Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

By Laure Justice

Make a batch of pumpkin dog treats with wholesome, natural ingredients. The process is almost the same as the process for baking cookies, except dog treats need to bake longer to develop a crunchy, tooth-cleaning texture. When serving these treats to your pet, remember to dole out the treats in proportion to your dog's size. Also, adjust your dog's daily food intake accordingly to avoid overeating and weight problems, which could diminish your dog's overall health.

Set the oven to 350 F so it can preheat.

Pour the pumpkin and eggs into the mixing bowl.

Add the powdered milk, salt and 2 1/2 cups of the flour to the wet ingredients in the bowl. Mix everything together with the mixing spoon. Save the remaining 1/2 cup flour for rolling out the dough.

Check the texture of the dough, it should be similar to cookie dough. If it is too thick, add a few drops of broth or water to the dough.

Sprinkle a thin layer of flour on the counter or waxed paper and place the dough on top of the flour.

Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and use the rolling pin to flatten it out to about 1/4-inch thick, by rolling the pin on top of the dough while lightly pressing down.

Cut out the treat shapes using the cookie cutter and place them on the baking sheet.

Mash the excess dough back together, roll it out and cut out more treat shapes.

Bake the treats about 15 minutes, using a pancake turner to turn them over. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the treats turn a caramelized shade of golden brown.