. Dogs love pumpkin and it's very good for them! Full of Vitamin A, also iron. It aids digestion, soothes upset tummies and can help overweight dogs lose weight because it tastes good and has fewer calories than kibble assuming you reduce the kibble when you add the pumpkin).
* freeze puree in ice-cube trays and use the cubes later for dog treats
* use puree to make dog treats as gifts for your doggy friends:
2 tablespoons dry milk
1 1/3 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- Mix everything in your mixer. This dough will be thick like cookie dough, so make sure that you use the appropriate beater.
- When the dough is mixed thoroughly, roll it into rectangular sheets that are 1/4" thick.
- Cut into squares or use cookie cutter. The squares don't have to be perfectly even. Your dog will love them just the same!
- Transfer the pumpkin biscuits to a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake the dog biscuits at 250 degrees F for about an hour. Since the biscuits are fairly small, they can brown fairly quickly. Check them occasionally toward the end of the baking time, to make sure that they are not getting too dark. Turn off the oven, and let the dog biscuits continue to dry overnight in the oven.
You can store these pumpkin dog treats for a month or so at room temperature.