Just in time for the Holidays! Culinary K brings you a festive and fun, tasty pumpkin peanut butter dog treats made with human grade ingredients that can be made in the safety of your home. That’s the best quality control ever!
This recipe is now a staple in my house. I keep pureed pumpkin on hand to make these awesome cookies for Miss Shagbottom. I’ve also figured out that you can replace 1/2 the pumpkin with apple to mix it up a bit. Thanks to Anita Chu of Dessert First!
The cool thing about these treats is that you can make them for special holidays so that your pooch doesn’t feel left out of the holiday fun. We often make cutter cookies with fancy decorations that are just not very healthy for dogs, because they have too much sugar, might trigger a gluten allergy*, or contain forbidden foods like chocolate, macadamia nuts, walnuts, hazelnut, yeast or raisins.
Always check the ingredients of any food you might want to share with your pet. Onion is a common flavoring spice used in a lot of savory human foods. Dogs can’t have that and aren’t supposed to have garlic either because they come from the same family. Toxicity from everyday foods isn’t the only fear faced by pet parents trying to do their dogs a favor. In more recent years, poisoning by sub-par ingredients and ingredients laced with deadly bacteria have become more frequent. With a little time and effort, you can save Fido that trip to the vet and make your own at home, where you know what is going into them, and the human grade ingredients are better regulated for safety.