Make a special treat for your furry friend with this recipe for delicious pumpkin banana dog treats. Whipping up a batch of nutritious treats filled with essential vitamins and minerals is a great way to show your pup just how much you care. Best of all, these treats are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen.
Why Make Dog Treats at Home?
Making a batch of puppy treats is just as easy as making cookies for the family. When you make dog treats at home you know exactly what is in them.
With banana and pumpkin added, the treats are delicious for your furry family member and you can feel confident that they won’t harm your pet in any way. These dog treats are a great way to make your best buddy happy and have some fun at the same time.
Pumpkin Puree for Dogs
Pumpkin is a healthy choice for your dog and is packed with nutrients that are beneficial for their health. Pumpkin is a good source of fiber, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.
Adding these vitamins to your dog’s diet can help with his or her health by giving them healthier joints, more energy, better digestion and firmer stools.
What Does Banana Do for Dogs?
Bananas are also a healthy choice for dogs and provide many of the same nutrients as pumpkin.
Bananas are an all-around healthy choice for your dog. Bananas are packed with nutrients that can benefit their overall well being. Bananas have a lot of Vitamin B which is essential in maintaining your dog’s health. Vitamin B6 in particular helps regulate the metabolism and supports the nervous system.
In addition, bananas contain potassium, magnesium, and manganese which are all important minerals for your dog. These minerals help with things such as protein synthesis, energy production, and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats
Use a dog bone cookie cutter shape to make adorable pumpkin bones for your pooch. You can also use a paw to make a paw print pumpkin treats. If you don’t have a cookie cutter or prefer to make your dog’s treats without one you can spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake them that way as well.
Why Crunchy Dog Treats Are Good for Your Dog
Many recipes for dog treats are soft and chewy, but these pumpkin banana dog treats are crunchy.
Crunchy dog treats are good for your pup’s teeth because the chewing action is great for their dental health. The hard crunch of the treats helps to remove tartar buildup while helping your furry friend stay healthy.
Not ready to make these pumpkin dog treats? Pin them to your Pet Recipes or Pet Ideas board on Pinterest so it’s easy to find it when you’re ready.
See how easy it is to make healthy dog treats that your dog will love in your own kitchen at home? The ingredients are simple and so much better for them than store bought treats and your four legged companion will love them!
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- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 mashed banana
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put the quick oats into a blender or food processor to grind them into a flour consistency.
- Add the egg, applesauce, canned pumpkin and mashed banana in a medium size bowl and mix together.
- Add the flour and oats, mixing well.
- Prepare a floured surface and the rolling pin with some flour.
- Take a ball of dough and roll it out with a rolling pin until it's approximately ¼ inch thick.
- Use bone cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Alternatively, you can drop the dough by the spoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Place the treats on a cooling rack to cool.
- Store in an airtight container.